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Uterine Artery Embolisation is used for the treatment of uterine fibroids, adenomyosis, and advanced pelvic cancers, and our team is the one to treat it!

Meet Dr Gary Sudwarts – Interventional Radiologist

Dr Gary Sudwarts is our founding Radiologist with a special interest in Interventional Radiology. He has received medical training in Cape Town, Johannesburg and London.

Gary works in private practice but retains his appointment as a lecturer at the University of Cape Town and a Specialist Radiologist at Groote Schuur Hospital, where he has several research interests and teaches junior doctors.

Gary loves travelling, his reading is wide and varied and he keeps fit by being pretzlised by tough men in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Meet Bianca Ferreira – Administrator

Bianca Ferreira is responsible for taking you through the administrative process of assessment and booking your procedure. Bianca is hyper-efficient and a stickler for the details. She has two children and loves spending time with her family when her fisherman husband isn’t at sea. 

Meet Banoyolo “YOLO” Mbangxa – Administrator 

Yolo had a long background in the hospitality industry before she joined our practice.

She is responsible for assisting our patients with their pre-operative process and helping to make their gynaecology and MRI appointments. She is very dedicated to patient care and making your prehospital process as effortless as possible.

Yolo has massively improved our patient communication as she speaks English, Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa as well as a little Sotho.

Yolo volunteers at an old age home every Saturday in Langa and is a mom to a gorgeous daughter Liyakhanya, and a son, Xolela who pop into the office to say hi.

Meet Wendy McCarthy – Personal Assistant  

Wendy grew up in the Lowveld and moved with her family to Cape Town, nine years ago. She was employed in the service and engineering industries for several years. Wendy joined The Microsurgery in August 2022. She feels right at home working in the medical and health sectors. Working with patients and colleagues gives her a true sense of fulfilment and purpose. She loves spending leisure time outdoors with her family and friends.

Meet Morgan De Bruin – Administrator 

Morgan De Bruin is one of the friendly voices representing The Microsurgery over the phone. He’s ready to take on all your questions about funding, bookings and the procedures. He’s a well-seasoned medical scheme liaison, keeps the team in touch with various facilities around the country, coordinates theatre bookings, and always gets the job done with a smile. He’s a warm-hearted family man and has a keen talent for chess, swimming and computers.

What is an interventional radiologist?

An Interventional Radiologist is a doctor who specialises in minimally invasive, image-guided procedures to treat a variety of health conditions without the need for major surgery. This procedure is not only a less invasive type of surgery and disease treatment but also provides benefits to patients by minimising post-operative risks. Interventional radiologists use medical imaging modalities such as X-rays, CT scans, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to guide specially designed instruments through the body to treat health problems such as fibroids, adenomyosis, liver and bile duct diseases, kidney disorders, enlarged prostate, haemorrhoids, bleeding due to trauma, lung diseases and even treatment of localised cancer.