Dr Preyen Naidu completed his undergraduate training in medicine at the University of Natal in 2004. After completing his Internship at Tygerberg Hospital in 2005, and community service at Mitchell's Plain and GF Jooste Hospitals in 2006, he returned to Durban where he completed his specialty training in orthopaedic surgery in 2013.
He spent three years training at the arthroplasty unit at the academic hospital in Durban, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, under Professor IE Goga. During this time Dr Naidu gained experience in hip and knee replacement surgery, as well as revision surgeries, working closely with Dr Koos Jordaan, the current head of department of the arthroplasty unit at Tygerberg Hospital. In 2014 he graduated from the Smith and Nephew Arthroplasty Academy traveling fellowship, visiting various expert surgeons around South Africa and Belgium.
Dr Naidu stayed on at the arthroplasty unit after completing his fellowship, and remained involved in the training of undergraduate medical students, as well as training the UKZN registrars in orthopaedic surgery. Whilst at the academic hospital, Dr Naidu spent a year training at the Sports Medicine Unit with Dr Paul Ryan gaining exposure to knee ligament reconstruction and shoulder surgery. Dr Naidu was also involved in running a weekly orthopaedic trauma slate at Addington Hospital, and attended to orthopaedic patients at the Level One Trauma Centre and ICU at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital. In 2016 Dr Naidu and his wife, Dr Renusha Narismulu (Specialist Physician and Nephrologist), decided to embark on their next adventure, and start a private practice in the beautiful city of Cape Town. Dr Naidu is currently the resident hip and knee surgeon at Netcare Blaauwberg Hospital.
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Watch Dr Preyen Naidu's Presentation on Arthroplasty