Dr Zwelithini Mpungana – Specialist Spinal Neurosurgeon
MBChB (UKZN) , MMed Neurosurgery (UFS) , FC Neurosurgery (SA)
Dr Zwelithini Mpungana is a specialist spinal neurosurgeon based in East London and focuses on adult/paediatric neurosurgery, cranial and spinal procedures, pain management and the management of complex spinal pathology such as:
- Degenerative spinal conditions
- Trauma to the spinal cord and column
- Infections of the spine
- Tumours of the cord and column
Dr Mpungana began his medical training in Cuba before completing his studies in Durban in 2009. He has worked at Port Shepstone Regional Hospital, Tylor Bequest Hospital and Rietvlei Hospital where he was performing general and orthopaedic surgery. In 2015, he went on to study Neurosurgery at the Universitas Academic Hospital in Bloemfontein. In 2021, he completed his masters degree and was admitted as a fellow at the College of Neurosurgeons of South Africa.
In 2022, he moved his practice to East London where he saw an opportunity to make a larger impact on his patients lives due to the minimal number of Neurosurgeons in the area.