Dr Natalia Novikova
Dr Natalia Novikova is a highly skilled Gynaecologist and Laparoscopic Surgeon practicing in Cape Town. Dr Novikova is passionate about the provision of high-level evidence-based care to women with gynaecological problems. She specialises in pelvic floor surgery, minimally invasive surgery, aesthetic gynaecology. Dr Novikova also provides aesthetic gynaecology services in Johannesburg.
Natalia became a doctor over 20 years ago graduating from the National Medical University in Kiev, Ukraine where she grew up. She holds a PhD from National Medical University for her research on Infection and Preterm Birth and Masters Degree from the University of Sydney for her research on the mechanism of action of the morning-after-pill. Dr Novikova undertook specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Centre of Excellence in Australia, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. Natalia spent some time during her specialist training in Eastern Cape (Cecilia Makiwane Hospital) and fell in love with South Africa. She returned to South Africa after completing her specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Australia. She headed the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Frere Hospital, East London for 4 years. She moved to Cape Town for family reasons and started her private practice in 2015. Her practice has grown and she even extended some of her services to Johannesburg.
Throughout her career Dr Novikova taught medical students, junior doctors and specialists in training. She took part in global research by participation in clinical trials and being an associate editor of Cochrane Library which is the top source of evidence in medicine. She published her work extensively in medical journals and presented at various local and international congresses.
Dr Novikova is a founder and a president of South African Society of Aesthetic Gynaecology. She runs regular workshops teaching other doctors.
Websites: https://www.drnovikova.co.za / https://aestheticgynaecologist.com/
Dr Apostolos Apostoleris
Dr Apostoleris was born in Cairo, Egypt and emigrated to South Africa at the age of thirteen where he matriculated at Capricorn High School in Pietersburg now known as Polokwane. He studied at the University of the Witwatersrand both under and postgraduate and qualified as an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in 1989.
He has headed one of the units at the NEH Hospital, in Hillbrow which was affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand’s Medical School. He has been a tutor to medical students and has been an Examiner for final year Medical Students in Gynaecology.
He has been in Private practice for over 27 years and he has a lot of experience in both Obstetrics and Gynaecology, but he took an interest in Aesthetic Gynaecology recently, when he saw the demand from his patients.
He has been for training and participated in Congresses on this very exciting field of Aesthetic Gynaecology. Dr Apostoleris has to ensure that he is well informed with the latest technologies and developments within the field.
He is a senior member of the ESAG (European Society of Aesthetic Gynaecology) and a member of ACCMA (American Cosmetic Cellular Medicine Association). He consults at his Surgery which is at Rochester Place and he operates at the Morningside Mediclinic in Morningside, Sandton.
Dr Josh Matambo
Josh Matambo is a Specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist offering a service to his patients that uses the most modern equipment and techniques to ensure that their pregnancy period and delivery are both insightful thereby ensuring that this special time is enjoyed.
I’ve always been passionate about nutrition and health. However, it was only when I began my journey to become a Nutritional Therapist that I came to fully appreciate the wonderful interplay between nutrients and the human body.
Every cell, tissue, organ and system is dependent on communication and feedback from another. To communicate effectively, these organ systems require help from different nutrients – effectively provided by the food that we eat. For example, essential fatty acid deficiencies are implicated in symptoms from dry skin to high cholesterol to depression. Identifying these types of deficiencies are integral to my approach.
I believe in integrated medicine and often draw on the expertise of other health professionals in order to serve my clients best. In my own practice, I adopt a biomedical approach. This means that I address underlying health problems through diet, nutritional supplements, identifying hidden allergies, treating the gut and detoxification.
I address all areas of health but am extremely passionate about child health, particularly learning challenges such as ADD, ADHD and Autism. I am a Defeat Autism Now (DAN!) practitioner and have agreed to the underlying philosophy of the DAN! approach – that autism encompasses a spectrum of disorders with multiple provoking stressors and multiple potential susceptibilities. It is essential to pay careful attention to the unique symptoms, history, and examinations of each child.
