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MMed Neurochirurgie (Stellenbosch)
MB. ChB (Stellenbosch)
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Dr Liebenberg is a neurosurgeon practicing in Bellville Melomed Hospital In Bellville.

http://www.melomed.co.za/hospitals/bmc.asp

Dr Liebenberg has a second practice in MediclinicPaarl.asdfasdf

http://www.mediclinic.co.za/hospitals/pages/about.aspx?h=19

Dr Liebenberg holds the Fellowship of Neurosurgeons of South Africa as well as a Master of Neurosurgery degree from the University of Stellenbosch. He trained at the Neurosurgery Department of the University of Stellenbosch at Tygerberg Hospital and at Hurstwood Park Neurological Unit in West Sussex, England. He completed 4 ½ years of training at Tygerberg and a further 3 ½ years at Hurstwood Park on a Fellowship.

W Adriaan Liebenberg was born on 14 March 1970 in Johannesburg. He grew up in several places including Namibia, Louis Trichardt, and Alice in the Eastern Cape and underwent his Secondary School education at Grens High School in East London, matriculating in 1987.In 1988 he started his studies in Medicine at Stellenbosch University, graduating in 1994 attaining the MB ChB of the University of Stellenbosch.

He did the first half of his housemanship at Tygerberg Hospital rotating through surgery and orthopaedics. The second half he completed in Scotland, working in general medicine at Law Hospital in Wishaw, Lanarkshire. Following that he worked in accident and emergency at Ipswich and in medicine and accident and emergency at Arbroath.
At the end of 1996 he returned to South Africa where he worked in trauma at Tygerberg Hospital. He then joined the Department of Neurosurgery in 1997, first as a medical officer and then as a registrar. Following completion of the primary and intermediary examinations at the College of Neurosurgeons of South Africa, he left the department at the end of 2001 for the U.K. Working as a Senior Clinical Fellow in Neurosurgery at Hurstwood Park Neurological centre at Haywards Heath, West Sussex, he completed the final examination and became a Fellow of the College of Neurosurgeons of South Africa in 2003.

During the rest of 2003 he and colleague Reuben Johnson wrote Neurosurgery for Basic Surgical Trainees (Hippocrates Books). This is an introductory text aimed at junior doctors, nurses, radiographers, medical students and all ancillary staff who work in neurosurgery, or come into contact with it.

In 2005, he returned to South Africa and opened up private practice in Paarl, just outside of Cape Town. During the first part of the year he published Neurosurgery Explained: A Basic and Essential Introduction (Vesuvius Books), a text aimed at registrars in neurosurgery. This was followed by Neurosurgery Lecture Notes: An International Curriculum (Vesuvius Books), which is aimed at medical students. In 2006 he published Neurosurgery for G.P's (Vesuvius Books). He built up a very strong private practice and continued his research that he started in the UK. In 2008 he published My-Spine Lumbar and My-Spine Cervical (NM Piggy Bank Trust). In 2009 he started to practice at the new Bellville Melomed Hospital. Dr Liebenberg published The Brain Surgeon’s Diet in 2011. Dr Liebenberg is currently active in research or regenerative neurosurgery.

 

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Bellville Melomed Hospital
http://www.melomed.co.za/hospitals/bmc.asp

Paarl Medi-Clinic
http://www.mediclinic.co.za/hospitals/pages/about.aspx?h=19

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