Dr Burger: Gynaecologist and Obstetrician
Dr Henk Burger is a gynaecologist and obstetrician, specialising in high risk obstetrics, laparoscopic and hysteroscopy surgeries. He operates from his Gauteng based practice which was established in 1993 with the aim of providing a streamlined, specialist service to his patients. With over two decades of clinical experience practicing in the field, Dr Henk Burger has extensive knowledge in all fields of obstetrics and has been highly recommended by patients who have commented on his excellent services and outstanding bedside manner.
Dr Henk Burger’s qualifications include: MB ChB (UP 1984), MMED (O+G) (UP 1993). In addition, he also belongs to the following professional bodies: SASOG, SASUOG and MASA. Dr Burger was registered as an independent medical practitioner with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) in 1993 (Reg No. MP 0283525)
Dr Burger consults and does laparoscopic, hysteroscopic and other day cases at Birchmed Surgical Centre. Deliveries and bigger surgeries are done at Arwyp Medical centre in Kempton Park.
Dr Burger specialises in high risk obstetrics, which involves caring for women who need closer monitoring during pregnancy than normal, due to pregnancy complications. Often women whose pregnancies are complicated need to be admitted to hospital much sooner prior to delivery than in a normal pregnancy. A high risk pregnancy can be defined as one that involves a danger to the mother’s health or health of the foetus. This can include previous problem pregnancies, pregnancy of more than one baby, and being over the age of 35
High risk factors may include:
- High blood pressure – Either chronic or becomes apparent for the first time during pregnancy
- Preeclampsia – High blood pressure combined with large amounts of protein in the urine
- Multiple births – Pregnancy risks are higher for women carrying twins or higher order multiples
- Gestational diabetes – Characterized by high blood sugar levels that is first recognized during pregnancy
- Women between the ages of 40 and 44 and additional risks if the pregnancy continues too long beyond the due date