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Dr Francois Malherbe

Specialist Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon

Dr Francois Malherbe trained at the University of the Free State Medical School between 1993 and 1998. He spent ten years in general surgical training before joining the Breast and Surgical Endocrine Unit at Groote Schuur Hospital and the University of Cape Town in 2014. He devotes most of his time to treating patients with breast disorders, including benign breast problems and breast cancer treatment.

At Groote Schuur Hospital, he is the head of the breast and surgical endocrine unit. He coordinates the busy breast clinic and works as part of a multi-disciplinary team; to establish a firm diagnosis and personalise breast cancer treatment. He is an accomplished and recognised breast specialist who was instrumental in expanding the sentinel node service at Groote Schuur Hospital with the introduction of SentiMag. He did the first SentiMag-guided sentinel node biopsy in South Africa and is actively involved in improving access to sentinel node biopsy throughout South Africa and Africa. He is passionate about access to sentinel node biopsy, breast conservation with an oncoplastic approach and the early diagnosis of breast cancer in symptomatic patients. At Groote Schuur Hospital, he performs breast cancer surgery for more than 100 patients per year.

Dr Malherbe has lectured widely around South Africa and abroad and, is the author of several scientific papers on the evaluation and treatment of breast disease.

His ethos is to achieve the very best results. You'll need to pay attention to every detail. His practice is designed to reflect this ideal and to remove the anxiety associated with breast-related symptoms. “When you are worried about a breast problem, you need the best in every aspect of your care. By selecting some of the top breast specialists to work with me and by accepting only the highest standards, we hope to create a breast practice that is technically the most advanced in Cape Town, but with the compassion and the time that we know are vital to the management of any patient with a concern about their breasts."

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  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Management impalpable breast lesions
  • Incidental mammogram abnormalities
  • Sentinal node biopsy
  • Magseed breast lesion localisation
  • Breast conserving surgery
  • Oncoplastic breast conserving techniques
  • Multidisciplinary Team
  • Fibroadenoma removal
  • Management of breast cysts
  • Breast calcifications
  • Breast reduction
  • Second Opinion
Experience is crucial and Breast Surgery is becoming more Complex every year
Breast cancer surgeries per year