Meet The Team

Dr Chetan Patel


Dr Chetan Patel completed his Plastic Surgery training in 2009 through Wits University. Spending two years as an academic consultant, he completed a masters in Plastic Surgery before moving into full-time private practice in Johannesburg at the Sandton Mediclinic in 2011. He then moved to George in August 2019, joining the team at George Surgical Centre, where he is currently in practice

Sharon Fortuin


Sharon is the first voice and face that clients are greeted by. She has been at the practice for over 15 years.

Shannon Diener


Shannon has over 2 decades of experience as a theatre scrub and professional nurse in plastic surgery. She is there to take you through the journey from first consultation to your follow ups for wound checks and reviews.

Helga Pienaar

Office Manager/Accounts

Helga has been in the medical field in George for over 30 years. She is responsible for account queries and liaising with out of town patients. You can ask her most things and she will have an answer!

Paula Nogueira


Paula is the newest member of our team. She ably assists with receptionist duties and is responsible for administrative back office tasks.


Syncerus Care is an association of specialist anaesthesiologists based in George, Southern Cape. We strive to use up-to-date, evidence based medical practice and employ state-of-the art equipment, integrated with empathetic patient care to give personal, individualised anaesthetic care.