Breast care

The management of conditions and diseases affecting the breast is a highly specialised medical field dealing with, amongst other, breast cancer, benign or non-cancerous breast conditions and other breast diseases affecting both women and men. Tremendous advances have been made in this field of medicine in the last decade or so, especially with regard to the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

Breast cancer: more hope, less fear (PDF)

Specialised breast care centres at Netcare hospitals

The first breastcare centre of excellence in the private sector in South Africa was established in 2001 by Netcare and Prof Carol-Ann Benn, a renowned specialist surgeon and breast disease specialist, at Netcare Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg. 

In April 2017, the Netcare Breast Care Centre of Excellence at Netcare Milpark Hospital was granted a three-year, full accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), administered by the American College of Surgeons. The centre received 100% compliance to 29 standards, and is one of only three breast care centres outside the USA that have been accredited by the NAPBC. This is a remarkable feat for South African healthcare, given that there are at present only three breast care centres.Read more (PDF)

It is common for individuals who were diagnosed with breast cancer to feel overwhelmed at the journey ahead of them. The patient navigation team at the Netcare Breast Care Centre of Excellence at Netcare Milpark Hospital support and assist patients every step of the way, guiding them through their individual treatment process. This service form a meaningful part of the comprehensive and multidisciplinary service offered at the centre. Read more (PDF

A specialised breast care centre has also been established at Netcare Blaauwberg Hospital in Cape Town. The breast care centres at Netcare hospitals follow a holistic approach in the management of breast conditions and diseases, with multidisciplinary teams of medical and healthcare professionals involved in the diagnosis, clinical assessment, counselling, treatment, breast reconstruction and patient support. A further focus is on preventative initiatives including awareness and education.

Breast care centre of excellence

Netcare Milpark Hospital

Prof Carol Ann Benn
Tel: 011 480 5779
Fax: 011 726 8634
Suite E, Netcare Milpark Hospital,
9 Guild Road, Parktown

Plastic and reconstructive surgeons
Patient navigation team


  • Annica Rust – Tel: 079 538 2555

Specialised breastcare centre

Western Cape
Netcare Blaauwberg Hospital

Dr Wilandi Jacobs
Tel: 021 554 5579
Fax: 0866046205

Dr Krystina Marszalek
Tel: 021 554 5592
Fax: 021 554 5693

Dr Liezl du Toit
Tel: 021 554 5533
Fax: 086-516-6295

Netcare hospitals offering cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery

A number of Netcare hospitals across South Africa offer cosmetic breast surgery including breast reduction and breast augmentation (enhancement), as well as breast reconstruction surgery

Netcare hospitals Reconstructive breast surgery Cosmetic breast surgery

Eastern Cape

Netcare Greenacres Hospital


Netcare Akasia Hospital  
Netcare Constantia Day Hospital
Netcare Femina Hospital
Netcare Garden City Hospital
Netcare Jacaranda Hospital  
Netcare Krugersdorp Hospital
Netcare Linksfield Hospital
Netcare Linmed Hospital
Netcare Milpark Hospital
Netcare Montana Hospital  
Netcare ulbarton Hospital  
Netcare Olivedale Hospital
Netcare Park Lane Hospital
Netcare Pinehaven Hospital
Netcare Pretoria East Hospital
Netcare Rosebank Hospital
Netcare Sunninghill Hospital
Netcare Sunward Park Hospital
Netcare Union Hospital
Netcare Unitas Hospital
Netcare Waterfall City Hospital


Netcare Alberlito Hospital
Netcare St Anne's Hospital
Netcare St Augustine's Hospital
Netcare uMhlanga Hospital

Limpopo Province

Netcare Pholoso Hospital

North West Province

Netcare Ferncrest Hospital  

Western Cape

Netcare Blaauwberg Hospital
Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital 
Netcare N1 City Hospital