DR NEVANDREN GOVENDER
I grew up as second of four sons, my father school principal and mother housewife. I grew up in Chatsworth. My passion for surgery started early, from as little as 3 I started dissecting insects and rodents. My passion for medicine more especially surgery forced me to work hard towards a place in medical school. Post Matric in 1994 I gained entry into UKZN Medical School (then Natal University). My passion for surgery continued to blossom and during my final year from a class of 120+ I was the only one who committed in our year end book to do surgery.
I did my internship in King Edward VIII Hospital in 2000, where surgery continued to intrigue me. During my community service at Prince Mshiyebi Hospital my focus again was surgery and orthopaedics. I went straight into a general surgery registrar post community service at the University of KZN. In 2007 I qualified as a surgeon with a Fellowship in the College of Surgeons (SA).
In 2008 I started in private practice. I have attended numerous laparoscopic courses locally and internationally and have gained immense experience and expertise in various general surgical laparoscopic surgeries. To date I have performed >10000 Laparoscopic procedures. In 2016 finished the Diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery at the University of Strasbourg (France).
On a more personal note I married my wife Anura in 2004 and my first daughter,Vivesha was born in 2005. I now have two more daughters, Ulisa and Kimishka. They are the heart of my life, although they seem to be always competing for time with my career. I enjoy spending family time when I can, as well as golf and fishing.