I contribute regularly to many South African publications and websites including Natural Medicine, Living & Loving, Sense, Longevity, Your Family and Thrive. I hold degrees in both Nutrition and Journalism and am constantly keeping up to date with advances in functional medicine.
Dr Manoj Bagwandeen
Dr DH (Manoj) Bagwandeen qualified with a MBChB degree at the University of Natal – Medical School (now called the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine) in 1992. After successfully completing an internship at the internationally renowned Groote Schuur Hospital during 1993, he re-joined the University of Natal Medical School as a Registrar in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology for a year during 1994. Dr Bagwandeen practiced as a General Practitioner in Durban (1995 to 1999) before joining the University of the Western Cape as the Head of Campus Health Services and later, as Director of Dr DH Bagwandeen and Associates Incorporated, a private company, which now provides medical services to the University.
Having always had a keen interest in the aesthetic aspects of medicine, Dr Bagwandeen decided to formally pursue this interest since 2010. He has since attended numerous specialised courses and conferences in medical aesthetics and has successfully completed the internationally recognised courses in aesthetic medicine offered by The American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM). Dr Bagwandeen graduated at the top of the class during the Board Certification examinations (August 2013) and is currently one of less than 200 doctors worldwide who is Board Certified by the AAAM.
Given that modern medicine is rapidly evolving, and medical aesthetic procedures even more so, Dr Manoj Bagwandeen seeks to keep abreast of the latest and most effective treatment modalities in this exciting field by constantly expanding his already vast experience through ongoing studies and attending relevant courses throughout the world. His latest accomplishment has been graduating Cum Laude and once again, as Top Student in the Advanced Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine by The Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) – November 2014. This is the only formally registered post-graduate course in Aesthetic Medicine offered in South Africa.
Dr Jason Bennett
Dr Jason Bennett graduated from the University of Kwa-Zulu-Natal in 2008. He completed an internship at Victoria Hospital in Wynberg and Community Service at Kimberley Hospital.
He gained experience in radiology at Charlotte Maxeke JHB Academic Hospital and Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. He completed his specialisation in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Tygerberg Hospital in 2019.
Dr Bennett does general obstetrics and gynaecology. He has a particular interest in ultrasound imaging and minimal access surgery (laparoscopy).
Dr Andreas Chrysostomou
Senior specialist and Head of Urogynaecology and Endoscopy Unit at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of the Witwatersrand. Prof Chrysostomou obtained his medical degree in Romania in 1987, where he qualified as an obstetrician and gynaecologist in 1991.
He is a Fellow of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa. He has completed his MMed degree at university of Witwatersrand in 2005. He is currently in the process of obtaining his PhD. He is a member of SASOG, SAUGA, IUGA and ISGE. Served as a board member of ISGE from 2012-2016. At present he is leading the task force on vaginal hysterectomy of ISGE. Recently published Evidence-based guidelines for vaginal hysterectomy and currently in the process of preparing the practical guidelines for non-prolapse uterus vaginal hysterectomy.
Over the last 25 years he has been actively involved in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as registrars and consultants. He also has regular workshops and performs live surgery in both areas of endoscopy and pelvic floor nationally and internationally. His work was presented in national and international congresses. He is the author of a number of articles.
Dr Nirvashni Dwarka
Dr Leon Ehlers
Dr. Leon Ehlers graduated from the University of Pretoria with the degree MBChB in 1982. After his time in the South African National Defence Force, he started his own medical practice in 1985 in Sunnyridge on the East Rand of Johannesburg. Over the subsequent 19 years he built up a large and successful medical suite where his scope of practice involved general medicine, obstetrics & gynaecology and general surgery including mammoplasty, ENT as well as abdominal surgery.
In 1995 he was considered a pioneer in the field of Sexology and co-ordinated in the Institute of Sexology in Pretoria Hospital’s Urology Department.
In 2004 Dr. Leon sought after a change in pace and a different quality of life and made the decision to move to Umhlanga Rocks. It was considered a massive endeavour to pack up and start up a new practice in a different province after having established such a large medical suite. However, he rose to the challenge and carried out his vision to create a family practice that placed particular emphasis on male and female executive health, and to incorporate general and gynaecological aesthetics as well as anti-aging medicine to provide holistic patient wellness.
