Meet the Practice
About Dr Peter Kane
Dr Peter Kane, an orthopaedic surgeon in Cape Town, completed his MBChB medical degree at the University of Witwatersrand in 2001 and received his FCSORTH degree in 2010, having done his practical years at the University of Stellenbosch. He is an orthopaedic surgeon with a special interest in shoulders and knees, as well as shoulder and knee arthroscopic camera work and joint replacements.
‘I knew from an early age that I wanted to specialise. Orthopaedics grabbed my imagination because of its logic. I could grapple with the subject and try to work out the patterns in the various problems. I found that it was also a creative discipline and caught myself wondering about new ways to solve old problems. Shoulder and knee surgery took this a step further. I find the subject content and skills quite amazing, especially the arthroscopic work. It became a personal challenge to master these subjects.’
Dr Kane is not your ordinary orthopaedic surgeon: his approach to his patients is very personalised. He spends time with explaining the condition, treatment options and outcomes, encouraging questions so that, together with the patient, a viable and tailored treatment plan can be drafted. Dr Kane believes that surgery should be respected and is the last resort when other treatments have failed, which is why it’s imperative to work closely with each patient to construct the best course of action.
Dr Kane is a member of the HPSCA, British General Medical Council and South African Orthopaedic Association.
About Jo Hulsman
Jo Hulsman is the Practice Manager.
After studying nursing at Carinus Nursing College (now Western Cape College of Nursing), Jo worked in a psychiatric hospital in London, and also has experience in geriatric private nursing.
Her portfolio includes working for medical specialists (gynaecologists, cardiologists and anaesthetists), all in the capacity as Practice Manager.
About Elsonia Bester
Elsonia Bester is the Practice Receptionist.
With many years of client service and support behind her, Elsonia will welcome our patients with a friendly smile, make appointments and see to our patients’ queries in a professional way.
About Michelle Joseph
Michelle Joseph is the practice nurse.
She obtained her training at Tygerberg started in 1986 and with the Western Cape College of Nursing (WCCN) & Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). She got years of experience in state and private institutes. She assist Dr.Kane and is more than willing to help the patients.