Dr. Francois Malherbe - Breast Surgeons - Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Qualifications: MBChB, FCS(SURG), MMED(UCT), FACS(Associate Fellow)
Practice Number: 0474185
Area: Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Region: Western Cape
Physical Address: Ground Floor, Ingress Medical Centre Rondebosch, 21 Belmont Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Postal Address: Ground Floor, Ingress Medical Centre Rondebosch, 21 Belmont Road, Rondebosch, 7700, South Africa
Phone: +27 (0)21 045 1554; WhatsApp: +27 (0)64 940 5110
Medical Aid Info: 1st Consultation R1 375 thereafter medical aid rates; All surgical procedures charged at medical aid rates
GPS Co-Ordinates: -33.96000231981534, 18.47410647717586

Dr. Francois Malherbe trained at the University of the Free State Medical School between 1993 and 1998. He spent ten years in general surgical training before joining the Breast and Surgical Endocrine Unit at Groote Schuur Hospital and the University of Cape Town in 2014. He devotes most of his time to treating patients with breast disorders, including benign breast problems and breast cancer treatment.

At Groote Schuur Hospital he is the head of the breast and surgical endocrine unit.  In the busy breast clinic and works as part of a multi-disciplinary team; to establish a firm diagnosis as well as personalising breast cancer treatment.

He is an accomplished and recognised breast specialist who was instrumental in expanding the sentinel node service at Groote Schuur Hospital with the introduction of SentiMag. He did the first SentiMag guided sentinel node biopsy in South Africa and is actively involved in trying to improve the access to sentinel node biopsy throughout South Africa and Africa. He is passionate about access to sentinel node biopsy, breast conservation with an oncoplastic approach, and early breast cancer diagnosis in symptomatic patients. At Groote Schuur Hospital he performs breast cancer surgery for more than 100 patients per year. One of his particular interests is treating breast cancer without mastectomy using innovative, state of the art techniques

Dr Malherbe has lectured widely around South Africa and abroad and is the author of several scientific papers on evaluating and treating breast disease.

His ethos is that to achieve the very best results you must take the time to pay attention to every detail. His practice is designed to reflect this ideal and to remove the anxiety associated with breast-related symptoms. “When you are worried about a breast problem you need the very best in every aspect of your care. By selecting some of the top breast specialists to work with me and by accepting only the highest standards we hope to create a breast practice that is technically the most advanced in Cape Town, but with the compassion and the time that we know are vital to the management of any patient with a concern about their breasts."

He is a member of breast societies in South Africa and around the world

  • Current exco member and treasurer of the Breast Interest Group of South Africa
  • Current exco member of the Cape Town Breast Forum
  • Member of the European Society of Surgical Oncology
  • Member of the Oncoplastic Breast Consortium


Main Services:

  • Breast cancer and benign breast surgery
  • Management impalpable breast lesions
  • Incidental mammogram abnormalities
  • Sentinel node biopsy and axillary surgery
  • Magseed breast lesion localisation for impalpable breast lesion biopsy
  • Breast-conserving surgery (lumpectomy)
  • Oncoplastic breast-conserving techniques
  • Mastectomy and breast reconstruction (In conjunction with a Plastic Surgeon)
  • Skin and nipple-sparing mastectomy
  • Implant and autologous tissue reconstruction ((In conjunction with a Plastic Surgeon)
  • Fibroadenoma removal
  • Management of breast cysts
  • Breast calcifications
  • Breast reduction surgery
  • Multidisciplinary Team management of breast and thyroid conditions
  • Thyroid nodules
  • Second Opinion on breast and thyroid conditions


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