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Dr Marichelle Coetzee established her practice in Thoracic surgery at Paarl Mediclinic in 2019. The primary focus is on various aspects of Thoracic surgery, including Diagnostic, Therapeutic, and Palliative treatments all delivered predominantly through minimally invasive procedures. Her expertise lies in the management of Lung Malignancies, Thoracic trauma, and Thoracic reconstruction, which encompasses Pectus excavatum surgery.

Journey to Success.

Dr Marichelle Coetzee embarked on her medical journey at the esteemed University of Stellenbosch, where she pursued her undergraduate education in medicine. In 2006, she completed her degree Cum Laude, laying the foundation for her future success in the medical field. Following her graduation, Dr Coetzee embarked on her postgraduate training, immersing herself in every aspect of her chosen specialty. After completing her internship and community service at Boitumelo Hospital in Kroonstad, Dr Coetzee discovered her passion for Cardiothoracic surgery. With a desire to learn and excel in this challenging field, Dr Coetzee secured a Medical Officer position in the prestigious Cardiothoracic Surgery department at the University of Stellenbosch. It was here that she proved herself as a dedicated and skilled surgeon, consistently delivering exceptional patient care.

Breaking Barriers and Paving the Way

In 2010, Dr Marichelle Coetzee made history as the first female to embark on the rigorous training program to become a Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Tygerberg Hospital. This groundbreaking achievement served as an inspiration to aspiring female surgeons, breaking down barriers and shattering gender stereotypes. Dr Coetzee’s determination and resilience set an example to strive for excellence. Aiming for continual growth and advancement, Dr Coetzee temporarily took a break from her demanding career to start a family. However, her passion for surgery remained steadfast, leading her to take her FC Cardio (SA) examination in 2018. With her vast knowledge and experience in the field, she performed exceptionally well, earning her a place in the prestigious College of Cardiothoracic Surgeons of South Africa. Despite the primary focus on Thoracic surgery, Dr Coetzee continues to contribute her skills and expertise to Cardiac surgery at various hospitals around Cape Town.