Dr Wessel Strydom is a specialist plastic and reconstructive surgeon with almost 20 years’ experience in the field.

He qualified as a medical doctor at the University of Stellenbosch. During his studies he developed a special interest in surgery; in particular the surgical ability to restore and alter the human body – whether to improve its functioning or appearance.

He obtained his specialist degree as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon in 1999 and set up his private practice in Stellenbosch the following year. He currently works at the Stellenbosch Mediclinic and also performs procedures at Somerset Surgery in Somerset West. His specific surgical interests are breast surgery, facial surgery and skin cancer treatments.

To stay up to date with the latest developments and techniques, he regularly attends congresses and workshops, expanding and enhancing his service offering. He will, however, only undertake a new procedure once he is convinced of its safety and efficacy, insisting that his patients always receive the best verifiable benefits from surgery.

When not working, he enjoys family time with his wife and three sons or indulging in one of his many hobbies: motorbiking, surfing, mountain biking, stargazing, drawing, scuba diving, winemaking, food and travelling.

Qualification: MB.ChB.MMed
Registered as a specialist plastic and reconstructive surgeon with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA)
Full member of the Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of South Africa (APRSSA)
Practice no: 3601803


Dr Wessel Strydom

Plastic and reconstructive surgeon



Marie is an experienced and efficient practice manager who has ensured the smooth running of the practice since 2009. Needless to say, she is well equipped to help with any questions.

Marie Engelbrecht

Practice Manager

Esther joined the practice in 2014 as a general administrative assistant. She is an integral part of the team, performing day-to-day administration and assisting in all other needs of the practice.

Esther Swart


Sr Paulse has been assisting Dr Strydom in theatre for almost 20 years. She is a highly skilled and compassionate theatre sister. Her relaxed approach makes patients feel totally at ease.

Sr Helen Paulse

Clinical Team

Sister Janse van Rensburg is a skilled nursing sister who assists all surgical procedures performed at the practice’s rooms. Her wealth of experience and calming manner cultivate a much-needed relaxed atmosphere.

Sr Cindy Janse van Rensburg

Clinical Team

Sister Van der Meulen is a highly experienced theatre sister with a caring and reassuring nature that is invaluable to patients. She has been with the practice since its inception in 2000.

Sr Steph van der Meulen

Clinical Team


Dr Strydom has been working alongside the Stellenbosch anaesthetic team since the inception of his practice, and confidently entrusts his patients to their excellent care. Please visit www.stellenboschanaesthetists.co.za for all information regarding the anaesthesiology for procedures.

About Dr Strydom - Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon