Welcome to Stellenbosch University

Department of Medicine

​​​​​​​​​​​Division of Gastroenterology

​​ The Division is part of the Department of Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg Campus.  Our clinical services are based at the Gastroenterology Unit of Tygerberg Hospital. A full range of services is offered including diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy (upper endoscopy, colonoscopy and ERCP) and consultation for patients suffering from liver disease. We are actively involved in postgraduate teaching in internal medicine and gastroenterology and hepatoplogy, including the training of fellows from outside South Africa.

​​Acting Head:  Dr E Fredericks​​


Other Staff

  • Dr E Wilken - Senior Consultant -
  • Dr S Gabriel - Senior Lecturer; Medical Specialist -
  • Dr Marc Lambiotte - Senior registrar -
  • Dr M Prins - Part time  consultant
  • In addition, we have 1 / 2 medical registrars and one surgical registrar who rotate through the Division for 3-month periods.


Special Interests / Research Projects:

  • Postgraduate teaching
  • Barrett's esophagus - CJvR
  • Non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding - CJvR, EW
  • Inflammatory Bowel disease - EW, CJvR

Contact D​​​etails​

  • Secretary: Sandra Venter
    +27 21 938 4336
    +27 21 938 4189​
  • Physical address:
    C7B Gastroenterology and Hepatology Unit,
    Tygerberg Hospital,
  • Postal address:
    Stellenbosch University
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
    Division of Gastroenterology
    PO Box 241
    Cape Town
    South Africa​