Urology has always felt like a calling for Dr Rirhandzu Brighton Mashava. After completing his medical degree at the University of Limpopo in 2009, Dr Mashava went on to complete his internship years at Letaba Hospital, Tzaneen. In 2011, Dr Mashava joined the Urology department in Polokwane Provincial Hospital for his community service, where his journey began. He worked at Dr Holt & Partners ER Consulting after where he gained experience in Casualty & Emergency medicine.

He then began his training in Urology as a registrar at Dr George Mukhari Hospital, north of Pretoria. Whilst completing his postgraduate degree, he has completed the Advanced Trauma Life Support programme in 2015 and training in surgical intensive care.

During his Registrarship training, he attended and presented on academic platforms such as the Janssen Oncology Symposium (Cape Town, 2016), the SAUA Registrars forum (Rosebank, 2018) and the SAUA International Bi-Annual Urology Congress (Stellenbosch, 2018) at which he had a poster presentation on his work done during the training.

In October of 2019, he proudly represented the country of South Africa in Athens (Greece), with a case study that was selected for a presentation at the Société Internationale d'Urologie Congress held in Athens, Greece in October 2019. The poster was on ‘Management of Glans Penis Amputation with Primary Anastomosis and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy’ for which he had done the operation and successful repair.

Dr Mashava also enhanced his expertise whilst attending the Laparoscopy & Endo-Urology Workshop in Cape Town in 2017 and the Advances in Urology & Men’s Health course in Johannesburg in 2018 amongst other platforms.

Finally, after completing his Urology Specialisation through the Fellowship of the College of Medicine of South Africa: FC Urol(SA) in 2019, he moved into private practice and  his rooms are currently situated at the Mediclinic Hospital in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga.


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