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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.

Combined Clinics

The Division is involved in the following combined clinics:

Breast Cancer Hand Clinic
Breast Clinic Head & Neck Cancer
Cleft lip & Pallet Melanoma
Cranio Facial Clinic Skin Cancer
Gender reassignment  

Areas of Expertise

The Division is involved in all areas of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery:

AV Malformation and Haemangioma Breast Surgery
Breast Reconstruction Cosmetic Surgery
Paediatric skin conditions Wound Healing


Head of Division  
Professor DA Hudson  
Consultants: Full-Time Part-Time Consultants
Dr S Adams Dr S Geldenhuys Dr C Pienaar
Dr K Adams Dr  JE Van Zyl Dr M Van De Velde
Dr G dos Passos Dr R Lectape-Gruter Dr S Moodley