A specialist in cataract and refractive laser surgery, Dr Mantell has restored the vision of many thousands of patients during his 20-year career in private practice. He feels that Optahmologists are privileged to be trusted by our patients to restore their vision. This is a responsibility he takes very seriously.
Dr Mantell grew up in a medical family. His father was a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He was the first Professor of Māori and Pacific Island Health. Dr Mantell felt he was destined to become a doctor. Very early on at Medical School, he became interested in Ophthalmology.
“I think the immediate nature of restoring someone’s vision and the incredible technology used to do this really appealed to me. I also think that to know a lot about a very small part of the body that others didn’t really know about also appealed to me.” – Dr Mantell
After training in Auckland and Wellington, Dr Mantell headed overseas for three years to further his subspecialty training.
Over the 20 years since returning to Waikato, Dr Mantell has pursued his interest in refractive surgery.