Dr Heyns’ practice is open Monday to Thursday from 8:00 until 16:00 and Friday 8:00 until 12:00 during the lockdown period.
In order to ensure the safety of both staff and patients, all patients will be screened before consultation or follow-up consultation at the hospital. If you have any Covid-19 symptoms, a video call on or telephonic consultation will be set up. To book an appointment, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 012 993 1160.
Dr Michael Heyns is a general surgeon. With his practice based at the Netcare Pretoria East Hospital in Pretoria, endoscopic procedures i.e. Gastroscopies and Colonoscopies can be performed in his rooms and more invasive procedures and surgeries can be performed in this hospital.
Dr Michael Heyns was born in Cape Town in 1970. He completed his high school career at Grey College in Bloemfontein and matriculated at this highly acclaimed school in 1987. Dr Heyns then went on to complete his undergraduate medical training at the Free State University obtaining MBChB in 1994. He became a Fellow of the College of Surgeons of South Africa in 2001 (FCS(SA)). The Douglas Award for the most outstanding achievement in the final examination of the College of Surgeons of South Africa was awarded to him in May 2002. He has participated in numerous advanced laparoscopic training courses in Europe as well as hosting laparoscopic workshops in South Africa. Dr Heyns is married to Dr Lizanne Barry, who assists him with most of his laparoscopic work. They have two lovely daughters and as a family, they enjoy wildlife photography whilst camping in Africa.
Dr Heyns' has a keen interest in laparoscopic surgery, a minimally invasive surgical technique that utilizes miniaturized surgical instruments. Laparoscopic procedures are often done for cancer and thus colorectal resections such as hemicolectomies and total mesorectal excisions, breast cancer surgery (lumpectomy and mastectomy), thyroidectomies and lymph node disections are commonly performed by Dr Heyns. Beyond that, Dr Heyns also performs endocrine surgery, hernia repair surgery and pelvic prolapse repair surgery.