Patient Testimonials

Rosemary Layard

I thank God for you. After suffering terrible pain from Carpel Tunnel syndrome I have had miraculous pain relief and full use of my hand within 4 weeks.Wonderful to have met somebody so passionate and professional in their work.


Judy Huntley

About 3 months ago my son injured his hand while fixing his motorbike. We were amazingly fortunate that Constantiaberg was the closesthospital and that Dr van der Spuy was the surgeon there.  Being in KZN and not able to be there, it was so reassuring to know that my son was in such capable hands. Thank you Dr van der Spuy and team for repairing his thumb so well.


Ronnie Long

Dear Dirk. Having had two previous ops on my right hand with no improvement whatsoever, I referred to you to sort out the carpel tunnel problem that I was experiencing. I only had about 20% use of my right hand and I am right handed! I am amazed at the progress that my hand has made since the operation and work with Liane Dawes, the physiotherapist. However, a successful business always revolves around a team and you have an amazing team. The professional and friendly standard that you have at the Cape Hand Clinic should be a model for all professional medical practices. And lastly, but most importantly, thank you for giving me back the use of my hand! Kind regards.


Yevai Chiradza

Greetings to you, wonderful loving extra-ordinary team. I’m very grateful for your warm hospitality. Thank you for the wonderful service you gave me. I could not use my left hand for 4 months despite 3 operations on the hand to make it work. I had a wrist drop, you name it, you know it all. But all that changed in just 24 hrs that I spent in you care. You are a gifted wonderful surgery, miracle performer. You are highly blessed Dr Van Der Spuy. Thank you once again.


Marianne Tiemensma

Felix, our 4-year old son, almost completely amputated the tip of his right middle finger when it got caught in our garden gate.  This was a terribly traumatic experience for the whole family. We rushed Felix to the emergency unit at Constantiaberg Mediclinic where he was stabilized and given pain relief by the emergency staff, who also contacted Dr van der Spuy. My husband and I were so distraught and the first flicker of hope appeared when Dr van der Spuy arrived to see Felix in the ward. He is such a professional and pleasant person - his demeanor immediately put us at ease and we felt that everything would be OK. Dr van der Spuy was able to save Felix's finger during emergency surgery and excellent wound care. We were informed about the expected outcome and possible complications.Five weeks later - the finger has healed, complication-free, with only the nail still to grow back.The staff at the Cape Hand Surgery clinic was also fantastic - friendly and supportive through our ordeal.We are so grateful that we met Dr van der Spuy and his team. Thank you so much.


Jacqueline Goldin

I am not quite out the woods yet but I so highly recommend Dr van der Spuy and his team (Mandy, Kerri) - if you have to be in the woods there is no one better to take you there than Dr van der Spuy. The practice is so professional and personal at the same time. The rooms are beautiful and peaceful - and Dr van der Spuy is very special - he has such a gentle - and professional - hand. I trust him 150%. Thank you to the team for seeing me through thus far and I look forward to reaching the finishing line very soon. I have so appreciated being in your care! 


Gary Reynolds

I would simply like to place on record my heartfelt thanks to Dirk and his fantastic team. You have assembled an amazing team, of caring professionals - and as a result the practice provides exceptional service far beyond expectations. I feel lucky to have been fortunate enough to have benefitted from your combined skills. "Thank you" seems so inadequate - but it comes with sincerity and appreciation.


Leanne Trollope

I met Dr Dirk van der Spuy for the first time in August 2014 in Windhoek for treatment of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome. From the first email to the phone calls I received from Cape Hand Surgery practice I was shown such friendliness from his staff. During all my pre and post operation consults he showed such caring and warmth bed side manner. Thank you very much for your excellent and successful treatment and care. I will definitely be spreading the word here in Namibia.


Tommy Helberg

Patients take note, Dr Dirk van der Spuy is a remarkable SURGEON.  He operated on my hand on the 28th of August and with stitches and my hand in a bandage, I started to exercise my hand with virtually no pain. I had the stitches removed on the 9th September and I received the same excellent service from the ladies at the consulting room. It was a pleasure to be treated by Dr van der Spuy and his staff.


