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DR CONRAD
PIENAAR

DR PIENAAR

Specialist Plastic Surgeon and Reconstructive Microsurgeon

“Quality care, precision and empathy lie at the core of what I do.”
Dr Conrad Pienaar is a specialist Plastic Surgeon and Reconstructive Microsurgeon. He is a full member of APRASSA – The Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons of Southern Africa.

ABOUT
DR PIENAAR

EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Dr Pienaar completed his medical degree at the University of the Free State and qualified as a Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the University of Cape Town in 2003, then super-specialised in microsurgery at the Medical University of Groningen in the Netherlands.
MICROSURGERY: A SPECIAL INTEREST

“Microsurgery is both my first love and my area of expertise,” says Dr Pienaar, whose clinical interests and expertise include:

Cosmetic Surgery
Breast Reconstruction
Head And Neck Reconstruction
Orthopaedic Bone Cancer Reconstruction
Lymphatic Surgery
Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery
Skin Cancer Reconstruction

He is a Sessional Consultant Microsurgeon at Groote Schuur Hospital, remaining actively involved in teaching Head and Neck Reconstruction and Microsurgery to plastic surgeons in training.

OPERATION SMILE VOLUNTEER
Dr Pienaar is a volunteer medical advisor to Operation Smile and a regular speaker for the organisation, which provides free surgeries to patients born with cleft lips and palates. “It’s the most rewarding aspect of my job,” he says.

“My love of what I do comes from changing the life of every single patient I meet.”

SCULPTURE AS INSPIRATION FOR A SURGICAL CAREER
“I am an avid surfer, kite-boarder, paraglider and enthusiastic rock climber,” says Dr Pienaar.

But the sporty surgeon is also a sculptor, who has produced several works for exhibition. “My artistic spirit inspired me to become a plastic surgeon; it seemed like a natural progression. I realised that if I could create art using my love of detail and my creativity, then I could also make a life-changing difference to people, too. My reward truly comes from the joy in every transformation that I’m a part of.”