Dr Natalia Novikova
I am a gynaecologist with an interest in aesthetic gynaecology and urogynaecology practicing in a well-established hospital, Mediclinic Cape Town situated in a beautiful part of central Cape Town – Gardens or Oranjezicht and Intercare Day Hospital Sandton in Johannesburg.
I am passionate about looking after women with gynaecological problems and findings an answer to my patients’ needs. Aesthetic gynaecology is a new exciting field and I am very proud to be the first and so far the only certified by European Society of Aesthetic Gynaecology aesthetic gynaecologist in South Africa. Being an advanced minimally invasive gynaecological surgeon and having a special interest in urogynaecology allows me to bring a full package of skills to women seeking assistance with vaginal reconstructive surgery and non-invasive procedures improving genital appearance as well as treating incontinence, vaginal dryness, vaginal laxity and other problems.
I come from Ukraine where I got my medical degree in 1998. I studied and worked in different countries (Ukraine, Sweden, Australia and finally South Africa) and in different settings (public or government and private, urban and rural, in various cultural environments, developed and developing countries) throughout my carrier. I have been dedicated researcher for many years and obtained Masters in Medicine degree from University of Sydney, Australia and PhD from National Medical University in Ukraine. I have published my research extensively in leading medical journals. I trained to become a gynaecologist at the center of excellence Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, Australia. I stay abreast with the new developments in my area of work through attendance of international and local meetings, following publication in journals and online databases, networking with my colleagues in different countries.
I have moved to South Africa because of my family circumstances. I am a mother of three beautiful children who make my life very entertaining. I love running and do occasional marathons. Scuba diving and skiing are my other excitements in life.