Date: 27/09/2010

Author: Neil Oliver (Articlesbase)

When to, or when not to operate – that is the question that Dr Doucas will guide you to make. Dr Gabriel Doucas is a medical professional who is meticulous about educating his patients in order for them to fully understand the procedure that they are about to undertake.

By explaining all the medical terms and also the implications pertaining to the various procedures, the outcome and the consequences, in every-day language, helps to put the patient at ease and to make intelligent decisions regarding surgery.

Gabriel Doucas advises patients, too, on when not to proceed with operations, empowering his patients to make intelligent decisions which is vital, and one of the philosophies that Dr. Doucas lives by. All surgery performed by this dedicated and meticulous medical professional is followed up by extensive post-surgical care and consultations.

Dr Gabriel Doucas graduated from the University of the Free State with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, then went on to specialise as a Fellow of the College of Plastic Surgeons of South Africa at Wits University – no mean feat.

In addition to his private practice at the Netcare Linksfield Hospital, he is an active academic member of the University of the Witwatersrand where he practices and teaches plastic surgery at Chris Hani Baragwanath and Charlotte Maxexe Johannesburg Academic Hospitals. Cosmetic surgery is something that can boost a person's confidence and to help some people live the best life they have.

Being a respected and important member of society, Dr Doucas is a member of the editorial board for the medical journal, Specialist Forum and also assists in medico-legal cases. He is a full member of the Association of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons of South Africa (APRSSA) and the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). Dr Doucas also regularly attends academic meetings and national congresses where he is often a spokesperson.

Some of the important surgical work that Dr Doucas undertakes is listed below:

  • Breast aesthetics.
  • Facial rejuvenation.
  • Body contouring.

When it comes to the important task of reconstructive surgery, Dr Doucas reconstructs the head and neck, does microsurgery, operates and reconstructs hand and lower limb deformities, and does breast reconstructive work

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