In late 2017 he was also involved with establishing The Institute of Aesthetic Options where he currently acts as a consultant, educator and trainer for facial aesthetics and sexual health.
Dr. Leon has over 20 years of experience with aesthetic & anti-aging medicine and frequently hosts educational and training seminars at Aesthetic Options where some of South Africa’s most recognisable and accomplished aesthetic practioners have come together to share knowledge and skills in order to provide our clients with highest quality, science-based aesthetic medicine practices.
Dr Lerato Khoele
Women not only want to look good for themselves but also want to feel good. Many of these women also notice a change in sexual function and genital aesthetic appearance. As a result, there has been an increase in awareness of and demand for cosmetic gynaecology services.
Dr Lerato Khoele prides herself in providing ethical, professional and friendly service. We are specialists who address women’s functional and anatomical changes to the pelvic floor as a result of childbirth, aging, and other factors.
Dr Clive Khoza
Dr Clive Tinyiko Khoza is a Gynaecologist based in the East Rand practicing in Glynwood and Parklands hospitals. He has been in practice since 2013.
The practice offers Obstetrics care and Gynaecology care. He also has interest in Aesthetic Gynaecology and endoscopic surgery .
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Dr DT Mahapa
Dr D.T. Mahapa is a Polokwane based Obstetricians and Gynaecologists specialise with treatment of women during pregnancy, labor, childbirth, and the time after childbirth. He also specialising in 3D Ultra Sound.
Dr Kumesha Naidoo
A joint practice between Professor BD Goolab and Dr Kumesha Naidoo, years of expertise and skill, combined with evidence-based medicine and a modern perspective. We welcome the challenges of reproductive health facing a woman through her journey of life, starting from pre-puberty, through her childbearing years, approaching the transition of menopause and the post-menopause chapters of this journey.
Dr Mama Asu Peprah
I am Dr Mama-Asu Koranteng-Peprah, a specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist!
I engage with women through all seasons of life: adolescence, reproductive years, pregnancy and menopause!
Koranteng-Peprah Inc embraces the past and the future. I have been greatly influenced by my father (Dr SA Koranteng), a well known Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in the city of Pietermaritzburg!
The future represents a new age of O and G care for modern women who are informed, educated and in charge of their O and G care!
My passion is “All Things Women’s Health,” this includes health promotion and prevention, management of poor pregnancy history, fertility issues and minimally invasive surgery!
Dr Francois Saayman
Dr Francois Saayman has dedicated his medical career to women’s health and recognises that today’s educated, body conscious women are looking for unique solutions for their genital appearance and sexual functioning, using cutting edge technology.
Dr Francois is an experienced, trained aesthetic gynaecologist and will offer you an individualised consultation to assess your needs and offer suitable treatments within your affordability.
He carries out Surgical and Non-Surgical treatments for functional and cosmetic reasons. Surgical procedures include prolapse surgery, vaginoplasty and perineoplasty. Labiaplasty can be done as a day case procedure. Non-surgical services include laser vaginal rejuvenation, labial fillers and the Diamond V-shot.
Dr Francois and his dedicated team strive to ensure that patient satisfaction and expectations are met at every step of their journey. He works tirelessly to ensure a comfortable environment where women are at ease to discuss their wishes and concerns and to perform procedures in a patient-friendly setting.
Dr Francois has been practicing as an Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at Netcare Mulbarton Hospital in Johannesburg since 2012. He obtained his Medical degree at the University of Pretoria and qualified as a Specialist at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2011. He went on to complete further training in advanced laparoscopic surgery and aesthetic gynaecology.
Dr Matuma Setati
Dr Setati has extensive experience from training and working both in the public and private sector as an obstetrician and gynaecologist and using a fresh approach in keeping up with modern medicine and evidence- based medicine, ensuring great solutions for women with Gynaecological problems and helping women go through healthy and happy pregnancy with healthy babies I am looking forward to meeting you and offer you the best possible care.
Dr Rochelle Vatharajh