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Dr. Dirk Le Roux

MBChB (Pret) FCS (SA) CVS (SA)
Vascular Surgeon


Dirk le Roux grew up in Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth and completed his schooling in Pearson High. 

He subsequently completed his undergraduate studies in medicine at the University of Pretoria in 1992.

 

POSITIONS HELD:   

  • Intern Klerksdorp Tshepong Hospital
  • Medical Officer Surgery Klerksdorp Tshepong Hospital complex Internal Medicine and Surgery
  • Medical officer Pretoria Academic Hospital Surgery (1995)
  • General practitioner, Alberton (1995)
  • SHO urology, Paediatric Surgery, ICU, Orthopaedics (1996)
  • Registrar General Surgery (1997-2001)
  • Trauma Fellow Johannesburg Hospital, incl ICU (2001-2002)
  • Vascular Fellow Curamed unit for peripheral vascular surgery University of Pretoria Academic Hospital, Consultant Surgical ICU (2003-2004)

AWARDS:

Trubshaw medal for Most outstanding Candidate FCS Part 1a

EXPERIENCE:       

  • Wits Registrar Association (1999-2001)
  • Wits Surgical management Board (2001)
  • Trauma, Vascular and General Surgeon
  • Private practice Sunninghill Hospital
  • Endovascular and open surgery
  • General surgery and laparoscopic surgery

BOARD MEMBER:

VASSA 2003-2004 Fellow Representative
VASSA 2010 
Physicians Advisory Board – Sunninghill Hospital

RESEARCH:

Principal Investigator REMEDY BI 1160.47 (2006-2010)
Principal Investigator RE-COVER BI 1160.53 (2006-2008)
Principal Investigator RE-COVER II BI 1160.46 (2009-2011)
Principal Investigator TAMARIS EFC6145 (2008-2011)
Sub-Investigator Factor VII (2002)
Sub-Investigator NAPA-2
Sub-Investigator IMPACT 11974
Sub-Investigator Accela
Sub-Investigator Einstein 11702
Sub-Investigator BI 205.452 (2010-2011)

FURTHER MEDICAL EDUCATION:

ATLS  (1997, Refresher 2001)
Basic Surgical Skills Course (1997)
Train the Trainers (2001)
ATLS Instructors Course (2002)
BATLS/BART (2002)
9TH National Trauma Course (2002) - India
Charing Cross (2006 & 2008)
Vief (2007, 2009 & 2010)
ISECEM (2008)
Wits Bienieal (2006 & 2008)

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS:

  • Companion to Vascular Surgery' 3rd edition, edited byJonathan Beard and Peter Gaines. Chapter on vascular trauma. J V Marle, D le Roux 2005 (Now 4th edition)
  • Alternatives in Inguinal Hernia Repair (Ethicon Registrar Symposium, Cape Town, 2000)
  • BEST study. Clinical investigator London Heathrow Airport April 2002 (B Jacobson, M Veller et.al)
  • Heparin-induced Thrombocytopaenia in a Thrombocytic Patient (Pillai. J, Le Roux. DA, Loveland. J)   
  • The effect of Antiembolism Devices on Lower Limb Peak Venous Velocity in the Seated Position (SRS 2002). (Le Roux D, Pillai J, Britz R.)
  • Haemodynamic Changes and the Mechanism of Action of the Biomedical Manual Compression Foot Pump (SRS 2002). (Le Roux D, Pillai J, Britz R.)
  • Infra-inguinal occlusion disease, Carotid endarterectomy,
  • Aorta-iliac occlusion disease, Aorta Aneurysm, Renovascular hypertension, Mesenteric ischaemia  (Vascular General Meetings Pretoria Heart Hospital -2003)
  • Vascular procedures in the pelvis, Glomus tumours – surgical intervention, Surgical approach to chronic critical limb ischaemia
  • Thoracic dissections (Vascular General Meetings Pretoria Heart Hospital – 2004)
  • Mangled extremity – amputate or not, Deep vein thrombosis,
  • Diabetic foot (General Surgery Forum, University of Pretoria -2003)
  • Pre-operative work-up for major vascular surgical cases,
  • Complications in Vascular Surgery, Neurogenic pain syndrome and sympathectomy (General Surgery Forum, University of Pretoria -2004)
  • Varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency, Venous leg ulcers, DVT: treatment and prophylaxis (General Practitioner Symposia – Pretoria, Klerksdorp, 2003, 2004)
  • Cerebral monitoring during carotid endarterectomy (VASSA 2003) Published SAJS 2007 (Botes, Van Marle, Le Roux)
  • New techniques and Technology: Vascular Imaging. (WITS Biennial Symposium 2006)
  • Multivascular Procedures (Wits Biennial Symposium 2008)
  • VASSA 2010 – Duplex Doppler Ultrasound for chronic venous insufficiency
  • VASSA 2011 – AV fistula in the cubital fossa - Radio frequency and ablation of the great saphenous vein

INTERESTS:

  • AAA
  • EVAR
  • Venous ablation & surgery
  • Lymphoedema