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Dr. I Chamisa’s Education and Work History







Dr I Chamisa

MBChB, MRCS (Glasg.), FRCS ( Glasg.), FCS (SA), F.MAS (WALS)
Specialist General Surgeon and Laparoscopic Surgeon, Proctologist & Pelvic floor surgeon

Dr. I Chamisa is a Specialist General Surgeon with broad interests in Colorectal Surgery, Gastroenterology, Breast Disease, Hernia Repair, Thyroid Disease, Gallbladder Disorders and Laparoscopic Surgery. He graduated MB ChB at the University of Zimbabwe and did his internship at Mpilo and Bulawayo Central Hospitals in Zimbabwe. He then moved to South Africa to pursue his post-graduate training in Surgery. A couple of years later he left South Africa for the United Kingdom where he completed his Surgical Residence in England, Scotland and Wales. He is a Member and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Upon completion of his Surgical training in the United Kingdom, he moved back to Durban, South Africa where he did part of his Surgical training at the University of Kwazulu Natal. He went on to obtain the Fellowship of the College of Surgeons of South Africa.
In 2008 he moved to Kalafong Hospital and the University of Pretoria where he worked as a Consultant General Surgeon and Senior Lecturer. He then moved to Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town in 2010 where he did his further training in Colorectal Surgery. He has been in Private Practice since 2011. However, he is still attached to the University of Pretoria where he assists with teaching and training of undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Special Surgical interests:

Minimal access Surgery, Surgical Gastroenterology, Colorectal Surgery, Breast Surgery, Gallbladder Surgery, Repair of Hernias, Training of young Surgeons and Medical students, Research and Publications and Surgical Auditing.

Membership of Professional Boards:

Member of Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI)
Member of the World Laparoscopic Surgeons ( WALS)
Member of the Association of Surgeons of South Africa ( ASSA)
Member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons ( SAGES)
Member of the Pelvic Floor Society of the United Kingdom.
Member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

Professional Registration:

  •  Health Professions Council of South Africa – Specialist Register – General Surgeon
  •  Health Professional Council of Zimbabwe- Specialist General Surgeon

Extra-curriculum activities:

My passion for life include long-distance running, cycling, hiking camping and 4 x 4 adventure rides. I have done 11 comrades marathons and my next challenge is to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro.

Publications and Research

  1. Gudena R, Chamisa I, Jenkinson JR. How good are we at assessing acute abdominal pain? – A prospective audit of surgical history taking. Irish Journal of Medical Sciences. Sept. 2004; 173 (3): a63
  2. Chamisa I. Fatal vascular retroperitoneal injury following a bone marrow biopsy. A case report and brief review of the subject. SAMJ; April 2007; Vol 97, No 4:246
  3. Chamisa I, Zulu BMW. “Setting the records straight” – A prospective audit of the quality of clinical case notes in a surgical department. SAJS 2007; Vol 45, No 3: 92-95.
  4. Chamisa 1. Snapshots in Surgery: Sigmoid Volvulus: Br. J Surg; 94:2007
  5. Chamisa I, Nikolov B, Bam QT. Duplex appendicitis: Scientific letter: SAMJ 2007; Vol 97, No 9, 843.
  6. Chamisa I. Civilian abdominal gunshot wounds in Durban: A prospective review of 78 cases. Ann of R Coll Surg Engl 2008
  7. Chamisa I. Secondary abdominal compartment syndrome in a patient with isolated extraperitoneal injuries. Case report: Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg 2008. No 3; 313-314
  8. Chamisa I. Why is surgery cancelled? A retrospective evaluation. SAJS 2008; 46 (3): 79-81
  9. Chamisa I. Primary gastric Kaposi’s sarcoma presenting first with upper gastrointestinal bleeding and abdominal pain: A case report. South African Gastroenterology. Volume 6 Number 1, March 2008.
  10. Chamisa I. A clinicopathological review of 324 appendices removed for acute appendicitis in Durban, South Africa: Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2009; 91: 688-692
  11. Chamisa I. Pseudomyxoma extraperitonei of ovarian origin and mimicking a psoas abscess. Gynecological Surgery Volume 8, Issue 3(2011) 373-375.

Chapter Contributed in a Book

I have contributed a chapter in the following textbook: Title: Appendicitis – A Collection of Essays from Around the World: Edited by Anthony Lander, ISBN 978-953-307-814-4, Hard cover, 226 pages, Publisher: InTech, Published: January 11, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license, in subject Gastroenterology
DOI: 10.5772/1552