BUSINESS NEWS - Dr Ariel Eyal, a vascular surgeon, will be opening a practice in George on 1 August. He is joining the team of specialists at George Mediclinic.
Dr Eyal explains what his field of expertise entails: "I operate on blood vessels. This includes the arteries throughout the body, whether they are narrowed, blocked or dilated. It also includes diseases of veins such as varicose veins."
Dr Eyal is one of only 48 vascular surgeons that currently practise in South Africa. He qualified as a doctor at Tukkies in 1998 and did his internship in Boksburg, before working at a missionary hospital in Natal for a while.
He completed his post-graduate studies in 2006 at Tukkies and the following year worked as a trauma surgeon in the trauma unit of the Johannesburg Hospital.
In the middle of 2010, he completed his super-specialist training at Wits and has since been practising in Midrand.
His practice in George will be located in Gloucester Avenue opposite Mediclinic George.
"We have decided to move to George to escape the city hustle and bustle. We love the outdoors and George is just such a beautiful place. The people at the hospital are fantastic. Once I have made contact with them, I knew this was the place where we had to be. One feels so at home. George is like a different world where people still respect each other."
Dr Eyal loves hunting, and his other hobby is collecting papers and relics that pertain to the South African history between the end of the Boer War and the establishment of the Union of South Africa.
This is something very close to his heart. Some of the interesting items he has in his collection are documents of Paul Kruger, JBM Hertzog, and Louis Botha. "Generally, not much is made of this piece of history, but it is actually fascinating," he says.
He and his wife Paula, a pathologist, are excited about their move to George. They are currently looking for a home here.
They will be enrolling their three daughters, twins Rachel and Olivia (Grade 4) and Danielle (Grade 6), at one of the local schools.
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