DR A THERON
Specialist Paediatric Surgeon
Who I Am
I am a paediatric surgeon who is affiliated to the University of Witwatersrand and work with a team of paediatric surgeons at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital and Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital. Thus advancing academic knowledge and developing extensive experience in all aspects of neonatal and paediatric surgical conditions.
I did my paediatric surgical training at the world-renowned Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital in Cape Town.
I am passionate about my work and for the care of your child.
My private practice is based at Life Fourways Hospital and Netcare Parklane.
Paediatric Surgical Services
Neonatal surgery is a sub-specialty of paediatric surgery. A general surgeon can perform surgery on adults and children, but paediatric surgeons have the advanced education and skills necessary to perform surgery on infants and very young children. We work with a neonatal hospital team to ensure a successful outcome of each surgery
If your child has an illness, injury, or disease that requires surgery, a paediatric surgeon has the experience and qualifications to treat your child.
Surgical problems seen by paediatric surgeons are often quite different from those commonly seen by adult or general surgeons. Special training in paediatric surgery is important.
If your child has an illness, injury, or disease that requires surgery or a procedure, a paediatric anaesthesiologist has the experience and qualifications to assist in the treatment and to help ensure that your child undergoes that treatment safely. Most paediatric surgeons deliver care to children in the operating room along with a paediatric anaesthesiologist. Many children who need surgery or various procedures have very complex medical problems that affect many parts of the body. The paediatric anaesthesiologist is best qualified to evaluate these complex problems and plan a safe anaesthetic for each child. Through special training and experience, paediatric anaesthesiologists provide the safest care for infants and children undergoing anaesthesia.