Our Healthcare Professionals

Dr Sherwin Ramghulam – Cardio Thoracic Surgeon

Tel: 035 772 1789 / 084 401 2197 | E-mail: ctsurgeonmrb@gmail.com | Doctor’s Suites – Suite 1

Dr Sherwin Ramghulam, grew up in Verulam and is currently residing in Richard’s Bay. He studied the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees (MBChB) and the Master of Medicine (MMed) in Cardiothoracic at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). He went on to obtain his Fellowship of the College of Cardiothoracic Surgeons of South Africa: FC Cardio (SA). Dr Ramghulam has accomplished some notable achievements over the years; he performed the first beating heart triple bypass with arterial conduits in KZN in 2017 and later in 2018, he performed the first minimally invasive beating heart surgery in South Africa. Dr Ramghulam has been practicing as a Specialist Cardiothoracic Surgeon for 9 years. “I really enjoy what I do. I have always been passionate about cardiothoracic since I was a little boy. I find the field fascinating and always look forward to satisfying outcomes with patients. I began private practice at KwaDukuza Private Hospital, and this is where my first case was done. I enjoy working at this hospital with the remarkable team of specialists and staff to provide patients with excellent outcomes”, shared Dr Ramghulam.

Dr Natasha Singh – Chiropractor

Tel: 032 815 3000 | E-mail: natashasingh1329@gmail.com | Timeshare Suite

Having grown on our pristine Dolphin Coast, Dr Natasha Singh achieved a coveted Master’s degree in Chiropractic, from the Durban University of Technology. Her experience and expertise are unparalleled with Dr Singh previously practicing at such facilities as the Alberlito hospital as well as the King George V hospital whilst completing her Master’s degree. She, however, maintains her main practice which has catered for the KwaDukuza/Stanger community for over 13 years.
Dr Singh explains that her studies and unique life experience gives her an edge in understanding, diagnosing and treating her endearing patients. “I had been the patient prior to becoming the Doctor”, said a resilient Dr Singh who, during her studies, survived a near fatal car crash that left her in a coma for 2 weeks. After having sustained cervical spine fractures (a broken neck), with paralysis, in her 2nd year of study, Dr Singh used this setback as motivation to further her Chiropractic journey.
Despite numerous challenges after her accident, Dr Singh went on to complete her Master’s degree, having completed arduous research relating to the injuries that she had sustained. This earned her recognition both locally as well as internationally, from the World Federation of Chiropractic.
“A Chiropractor is a practitioner who is involved in the conservative care of the neuromusculoskeletal system. Chiropractic is an evolving profession. I look forward to enlightening the masses by demonstrating the benefits of the profession whilst simultaneously assisting each patient in their independent healing and growth”, said Singh.

Dr Bhavna Singh – Dermatologist

Tel: 031 492 2131 / 071 860 8966 | E-mail: info@beyondskin.co.za | Timeshare Suite – Suite 1 D

Dr Bhavna Singh, grew up in Reservoir Hills, Durban, and is currently residing in La Lucia. She studied the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Degree (MBChB) and the Master of Medicine (MMed) in Dermatology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She thereafter became a Fellow at the College of Dermatologists of South Africa (FC Derm (SA)). Dr Singh Been has been working as a medical officer and registrar in dermatology for 10 years and became a specialist in her field in 2020. “The skin is the largest organ in the body and the most visible. Dermatology conditions are so vast. My job involves dealing with something that is so important to a person – their appearance. It is a gratifying and humbling feeling when you make a difference – this is what I am passionate about. I am hard-working and dedicated to my patients’ care and well-being. I have worked in the government sector at the Stanger Hospital. I am familiar with the patient dermatology profile and it is diverse and challenging. I feel that there is a need for dermatology in the private sector in the area of KwaDukuza as patients often travel outside to seek care. I am confident that I will add value to the medical team at KwaDukuza Private Hospital to enable patient care to be easily accessible in all fields,” shared Dr Singh.

Dr Kritish Timakia – Neurosurgeon

Tel: 035 492 0070 | E-mail: admin@neurosurg.co.za |Doctor’s Suites – Suite 1 

Dr Kritish Timakia, grew up in Merebank, Durban and is currently residing in Richard’s Bay. He studied the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree (MBChB) at the University of Cape Town (UCT), obtained his Fellowship of the College of Neurosurgeons of South Africa: FC Neurosurg(SA) and completed his Master of Medicine (MMed) at the University at KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). Dr Timakia has been practicing as a Specialist Neurosurgeon for the past 10 years .“I am passionate about the field of neurosurgery. I enjoy working with my patients and making a difference in their lives. I am very happy about joining the team of Specialists at KwaDukuza Private Hospital and practicing there. I will contribute in whatever way I can to the community of KwaDukuza”, shared Dr Timakia.

