Southern Cross Heart Institute



Southern Cross’ hospital in Hamilton is the home of Southern Cross Heart Institute, offering a range of cardiology services delivered in a state-of-the-art, purpose built interventional cardiology suite.

The Azurion system installed at the centre is one of the most advanced of its kind available in the world and boasts fusion of digital 

X-Ray technology, CT scan and 3D ultrasound (echocardiography) of the heart in real time.

Southern Cross Heart Institute brings together a highly skilled team of independent medical specialists at Southern Cross’ Hamilton hospital, offering a full range of diagnostic and interventional cardiology services under one roof.

The Southern Cross Heart Institute covers all cardiac requirements

The Southern Cross Heart Institute covers all cardiac requirements

The Southern Cross Heart Institute is located within the Southern Cross Hamilton Hospital. This world-class facility covers all cardiology requirements – diagnostics, treatment and rehabilitation:

• Consultations, ECGs, holter monitors, ETT, CTCA and TAVI CT

• Echocardiography (cardiac ultrasound) TTE / TOE

• Cardioversions

• Management and treatment of hypertension, atrial fibrillation and other cardiovascular conditions

• Diagnostic coronary angiography and coronary angioplasty, iFR / FFR / IVUS

• Treatment of adult congenital heart disease – atrial septal defect (ASD), patent foramen ovale (PFO), ventricular septal defect (VSD), coarctation of aorta

• HOCM – treatment of hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. TESA – transcatheter ethanol septal ablation

• TAVI (Trans catheter Aortic Valve Implantation) – minimally invasive treatment of aortic stenosis

• Mitral Clip – minimally invasive treatment of mitral regurgitation

• LAA (Left Atrial Appendage closure) for prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation

Southern Cross Heart Institute's specialist team includes:


Please note: These medical specialists are credentialled to access this Southern Cross Healthcare facility to provide medical services. Your medical treatment is provided to you by your specialist, who is not an employee of Southern Cross.


Dr Sanjeevan Pasupati
MB ChB 1995 Otago; FRACP 2004
Cardiologist - Coronary Intervention.
Dr Rajesh Karunakaran Nair
MB BS 1998 Kerala; MRCP (UK) 2001; CCT (UK) (Cardio) 2010; FRACP 2012
Cardiologist - Structural Intervention & Cardiac Imaging.
Dr Pranesh Jogia
MB ChB 1998 Auckland; FJFICM 2007; FRACP 2010
Cardiologist, Intensive Care Specialist & Cardiac Imaging.
Dr Dilesh Jogia
MB ChB 1993 Auckland; FRACP 1999
General Cardiology & Cardiac Imaging.
Dr Bob Gerber
MB BS 2000 London; MRCP (UK) 2003; CCT (UK) Cardio and Gen (Int) Med 2010; FRACP 2019
Cardiology - Internal medicine
Dr Vijaya Pera
MB BS 1997 NTR University; FRACP 2013
Cardiology
Mr Nand Kejriwal
MB BS 1976 Banaras Hindu; FRACS (CS) 2006
Cardiothoracic surgery

Southern Cross Heart Institute

21 Von Tempsky Street 
Hamilton East
Hamilton 
3216

Tel:  (07) 959 5651
Email: referrals@schi.co.nz

Healthlink EDI: schheart

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