About Dr Lyn Kenneth
Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
After completing my undergraduate training (1998), internship (1999) & community service (2000) in KwaZulu Natal, I became involved in voluntary medical mission work to various parts of Africa. The latter included a stint as the only attending doctor on board the MV Doulos (with 300 crew including 50 children) on her voyage from Cape Town to West Africa in 2002-3. My exposure to womens’ health made me realise that the benefit of treating a woman and keeping her healthy translated into good health for her family, and for the community as a whole.
I returned to Cape Town to specialize in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the University of Stellenbosch (2004-2008), also completing my Masters’ degree (2008) on hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, one of the world’s leading causes of maternal morbidity & mortality. Having worked at all levels of care, my passion for serving the underserved was the impetus that led to an 18yr-long career in the public sector.
Approximately half of those years have been spent as a Specialist Obstetrician/Gynaecologist in the Western Cape, which combined my love for clinical work with student & midwife teaching at the Universities of Stellenbosch & Cape Town. My final role before joining the private sector was serving as the District Obstetrician & Gynaecologist for Metro West, a vast area spanning from False Bay to Atlantis.
I enjoy managing both high and low risk pregnancies as well as offering a full gynaecological service with special interests in family planning, cervical cancer prevention (colposcopy), menopause and management of osteoperosis. Since joining the private sector, I have completed additional courses in minimally invasive surgery with most gynaecological surgical procedures now being offered laparascopically.
A fair amount of time is spent educating patients about their specific condition, providing them with all the possible therapeutic options and information required to make an informed decision. Women are encouraged and empowered to take responsibility for their health by being involved in the decision-making process. When necessary I am willing to use a multidisciplinary approach to manage my patients’ needs as holistically as possible.
MBChB (UKZN) DCH (SA) FCOG (SA) MMed (O&G)
“ Women are encouraged and empowered to take responsibility for their health by being involved in the decision-making process. When necessary I am willing to use a multidisciplinary approach to manage my patients’ needs as holistically as possible. ”
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