SASMFOS puts patients first. We assist in private and public practice, we also assist the public sector and those who are economically challenged to access first-class specialist medical services.
Our pro bono services include providing advice and council on treatments, procedures, access to funding and information. We also support various not-for-profit causes.
Our goal is to facilitate meaningful private-public initiatives. Our efforts include regular round tables to engage directly with senior public officials and other important decisionmakers. We also assist in mentoring stakeholders on important issues which impact upon our profession and on the provision of medical services at large.
Mediclinic Midstream collaborated with the provincial health department to give young patients pro bono cleft repair surgeries. Dr Sharan Naidoo performed three of the surgeries on a pro bono basis.
SASMFOS President, Dr Frits Hoogendijk, partnered with Operation Healing Hands to give Banyana Banyana star Ruth Luthuli a life-changing surgery.
A team of South African veterinarians and a maxillofacial surgeon succeeded in surgically lengthening the misaligned jaw of an adult male chimpanzee.
Carte Blanche investigates the process of innovative 3D facial implant / mandibular surgery, carried out by maxillofacial and oral surgeon, Dr Vivesh Rughubar.