At Coastal Orthopaedics we strive to offer our patients the best service possible. We regularly invite surgeons who are experts in their fields to assist in complex conditions. These expert surgeons are mainly based in Cape Town or Durban and visit the South Coast to perform various surgeries. The relationship between Coastal Orthopaedics and visiting surgeons ensures patients are offered the best possible surgery by experienced hands, close to their home. This is a service that no one else offers on the Coast. Dr D Chivers or
Dr F Coetzee assist the visiting surgeons during all procedures and follow patients up at the Shelly Beach consulting rooms
Dr Christoff Marias
(Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Specialist)
Dr Marias completed is training as an Orthopaedic Surgeon (FC Orth SA, MMed Orth) in Cape Town. Having keen interest in Foot and Ankle surgery he continued at Groote Schuur Hospital doing a Trauma Fellowship focused on lower limb trauma with Dr Graham McCollum.
Dr Marias than travelled to the United Kingdom to complete a Fellowship in Adult Foot and Ankle Reconstructive Surgery with Mr Ian Sharpe at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, where he worked for 1 year. In the UK he gained invaluable experience and learnt the latest techniques and procedures in treating foot and ankle conditions
Currently Dr Marais is in private practice at the Netcare Blaauwberg Hospital, while still involved at Red Cross Children’s Hospital on a part time basis. His areas of interests are deformities and degenerative conditions of the foot and ankle as well as sports injuries.
Dr Johan Pretorius
(Orthopaedic Shoulder Specialist)
Dr Pretorius is currently the Head of the Addington Shoulder unit. He currently works with Dr William Haynes at Gateway hospital shoulder unit. He has an interest in Sport related shoulder injuries and shoulder arthroplasty.
Dr Pretorius regularly attends courses and international congresses to educate himself in the latest shoulder surgeries. He is actively involved in shoulder research and a regular presenter at local shoulder meetings.
Dr Thomas Hilton
(Orthopaedic Oncology and Joint reconstruction Specialist)
Dr Hilton completed his undergraduate medical degree (MBChB), University of Cape Town. He then completed his Postgraduate Orthopaedic specialization at the University of Cape Town at Groote Schuur & Red Cross Children's Hospital FCS(Orth).
Dr Hilton furthered his studies and gained experience in oncology and joint reconstruction, at the University of Cape Town, and at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Stanmore in London where he completed a one year fellowship.
Dr Hilton also has Diplomas in Anaesthetics and Emergency Medicine. He is the Head of the Orthopeadic Oncology Unit at Groote Schuur & Red Cross Children's Hospital. He has private practice at Vincent Pallotti Life Orthopaedic Hospital. He Sub-editor (Tumour & Sepsis) of the South African Orthopaedic Journal and a reviewer South African Orthopaedic Journal.