About Us

The Practice

The Practice

Our Orthopaedic practice was founded in 2010, with our first branch at JMH City Hospital. Our aim was to provide a general Orthopaedic service to the hospital; based on evidence based medicine, ethical and cost effective medical practice. Since then the practice has grown into the current three branches, at City Hospital, Isipingo Hospital and at Netcare Umhlanga Hospital. The consulting rooms in Umhlanga Hospital has only just opened, and is an exciting addition to the practice, due to the pleasant location and world class facilities available here. Our patients will have access to some of the best theatre and ward facilities, with the backing of the Netcare group.

Over the past five years or so, we have aimed at developing academically, with each of the two founding surgeons developing a niche sub-speciality. Dr Calvin Veerasamy has developed into a shoulder surgeon, tackling most of the common shoulder problems arthroscopically (ie via minimally invasive means). Dr Viren Kasipersad has taken an interest in foot and ankle pathology, including ankle arthroscopy. In addition to these, both surgeons perform Arthroplasty (hip and knee joint replacements); knee surgery (including ligament reconstructions); all trauma, including pelvic and polytrauma patients. A large number of day cases for "minor" Orthopaedic problems are also encountered.

We look forward to continue providing an Orthopaedic service of excellence to all our patients.

Netcare Umhlanga Hospital

Netcare Umhlanga Hospital
Hospital Rd, Umhlanga, 4319

Netcare Umhlanga Hospital's state of the art facilities are complimented by a team of dedicated specialist, outstanding nursing care and amongst the most sophisticated equipment in the world. Our 204 bedded facility has 8 operating theatres as well as new state of the art Arthroscopic Equipment

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Ethekwini Hospital

Ethekwini Hospital
11 Riverhorse Drive, Queen Nandi Drive

Ethekwini Hospital is an ultra-sophisticated and digitally integrated hospital north of Durban. It is currently a 250 bed hospital with 42 ICU beds.

It offers ease of access as well as specialists across all disciplines as well as a variety of super specialized services.

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Isipingo Hospital

Isipingo Hospital
162 Old Main Road, Isipingo, 4133

Isipingo Hospital is well-known for quality nursing care with a 24-hour trauma unit.

Primarily serving patients in the Isipingo area, Isipingo Hospital provides comprehensive healthcare services in an ever expanding facility.

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Dr Viren Kasipersad
MBChB, HDip Orth(SA), FC Orth(SA)

Dr Kasipersad is an Orthopaedic surgeon, currently in full time Private Practice in Durban, practicing at Umhlanga, City and Isipingo Hospitals, together with his partner, Dr Calvin Veerasamy. He is married with two sons, aged one and ten years old, and resides in Mount Edgecombe. He has a passion for cycling, squash and enjoys exploring South Africa, especially the Drakensberg Mountains, which is a regular getaway for his family. He has successfully completed many cycling races, the highlight being the Cape-Argus Cycle Tour, of which he has participated in three. He also regularly participates in The Amashova Durban Classic cycle tour.

Dr Kasipersad graduated as an Orthopaedic Surgeon in Durban and was mentored by the world renowned Spinal surgeon, Professor S Govender. Academically he has taken an interest in foot and ankle pathology, but practices the full spectrum of general Orthopaedics, excluding spine surgery.

He has published a review article in the South African Orthopaedic Journal, covering the topic of HIV infection and Orthopaedics.

He is currently busy with the practice's latest endeavour; the new branch which has just opened doors at Netcare Umhlanga Hospital. This promises to be an exciting chapter in the evolution of this Orthopaedic practice.

Dr Calvin Veerasamy
MBChB, HDip Orth(SA), FC Orth(SA)

Dr Veerasamy is a fellow of the College of Orthopaedic Surgeons of South Africa having qualified in 2009 under the guidance of the University of Kwazulu Natal which was headed by Prof S Govender. Having been the Head of Department of RK Khans Hospital Orthopaedics where he has gained years of experience, Dr Veerasamy uses all that work experience in his private practice today.

His fields of expertise include:

~Shoulder Surgery~
~ Sport Injuries including ligament injuries of the knee ~
~ Pelvic and Acetabular Trauma ~
~ Deformity correction with the use of Illizarov type frames ~
~ Knee and Hip Arthroplasty ~

In his spare time Dr Veerasamy enjoys 4x4 activities, fishing. He cycles to keep fit having competed in many Amashova, 94.7 and Argus cycle tours.