Mr Francois Van Der WesthuizenMB ChB 1993 Orange Free State; MMed (Orth Surg) 2003 Pretoria
Practising atSouthern Cross Rotorua Hospital
Kuirau Surgical Centre - Orthopaedic Surgery
(07) 348 8049
(07) 348 8048
Special Clinical Interest(s)
- Arthroscopic shoulder, elbow and knee surgery
- Shoulder, hip and knee joint replacements
- Sport injuries with soft tissue reconstruction of the upper limb, hip and knee joints
I have done my undergraduate studies at the University of the Free State’s Medical School and qualified in 1993.
Practiced as a General Practitioner before starting my Postgraduate studies at the University of Pretoria. Received a Masters of Medicine - Orthopaedic surgery in April 2003.
I was in full time private practise from 2003 to 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
I have emigrated to New Zealand in June 2019 and is living and practicing as Orthopaedic surgeon in Rotorua.
Motivated by the fast evolving technologies and surgical techniques in Orthopaedic surgery, I am committed to keep up to date with these developments. I am visiting leading Orthopaedic surgeons and attending national and international congresses on a regular basis. This allows me to improve my surgical skills and ultimately patient’s care.
Visiting hours: 10am - 8pm
58 Otonga Road, Rotorua, 3015
PO Box 2240, Rotorua, 3040
Phone: 07 921 2700
Fax: 07 921 2701