One of The Best Plastic Surgery Teams in Johannesburg

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DR ANUSHKA REDDY

Dr. Anushka Reddy has a special interest in Cosmetic Dermatology and advanced aesthetics. As a female doctor, Dr Anushka Reddy understands first-hand the demands of balancing long working hours and caring for one’s physical well-being. Dr. Reddy is a certified Radiesse and Botulinum Toxin injections trainer. She provides Cosmetic Doctors in South Africa and across the globe with technical and practical knowledge in the art of aesthetics and injectables. She now divides her time between her medical practice, teaching, training and as the President of the Cosmetic Doctor’s Association of South Africa, attending regular cosmetic dermatology conferences to give talks on the latest in aesthetics. Frequently called upon by the media to comment on trends and issues in the aesthetics industry, Dr. Reddy regularly contributes to articles in consumer publications such as Longevity, Women&Home, Health Intelligence, Fair Lady, The Star newspaper, and more. Dr. Reddy sees cosmetic medicine as an art, as well as a science. She believes that the best cosmetic outcomes are natural and enhancing, ultimately improving the patients’ sense of self and well-being. Her passion for cosmetic medicine, attention to detail and caring attitude are evident from the first time you meet her. It is not surprising that her patients find her affable and approachable manner very reassuring.

DR HIMAL SOOKA

Dr Sooka completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of Witwatersrand in 2009. He subsequently undertook his medical internship at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, which is renowned as the largest hospital in the southern hemisphere, and Africa itself. He then completed his community service at the Klerksdorp/Tshepong Hospital complex in the North-West province. In 2013, he began specialist training in general surgery, and in 2015 commenced training in plastic and reconstructive surgery, qualifying as a plastic surgeon in 2019. After qualifying, Dr Sooka then undertook an 18-month fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery at the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre in affiliation with the University of Witwatersrand – the first of its kind in South Africa. During this time, he performed complex microsurgical procedures at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, as well as the Donald Gordon Medical Centre. This provided him with specialist training in a wide array of advanced, complex reconstructive microsurgery procedures, including, but not limited to, microsurgical breast reconstruction, head and neck oncology, trauma reconstruction, and lower limb reconstruction. Dr Sooka’s practice is based in Bryanston at the Mediclinic Sandton. He offers wide-ranging specialist services in reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery.
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DR ESTHER ROCKSON

Dr Rockson consults on various gynaecological issues, as well as the management of pregnancy and childbirth, with practices at Busamed Modderfontein hospital in Linbro Park and at Life Carstenhof in Midrand. She is internationally trained in Aesthetic Gynaecology, and offers a wide range of treatments and procedures. She is vibrant, enthusiastic and friendly, yet professional towards her patients. Dr Rockson provides holistic individualised solutions for her patients. She is a mother and wife, and therefore understands how important it is for her patients to be able to connect with her as their doctor. Call and make an appointment to find out more about these services. Dr Rockson obtained her undergraduate degree at the Walter Sisulu University (former Transkei) in the Eastern Cape in 2008. She moved to Durban to complete her internship at the Addington-Mahatma Gandhi Hospital complex. She relocated to Johannesburg and performed her community service in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Tambo Memorial Hospital. She successfully completed her 4 year specialisation and became a fellow of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 2016. This involved working and training at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Johannesburg General Hospital and Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital and surrounding hospitals in Johannesburg. During the same year, she also obtained a Master’s degree at the University of the Witwatersrand. She is still affiliated to the university and is involved in examining final-year medical students when the need arises. In 2017, she obtained a diploma in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Gynaecology with the European Society for Aesthetic Medicine in Warsaw, Poland.

DR MAHESH NAIDU

Dr Mahesh Naidu is an established and highly skilled specialist physician with over 25 years of experience, specialising in Hypertension, Diabetes, Bariatric Medicine, and Intensive Care Medicine. Dr Naidu’s passion is driven by the bonds he builds with his patients over the course of their lives and the enjoyment he holds in keeping them healthy and well.
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DR BRUCE LELALA

As a young boy growing up in Matatiele in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, Bruce Lelala always dreamt of becoming a doctor and helping those in need. Despite numerous challenges and setbacks, he managed to achieve his ambition, and in 2019, he became only the second Black South African to qualify as a Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon at the University of Cape Town, joining the small number of plastic surgeons on the continent. With a population of almost 60 million, South Africa has less than 180 plastic surgeons, placing Dr. Lelala in a unique and privileged position to serve his country. Dr. Lelala holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) from the University of the Western Cape (UWC), a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (UKZN), a Diploma in Anaesthetics (DA) from the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA), a Postgraduate Diploma in Business administration (PDBA) from Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), a Masters in Medicine (MMed) from University of Cape Town (UCT), and a Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery from CMSA. In 2019 Dr. Lelala was appointed by the USA-based NGO, Operation Smile to be part of the internationally credentialed cleft surgeons for the organization. He has been involved in cleft surgery missions in Africa and abroad. Dr. Lelala has recently undertaken a fellowship in microsurgery & oncoplastic breast surgery at one of the world’s leading institutions of reconstructive surgery in Nottingham, United Kingdom. This training has equipped Dr. Lelala with skills in microsurgery, enabling him to perform intricate and life-transforming operations, making him one of less than 15 Microsurgeons in South Africa. Dr. Lelala runs his private practice at Skimmed in Hydepark Corner and LAISA in Sandton.

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