ABOUT Dr André van Rooyen


Dr André van Rooyen

Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Dr André van Rooyen obtained his undergraduate degree (MBChB) from the University of Stellenbosch in 1984. He completed his Internship in Uitenhage, after which, during a period of National Service, he served at 2 Military Hospital, Wynberg in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. During that time, he obtained a Diploma in Obstetrics from the College of Medicine of South Africa. He then decided to specialize in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. At first, he worked as a Medical Officer and thereafter as a registrar in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the University of Stellenbosch at Tygerberg Hospital. In 1990 he was awarded the GP Charlewood medal of excellence from the College of Medicine of South Africa for being the candidate who had achieved the best results in the Part I examination of the fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (FCOG SA). He obtained a Masters degree in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from the University of Stellenbosch in 1993. In the same year he was elected a Fellow of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa. In 1994 he spent 6 months at the University Hospital in Gasthuisberg, which is affiliated to the University of Leuven in Belgium. Here he underwent training in infertility and laparoscopic surgery. He returned to South Africa in 1994 and after a short period as a consultant in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Tygerberg hospital, Dr van Rooyen decided to commence private practice in Paarl.

Dr van Rooyen has extensive experience in many aspects of obstetrical and gynaecological care. His professional interests include the care of routine and high-risk obstetric patients, as well as general gynaecology. His special interests are minimal invasive surgery, urogynaecology and menopause related matters.

Dr van Rooyen also successfully completed the mediation course of the Department of Law, University of Cape Town and is a qualified mediator for Mediation in Motion (MiM).

Dr van Rooyen lives in the beautiful Boland town of Paarl with his wife Barbara (a general practitioner). They have 2 adult daughters Mia and Emma.

For relaxation, Dr van Rooyen heads for the outdoors on his mountain bike.

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