MEET THE surgeons
Dr. Lionel Jedeikin
Facial and Rhinoplasty Specialist
Dr. Lionel Jedeikin is a Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon whose life ambition has been to establish and manage a fully registered Surgical facility. He is a director and the CEO of Alchimia Clinic. Alchimia was born in April 2016 , after many hours of planning, preparation and enthusiasm. He prides himself on the fact that this small 4 bed hospital with two operating theaters, has been equipped and staffed, with no expense spared. Brand new surgical and anaesthetic equipment (GE) , including the mandatory air-conditioning and sterilizing equipment, has been installed by the best professionals and brands in the field.
“I inspect the clinic two to three times a day emphasizing to my staff that sterility is paramount.”, says Dr. Jedeikin.Read More
Patient care, with particular reference to preoperative, intraop and postop attention has been stressed to his well trained and certified staff. Alchimia has been highly reviewed by Surgeons who have utilized the clinic. The administrative staff, under the watchful eye of Debbie Arelisky are mandated to deliver an excellent and satisfying experience to both Surgeon and their patients.
Dr. Dale Geoffreys
Plastic Surgeon : Body Contouring , Liposuction and Breast Specialist
Dr. Geoffreys finished his medical training at the University of Cape town in 2001, after which he did the standard internship and community service years. Dr Geoffreys then ventured overseas and spent almost 2 years in Glasgow, Scotland at the Nuffield Hospital where he interest in plastic surgery started in earnest.
He was encouraged to follow his dream whilst under the mentorship of some of the leading plastic surgeons in Scotland, and the greater UK.Read More
Dr Geoffreys arrived back in Cape town in 2006 when he did 3 years of general surgery training at Groote Schuur Hospital until the opportunity arose to move to the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, and start his specialist Plastic Surgery training.
Dr Geoffreys trained at the Johannesburg General Hospital, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, and Helen Joseph Hospital where he was exposed to wide ranging pathologies, including cosmetic procedures under the guidance of some of the most renowned private plastic surgeons in Johannesburg.
Dr Geoffreys completed his training and obtained his Fellowship from the College of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA) in 2013. He then spent 2 years as a consultant in the public and private sector where he honed his skills in complex reconstructive work including microsurgery, as well as cosmetic surgery.
Dr. Aimee Jenkin
Plastic Surgeon : Breast Specialist
Dr Jenkin completed her undergraduate training at The University of the Witwatersrand in 2001. After working and traveling abroad for a year she returned to South Africa to complete her internship and community service training in the Eastern Cape. It was here, under the mentorship of a few dedicated surgeons, whose passion for their patients and craft, inspired a career in Surgery.
Back in Johannesburg on the Wits surgical training circuit Plastic Surgery quickly became the obvious choice, combining the artistry and technicality that exemplifies this surgical specialty. Dr Jenkin completed her training as a Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon in 2012 and continued to work at Johannesburg’s main teaching hospital , Charlotte MaxekeRead More
The call of the Cape had been getting louder and louder and in November 2014 she and her husband relocated to the Mother City, setting up practice at Netcare Kuilsriver Hospital until the arrival of her first child in 2015. She and her husband, a vascular surgeon at Christiaan Barnard, are now living and working in the City Bowl. Dr Jenkin has been assisting fellow surgeons with long or complicated cases whilst caring for her 2 small boys for the past few years.
Out of the operating theatre Dr Jenkin enjoys gardening, swimming and exploring the mountains and forests with her boys. Technical lego has also become a necessary obsession. Dr Jenkin is now one of the fully qualified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons offering affordable breast surgery at YourBreast as well as a general Cosmetic and Reconstructive practice at Alchimia Clinic in Cape Town.
Dr. Gareth Tjasink
Body Contouring, Liposuction and Breast Specialist
After completion of my Matric at Dale College in the Eastern Cape, I travelled abroad to the United States of America to begin my undergraduate Pre-Med degree. I then attended Medical school at the University of Cape Town, completing my degree in 2005. Following this I worked on the University of Witwatersrand medical circuit, completing 3 years as a general surgery registrar, and 5 years as a Plastic Surgery Registrar. Since then I have run a Burns unit in Leratong Hospital and worked closely with my mentor, Professor Russell Walton, in my cosmetic practise.Read More
I am a National Trainer for Restylane products and regularly teach other Doctors and Specialist the nuances of this burgeoning field. This has also offered me the opportunity to travel internationally to learn the latest techniques on offer.
My interests are vast and varied, covering all aspects that our discipline has on offer, from reconstruction to cosmetics. I enjoy this unique speciality immensely and couldn’t imagine doing anything else
Dr. David Lovric
Plastic Surgeon : Body Contouring Specialist
With 25 years of experience in plastic surgery, Dr Lovric is known for his breast and body contouring surgery and is passionate about creating a natural result which he believes his patients deserve, both now and in the future. Dr Lovric has extensive experience with most forms of liposuction surgery including S.A.F.E. lipo. He sculpts the body fat to achieve well proportioned and desirable results.
Having trained at the University of Witwatersrand Plastic Surgery Department, Dr Lovric has immense experience in Hand Surgery and Microsurgery and set up the Free Flap Reconstructions at Tygerberg Academic Hospital before he moved into Private Practice at Christiaan Barnard Memorial in 2003.
He is an incredibly conscientious surgeon employing as many methods as possible to ensure that his patients are safe, happy and satisfied with their surgical results.
Dr. Lovric has been granted operating privileges at Alchimia Clinic where he will be concentrating on body contouring surgery, fat and stem cell rejuvenation to the face and other non invasive surgical procedures.
Dr. Hamzah Mustak
Cosmetic Oculoplastic Surgeon
Dr. Hamzah Mustak is an ophthalmologist with a special interest in ocular oncology, oculoplastic and orbital surgery. He is a member of the International Society of Ocular Oncology and heads the oncology, orbital and oculoplastic service in the division of ophthalmology at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town.
Dr. Mustak completed his specialist training in ophthalmology at the University of Cape Town and continued with a fellowship in orbital and oculoplastic surgery at the Stein Eye Institute in Los Angeles, under Professor Robert Goldberg, in 2017. During his fellowship he developed a strong interest in upper facial cosmetic surgery as well as non-surgical cosmetic procedures, in particular the use of hyaluronic acid gel fillers and botox in the peri-ocular region.Read More
His clinical interests include endoscopic orbital surgery, thyroid associated orbitopathy, non-surgical management of eyelid malpositions and periocular and upper facial rejuvenation. His academic interests include functional uses of facial fillers as well as complications of cosmetic filler injections.
He served as chair for the Ophthalmology Society of South Africa’s symposium on ocular oncology at the 2018 World Ophthalmology Congress in Barcelona. He collaborated with Professor Darlene Lubbe in the development of endoscopic transorbital surgery and is co-author of the Karl Storz silver book on the transorbital approach to sphenoid wing meningiomas.
Dr Mustak’s wife is also a doctor dedicated to women’s health and is an integral part of the team at breast cancer screening practice in Panorama.