Phone - 867 4313
193 Cobden Street, Gisborne 4010
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Our Services

Sports Medicine

Dr. Kassel treats a wide range of sporting injuries. He is an avid athlete who enjoys surfing, mountain biking and fitness so has an innate understanding of the athlete and their specialised needs for recovery. He has competed at an elite level representing the USA in bandy (similar to ice-hockey). He has also been the team doctor for many sporting teams, most recently taking care of the Southland Sharks of the NZ NBL and being part of two national championship teams.

Frequently treated problems:

  • Shoulder instability
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Impingement
  • Meniscal tears
  • ACL tears
  • Ankle instability

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Shoulder Surgery

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Dr Kassel has a keen interest and extensive experience in shoulder surgery with arthroscopic shoulder surgery a focus of his practice after specialising in this technique during his fellowship.

Frequently treated problems:

  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Impingement
  • Shoulder Instability

Knee Surgery

Dr Kassel also has a special interest and extensive experience in knee surgery, especially arthroscopic surgery.

After completing his fellowship, knee arthroscopy has been a focus of his private practice. He also performs total knee replacements.

Frequently treated problems

  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Meniscal treatment
  • ACL reconstruction
  • Total Knee Replacement

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Ankle Surgery

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Dr Kassel also treats ankle injuries with ankle arthroscopy a focus of his fellowship training.

Frequently Treated problems

  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle ligament reconstructions (Brostrum)

Total Joint Replacement Surgery

A large portion of Dr Kassel’s practice involves both operative and non-operative treatment of arthritis of the knee and hip.

He regularly performs total joint replacements of both the hip and knee.

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