Robotic-assisted surgery

Robotic-assisted surgery is internationally regarded as the surgical gold standard in the treatment of localised prostate cancer, and has become the treatment of choice around the world.

The technology has also been used successfully internationally and by robotic surgeons at Netcare in surgery for bladder and kidney cancers.

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The da Vinci robotic technology installed at three Netcare hospitals enables surgeons to visualise the prostate as well as the surrounding tissue and neurovascular bundles three-dimensionally in superior high definition.  

The state-of-the-art da Vinci robotic technology is a major investment by Netcare in South African medicine and is driven by our commitment to continue creating an environment in our hospitals where specialists can offer patients cutting-edge treatments that have been proven internationally to enhance clinical outcomes.

The technology gives surgeons finer hand control, making it possible for them to perform highly intricate, minimally invasive prostatectomies (the surgical removal of the prostate gland) with increased precision. This means that the risk of leaving any cancerous tissue behind or damaging the surrounding nerves that control erectile function and urinary continence is minimised, resulting in a faster return to normal erectile function and improved outcomes in urinary continence.

Other benefits of robotic-assisted prostate surgery are a reduced need for blood transfusion, less post-operative pain, less risk of wound infection, a shorter hospital stay and faster recovery.

The surgical gold standard in the treatment of localised prostate cancer.

Netcare hospitals offering robotic-assisted surgery


Netcare Waterfall City Hospital

Western Cape

Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital

Specialists performing da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery at Netcare hospitals

Eastern Cape
Dr Greg Boustead

Netcare Greenacres Hospital
Tel: 081 801 4363

Dr Hannes Brummer

Netcare Greenacres Hospital
Tel: 041 363 1134

Dr Johan Coetzee

Netcare Greenacres Hospital
Tel: 041 363 0551

Dr Greg Boustead

Netcare Waterfall City Hospital
Tel: 011 304 7915 / 081 801 4363

Dr Dionne Celliers

Tel: 012 993 0823

Dr Marius Conradie

Netcare Waterfall City Hospital
Tel: 011 304 6781

Prof Mohamed Haffejee

Netcare Milpark Hospital
Tel: 011 480 5832

Dr Corné Van Graan

Tel: 011 794 3549

Dr Dirk Ligthelm

Tel: 012 342 9411/2

Dr Hugo van der Merwe

Tel: 012 430 5031

Dr Neels Nothnagel

Tel: 012 424 3854/012 652 9461

Dr Johan Venter

Netcare Pretoria East Hospital
Tel: 012 993 0113

Dr Lodwikus Vermeulen

Tel: 013 653 8328

Western Cape
Dr Greg Boustead

Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital
Tel: 021 422 1050 / 081 801 4363

Dr Dave Bowden

Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital
Tel: 021 480 6489 / 082 869 3422

Dr Conray Moolman

Cape Town
Tel: 021 762 6062 / 083 607 0967

Dr Anesh Naidoo

Netcare Blaauwberg Hospital
Tel: 021 554 2976 / 083 798 2051

Dr André Naudé

Cape Town
Tel: 021 911 0833 / 082 578 2846