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Dr Karlheinz Jehle



Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital (consult & operate)

Mediclinic Cape Town (consult & operate)

Dr Karlheinz Jehle. Specialist urological surgeon in Cape Town, South Africa.

Dr Karlheinz Jehle was born in Cape Town, educated at Rondebosch Boys’ High School and graduated MBChB from the University of the Free State in 1998. After two years in Zululand he moved to England where he worked as a General Surgery trainee, obtaining his Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2006. He returned to Cape Town and completed his urology specialist training at Groote Schuur Hospital from 2007 to 2011, where he was awarded a Masters Degree from the University of Cape Town with his dissertation on ultrasound guided prostate biopsies. He was awarded the Philip Smith prize in 2012 as the best postgraduate student in Urology.


He held a part-time appointment in the Division of Urology at Groote Schuur and New Somerset Hospitals from 2013 to 2018 and maintains an interest in academic medicine, research and medical education. He is a Fellow of the College of Urologists of South Africa, and a member of the South African and European Urological Associations and the International Hypospadias Society. Dr Jehle has received training abroad in laparoscopy at Strasbourg University in France, in hypospadias surgery in Germany under Professor Hadidi, in HoLEP technique at the OVZ in Belgium, and in microsurgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, USA.


Dr Jehle has a broad interest across the subspecialties of Urology including Urological Oncology (treatment of prostate, bladder and kidney cancer). He has a particular interest in prostate disease with a focus on prostate cancer diagnosis, and introduced MRI-ultrasound fusion targeted biopsies of the prostate in South Africa in 2017. He is experienced at laser enucleation of the prostate, using both Holmium and Thulium laser technology.


In addition he practices Paediatric and Reconstructive Urology, and offers a microsurgical vasectomy reversal and microsurgical TESE procedures for patients who require assisted reproduction.


He is married to Nathalie and they have three children.

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