The Division of Plastic, Reconstructive and Maxillo-facial Surgery combines an academic service with university teaching, clinical training and research at both Groote Schuur and Red Cross War Memorial Children’s hospitals.
The Division is comprehensively involved in all areas of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery including Cosmetic Surgery and Maxillofacial Trauma, the latter being a shared service with the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, based at the University of the Western Cape. Orthoplastic surgery on spinal patients are dealt with at Eerste River Hospital via the Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre. Specialist tertiary services are provided to patients of the Western and Southern Cape but we have a wide referral base sometimes extending beyond the South African border.
Teaching is provided at an undergraduate level to medical students and many elective students from both local and international universities, Professions Allied to Medicine (PAM), and to postgraduates in the form of specialist training – including supernumerary registrars from other African and developing nations.
The Division enjoys a strong partnership with colleagues in private practice. These sessional surgeons provide valuable input to the Division both in teaching and in clinical service.
The Division is actively involved in all aspects of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery research, including paediatric Plastic Surgery. The Division has published many peer reviewed articles and enjoys teaching and research collaboration with the Universities of Amsterdam, Oslo, UCLA and Bristol, currently.
The Division is involved in the following combined multidisciplinary clinics:
Head & Neck Cancer
Cleft Lip & Palate
Non- Melanoma Skin Cancer
Professor Saleigh Adams
David Davies Chair and Head
President: CMSA Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Tel: 021- 406 6996 / 404 2084
|Full-Time Consultants:||Prof S Adams|
|Dr G Van Niekerk|
|Part-Time Consultants:||Emeritus Prof DA Hudson|
|Adj. Prof R Hendricks|
|Adj. Prof JE Van Zyl|
|Dr C Pienaar|
|Dr A Landau|
|Dr M Van Der Velde|
- 5 substantive
- Max. 4 supernumerary