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Life Healthcare is recognised throughout the health industry for its high calibre healthcare professionals and excellent facilities. Quality care is provided by orthopaedic surgeons, based at the centre and specialising in ankle, elbow, hand, hip, knee and shoulder joints.
We believe delivery of world-class healthcare is achieved through a combination of unparalleled quality and clinical excellence; along with a true focus on the personal needs of our patients and their families.
At Life Sports Science Orthopaedic Surgical Day Centre our priority is to focus on the delivery of a special brand of health and care to patients. Within a world class facility, this unique approach is what makes the difference.
The Life Sports Science Orthopaedic Surgical Day Centre is situated adjacent to the existing Sports Science Institute complex in Newlands, Cape Town. The historic Mariendahl Terrace cottages have been converted to accommodate this highly specialised facility.
The two theatres at the centre are equipped with the latest technology for orthopaedic surgery. Dedicated surgical nursing staff ensures efficiency, continuity and a high standard of care in theatre.
The surgeons are all super-specialised and only practice in their specific field of orthopaedic surgery. Most are associated with the University of Cape Town’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Groote Schuur and are involved in teaching and research.
The centre is linked to the Life Orthopaedic Hospital and to the Orthopaedic Sports Clinic at the Sports Science Institute.
|Orthopaedic surgeon(s) & speciality|
|Dr W van der Merwe (Knee surgery and sports injuries)||021 686 1196|
|Dr B Dower (Hip and knee surgery)||021 506 5610|
|Dr B Vrettos (Elbow and shoulder surgery)||021 506 5580|
|Dr R von Bormann (Hip and knee surgery)||021 506 5702|
|Dr S Carter (Hand surgery)||021 506 5670|
|Dr S Roche (Elbow and shoulder surgery)||021 506 5570|
|Dr Thane Muntings (Arthroscopies, Hip, Knee & Shoulder Joint Surgery)||021 424 0725|
|Dr Nicholas Kruger (Spinal Surgery)||021 422 0699|
|Dr Deon Engela (Hand Surgery)||021 797 0947|
|Dr John May (Knee Surgery)||021 671 5651|
At Life Sports Science Orthopaedic Surgical Day Centre, we take pride in providing you with information that you will need in order to make your stay with us a pleasant and hassle-free experience.
If there is any further information that you or your family require regarding our hospital and our services, please feel free to contact us.
The following items are required for admission:
A parent or legal guardian must accompany all patients under 18 years.
Day patients undergoing surgery under anaesthetic should arrange for transport from the centre. It is not advisable to drive for 24 hours following an anaesthetic.
33 58 16.92 S; 18 28 02.73 E
In keeping with our goal to continue providing high quality care, we monitor our service to patients on an ongoing basis. On discharge patients are asked to complete a questionnaire regarding their stay in hospital. Participation is voluntary, but it does assist management in addressing any problems and improving our service. We especially welcome any suggestions you may have.
Life Sports Science Orthopaedic Surgical Day Centre charges medical aid tariffs according to scale of benefits.
|Physical address||Mariendahl Terrace
Off Sports Pienaar Road
|Postal address||P O Box 103
|Telephone||021 670 2290|