Dr David Roytowski - Neurosurgeon
Cape Town - Western Cape

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Telephone No: +27(0) 21 418 3363
Hospital Emergency/Reception: +27(0) 21 441 0000
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Cell No: +27(0) 86 522 2325
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Email Address: doctor@brainsurgery.co.za
Website Address: www.brainsurgery.co.za
Physical Address: Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital, Suite 1603, DF Malan Drive, Foreshore, Cape Town, 8001
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Detailed information and specialities


Dr Roytowski treats diseases of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves, and performs a range of cranial and spinal surgeries for both adult and paediatric patients.

Dr Roytowski makes an effort to offer minimally invasive surgeries wherever clinically indicated.

These approaches may include:

  • Microsurgical (use of an operating microscope)
  • Endosurgical (use of an endoscope)
  • Endoscopically assisted (use of both micro and an endoscope)

He often makes use of stereotactic guidance computer guided surgeries to achieve 1mm accuracies.

Dr Roytowski has a particular interest in skull base surgeries, which require operating at deep parts of the brain with the use of surgical magnification. Other special fields of interest include pituitary and oncological surgery for the treatment of cancer and tumours.

He offers the following Cranial procedures:

  • Craniectomy
  • Craniotomy
  • Endoscopic endonasal surgery
  • Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV)
  • External ventricular drain (EVD)
  • Intracranial EEG monitoring
  • Intracranial pressure monitoring
  • Posterior fossa craniotomy
  • Surgical navigation or image guided surgery
  • Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS)
  • Ventriculo-peritoneal shunt

He offers the following Spinal Procedures

  • Anterior cervical corpectomy
  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF)
  • Cervical
  • Foraminotomy
  • Intrathecal baclofen pump
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Spinal cord stimulation (SCS)
  • Spinal fusion
  • Thoracic
  • Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF)

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