Dr Charl van den Berg completed his undergraduate studies in medicine (MBChB) at the University of Pretoria in 1995. He qualified as an orthopaedic surgeon in 2004 and holds both the MMed (Orth) degree from the University of Pretoria and the FCOrth(SA) qualification from the College of Orthopaedic Surgeons of South Africa. He is fully registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

He started a Private Practice in Claremont/Kingsbury Hospital in Cape Town in 2004 and moved to the Vergelegen Mediclinic Hospital in Somerset West in 2007. His practice and the Vergelegen Mediclinic are equipped with state of the art surgical and diagnostic equipment and are on a par with international standards. Friendly and efficient staff will deal with all your administrative and financial queries.

Dr van den Berg is an Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in shoulder surgery and the practice is dedicated to it. He has experience in the treatment of all shoulder conditions and takes a personal approach to your orthopaedic condition. He will only consider surgical management once conservative avenues have been fully explored. This includes the arthroscopic management of shoulder conditions as well as replacement surgery. While utilizing minimally invasive and arthroscopic surgical techniques, his patients will benefit from the latest international orthopaedic advances and equipment.

He is affiliated and a member of the following Professional Societies:

  • Health Professions Council of South Africa
  • South African Orthopaedic Association
  • South African Shoulder and Elbow Society
  • South African Knee Society

For continued professional development in orthopaedic and shoulder surgery he focuses on:

  • Meetings and workshops on local and international level (visits top surgeons and congresses at least twice a year in Europe and the USA)
  • Discussions with peer groups and surgeons (Part of the Western Cape Shoulder Group - Specialist Shoulder Surgeons meeting on a monthly basis to discuss the latest techniques in shoulder surgery)
  • Literature Study
  • Personal communication with internationally acclaimed surgeons

Dr van den Berg is actively involved in the training and education of fellow orthopaedic surgeons in the advanced field of arthroscopic surgery. He is regularly involved as a consultant in training sessions and cadaver workshops and welcomes visiting surgeons in his operating room.

Shoulder X-Ray Dr Charl van den Berg