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Adriaan W Liebenberg W Adriaan Liebenberg

Author of books and scientific articles on Neurosurgery and health-related matters
Fellow of the College of Neurosurgeons of South Africa
Consultant Neurosurgeon at Bellville Melomed Hospital and Medi Clinic Paarl

Adriaan Willem Liebenberg was born on 14 March 1970 in Johannesburg. He grew up in several places including Namibia, Louis Trichardt, and Alice in the Eastern Cape and underwent his Secondary School education at Grens High School in East London, matriculating in 1987.
In 1988 he started his studies in Medicine at Stellenbosch University and attained the MB ChB of the University of Stellenbosch and qualified as a Doctor in 1994.
He did the first half of his housemanship at Tygerberg Hospital rotating through surgery and orthopaedics. The second half he completed in Scotland, working in general medicine at Law Hospital in Wishaw, Lanarkshire. Following that he worked in accident and emergency at Ipswich and in medicine and accident and emergency at Arbroath.
At the end of 1996 he returned to South Africa where he worked in trauma at Tygerberg Hospital. He then joined the Department of Neurosurgery in 1997, first as a medical officer and then as a registrar. Following completion of the primary and intermediary examinations at the College of Neurosurgeons of South Africa, he left the department at the end of 2001 for the U.K. Working as a Senior Clinical Fellow in Neurosurgery at Hurstwood Park Neurological centre at Haywards Heath, West Sussex, he completed the final examination and became a Fellow of the College of Neurosurgeons of South Africa in 2003. In 2005, he returned to South Africa commenced private practice in Paarl, just outside of Cape Town. This is one of the oldest towns in South Africa and is nestled in the mountains in the premier wine-making region.

He currently works in Bellville Melomed, Medi Clinic Paarl and other hospitals. He has a special interest in spinal surgery.


Neurosurgery for Basic Surgical Trainees (Co-author: Reuben Johnson), Hippocrates Books, 2003
Neurosurgery Explained, Vesuvius Books, 2005
Neurosurgery Lecture Notes an International Curriculum Subtitle: An International Curriculum (Co-autjor: Lal Gunasekera), Vesuvius Books, 2006
Neurosurgery for GP's, Vesuvius Books, 2006
My Spine - Lumbar, Vesuvius Books, 2008
My Spine - Cervical, Vesuvius Books, 2008/2014
The Brain Surgeon's Diet, Vesuvius Books, 2012/2014
The Brain Surgeon's Diet / Die breinchirug se Dieet, Penguin Random House SA, 2015

Text by Adriaan Liebenberg

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