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“Striving for excellence“

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Team Leader:

Dr. Viju 

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Viju Thomas is the Head of Minimal Access Gynaecological Surgery at the University of Stellenbosch. He serves as the president of the South African Society of Gynaecological Endoscopists and is the Honorary Secretary of the International Society of Gynaecological Endoscopists. 

Dr Thomas is passionate about being a Dad to 2 sons and in his spare time he enjoys teaching, training and occasionally performing some surgery.


Team Members:

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Dr. Mzuvele

Short Biography

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Dr. Lamees


"Dr Lamees Ras completed her specialist Obstetrics & Gynaecology training in 2015. She then went on to do a fellowship in Urogynaecology and became South Africa's first locally trained Urogynaecologist. She is currently part of the Urogynaecology Unit at the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital where she works as a clinician, lecturer and researcher. She has a passion for teaching the basics of minimally invasive surgery to specialist trainees. "

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Dr. Manasri

She obtained her undergraduate degree at the University of Natal, then specialized through University of Cape Town to become a fellow of the colleges of obstetrics and gynaecology, as well as completing.

She currently works in private practice at Life Kingsburry Hospital in Cape Town. She has a passion for obstetrics and enjoys minimal invasive surgery. Outside of work, she spends most of her time parenting her two gorgeous kids, baking and shopping

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Dr. Annelize

She works as a consultant Gynaecologist and lecturer at the University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa where she did a fellowship in the MAGS unit.

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Dr. Sharvay

Dr Sharvay Bagratee obtained his MBChB from the University of KwaZulu Natal in 2012.

He is currently a registrar in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Cape Town & Groote Schuur Hospital.  His interests include minimally invasive surgery and Reproductive Medicine.

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