The focus of our clinic is to bring sub-specialist expertise to the complex field of urogynaecology and laparoscopy. Our principal specialist, Dr Jeffery works closely, where indicated, with other urologists and colorectal surgeons in the management of complex cases. His main passion is managing the care of female patients with pelvic floor disorders and benign gynaecologic conditions the goal of improving their quality of life.
Dr. Stephen Jeffery
Dr Stephen Jeffery is a Royal College (London) accredited sub-specialist urogynaecologist.
He is the first gynaecologist in South African to have received specialised training and accreditation in pelvic surgery and reconstruction.
Following 5 years training in Groote Schuur Hospital, he underwent further specialist training at two London hospitals: St Mary’s and Queen Charlotte’s. Residing in London he completed a three year fellowship in pelvic and minimal access surgery at St George’s Hospital.
His sub-specialty degree was awarded with distinction.
With over 20 years of surgical experience, Dr Jeffrey is widely considered to be, not only a national, but an international expert in Urogynaecology. This involves addressing important women’s health problems including urinary incontinence (leakage), pelvic organ prolapse (“bulges, dropped bladders”), pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding and menopausal problems. He has acquired extensive expertise and experience in laparoscopic (keyhole) and vaginal surgery.
Whether it’s a laparoscopic or vaginal hysterectomy, myomectomy, bladder repair or hysteroscopy care you need, as a patient you are safe and secure in Dr Jeffery's experienced hands. He is one of the very rare accredited Urogynaecologists in South Africa.
As president of the South African Urogynaecology Association, Dr Jeffery was instrumental in formalising the accreditation of Urogynaeocology as a Sub-specialty in South Africa. He was, until recently, on the International Advisory Board of the International Urogynaecology Association and chaired their International Congress in 2016.
He is also Head of the Department of Urogynaecology and Pelvic Floor Reconstruction at the University of Cape Town, with part of his time devoted to teaching students and residents at UCT.
Dr Jeffery is no stranger to winning awards for his accomplishments. Among these include Best Research in O&G at UCT, Best Scientific Paper in O&G at UCT and Best Surgical Video at the British, RCOG World Congress.
As a recognised, prolific speaker he has been invited to, and delivered more than 50 international talks at congresses in the USA, the UK, Canada, Europe, South America and Asia. Woven into this activity, he conducts an active research program while collaborates closely with the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam.
His skills as both surgeon and enthusiasm as a teacher has led him to travel extensively to demonstrate surgery. Dr Jeffery has trained surgeons from the USA, UK, Ghana, Pakistan, India, UAE, Kenya, Philippines, Germany, Nepal, Mozambique, and Mauritius - both in Cape Town and in their respective home countries.
Dr Jeffery’s main passion, however, is good patient care. He enjoys getting to know each patient while accompanying them along the journey towards a better quality of life. Patients are drawn towards his relaxed and personable bedside manner.
Never to be accused of dull or dour, Dr Jeffery practices exactly what he preaches. In his personal life he follows a healthy lifestyle, having completed an Ironman, and 10 Half-Ironman competitions.
Mrs. Thiart is a highly resourceful, energetic and competent medical secretary, with more than 12 years of experience in providing the highest standard of patient-centered administrative support.
She is passionate about people and derives great joy in assisting patients with their needs in the clinical practice setting. Jana has been with the practice since its inception in 2015.
Mrs. Thiart is married and is a proud mom of two boys. In her personal life she loves spending time with her family, reveling in outdoor activities, while also loving the role of a doting mom. She is an integral part of our clinic and we are proud to have her as a pivotal member of our team!