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 S Gabriels

Contact Details

Secretary: Sandra Venter
Tel:  +27 21 938 4336
Fax:  +27 21 933 4189

Physical address: 
C7B Gastroenterology and Hepatology Unit, Tygerberg Hospital, Tygerberg

Postal address: 
Stellenbosch University
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Division of Gastroenterology
PO Box 241
Cape Town
South Africa 

Other Staff

  • Dr E Wilken - Senior Consultant -
  • 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

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