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Our team of professionals are highly qualified in successfully undergoing uterine artery embolisation and in providing a supportive role in the operation. The UFE procedure is suitable for treating uterine fibroids, adenomyosis and to relieve the symptoms of advanced pelvic cancers.

Dr Gary Sudwarts - Interventional Radiologist

Dr Gary Sudwarts is a Radiologist with a special interest in Interventional Radiology. He has received medical training in Cape Town, Johannesburg and London.

Gary works in private practice but retains his appointment as a lecturer at the University of Cape Town and a Specialist Radiologist at Groote Schuur Hospital, where he has a number of research interests and teaches junior doctors

Gary is proud to have founded The Microsurgery which is now the busiest independent Interventional Radiology practice in Southern Africa. The Microsurgery has branches in 4 cities and offers mico-invasive treatments for fibroids, prostatic enlargement, haemorrhoids and oncology (cancer treatments) as well as a diverse array of Interventional Radiology procedures in the chest and abdomen.Gary loves travelling, his reading is wide and varied and he keeps fit by being pretzlised by tough men in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Dr Maja Wojno - Interventional Radiologist

Dr Maja Wojno is a Specialist Radiologist working mainly in the field of Interventional Radiology. With a passionate love for patient care, Dr Maja injects a special energy towards her the people she works with. After qualifying as a Doctor at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, in 2004 she ran her own General Practice. She then went on to specialise in Radiology at the University of Cape Town. Dr Wojno shares a doctor title with her identical twin sister who is a microbiologist.

Bianca Ferreira - Senior Administrator

Bianca is there to put you at ease while looking after all the administration and booking details. Her friendly demeanour and compassionate outlook will help you sail through all the paperwork and details efficiently and comfortable. When not at work she is a dedicated wife and mother of two.

Meet Banoyolo “YOLO” Mbangxa – Administratorr

Yolo had a long background in the hospitality industry before she joined our practice.

She is responsible for assisting our patients with their pre-operative process and helps to make their gynaecology and MRI appointments. She is very dedicated to patient care and making your prehospital process as effortless as possible.

Yolo has massively improved our patient communication as she speaks English, Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa as well as a little Sotho.

Yolo volunteers at an old age home every Saturday in Langa and is a mom to a gorgeous daughter Liyakhanya, and son, Xolela who pop in to the office to say hi.

Meet CAMILLO – Medical Practitioner

Dr. Camillo Coccia, known as “Milo” at the practice is the resident Medical Practitioner. Milo is responsible for the the pre and post-operative care of our patients. He is very knowledgable and is the practice’s ‘Professor’ with his genius humour and wisdom not only about medicine but also the world. His patient care and attention to detail is exceptional and he is very dedicated to our patients well-being.

Outside of the practice Milo loves listening to classical music and has an impressive collection of exotic fish!

Ilza Els - Practice Development Manager

Ilze joined the Fibroid Treatment Clinic in 2017 and has brought an incredible burst of enthusiasm to the administration team. She is at the frontline of patient contact and will guide you through the process of your inquiry and manage the initial stages of your treatment process including appointments and medical aid authorizations.

She will provide you with important details of the medical procedure, discuss required blood tests, gynaecological visits and MRI studies as well as anything else that you may need to know. 

Ilze and understands patients and their concerns, her father, is a respected gynaecologist and she pretty much grew up in his waiting room as a child! Ilze has 3 children and her husband is a paramedic.

Explaining Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology is a specialised field of medicine where the doctor uses images to guide the procedure. Medical imaging techniques like X-rays, ultrasound and MRI show the radiologist where to effect treatment. The entry point into the body is through a small skin puncture which means there is little to no scarring and recovery is rapid.

Sometimes interventional radiology is described as Vascular and Interventional Radiology (VIR) or Surgical Radiology. This procedure is also used for diagnostic purposes. Doctors qualified to do these procedures are called Interventional Radiologists, after obtaining a medical qualification they require further years of study to gain sufficient skills and experience. It’s a specialised field growing in scope and popularity and constantly evolving. The benefits are extensive and also lessen post-operation complications. Besides being used for uterine fibroids it is used in conditions in many of the body’s systems like vascular, gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, genitourinary, pulmonary, musculoskeletal, and in the central nervous system.

Make Enquiries on  - info@fibroids.co.za