UCT Private Academic Hospital
UCT Private Academic Hospital

+27 (0)21 442 1800

Digestive Diseases Centre

Digestive Diseases

Digestive Diseases

Gastroenterology as a specialty was introduced in South Africa during the late 1950’s with the establishment of the Gastrointestinal Unit (GIT Clinic) at Groote Schuur Hospital. The Clinic has over the years enjoyed national and international recognition for outstanding clinical services and related research.

The Clinic also prides itself for pioneering an integrated medico-surgical service which was formally established with the move to the New Building in 1989. This move resulted in the development of multidisciplinary sub-specialties in the field of Gastroenterology and as such the Clinic has become a referral centre for the management of complex tertiary and quaternary gastroenterological diseases.

There is currently considerable medico-surgical expertise at a sub-specialist level and with support from allied specialties there is the ability to cover almost the entire field in Gastroenterology in a multi-disciplinary fashion “under the same roof”. The Clinic has now also extended its services to the UCTPAH.


  •          Foregut (oesophagus, stomach and duodenum)
  •          Hepato – pancreatobiliary (HPB)
  •          Colo-rectal and small bowel 

Digestive Diseases Centre Contact Information

Tel Number: +27 (21) 442 9231 / 9243

Fax Number: +27 (21) 442 1989

E-mail address: UCT.DDC@netcare.co.za

Office hours: 08h00 - 17h00
After hours: +27 (21) 442 1800

Doctors at the clinic:

  • Dr Dion Levin – Gastroenterologist
  • Dr Marc Bernon – GIT Surgeon
  • Prof Flip Bornman – GIT Surgeon
  • Dr Adam Boutall – GIT Surgeon
  • Dr Sean Burmeister – GIT Surgeon
  • Dr Galya Chinnery – GIT Surgeon
  • Prof Paul Goldberg – GIT Surgeon
  • Prof Eduard Jonas – GIT Surgeon
  • Prof Jake Krige – GIT Surgeon
  • Prof Sandie Thomson – GIT Surgeon  
  • Dr Claire Warden – GIT Surgeon
  • Dr Neliswa Gogela - Hepatologist
  • Dr Eugenio Panieri – Surgeon