General Surgeon & Specialist Surgeon in Milnerton, Cape Town

About our Practice

General surgery practice for a wide range of surgical procedures. Headed by Dr. Maré Du Plessis, Specialist Surgeon.

Office hours:
Mondays – Thursdays: 08h00 – 16h00
Fridays: 08h00 – 13h00
Consultations: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Surgical Procedures & Endoscopies: Mondays and Wednesdays
General Surgical Emergencies: Mediclinic Milnerton Emergency Number: 021-529 9000,  Emergency Department, 7 days a week, 24hrs a day.

About our Services

Dr. Maré Du Plessis is a specialist surgeon for both elective and emergency procedures. He specialises in a wide range of medical conditions that require surgical treatment.

Dr. Du Plessis’ areas of specialisation include:

  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Treatment of all gastrointestinal disorders
  • Hernia surgery
  • Benign thyroid conditions
  • Thyroid cancer surgery
  • Benign breast diseases
  • Breast cancer surgery

About Dr. Maré Du Plessis – Specialist Surgeon

Hello, I am Maré du Plessis. When you choose a surgeon you will want to be sure that you are in good hands. Below is an overview of what I have achieved so far in my medical career.

Over the past decade, I have reached significant milestones in my medical career. I graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine Degree from the University of Pretoria in 2006. It was during my undergraduate years that I developed a keen interest in surgery.

Then followed 3 years of foundational training in surgery during my internship and community service which I did on the East Rand in Gauteng.

During 2010 I also spent several months working at Groote Schuur hospital’s trauma unit as a medical officer where I gained phenomenal experience in trauma-related cases.

The following year, in 2011, I started general surgical training at Tygerberg Hospital and the University of Stellenbosch. My dissertation for my Master of Medicine (MMed) studies was a retrospective review on breast cancer patients’ outcomes at Tygerberg Hospital, entitled “Outcomes of Breast Carcinoma in a resource-limited environment.” This was accepted by and published in the South African Journal of Surgery in July 2015.

I passed the College of Surgeons of South Africa examination in 2015 and achieved a Master of Medicine (MMed) Degree in Surgery in from the University of Stellenbosch.

In 2016 I joined the Melomed Group as a full-time specialist surgeon, and in 2017 I relocated my practice to Mediclinic Milnerton.



“My 18-year old daughter, Shanice had an op with Dr. Du Plessis to remove a fibroadenoma in her breast. He handled Shanice with so much care and made her feel very comfortable … I would recommend Dr. Du Plessis as a surgeon to any patient.  His advice and his medical knowledge is the best.”

- Rene Cole


“I would like to thank you and your team for all the amazing service I received during my stay at Melomed Tokia for surgery for a bilateral inguinal hernia. From the moment I met you my mind was set at ease. The professional yet friendly way things were explained to me was refreshing.”

- Tristan Lee


The very thought of hospitalisation is scary and traumatising, but caring doctors like you make it friendly and pleasing.

Your team took care of me as i was the most important person on earth 🙂 Nicole Andrews

- Nicole Andrews

Specialist Surgeon
Dr. Maré Du Plessis, MBCHB (UP) MMED Surg (US) FCS (SA)

Mediclinic Milnerton
Suite 169, 1st Floor, Mediclinic Milnerton, Racecourse Road, Milnerton, 7441
P.O Box 61, Plumstead, 7801
Tel: 021 555 1877
Office Hours:
Mondays - Thursdays: 08h00 – 16h00
Fridays: 08h00 - 13h00
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Surgical Procedures & Endoscopies:
Mondays and Wednesdays
Emergencies: 021 529 9000
Prac.Nr. 0612103