Dr Petrus Cornelius Pelser

Dr Petrus Cornelius Pelser began his training after obtaining his medical degree at the University of Pretoria in 2001. After working as a medical intern at RK Khan Hospital in Kwa-Zulu Natal in 2002, Dr Pelser went on to complete his community service year as a Medical Officer at George Hospital. He then moved to the United Kingdom, where he was the Resident Medical Officer at NES Health Services in 2004. Upon returning, Dr Pelser felt compelled to further his knowledge and obtain his specialisation in Orthopaedic Surgery. After working as a Medical Officer in Orthopaedic Surgery at Pelonomi Hospital, Dr Pelser began his Masters in Orthopaedics at the University of the Free State in 2005.

After working as a registrar in the Academic Hospital Complex in Bloemfontein, Dr Pelser completed his Mmed in Orthopaedic Surgery in 2010. After completing a course in microsurgery through the University of Limpopo and a course in advanced hand surgery from the AO in 2011, Dr Pelser continued to work in this hospital as a specialist in hand surgery until 2016.

While in this position Dr Pelser attended a visiting fellowship in hand surgery in 2013 and also went to Sydney, Australia to complete a fellowship in Hand and Peripheral Nerve Surgery at the Royal North Shore Hospital in 2014. He has also attended the EWAS Wrist Arthroscopy Course Cape Town 2016 and 2018.

Having run his own private practice in Bloemfontein from 2010-2016, Dr Pelser opened the Garden Route Hand Unit in George in 2016. As a member of the South African Orthopaedic Association and the South African Society for Surgery of the Hand, Dr Pelser has extensive insight into orthopaedic surgery of the upper limb, and a particular niche in hand surgery.