Plastic, Reconstructive and Maxillo-Facial Surgery
The Division of Plastic Surgery combines an academic hospital service, with university teaching, clinical training and research.
The division also functions at Red Cross Children’s Hospital and pressures sores are dealt with at Eerste River Hospital. Specialist tertiary services are provided to patients of the Western Cape and beyond.
Teaching is provided to fifth year medical students, Professions Allied to Medicine (PAM), and specialist training of postgraduates is undertaken – including supernumerary registrars from other countries. The Division is actively involved in research in all aspects of Plastic Surgery, including paediatric Plastic Surgery.
The Division enjoys a strong partnership with colleagues in private practice. These part-time surgeons provide valuable input to the Division both in teaching and in clinical services.
The Division continues to conduct research in breast reconstruction, complex wounds, paediatric plastic surgery, microsurgery and burns. The Division has published over 100 peer reviewed articles.
The Division is involved in the following combined clinics:
Head & Neck Cancer
Cleft lip & Pallet
Cranio Facial Clinic
Areas of Expertise
The Division is involved in all areas of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: