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Dr Dirk van der Spuy - Hand Surgeon
Cape Town - Western Cape

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Qualifications: MMEd Orthopaedic Surgery ,Fc(Orth), MBChB University of Stellenbosch
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Telephone No: Life Kingsbury Hospital : +27 21 671 2896
  Mediclinic Constantiaberg : +27 21 762 7295
Fax No: 086 272 2673
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Physical Address: Life Kingsbury Hospital : Suite 202, Life Kingsbury Medical Suites, Wilderness Road, Claremont, 7700, Cape Town
  Mediclinic Constantiaberg : Room 128, 1st Floor, North Suite, Burnham Road, Plumstead, 7800, Cape Town.
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Postal Address: PO Box 179, Plumstead, 7800

Detailed information and specialities


Dr Dirk van der Spuy is a Specialist Orthopaedic and Hand Surgeon, with a special interest in nerve surgery, soft tissue reconstruction, brachial plexus surgery and congenital hand deformities. He completed his pre-and-post graduate training at the University of Stellenbosch and subsequently enrolled in a fellowship in Hand & Peripheral Nerve Surgery at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, Australia, under the renowned congenital hand surgeon, Professor Michael Tonkin. He also completed further training in microsurgical techniques and upper limb soft tissue reconstruction.

Dr van der Spuy performs a wide variety of operations such as fracture repairs, tendon releases, transfer and repairs of tendons and reconstruction of injuries, rheumatoid deformities and congenital defects. He also performs microsurgical reattachment of amputated digits and limbs, microsurgical reconstruction of soft tissues and bone and nerve reconstruction and surgery to improve function in paralyzed upper limbs.

The Cape Hand Surgery practice is located at the Mediclinic Constantiaberg in the Southern Suburbs and at the Life Healthcare Kingsbury Hospital Medical Suites, in Cape Town. He also has a practice in Windhoek, Namibia which he travels to every 2 months.


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