Dr Akinola Oduntan

Qualifications: MBChB (Pret), MMed Neurosurgery (Wits), FC Neurosurgery (SA).

Dr Akinola Oduntan is a Specialist Neurosurgeon at Melomed Private Hospitals with consultation rooms at Melomed Tokai and Melomed Gatesville.

Dr Oduntan obtained his undergraduate medical degree at the University of Pretoria in 2009. He entered the registrar program at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital & Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in 2014 and completed his Masters of Medicine in Neurosurgery from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg in 2018. Dr Oduntan interned at Steve Biko Academic Hospital, Pretoria and Groote Schuur hospital in Cape Town, and did his community service as a Medical Officer at Warmbaths Hospital in Bela Bela. Dr Oduntan also completed his specialist qualification with a Fellowship in Neurosurgery in 2018.

Due to the time spent working in various hospitals, Dr Oduntan has gained valuable knowledge and experience in general neurosurgery, vascular neurosurgery, paediatric neurosurgery, oncology, orthopaedics, intensive care, trauma, obstetrics and gynaecology. Dr Oduntan has also received additional training in Advanced Trauma Life Support (2013), Basic Surgical Skills (2012) and Essential Steps to Managing Obstetric Emergencies (2011 and 2012).

As a Neurosurgeon, Doctor Oduntan treats diseases of the brain, the spine and the nervous system, and performs a range of cranial and spinal surgeries for both adults and children. Dr Oduntan endeavours to offer minimally invasive surgeries to patients wherever clinically possible. These approaches may include:

  • Microsurgical techniques using an operating microscope
  • Endosurgical methods using an endoscope
  • Endoscopically assisted technologies, which use both micro- and an endoscope He often uses computer imaging during surgeries.

Doctor Oduntan regularly attends local and international postgraduate workshops, congresses and seminars, to learn about the newest research and advancements in the field of neurosurgery, and offer them to his patients. Dr Oduntan capably assists patients with their surgical needs. Patients are assured that they will receive the best care thanks to his extensive education, experience and expertise.