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Plastic and
Reconstructive Surgeon

Where medical science goes hand-in-hand with the highly artistic work of a master craftsman to offer you the best results possible

As one of the most sought after plastic surgeons in the country, Dr. van der Poel is dedicated to building warm, open relationships with his patients.

Dr Rick van der Poel is a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, who specialises primarily in cosmetic surgery and operates from the Rosebank Clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa. This modern facility is completely geared towards cosmetic surgery. Dr van der Poel travels to London several times per year to consult in Harley Street.

Having graduated from the University of Cape Town (UCT) in 1976, Dr van der Poel is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, a Member of the Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Southern Africa (APRSSA) and a member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).

Dr van der Poel

The Netcare Rosebank Hospital is a smaller, specialised hospital that offers a variety of disciplines with a niche in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics. Patients can expect a more intimate hospital experience in this facility. The primary concern and purpose of every staff member is to exceed expectations and make your stay as comfortable as possible.

The hospital is located in the heart of the prestigious suburb of Rosebank and is conveniently situated near the major shopping centres of Sandton, Rosebank and the City of Johannesburg. It is easily accessible from Pretoria and Midrand and is only 40 minutes away from OR Tambo International, Lanseria and Grand Central Airports. Two large ultra modern shopping malls are within a 5-minute walking distance.


You all made me feel so comfortable and at ease,

the way you and Dr vd Poel care for patients is out of this world. I couldn’t have asked for better. Many thanks for the support and true kindness, I really appreciated it.


This is unbelievable.

I am so delighted with the results, I feel like a new person. I will definitely recommend your expertise to my friends.


My surgical outcome is pure perfection

Dr Rick van der Poel has a quiet confidence that inspires trust from the first handshake. He listens intently and makes you feel he has all the time in the world for you. His assistants Michelle and Rita share this ethos, and between the three of them, they are exactly what you need in a team of companions on the journey towards a new, improved you. If you’ve got as far as reading this testimonial, look no further for your surgeon. I can’t recommend him enough.


Exceeded my expectations by miles!

Dr Van Der Poel has performed a breast lift and augmentation on me, as well as a lower blepharoplasty. In the case of the breast augmentation, Dr Van Der Poel repaired the work done by another surgeon, which I was very unhappy with. In both cases, the results were absolutely amazing and exceeded my  expectations by miles!

He has also pinned back my daughters ears at the age of seven, which was a life changing event for her. Today, it is almost impossible to see any scars and her ears look extremely natural.

On another occasion he performed reconstructive surgery on my then two year old after being bitten on the face by a dog. She is now eleven years old and the scars are hardly visible.

He has a wonderful, kind and reassuring bedside manner and brilliant hands. Rick is a perfectionist and listens to what patients really want. He is also honest about the results his patients can expect.  He has changed my life through the wonderful work he has done with me and increased my confidence in all respects.

I would not hesitate to recommend Dr Van Der Poel, and will no doubt return to him should I require any surgery in the future.