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Dr Attila Szabo


Dr Szabo is a fellowship trained spine surgeon with 20 years of experience in managing orthopaedic and spine conditions including orthopaedic and spine trauma. He has a special interest in the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with spinal disorders. 

Dr Szabo treats the spectrum of neck and back conditions. His goal is your best functional recovery, through the least invasive intervention. He will provide you with a clear treatment plan, which often does not involve surgery. He has extensive experience providing second opinions and can be a trusted source for you before deciding on having surgery.

In cases where surgery is necessary, Dr. Szabo delivers proven procedures using latest techniques and innovations in spine surgery. Depending on the patient’s condition, Dr. Szabo performs spinal surgery using traditional techniques or using the latest, cutting edge surgical technologies. These include minimally invasive, microscope-assisted cervical and lumbar discectomy, decompression and fusion, disc replacement, microsurgical lumbar laminotomy and kyphoplasty. For certain types of spinal problems, these surgical techniques can eliminate the need for spinal fusion. Minimally invasive surgery results in less pain, trauma and scarring, and a more functional recovery. 

Dr Szabo has rooms at Mediclinic Cape Town, on the slopes of Table Mountain, in the historic center of one of the most beautiful cities. The Clinic’s facilities are designed for the most pleasant and relaxed experience possible while undergoing your medical treatment. Dr Szabo has recently opened rooms at Netcare Blaauwberg Hospital to provide care for patients with spinal problems as a part of the multi-disciplinary orthopaedic service offered at the hospital.