Discipline of General Surgery

Discipline of Surgery Research Symposiums

DISCIPLINE OF SURGERY invites you to a Registrars’ Symposium & 50th Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa Research Symposium Date: 11-14 July 2023 Venue: Professor Bongani Mayosi Lecture Theatre, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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TE Madiba Colorectal Unit Launched at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital in Durban

Madiba was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth but that didn’t stop him being ambitious. He achieved so much in life and my goal is to emulate him. These are words spoken by Dr Ines Buccimaza about the late colorectal surgeon Emeritus Professor Thandinkosi Enos Madiba at...
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“On the Couch” with UKZN Living Legends

Who are UKZN Living Legends? They are alumni and friends of UKZN recognised and acknowledged in their living years for having made impactful contributions to better the lives of all South Africans through research, teaching, community engagement and policy development work. These were the words of Professor Ncoza Dlova -...
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Welcome to the discipline of General Surgery

The Discipline of General Surgery prides itself in its consistent involvement and contribution in the teaching & training of undergraduate and post-graduate students (Specialists & sub-Specialists), since its inception in 1953. As the Discipline, we aim to inspire greatness through surgical service delivery of great quality in KwaZulu-Natal & other part of the Eastern Cape Province. We also strive for an inclusive, transformed and  non-discriminatory academic culture of excellence.

Service delivery takes most of the effort of the staff in the Department. This service is provided within the umbrella of the Department of Health. The primary objective is to deliver holistic Healthcare through the whole of the KwaZulu-Natal Province.

In its approach to community engagement the Department is using the principles espoused by The University of KwaZulu-Natal and the Department of Health. Community engagement is in the form of outreach programmes to peripheral areas.

Members of staff in the Department of Surgery also play an active role in the official structures of the University and the Medical School thereby contributing to both policy and strategy formulation.

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