​​​Department of Surgical Sciences

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery


The Division manages all adult cardiac and thoracic surgery in the drainage area of Tygerberg Hospital. We also do paediatric thoracic surgery. The department performs more than 400 open heart procedures including coronary bypass, valve and aortic surgery annually. The thoracic surgery includes lung and oesophagus surgery. We also manage diseases of the trachea, chest wall and all thoracic trauma. We received a grant in 2005 for new thoracoscopic equipment and are expanding our expertise in this field. The paediatric thoracic surgery includes congenital lung problems and complications from pulmonary infections.

Registrars: At the moment 4 Registrars are in training

Elective students: Elective students have the possibility to do a clinical rotation in our department.  Applicants can contact the International office at e-mail intertyg@sun.ac.za or  tel 021 938 9549.


Head: Prof JT Janson
Qualifications: MB, ChB, MMed(Thor)(Stell), FCS (Thor)(SA), PhD, Associate Professor
Tel: +27 21 938 9438
Fax: +27 21 938 9717
E-mail: jjanson@sun.ac.za




Contact Person: Secretary - Mrs Ferozah Jacobs
Tel: +27 21 938 9432
Fax: +27 21 931 9717
E-mail: ferozah@sun.ac.za