About Us

Dr Stephen Jeffery

Prof Jeffery is a Royal College Accredited Urogynaecologist and Minimally Invasive Surgeon. Being the focal point of a high-volume Pelvic Floor Reconstruction private clinic, he treats a broad range of pelvic floor dysfunction with an emphasis on laparoscopic and robotic surgery. He worked forĀ  five years in London, where he was awarded the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training and Subspecialty Accreditation with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

His practice focuses on complex surgical referrals, his workload including patients from Cape Town, neighbouring towns and cities. His patient base reaches far and wide, including African countries like Zimbabwe, Kenya, Namibia and Botswana. Women from the UK are also treated on a regular, ongoing basis.

Prof Jeffery is, first and foremost, a passionate clinician, prizing excellence in patient care. In keeping with this principle, he continuously endeavors to stay on the cutting edge of his discipline. He has pioneered a number of surgical techniques and considered to a leading world expert on laparoscopic pelvic floor repair, having adopted the robotic approach. He has traveled widely to teach and demonstrate laparoscopic surgery.

He has broad training and experience in, not only laparoscopic and robotic procedures, but also the extensive expertise required in vaginal surgery. He is regarded as one of the key local opinion leaders in Sacral Neuromodulation and pelvic pain.

Having been appointed an Honorary Associate Professor in the Department of Urology at the University of Cape Town, Prof Jeffery is also a keen teacher and academic. He has taught and mentored a large number of surgeons in South Africa and also many doctors from abroad. His outputs include 3 books, 19 book chapters and 48 publications. He has also developed a surgical education app for smartphones and delivered 98 international invited lectures. He has a busy research unit, with tight links to the University of Amsterdam.

Prof Jeffery and his team collaborate extensively with peers on patient-related research and has an exciting focus on innovation; a current aspect being work involving a new tissue engineered solution for pelvic floor dysfunction in women.