Theo Scholtz

Dr Dirk van der Spuy and his team (Kerri, Salome, Carolyn) provide orthopaedic hand surgery, care and support of the highest level with warmth and friendliness. My finger - damaged by arthritis – has now fully recovered following surgery.This team can be highly recommended.


Susan Hamilton

I was recently attacked and stabbed, resulting in a serious traumatic injury to my left dominant wrist and thumb.  I was lucky that Dr van der Spuy happened to come down to the Emergency Unit to attend to another patient because he noticed my hand and from that moment on, I was treated by the best Specialist ever, and this is said in all sincerity.  His compassion, patience and attention to detail was incredible!  Dr van der Spuy was always the first Doctor visiting his patients in hospital and his warm disposition set me at ease immediately and his attention to detail was outstanding, right down to the beautiful pink bandage he arranged for me after my first operation!  I will always remember the utmost care given to me over this traumatic time in my life.  I cannot emphasise enough how fortunate I was to have been treated by Dr van der Spuy, he is SIMPLY THE BEST!  Thank you Dr van der Spuy sincerely from the depths of my heart.


Graydon Morris

This is just a short note to thank you so very much for the attention and detail you have applied to my injury. Your informative feedback and encouragement have made the experience far easier to bear than would ordinarily have been the case. Thank you for applying your talents so diligently to my repair. Your practice has been a pleasure to deal with. I shall happily spread the word amongst my hockey fraternity!


The Hughes Family

I recently brought my twelve-year-old daughter to see Dr. van der Spuy. She had an ankle fracture. From the first telephone contact, the service was excellent. Salome has a great telephone and personal manner! When we met the doctor, we could see why... His warm and friendly disposition set us at ease immediately and we experienced a genuine sincerity from his side. Having the expertise is one thing, but a great bedside manner is what will ensure patients come back again and again! Well, hopefully by recommending their friends and family anyway - and thereby ensuring that your practice continues to thrive... Many blessings.


Pamela Moore

Thank you, Dr van der Spuy and therapist Michelle Venter for giving me the use of my right hand again. I broke my wrist whilst on holiday and 3 months later I could still hardly use it. Dr van der Spuy re-broke my wrist,inserted a plate to hold the bones in place and did a carpal tunnel operaton to help my fingers to straighten.  I have reverted to being right-handed again and shall be everlastingly grateful to Dr van der Spuy and his wonderful, caring team.


M Tommasi

God blessed Dr van der Spuy with a special gift. He is an amazing specialist surgeon and a wonderful person. I was involved in an accident and I sustained multiple fractures to my right arm. My family was informed that the arm had to be amputated but thanks to Dr Van Der Spuy I now have a functional arm. I give praise and thanks to God for placing me in his care. The best part is that Dr van der Spuy is assisted by the friendliest, most helpful and efficient support staff. God Bless.


Melanie Thirlwell

I was referred to Dr van der Spuy by a specialist surgeon to remove a growth on my right middle finger. The growth had been incorrectly treated as a wart for 2 months prior to my visit to Dr van der Spuy. Dr van der Spuy diagnosed the growth immediately as a pyogenic granuloma upon my first visit, after which it was arranged to be surgically removed. I was extremely impressed with his efficiency, knowledge and treatment. Dr van der Spuy is a passionate, professional, kind and objective Dr and I would be proud to recommend his services.


Megan Hendricks

I was referred to Dr van der Spuy by a specialist surgeon to remove a growth on my right middle finger. The growth had been incorrectly treated as a wart for 2 months prior to my visit to Dr van der Spuy. Dr van der Spuy diagnosed the growth immediately as a pyogenic granuloma upon my first visit, after which it was arranged to be surgically removed. I was extremely impressed with his efficiency, knowledge and treatment. Dr van der Spuy is a passionate, professional, kind and objective Dr and I would be proud to recommend his services.


Renate Handke-MacRobert

Dr van der Spuy operated on my radial nerve and lateral epicondylitis – he has been so amazing. He thinks out of the box, is compassionate, caring and unbelievably knowledgeable. Something rare in the medical industry these days. My husband and I have been blown away by his professionalism and kindness and can’t thank him enough. Highly, highly recommended. The most wonderful surgeon/specialist.