Dedicated to the care of breast cancer and all breast conditions
Dr Sarah Rayne is no longer practising in
Johannesburg and this practice is closed.

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and current only until 2018
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Dr Sarah Rayne  
Dr Sarah Rayne is an academic surgeon in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her key area of focus for her practice and research is breast disease.

Dr Rayne qualified in Scotland, with an MBChB in Medicine and Surgery from Glasgow University and BSc in Anthropology from University College London. She trained at St Georges University Hospital in London to complete her Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Following her move to South Africa she trained at the University of the Witwatersrand hospitals, completing the Fellowship of the College of Surgeons of South Africa and a Masters in Medicine (MMed) in surgical trauma.

During her training and subsequent work as a Specialist Surgeon in General Surgery at the Helen Joseph Hospital and lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand, Dr Rayne has been involved in clinical care, teaching and research around surgical quality improvement and breast disease. She co-manages the breast cancer clinic at Helen Joseph Hospital in government and manages private breast patients at Park Lane and Waterfall City hospitals.

Dr Rayne is also committed to improving medical care: She writes a medical advice column for Fair Lady magazine, and has developed and taught CPD courses for healthcare professionals on the management of breast cancer and breast disease. She frequently speaks and writes about breast disease locally and internationally, and has published international research on the biological and psychological aspects of breast cancer care in South Africa.She is currently completing a PhD in surgery.

With her key focus in managing breast cancer and breast disease, Sarah would be delighted to assist in the care of:
  • Breast cancer diagnosis and care
  • Breast cancer risk assessment
  • Benign breast problems including breast pain, discharges and other concerns
  • Breastfeeding issues such as complex mastitis and pain.
  • Any other concerns over breast conditions for the patient or family.
Her social outreach work focuses on increasing awareness of breast disease and its management throughout the country, through patient, community and healthcare worker education programs. Her role as a mother to two young children has inspired a passion for breastfeeding support for mothers, particularly related to complex breastfeeding problems and infections.

Dr Rayne believes in joined-up care: with communication between providers and multi-disciplinary teamwork to allow seamless transfer of care between specialities and from general practice to specialist care. This involves written and verbal feedback for each patient, and multi-disciplinary team meetings for breast cancer patients.
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