DR ATTILA SZABO
Dr Attila Szabo is a fellowship trained spine surgeon with 20 years of experience
in managing orthopaedic and spine conditions including orthopaedic and
spine trauma. He has a special interest in the diagnosis, treatment and
care of patients with spinal disorders.
Dr Szabo treats the spectrum of neck and back conditions. His goal is your
best functional recovery, through the least invasive intervention. He will
provide you with a clear treatment plan, which often does not involve surgery.
He has extensive experience providing second opinions and can be a trusted
source for you before deciding on having surgery.
Dr Szabo's special interest in spinal disorders and spine surgery started after becoming the
full time surgical assistant to Mr. Leonard Nainkin, a spinal orthopaedic surgeon at the
Linksfield Park Clinic, Johannesburg. Dr Nainkin was one of the pioneers of spinal surgery
in South Africa performing posterior fusion and fixation of the lumbar spine with his own
designed plate-screw instrumentation before other pedicle screw fixation systems became
available on the market. Dr Szabo continued to work with Dr Nainkin before relocating to
Cape Town and participated in more than a thousand spinal surgical procedures — anterior
and posterior surgery of the cervical, thoracic and lumbo–sacral spine for traumatic,
congenital, degenerative, neoplastic and infectious conditions and on many occasions
corrective/reconstructive and revision spinal surgery.
Dr Szabo has rooms at Mediclinic Cape Town, on the slopes of Table Mountain, in the historic
centre of one of the most beautiful cities. The Clinic's facilities are designed for the most
pleasant and relaxed experience possible while undergoing your medical treatment. Dr Szabo
has recently opened rooms at Netcare Blaauwberg Hospital to provide care for patients with
spinal problems as a part of the multi-disciplinary orthopaedic service offered at the hospital.