About Gary Kroukamp

Gary Kroukamp
Gary Kroukamp

Gary is an ENT Specialist, practising from rooms at Kingsbury Hospital in Claremont, Cape Town.

He also has a teaching sessional appointment as an ENT Consultant at the Tygerberg Hospital, a tertiary teaching hospital associated with the University of Stellenbosch. His duties here are in teaching specialists in training and medical students.

Gary’s interests in the ENT field include:

  • ENT Conditions in Children
  • Nasal allergy
  • Sinusitis and Sinus surgery
  • Snoring
  • Ear diseases, hearing loss
  • Voice problems
  • Surfer’s Ear surgery
  • Vertigo/Balance Disorders
  • Cochlear Implants and other implantable hearing solutions
  • Skull base and pituitary surgery – together with Skull Base Neurosurgeons

Gary also works closely with other medical specialists in theatre, including Ophthalmologists and Neurosurgeons. He performs advanced endoscopic surgery procedures for re-routing tear ducts and for removing pituitary tumours with these fellow specialists.

He has attended courses in:

  • Advanced Endoscopic Sinus Surgery in Cambridge and Winchester in the UK
  • Ear and Temporal Bone Surgery Courses at Stellenbosch University and the University of Pretoria
  • Cochlear Implant Course – Mechelen, Belgium
  • Advanced Cochlear Implant Course – Antwerp, Belgium
  • Auditory Brainstem Implant Course – Fulda, Germany.
  • Cochlear Implant and Implantable Hearing Solutions Course – in Warsaw, Poland
  • Advanced Skull Base Surgery courses in Columbus, Ohio, USA and in Leiden, Netherlands

He is a member of the ENT Society of South Africa and the South African Cochlear Implantation Group. He is convenor of the Southern Suburbs ENT Journal Club.

He is a recipient of a Merit Award from the South African Society of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery in recognition of outstanding service.

Philosophy of Practice

Gary’s philosophy is underpinned by a patient-centred and family focused approach and he states:

“It is my professional duty to provide patient centred, evidence based health care of the highest quality, and to adopt a collaborative approach to planning the management and care of my patients with the outcome of an improved quality of life”.

It is Gary’s mission to provide state of the art ear nose and throat consultative health care based on the most current evidence and research while also taking into account the opinions of his patients and to consider their unique circumstances. Gary is a dedicated family man and fully understands the concerns patients have when undergoing any form of medical treatment for either themselves or a family member and has a very insightful approach when dealing with young children .
Gary adopts a conservative approach to surgery and believes in sharing the management of conditions with his patients when deciding on the extent of surgery required. He appreciates that the relationship between doctor and client is a privileged one and respects that patients have a choice in their care provider.

Little girl throat inspection
Ear Inspection