The concept of an invasive surgical procedure on a child often causes significant distress and anxiety for both child and parent. In many cases, it will be the first and only experience in a hospital environment and may colour the way the child reacts to subsequent hospital admissions and medical care. I hope that my website will provide a platform to address any ill-founded fears by providing information to parents, caregivers and children.

“A person is a person, no matter how small”
-Dr Seuss-


I completed my undergraduate training at the University of Pretoria in 2003. During my community service in Port Elizabeth, I had the opportunity of experiencing paediatric surgery in practice, and I believe it was during that time that my interest was kindled. I also spent time in anaesthetics during the same year and obtained my diploma in 2006.

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Your child’s development and growth relies on normal production and function of many hormones.
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Congenital defects are conditions that arise as a result of abnormal development of the fetal organs.
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Minimally invasive procedures refer to surgery done through incisions under camera vision.
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