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Head of Division: Professor DA Hudson

Divisional Profile

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 Hospital and pressures sores are dealt with at Eerste River Hospital. Specialist tertiary services are provided to patients of the Western Cape and beyond.

The Department is actively involved in a number of multidisciplinary which include:

  1. head and neck cancer clinic
  2. skin cancer clinic
  3. melanoma clinic
  4. transsexual clinic
  5. combined breast clinic

Multi disciplinary clinics at Red Cross Children Hospital include:

  1. Cleft lip and palate clinic
  2. Inter sex scar clinic
  3. Cranio facial clinic

Teaching is provided to fifth year medical students PAM5 and specialist training of post graduates is undertaken – including supernumerary registrars from other countries. The Department is actively involved in research in all aspects of Plastic Surgery, including paediatric Plastic Surgery.

The Department enjoys a strong partnership with colleagues in private practise.  These part time surgeons provide valuable input to the Department both in teaching and in clinical services. The Department desperately needs another consultant. At present Dr S Adams is still working in this position.


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