Dr Andrew Viljoen

BSc, MBChB, MMed (UKZN), FCS (SA), General Surgeon

Dr Andrew Viljoen is a General Surgeon currently practising at Melomed Bellville. After completing his Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in 2001, Dr Viljoen continued his studies to qualify as a medical doctor in 2006. He then proceeded to obtain his Master of Medicine (MMed) degree at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. In 2016, upon receiving specialist general surgical training, Dr Viljoen completed a Fellowship of the College of Surgeons (FCS) at the College of Medicine of South Africa. Dr Viljoen also obtained additional training in Laparoscopic General Surgery, as well as Endovenous Laser Ablation.

In 2010, he started working as a Surgical Registrar at the Pietermaritzburg Complex, where he worked on improving his skills and abilities as a surgeon. By 2015 he was a medical officer at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital, working in the Breast Thyroid, Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB), Upper Gastrointestinal (UGI) and Colorectal Unit. After a year of being an advisor and providing support on medical issues at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital, Dr Viljoen decided to open a private practice as a General Surgeon at the Bellville Melomed Private Hospital in February of 2017.

Dr Viljoen's dedication and skills stem from wanting to help people maintain their health and treat or inhibit infections and disease; as well as different cancers. As a General Surgeon, he encounters different surgical cases daily and believes that each case requires his undivided attention and treating his patients with exceptional care.

Dr Viljoen's interests lie in procedures that test for diseases, detect precancerous and cancerous growths, as well as examine the organs in the abdomen. These procedures include Endoscopies, Colonoscopies and Laparoscopic procedures.

Dr Viljoen ensures that his patients understand procedures fully and that they are comfortable in his care. Whether it’s a standard or more complicated surgical procedure, Dr Viljoen expresses the same urgency and tries to answer any questions, as well as clear any concerns that patients may have.