Neurosurgery is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of conditions, illnesses and injuries involving the nervous system and its supporting structures. The nervous system is the most complex and highly organized body system. It receives information from the sensory organs via nerves, transmits the information through the spinal cord, and processes it in the brain.

The brain is arguably the most important organ in the human body. It controls and coordinates actions and reactions, allows us to think and feel, and enables us to have memories and feelings – all the things that make us human. When you think about it, your spine is pretty darn impressive. It makes it so you’re able to bend and move in all sorts of directions and, without it, you’d be unable to keep yourself upright. Your spine also protects your spinal cord, which is the bundle of nerves that connects your brain to the rest of your body.

When patients are often referred to the Neurosurgeon, their initial thoughts are one of fear and conflict to actually seek help. I plan to stamp out this misconception and embrace a philosophy to appropriately diagnose your condition and guide you to the most beneficial comprehensive treatment.

Seeing the Neurosurgeon DOES NOT IMPLY SURGERY!

Embracing a philosophy of conservative therapy first, we encourage the use of non-invasive treatments such as medications and physical therapy. Most people can find significant, if not complete, relief through such measures.

My goal is to reduce or abolish your pain, get you back to work, return you to a state of confidence and independence and improve the quality of your life. Our aim is to give you the best possible outcome with the lowest risk. We believe every patient deserves to be compassionately treated as a unique individual with a unique set of problems needing attention

My pledge:

  • Make every effort to see you in a timely manner
  • Listen carefully to your account of your condition
  • Conduct a focused evaluation of your Neurological problem
  • Conduct appropriate investigations and then review them with you and your family.
  • Discuss with you the Neurosurgical condition(s) that brought you to me and what will happen if it is left untreated (THE PROJECTED "NATURAL HISTORY")
  • Provide you with educational materials relating to this condition
  • Explain the therapeutic alternatives available to you with their risks & limitations
  • Make specific recommendations for treatment


I am a qualified neurosurgeon following my pre- and postgraduate studies at the University of Stellenbosch and currently have private practices at Netcare N1 City, which caters for the northern suburbs of Cape Town and Netcare Blaauwberg Hospital, which caters for the west coast of Cape Town and Western Cape.


Netcare Blaauwberg Hospital
Tel: +27 (0)21 554 0779 / Fax: +27 (0)21 554 2144

Netcare N1 City Hospital
Tel: 021 595 4633 / Fax: 086 684 8004