The international healthcare landscape has witnessed a remarkable transformation, in the realm of international medical treatment. South Africa stands out as an exceptional destination for world-class medical care within our esteemed private healthcare sector. This distinction is attributed to the remarkable quality and standards upheld by our private hospitals, coupled with the expertise of internationally-trained medical specialists practicing in South Africa.


Dr Dirk van der Spuy is a fellowship trained orthopaedic hand surgeon with more than 10 years' experience in private practice and has operated across the world, receiving specialist fellowship training in congenital hand surgery, peripheral nerve surgery and micro surgical training, in Australia.

Dr van der Spuy renders his service in both Cape Town (South Africa), as well as Namibia (South West Africa) where he performs multiple and very often, complex surgeries. Over the last few years, his service has expanded to assisting patients in the United Kingdom, Germany, Mauritius as well as other African countries. Cape Town, in particular, has become a wonderful destination and attraction combining travel with excellent medical care.

Dr van der Spuy and his team are well-versed in assisting international patients, making their journey to exceptional hand care seamless and stress-free. The practice setup is structured in such a way that immediate follow-up appointments can be done locally and also abroad with a team dedicated to ensuring that the surgical as well as the rehabilitation components of the interventions, are done with meticulous care.

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Due to the weakness of the South African rand, most of the procedures undertaken by Dr van der Spuy have become relatively affordable and patients find it a very cost efficient avenue for treatment, especially for those who are on a long waiting list with the National health insurance system in Europe or the UK. We are also aligned with international standards with Dr van der Spuy being affiliated with the American and European hand surgical societies and as well as being an integral part of international research studies.

At our surgery practices in South Africa and Namibia, world-class hand surgery therefore meets compassionate care, welcoming patients from all over the world. Our team are highly skilled and experienced, dedicated to providing exceptional patient care in a warm, welcoming and peaceful environment. Whether you're dealing with fractures, nerve injuries, arthritis, or other hand-related issues, we have the expertise to guide you through your treatment journey. We are committed to open communication, ensuring you understand your options and feel comfortable throughout the process.


In addition, we have a dedicated concierge service offering which includes assistance with accommodation bookings, transport to and from the airport to your accommodation and the hospital, assistance with the admission process at the hospital and providing any advice and guidance where needed on local services or places to visit.

In South Africa, we operate out of 2 hospital groups who offer state of the art facilities, and where there are internationally renowned and highly skilled surgeons.

Mediclinic Constantiaberg, Constantia, Cape Town, South Africa 

Advanced Harbour Bay, Simons Town, Cape Town, South Africa

South Africa Practice, Contact details:
+27 21 7627295

In Namibia, we operate out of 1 hospital group:

Lady Pohamba Private Hospital, Windhoek, Namibia

Namibia Practice, Contact details:
+264 81 6216348


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We advise using our concierge service (details can be obtained from our practice) or Uber (the local taxi service).

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Dr Dirk van der Spuy and his team are therefore committed to delivering the highest standard of medical care to their patients, leveraging their global perspective and extensive experience to ensure the well-being of our patients is our foremost priority. We would be very happy to make you a part of this care-centred journey.