Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery MBChB (UCT).
Fellow of South African College of Surgeons
Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
DR CLAIRE MITCHELL
Dr Claire Mitchell is a warm-hearted specialist surgeon who treats a wide range of endocrine and other surgeries. Although she specialises in endocrine surgery, she also performs emergency surgical procedures and procedures related to soft tissue tumours, hernias and breast surgery. She is an expert in neck surgery and does not shy away from the challenges that these procedures entail.
As a devoted mother to three beautiful children, Dr Mitchell treats her patients with the same compassion and care she displays toward her children. The doctor is a seasoned Comrades, and ultra-marathon runner and a firm believer in enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS). She became a prime example of the success of this technique when she herself completed the Comrades merely ten days after major abdominal surgery.
Dr Claire Mitchell graduated with an MBChB from The University of Cape Town and received a diploma in Advanced Laparoscopy from The University of Strasbourg. She holds a Diploma in Obstetrics from The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA) and is a Fellow of the South African College of Surgeons.
HONESTY & COMMUNICATION
All too often, patients are left not knowing – not knowing exactly what is wrong, not understanding why, and being misinformed about what to expect. One of her key differences is honesty - she believes in making sure that you, the patient, and your family have as much information as possible available to you at all times so that you are empowered to make the best decisions regarding your care.
DIGNITY & RESPECT
Your dignity is sacrosanct. It must be maintained at all times.
HARD WORK & DEDICATION
"I love what I do, and I do what I love." Dr Mitchell is passionate about surgery and values your trust and your health above all else.
LIST OF ACCOLADES INCLUDE:
DR. CLAIRE'S ACCOMPLISHMENTS
- The Oscar Norwich Travelling Fellowship (2016)
- Best Community Service doctor in the hospital complex (2005)
- Member of the Golden Key National Honour Society
- She attained the Sceales Antrobus Prize in 2012 for her research and has since contributed several published articles that include:
- "Evaluating the Accuracy of Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsies in Thyroid Disease at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital from 2013 – 2014."
- "Esophegeal replacement in children with AIDS," Journal of Pediatric Surgery (2010)
- "Audit of laparoscopic appendicectomy in a surgical unit," The South African Journal of Surgery (SAJS) February (2020).
MEET THE TEAM:
PROFESSIONAL STAFF ARE DEDICATED TO SURGICAL PATIENT CARE
DR JONTY KAY
Before moving to Johannesburg in 2013, Dr Kay completed his training as a specialist anaesthesiologist at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town.
In addition to running a growing private practice, Dr Kay is enthusiastically involved with anaesthetics teaching and training programmes and has special interests in paediatric anaesthesia, cardiac anaesthesia and advanced regional anaesthetic techniques. He is passionate about providing a safe and comfortable experience for all his patients.
MBChB (UCT) 2004
DA (SA) 2007
FCA (SA) 2013
MS TRACEY SCHOLTZ
Personal Assistant / Practice Manager
With extensive experience in the medical field, Tracey consistently displays a track record of competence, excellent interpersonal skills, professionalism and extreme efficiency.
She takes pleasure in following tasks to completion for a favourable result. Tracey's warm and positive nature allows her to tend to queries with great friendliness and compassion. She understands the needs of the patients and is always available to assist wherever she can.