Dr Bhavna Jugadeo – Ophthalmologist

Tel: 031 581 2546 | E-mail: reception@eyespecialist-kzn.co.za | Timeshare – Suite 1A

Bhavna Jugadoe, grew up in Pietermaritzburg and is currently residing in Sheffield Beach on the North Coast. She studied the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees (MBChB) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), the Master of Medicine (MMed) at the University of Witwaterstand in Johannesburg and obtained her Fellowship of the College of Ophthalmologists of South Africa: FC Ophth (SA). Dr Jugadoe has been practicing as a Specialist Ophthalmologist for 8 years. “What makes me passionate about my job is giving patients who have difficulty seeing, the gift of sight which is often the reward of a cataracts surgery. Without proper vision, people are restricted to what they can do, and being able to assist a patient to get their vision back is a pleasure. I am very excited to work in this community as they have just recently got their first private hospital, which is KwaDukuza Private Hospital, and this provides patients with the opportunity to receive ophthalmology services, which they have never had previously,” shared Dr Jugadoe.

Dr Yashien Singh – Orthopaedic Surgeon

Tel: 031 171 0767 / 032 815 3000 | E-mail: lydiadurgapersadh@gmail.com | Doctor’s Suites – Suite 2

Dr Yashien Singh, grew up in KwaDukuza and is currently residing in Mount Edgecombe. He studied the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree (MBChB) at the University of Pretoria, obtained his Fellowship of the College of Orthopaedic Surgeons of South Africa (FC Orth (SA)) and the Master of Medicine (MMed) at the University at KwaZulu-Natal. Dr Singh has been practicing as a Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon for 3 years now and is very excited to bring his skill to the community of his hometown, KwaDukuza, which he holds very closely to his heart. “I love what I do, and that passion can be seen in the outcomes of my work. I am very happy to be practicing in my hometown and want to give back to the community as much as I can”, shared Dr Singh.

Dr Prenolin Kistnasami – Orthopaedic Surgeon

Tel: 031 171 0767 / 032 815 3000 | E-mail: lydiadurgapersadh@gmail.com | Doctor’s Suites – Suite 2

Dr Prenolin Kistnasami, grew up in Tongaat and is currently residing in Ballito. He studied at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and obtained his Fellowship of the College of Orthopaedic Surgeons of South Africa FC Orth (SA). Dr Kistnasami has been practicing as a Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon since 2011. The 9 years of experience in the field has taught him that the job of orthopaedic surgeons is never a boring one. “Every case is interesting and different as we get to operate on the entire body. With the job, comes many challenges, and we get the opportunity to learn a lot every day”, shared Dr Kistnasami.

Dr Jabulani Thabani Mchunu– Orthopedic Surgeon

Tel: 032 815 3000 | E-mail: thabanidr@gmail.com | Doctor’s Suites – Suite 1

Dr Mchunu started his undergraduate degree at the University of Villa Clara (Cuba) which he completed at Wits University in 2008.
Dr Mchunu was born in Stanger. He worked at KwaDukuza Provincial Hospital before moving to Gauteng for specialisation in Orthopedics.
Immediately after finishing his specialty in 2021,he returned to serve his community of Stanger. He currently serves as a specialist at GJG Hospital (KwaDukuza). Dr Mchunu lives by his motto “nothing good like serving your community “. He currently resides in Groutville. In his spare time he enjoys running and cycling.

Dr Manogaran Naicker – Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Tel: 032 944 5361 | E-mail: reception@drmnaicker.co.za | Doctor’s Suites – Suite 5

Dr Manogaran (also known as Marlin) Naicker, grew up in Tongaat and is currently residing in Ballito. He studied the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree (MBChB) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and obtained his Fellowship of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa: FCOG(SA). Dr Naicker has been practicing as a Specialist Gynaecologist and Obstetrician for 12 years. “I am passionate about bringing new life into the world and interacting with moms and dads, especially first-time parents. I also enjoy the challenges of difficult surgery and the challenges and demands of laparoscopic surgery. I have a special interest in laparoscopic gynae surgery. I have been practicing in KwaDukuza for the last 10 years and I am committed to serving the community. The patients are very warm and have always been appreciative of what we do for them,” shared Dr Naicker.

