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Covid-19 has changed how we live and do things for the foreseeable future.  We have all adapted to social distancing, wearing masks, and being obsessive about cleanliness.

The question we ask ourselves is can we do elective (planned) procedures (operations) safely?  Yes, we can, and this is how we do it!

It comes from the principle of you protect me and I protect you.  You protect me by following all the behavioural guidelines during your day to day life.  Where we can, we do consultations over the Internet.

I and the Hospital protect you by having very strict access control.    Everyone is screened.  The Hospital is divided into green (safe) zones and yellow / red (No go) zones.  We prefer that you come on your own to the consultation so as not to fill up the consulting room.  We limit the number of patients in the waiting room.  Marks are worn by myself, and staff at all times.  There are foot-controlled hand sanitizers and screens at the reception area.  We aim for no touch interaction.  When you are due for surgery, we request you get a COVID-19 test 48 hours before.

The Hospital and all components are separated physically into green and red zones.  You go into a green zone ward and are operated in a green zone theatre.

Appropriate PPE is worn at all times.  We pay attention to detail to ensure a safe, healthy and excellent outcome.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions regarding surgery.

Be safe, wear a mask and be positive!

Warm regards

Paul McGarr

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For so many reasons, this was one of the best decisions I have ever made.

Dr McGarr was thorough in his explanation of my procedure and he has the best bedside manner of any doctor I have ever known-making me feel like I was the only patient he cared about!

This kind, gentle, unassuming doctor showed sincere interest in my progress and made certain that I was well cared for in the hospital and post-op at home.

I only wish Dr McGarr was a dentist, a GP, a psychologist etc so I could go to him for everything!

Kim Fraser

* Disclaimer: These are our patient stories and experiences. Your results may vary.

– Facelift Patient

In September 2004 I was diagnosed with Asthesioneuroblastoma. After this was surgically removed I underwent chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Two years later I developed necrotic (dead) bone in my forehead. Dr McGarr removed the necrotic bone. I was left with a dip in the area.

Dr McGarr suggested filling the area with fat. This was a slow and meticulous procedure every 6 weeks. Dr McGarr persevered and the procedure was repeated 36 times until it was eventually completed six years later.

During this time we came to know Dr McGarr as an outstanding plastic surgeon with a passion and love for his work. I am most grateful to Dr McGarr for returning my life to normal. For not giving up and persevering for so many years.

Leonie Slabbert

* Disclaimer: These are our patient stories and experiences. Your results may vary.

– Structural Fat Graft Patient

From my first meeting with Dr McGarr he made me feel most welcome and at ease. In fact it felt as if I had known him for years. His explanation of the procedures was clear, as well as advising me of the possible risks with such procedures.

My face left operation was not painful but certainly I felt a little uncomfortable. Two weeks post the operation I was able to resume work.

I wish to express my sincerest gratitude to Dr Mc Garr for a very successful face lift that has enhanced my self-confidence and self-esteem immensely. I feel on top of the world and I would not hesitate to recommend him.
 
Monica Walker

* Disclaimer: These are our patient stories and experiences. Your results may vary.

– Facelift Patient

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