About Dr Burger

Dr Burger completed his medical as well as orthopaedic surgery studies at the University of Stellenbosch. He gained valuable experience in paediatric orthopaedics as a consultant at the Lady Michaelis Paediatric Orthopaedic unit at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town. Following this he furthered his training in foot and ankle surgery by completing a fellowship under the guidance of Dr Mark Myerson at the Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at the Mercy Medical Centre in Baltimore, USA.

At this practice Dr Burger focuses on reconstructive foot surgery, sport-related injuries, trauma of the foot and ankle, diabetic foot problems, arthroscopic surgery and ankle replacements. He firmly believes that post-operative care and management is crucial to the outcome of any surgery and work with you as patient to ensure that you get back to the things you like to do as soon and realistic as possible.

When he is not working he likes to spend time outdoors with his family, canoeing or researching the technical details around anything from photography, traditional woodworking and classical music.

Qualifications

2015: Ankle Arthroscopy Workshop at Albert Luthuli Hospital, Durban.

2014: Fellowship in Foot & Ankle Surgery at the Institute of Foot and Ankle Reconstruction in Baltimore, USA under Dr Mark Myerson

2014: Ankle Arthroscopy Course at at the Institute of Foot and Ankle Reconstruction in Baltimore, USA.

2012: FC (Ortho) SA at the University of Stellenbosch and College of Medicine, South Africa.

2012: Taylor Spatial Frame Fellowship - Fracture Treatment and Deformity Correction.

2011: Training in computer assisted navigation for total knee replacement with Prof Ritschl, Vienna Austria.

2001: MBChB at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Medical Registration

HPCSA – Independent Specialist practising in Orthopaedic Surgery.

General Medical Council of the United Kingdom.

Affiliations

South African Orthopaedic Association.

South African Foot Surgeons Association.