Wooden Tongue Spatula
Patient Information

ENT Practice

Dr Pieter Naudé grew up on a farm in the Northern Cape. He obtained his MB.ChB degree from Stellenbosch University in 2003. His ENT career started when he joined the Western Cape ENT Outreach Project, where he worked as a medical officer for two years. He completed his specialist training at Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg Hospital and obtained his FCORL (SA) degree in 2013.

He left Tygerberg in 2014 and went on a short ENT clinical observership to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London. After his return to Cape Town, he worked as a consultant at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, where he still has a sessional appointment. Dr Naudé also formed part of the Western Cape Speech and Hearing project and is still involved in the pilot phase of this project at the new Mitchell's Plain Hospital.

He loves children and has a special interest in paediatric ENT conditions, especially paediatric hearing loss and airway disease. He is a member of the ENT Society of South Africa. Dr Naudé is married to dr Iréne McLachlan, who is currently specializing in Dermatology at Tygerberg Hospital. They have a 2-year old son.

What happens during a visit to an ENT?

During your visit I will spend some time asking you about your main compliant: when did it start, how often, what other symptoms do you have? All these can help me find the cause of your problem.

During the examination I will look into your ears, nose and throat, sometimes with special instruments and cameras. I might also palpate certain areas in your neck, face and mouth to try and find more clues. There are also some special tests that I can perform in my rooms to further help me, and some conditions need even more specialised tests like a CT or MRI scan.

I can take pictures or videos of the areas that I examine and use these with the latest technology to make you understand your problem better. I love explaining things, and believe that your understanding of your condition is a crucial part of the treatment thereof. This will also allow you to be part of the decision on how to manage your problem.