Dr Shafique Sayed – Gynaecologist

Tel: 081 757 1960/ 067 822 0543 | E-mail: sayedpractice@gmail.com | Doctor’s Suites – Suite 1

Dr Shafique Sayed, grew up in Lenasia, Gauteng, and is currently residing in Ballito. He studied the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree (MBBCh), and Master of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (MMed), at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and obtained his Fellowship of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa: FCOG(SA). Dr Sayed has been practicing as a Specialist Gynaecologist for 13 years. “My passion for minimally invasive vaginal and laparoscopic surgery has led me to focus exclusively on Gynaecology with no Obstetric practice for the last 5 years. KwaDukuza has become my home after I moved here to work as a Specialist at Stanger Hospital back in 2007. I have always had an affinity for the people of KwaDukuza, and I am proud to be a part of KwaDukuza Private Hospital to help the community grow,” shared Dr Sayed.

Dr Strini Chetty – Paediatrician

Tel: 032 552 2911 / 032 551 5780 / 032 586 2200 | E-mail: info@drstrinichetty.co.za | Doctor’s Suites – Suite 5

Dr Strini Chetty, grew up in Stanger and is currently residing in Salt Rock. He studied the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree (MBChB) at the University of Witwatersrand, obtained a diploma in child health DCH(SA) and his Fellowship of the College of Paediatricians of South Africa: FC Paed(SA) from the College of Medicine South Africa (CMSA). He spent 2 years rotating through child and adolescent psychiatric units throughout the United Kingdom. Dr Chetty has been practicing as a Specialist Paediatrician for 8 years. “Children, by their very nature are innocent and endure health issues, by no fault of their own. Watching my patients respond positively to our medical interventions and seeing the joy in the parents’ eyes is what drives us Paediatricians to continue doing what we do, however challenging it may become. Managing neonates, especially, premature babies and watching them grow from 800g, while admitted for weeks (and months) in neonatal ICU, is a phenomenal experience and knowing that you are helping a family create years and years of memories with their child is a very fulfilling feeling. Whilst many of my colleagues ventured into big cities to start their specialist practices, I have always wanted to come back to my hometown and give back to my community, to support our GPs and the healthcare system, with the overall aim of improving child health,” shared Dr Chetty.

Dr Strinivasen Gounden – Physician

Tel: 032 552 2450 | E-mail: info@sgpmedical.co.za | Doctor’s Suites – Suite 3

Strinivasen (also known as Vasen) Gounden, grew up in Tugela and is currently residing in Tongaat. He studied the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree (MBChB) at the University of Pretoria, obtained his Fellowship of the College of Physicians of South Africa (FCP(SA)) and Master of Medicine (MMed) – Internal Medicine from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). Dr Gounden has been practicing as a Specialist Physician for 4 years. “What I love most about my job is helping patients during their most difficult times in their lives – when they’re unwell. For me, KwaDukuza has always been home. I went to school here, was a medical officer here and gained the experience and training in my field from working here, therefore, I have an appreciation for this community and share a close bond with the people of KwaDukuza,” shared Dr Gounden.

Dr Dhiren Sadhabiriss – Physician

Tel: 032 552 2450 | E-mail: info@sgpmedical.co.za | Doctor’s Suites – Suite 3

Dhiren Sadhabiriss, grew up in the North Coast and is currently residing in La Mercy. He studied the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree (MBChB), obtained his Fellowship of the College of Physicians of South Africa (FCP(SA)) and Master of Medicine (MMed) – Internal Medicine from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). He is currently a fellow in critical care at UKZN. Dr Sadhabiriss has been practicing as a Specialist Physician for 5 years. “To make people feel better is what my passion is. I enjoy practicing in this close-knit community of KwaDukuza, and I have a close-knit relationship with all my patients. I genuinely care for the general wellbeing of this community. I am intrigued by the esoteric diagnosis which we come across and the interesting pathology from a doctor’s perspective. We endeavour to focus on preventive healthcare,” shared Dr Sadhabiriss.

Dr Niresha Mudaly – Psychiatrist

Tel: 084 561 1353 | E-mail: nmudaly@gmail.com | Doctor’s Suites – Suite 1

Dr Niresha Mudaly, grew up in KwaDukuza and is currently residing in Ballito. She studied the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees (MBChB) at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, the Diploma in Mental Health of the College of Psychiatrists of South Africa: DMH(SA) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and obtained her Fellowship of the College of Psychiatrists of South Africa: FC Psych(SA). Dr Mudaly has been practicing as a Specialist Psychiatrist for 11 years. “I am very passionate about bringing my skills and this discipline to this area which was previously my hometown. There is usually a stigma related to mental health and the community previously did not have access to mental health services. I am the only psychiatrist in the iLembe District and manage their state service. I will continue to improve the delivery of service and see to the mental wellness of all my patients from both private and state facilities,” shared Dr Mudaly.

