Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons of South Africa


"...our society represents the interests of Cardiothoracic Surgeons in South Africa, to promote the practice of cardiothoracic surgery and in so doing to develop good relationships with other societies and disciplines in South Africa and abroad"

Who can become a member?

Membership is open to all registered medical or paramedical practitioner providing that his/her specialist practice is either confined to the speciality of Cardiothoracic Surgery, or his/her practice is such as to give him/her a special interest in the subject of Cardiothoracic Surgery.


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Cardiothoracic Surgery In South Africa

Cardiac Surgery is a surgical discipline which offers surgical interventions and peri-operative care.


The Society is an official group of the South African Medical Association (SAMA).

Executive Committee

Meet the Executive Commitee of SCTSSA making things happen in and around South Africa.

In view of the public statements made on social media by one of its members regarding vaccination, the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons of South Africa wishes to state unequivocally that it does not support, condone or endorse the opinions expressed. The Society supports all measures and endeavours to fight the pandemic including vaccination


Message From SCTSSA Executive Committee

It is with great sadness that we learn of the tragic passing of our colleague, Dr Curnick Siyabonga Mahlangu, taken in the prime of his life, together with Dr Kgopotso Rudolph Mononyane, Sister Mpho Xaba, Sinjin Joshua Farrance and Mark Stoxreiter.  Our heartfelt condolences go out to their families, friends and colleagues.


Open Heart Surgery Outperforms Stents in Patients with Multivessel Disease

Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery may be the best treatment option for most patients with more than one blocked heart artery, according to research published online today in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery