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Dr Rajesh Gangaram
Qualifications: MBBCh (WITS), FCOG (SA), MMED (O&G) (UKZN),
Bachelor in Endoscopy Certificate (European Academy of Gynaecology Surgery)
Memberships: American Association of Gynaecological Laparoscopy (AAGL), AAGL special interest group in Pelvic Pain, European Academy of Gynaecology Surgery, International Pelvic Pain Society
Dr Gangaram has been a specialist since 2004. Since then he has worked in many specialist clinics in RK Khan Hospital, King Edward VIII Hospital, and Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital and is currently in private practice at Hillcrest Private Hospital. Dr Gangaram has identified a growing need for a pelvic pain clinic that offers holistic care to its patients that is affordable. Due to the spectrum of pelvic pain disorders, a multidisciplinary team approach with expertise in various aspects has been his vision. Dr Gangaram has extensive knowledge and experience in management of all gynaecological causes of pelvic pain. He has a special interest in endometriosis.
Dr Amit Kalpee
Qualifications: MbChB (Natal), FC Urol (SA)
Memberships: South African Urology Association, Southern African Endourology Society, World Endourology Society
Fellowship: Tenon Hospital, Paris, Incontinence, Endourology
Special interest: Pelvic health and Renal Calculi disease.
Following training in Pretoria and Durban, Dr Kalpee completed a fellowship at Tenon University Hospital in Paris. Currently his practice is based at Netcare Parklands Hospital, with Hillcrest Private Hospital being a satilite unit. Incontinence, painful bladder syndrome (Interstital Cystitis) and Renal Calculi are areas of special interest.
Qualifications: B.Soc.Sc Hons(UKZN), M.Soc.SC(Clin Psych)(UKZN), GTP Teaching (Brunel University,UK)
Hayley is a prominent clinical psychologist based at Hillcrest Private Hospital. She heads a large practice with several associates that deal with a range of issues.
Hayley’s practice has an interest in helping people with chronic pelvic pain by cognitive- behavioural interventions directed at decreasing certain pain related cognitions, including pain related fear and pain related anxiety.
Qualifications: B. Physiotherapy (UKZN)
Special interest: Women’s Health especially chronic pelvic pain and pelvic floor dysfunction
Memberships: South African Soceity of Physiotherapy. Chairperson of the KZN Women’s Health Special Interest Group (2017)
Sudha has been in private practice since 2009 and has post graduate qualifications in Women’s Health, Pain, Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy, Dry Needling and Rehabilitation.
She is currently in private practice servicing the Upper Highway area.
Sudha approach to patients is based on a firm belief of a thorough assessment, coupled with evidence based clinical reasoning to diagnose a patient; and then draw up an individualised treatment protocol to effectively manage each patient.
Dr Tymara Broughton
Qualifications: M.Tech:Hom (DUT), Biopuncture Practitioner
Memberships: AHPCSA and HSA
Dr Broughton has been a Homoeopathic since 2008. She has worked in state hospitals, such as RK Khan hospital, clinics in Warwick triangle, as well as a TB hospital in the valley of 1000 hills. She was in private practice in Vryheid and Ladysmith for 4 years. Dr Broughton has a special interest in female health, as well as chronic pain.
Dr Broughtons role as a Homoeopathic physician within the clinic is to provide parallel treatment with and for the patients on chronic treatment, stand alone homoeopathic treatment, holistic treatment –mentally, emotionally – making pain management easier- the patients pain easier, teaching the patient, education for the patient in pain.
Dr Debbie Nel
Qualifications: MBChB (UCT), MMed (UCT), FCP (SA)
Dr Nel worked as an Internal Medicine consultant at Tygerberg Hospital and Khayelitsha Hospital before moving to Hillcrest with her husband, Dr. Robert Nel, who is a Gastroenterologist at Hillcrest Private Hospital.
Dr Nel Started doing oesophageal manometry (investigating swallowing disorders) and pH/impedance studies (investigating reflux disease). Dr Nel recently started doing anorectal manometry after spending time in London and the Netherlands observing internation GI physiology units and completing her training. GI physiology is a fascinating, and rapidly evolving field. It cannot, however, be used in isolation. To truly make a difference to those suffering from these chronic, often complex conditions, a multidisciplinary approach is necessary to best serve the patient.
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