Dr. Schalk Burgerand his team

Neurosurgeon MBChB, FCS (SA)
meet the team

Dr. Burger is a specialist neurosurgeon performing cranial, spinal, peripheral nerve, and pain procedures. His main neurosurgical interests are neuro-oncology, trigeminal neuralgia, and spinal degenerative disorders.

He obtained his pre-graduate degree at the University of Pretoria in 1997. During his studies, he was awarded the Central Student Council Medal, the Johan Nel Floating Medal as well as the Johan Struthers Award.

His postgraduate specialization was overseen by The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa which also awarded him with the Brebner Award. He obtained his Fellowship of the Colleges of Neurosurgeons of South Africa in 2005.

Shortly after qualifying, he went into private practice at Life Wilgeheuwel Hospital. He is passionate about continued medical education regularly lecturing at AOSpine courses. He is also currently serving as the Officer Neurosurgery on the AO Spine South Africa council. He is also actively involved with the Spinal Association of South Africa where he served as treasurer since 2015 and became president of the society in 2020.


Years Experience


Patients treated



Dr. Burger is also an FGHASA accredited nature guide in the Kruger National Park; with a special interest in ornithology. view gallery

Spine Conditions

The Society strives to achieve and maintain the highest standard of excellence and ethical practice in the treatment of patients with spinal disorders. It supports proper scientific research and the sharing of such knowledge through publications, congresses, courses, and interaction with other similar international organizations. Dr. Burger is currently serving as the President of this Society.

Spine & Brain Reads


“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
– Dr. Seuss


Patient Information


Knowledge is key to recovery and to understand all aspects of brain and spine injury, these include Neurology, Brain Tumours and Neurosurgery.

access to knowledge

The American Association of Neurological Surgeons is a scientific and educational association focused on advancing the specialty of neurological surgery.

Brain Conditions

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)

Developed by neurosurgeons, this resource provides patients and their families trustworthy information on a wide range of neurosurgical conditions and diseases. Learn about disease and injury risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and both surgical and nonsurgical treatment options.

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Patient Information& Appointments

Most patients who undergo surgery have weeks or months to prepare for their procedure. It's important for our medical team to learn as much as we can about your condition in preparation.

The fee for the first consultation is payable at our rooms. . We do have credit card facilities. 
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First Consultation

1. Identification document
2. Medical aid membership card
3. All relevant investigations eg. X-rays, scans, and MRI
Your referral note; if available
Your list of chronic medications

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We are aware that your hospital admission, and forthcoming surgery, might be a stressful and daunting experience. To alleviate some of the stress we have compiled the following information brochures; which you can use to familiarize yourself with the process.
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