Endoscopic Procedures

Endoscopes and enteroscopes are thin tube-like instruments that allow your doctor to view of the internal organs without incisions.

Hernia Repair Surgery

Hernia repair surgery is done to return the herniating organ or tissue to its proper position and strengthen the weak spot so it doesn’t reoccur.

Gallbladder Surgery

Gallbladder disease (cholecystitis) and gallstones are some reasons your doctor may advise removing your gallbladder.

Surgery for Pancreatic Diseases

Surgery may be needed for pancreatic diseases, acute and chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic pseudocysts or tumours of the pancreas.


The spleen is generally removed when ruptured or enlarged, for certain types of cancer or for management of thrombocytopenia.


The thyroid gland may be surgically removed if enlarged (goitre), overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) or if nodules have developed on the gland.


For overactive parathyroid glands (hyperparathyroidism) and tumours of the parathyroid gland, surgery may be done to remove the gland all together.

Colon Resection Surgery

Colon resection surgery is often done to remove an obstruction or blockage in the large intestine, but may also be done for bowel cancer.

Bowel Resection

Inflammatory bowel diseases, Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease, may be treated or managed with resection of the diseased bowel.


This is one of the most common surgeries done to remove the appendix as treatment of acute appendicitis.

Benign Disorders of the Anus and Rectum

Benign disorders of the anus such as haemorrhoids, anal fissures and anal fistulas may require surgical treatment.

Common Surgical Emergencies

At Netcare Christian Barnard Memorial Hospital, Dr Kavin also performs a range of surgeries needed for emergency situations.

Neonatal Circumcisions

Dr Kavin also performs paediatric circumcisions for parents who choose to have their infant or toddler circumcised.


Operating from the new state-of-the-art, multi-disciplinary facility equipped with only the most advanced medical technology,



As one of only two such robots in the Western Cape, Dr Kavin operates from a hospital boasting Robotic Surgery capabilities,



As a surgeon with adept skill in minimally invasive techniques, Dr Kavin opts for laparoscopic keyhole surgery whenever possible.



Dr Bruce Kavin is a General Surgeon with particular expertise in Endocrine, Colorectal and Gastrointestinal Surgery and Surgical Oncology.

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