Dr Ivan Schewitz is a Heart, Lung & Chest Specialist based in Midrand, Gauteng. After completing his medical degree, Dr Schewitz went on to specialise in Cardiothoracic Surgery in 1985. Since then he has been working in private practice while being a part-time consultant for Medunsa University, Oliver Tambo Hospital, Natalspruit Hospital and Pretoria University since his specialisation.
With his extensive experience and knowledge, Dr Schewitz is a pioneer in his field, credited with introducing Thoracoscopic Surgery as well as the Minimally Invasive Repair of Pectus Excavatum (the Nuss Procedure) to South Africa.
With his membership with the General Thoracic Club (USA), the European Thoracic and Cardiothoracic Society, the Chest Wall International Group, being a council member of the South African Thoracic Society and Director of the VATS Workshops since 2014, Dr Ivan Schewitz is a trailblazer in the field of Cardiothoracic Surgery.
Having presented over 40 cardiothoracic presentations throughout his years in the field, of which 10 were explicitly related to Pectus Deformity Correction, Dr Ivan Schewitz is highly specialised in Pectus Excavatum and Carinatum Repair Surgery.
As a pioneer in the field of Cardiothoracic Surgery and the one to introduce the Minimally Invasive Repair of Pectus Excavatum (the Nuss Procedure) to South Africa, Dr Schewitz specialises in Pectus Deformity Correction. With particular mastery of the Nuss, Ravitch and Abraham Procedures, Dr Schewitz treats both Pectus Excavatum and Pectus Carinatum.