Dr Zemfundo Portia Malevu – Radiologist

Tel: 032 815 3190 | E-mail: xraykphradiology@gmail.com

Dr Zemfundo Portia Malevu, grew up in Kwa-Mbonambi Reserve in Empangeni and is currently residing in Salt Rock. She studied the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree (MBChB) at the Nelson Mandela School of Medicine at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and obtained her Fellowship of the College of Diagnostic Radiologists of South Africa: FC Rad Diag (SA). Dr Malevu has been practicing as a Radiologist for the past 10 years. “I am passionate about radiology because it is one field that encompasses most (if not all) medical disciplines by making use of digital imaging modalities in assisting various specialists in managing their patients. I worked at the General Justice Gizenga Mpanza Regional Hospital for 3 years before opening a private radiology practice in the central business district of KwaDukuza, which has been servicing the local general practitioners by providing various imaging modalities. I enjoy being part of the KwaDukuza Private Hospital specialist team, who are working tirelessly to improve the lives and promoting the health of the Kwa-Dukuza community at large,” shared Dr Malevu.

Dr Sandhir Maharaj – Surgeon

Tel: 032 945 7158 / 032 945 7503 | E-mail: admin@surgicalaccess.co.za | Timeshare – Suite 1C

Dr Sandhir Premlall Maharaj, grew up in KwaDukuza and is currently residing in Mount Edgecombe. He studied the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees (MBChB), his Masters of Medicine (MMed), and obtained his Fellowship of the College of Surgeons of South Africa: FCS(SA) at the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). Dr Maharaj has been practicing as a specialist general surgeon for 5 years and has also completed laparoscopic surgical skills courses. “I love the fact that I can make a positive difference to a patient, and put a smile back on their face – this is my sole focus and what makes me passionate about my job. It’s truly inspirational to come back and serve the community I grew up in. With KwaDukuza being one of the fastest developing Districts in the country, it is heartening to practise in such an environment where essential skilled services are in demand,” shared Dr Maharaj.

Dr Navendran Govender –  Surgeon

Tel: 032 946 6964 | E-mail: drnavgovender@gmail.com | Doctor’s Suites – Suite 4

Dr Navendran (also known as Nav) Govender, grew up in Chatsworth and is currently residing in Ballito. He studied the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees (MBChB) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and obtained his Fellowship of the College of Surgeons of South Africa: FCS(SA). Dr Govender has been practicing as a Specialist General Surgeon for 13 years. Dr Govender’s main focus is on the the abdomen. He is a leader in advanced laparoscopic surgery. His focus is upper GI surgery, including anti-reflux surgery, gastric surgery , cholecystectomy and liver surgery. He has an interest in lower GI surgery with a focus on non-benign and benign colonic and rectal surgery. Further to that, other interests include the Breast and Thyroid. “I love helping people – that’s what makes me passionate about my job as a general surgeon. This field allows me to fix somebody quickly and help them to feel immediate relief. I enjoy working at KwaDukuza Private Hospital. The facility is good, and the environment is pleasant. There are no issues working at KPH and I am happy to work here in the community of KwaDukuza”, shared Dr Govender.

Dr Pierry K Kabongo – Surgeon

Tel: 032 815 3000 /060 348 0958 | Timeshare – Suite 1B

Dr Kabongo hails from the Democratic Republic of Congo. He graduated from the School of Medicine (Universite de Lubumbashi) DR Congo, in 2003. In 2021 he obtained his fellowship of the College of Surgeons of South Africa from the College of Medicine of South Africa and his Master of Medicine (Surgery) from the University of Kwazulu-Natal.

Dr Kabongo has worked in General Surgery at various medical facilities in Africa and South Africa, the last being Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital.

Dr Eneshra Padayachee – Urologist

Tel: 032 586 0504 | E-mail: purologyreception@gmail.com | Doctor’s Suites – Suite 4

Dr Eneshra Padayachee, grew up in Pietermaritzburg and is currently residing in Sheffield beach along the North Coast. He studied the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree (MBChB) and the Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), as well as obtained his Fellowship of the College of Urologists of South Africa: FC Urol(SA). Dr Padayachee has been practicing as a Specialist Urologist for the past 13 years. “I am passionate about my field of work because urology is always evolving, and I find that intriguing. I am all for minimal invasive surgery. I enjoy seeing to patients who come in with problems and leave the hospital feeling better. I am very happy working at KwaDukuza Private Hospital and serving this community of KwaDukuza has been a pleasure. I am excited about working with the team of specialists at KPH, the hospital management and the staff to make KPH a success”, shared Dr Padayachee.