Ivan Schewitz

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Dr Ivan Schewitz was born in South Africa. He qualified as a doctor at Cape Town University in 1974 and qualified as a Cardiothoracic Surgeon under Prof CN Barnard with further studies in Johannesburg under Prof Kingsley. He has presented at many South African and international medical meetings with a number of publications. His special interests are Minimally invasive thoracic surgery (Thoracoscopy). He has directed a number of wet-labs in South Africa as well as one in Istanbul training surgeons in Thorascopic techniques. He was involved in Botswana in setting up a Cardiothoracic Unit in Gaborone. He is an executive member of the Chest Wall International Group (CWIG), and has introduced the Nuss procedure to South Africa

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Pectus Excavatum is repairable with minimally invasive techniques. introduced by Prof Nuss it has changed the lives of countless young people. For the history of this condition click here.