Dr Emile Coetzee
MBCHB (PRET), FCS (SA), MMED SURG (UCT)
CERT GASTROENTEROLOGY (SA) SURG
Dr Coetzee obtained the degree MBCHB from the University of Pretoria and specialized in general surgery at the University of Cape Town.
He joined the Colorectal Surgical Unit and became the 3rd candidate in South Africa to complete a fellowship in colorectal surgery and surgical gastroenterology as specialist colorectal surgeon. Dr Coetzee then completed a fellowship in advanced laparoscopic colorectal surgery in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He was appointed as a consultant in the Colorectal Unit at Groote Schuur Hospital where he established a dedicated Intestinal Failure Unit. After realizing the need for specialized colorectal surgery in the Eastern Cape, he relocated to Port Elizabeth in 2014.
His practice focusses specifically on Colorectal Surgery with a strong academic interest. He is an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Cape Town and actively involved with surgical registrar training. Dr Coetzee is an examiner for the College of Surgeons and the President of the South African Society of Endoscopic Surgeons.
Special interests include laparoscopic colorectal surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, complex abdominal wall reconstruction, intestinal failure and nutrition.