Dr Rénardo Lourens

I started practicing Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2005 at Queen Charlottes and Chelsea Hospital, London. I specialised from 2008 - 2012 at Tygerberg Hospital and the University of Stellenbosch.

I frequently get asked: Why become a Gynaecologist? The answer is simple. In my mind, women make ideal patients. They follow treatment plans and take their health and that of their unborn children seriously. I love my work in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. It incorporates many other fields of medicine and there is never a dull day.

A standard week in any Gynae schedule may include surgery and especially laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery, radiology (pregnancy, gynaecology and pelvic floor imaging), genetic testing/counselling, fetal medicine, urology, internal medicine and of course delivering a baby - which remains special every time. Ultimately, I am grateful for the opportunity to build a relationship with my patients and their families.

I am husband to a wonderful wife and father of two beautiful children. I am an avid sailor and half circumnavigated the world's oceans on a yacht for 15 months with my wife. I enjoy the outdoors and gardening.

I first graduated with MBChB from the University of Pretoria in the year 2000. In 2012 I obtained FCOG(SA) from the College of Medicine of South Africa, and finally, in the same year, I completed the MMed O&G at the University of Stellenbosch.

Following my graduation as a specialist, I have completed a fellowship in urogynaecology under Prof Stephen Jeffery (Groote Schuur Hospital) and Dr Kobus Van Rensburg (Tygerberg Hospital).

Academic position: I am a part time lecturer at University of Stellenbosch.
Article Reviewer: for International Urogynaecology Journal
Community outreach: I deliver a monthly Urogynaecology service at Paarl Provincial Hospital.

I first worked in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (starting 2005), before moving into the realm of private practice in 2012. I am a member of:
  • The Health Profession Council of South Africa MP 0537748
  • The General Medical Council (United Kingdom)
  • IUGA (international Urogynaecology Association)
  • SAUGA (South African Urogynaecology Association)

“Dr Lourens is a respected member of the medical community, both in Cape Town and abroad, for over a decade”- a Collegue


Why Urogynaecology? Urogynaecology is a speciality that combines gynaecology, urology and colorectal surgery into one speciality. Urogynaecology is about improving the QUALITY OF LIFE FOR WOMEN suffering from prolapse and incontinence, urinary urgency and the like. It also involves pelvic reconstructive surgery (Vaginismus and minor gynaecology cosmetic surgery are amongst the treatments provided) designed to improve women’s quality of life.



  1. Lourens R, Paterson-Brown S. Ergometrine given during caesarean section and incidence of delayed post-partum haemorrhage due to uterine atony. J Obstet Gynaecol.2007 Nov; 27(8):795-7.
  2. Lourens RJ, Steyn W. Antepartum Haemorrhage of Unknown Origin- how to approach it. O&G Forum 2011; 21:38-39
  3. Lourens RJ, Siebert TI, Kruger TF, Van Der Merwe JP. Laparoscopic myomectomy for infertile patients with intramural fibroids: a retrospective study at a tertiary endoscopic centre. South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 17.3 (Sept. 2011): p56s
  4. Rossouw J, Lourens RJ, Botha MH. Management of adnexal masses: an age-guided approach. O&G Forum 2012;22:13-18


  1. Co-Author: Physiological adaptations during pregnancy, Obstetrics in Southern Africa 3rd edition: Cronje HS et al 2016
  2. Author: Physiological adaptations during pregnancy, Obstetrics in Southern Africa 4th edition: Cronje HS et al 2010


  1. Academic Year day, Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University 2009 Laparoscopic myomectomy for infertile patients with intramural fibroids
  2. Academic year Day Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University - Share first prize for best presentation Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2010 Ergometrine given during caesarean section and incidence of delayed post-partum haemorrhage due to uterine atony
  3. SASOG 2010 Laparoscopic myomectomy for infertile patients with intramural fibroids
  4. SASOG poster presentations 2010: Extrauterine pregnancy case study; Ergometrine given during caesarean section and incidence of delayed post-partum haemorrhage due to uterine atony
  5. Dubai ASRM- Impact of intramural fibroids. Kruger TF, Lourens RJ 2013
  6. SASOG 2014 – Session Chairman
  7. TOGA Which Sling for stress urinary incontinence 2015
  8. ISGE Nairobi 2015 Laparoscopic Management of Borderline Ovarian Tumours
  9. ISGE Nairobi 2015 Laparoscopic Complications- Prevention and Management
  10. IUGA 2016 Session Panel member
  11. 2017 RCOG World Congress Cape Town - Laparoscopic hysteropexy
  12. 2017 Pfizer Womens Day - Calcium Supplementation
  13. 2019 MAGS - Advanced Health - Total Laparoscopic hysterectomy- same day surgery
  14. 2019 FAMWELL workshop - Paternal post-partum depression



Jenni Noel

Sister Jenni is a registered midwife with many years’ experience local and international. She is here to offer you advice, guidance and a sympathetic ear. Sister Jenni also performs routine check-ups and will be available to offer advice, on request, via telephone or email – please feel free to contact her.


Maryke Oosthuizen

Maryke is one of a kind. She has a warm heart, a friendly voice and will make you feel welcome. She will be your first contact with our practice.


Doré Venter

She is an excellent accounts manager. Experience in the legal field as well as accounting sets her apart. She makes things happen. Please contact her directly for any billing enquiries

Cleaning and sanitising

Nosi Khethelo

Cleaning Director with a special touch. She makes sure you are welcomed to a clean practice.


Dr Martin Heine

Dr Heine is a specialist anaesthetist who is associated with Panorama Anaesthetists Group.  He is meticulous, has fine attention to detail and very skilled to ensure the best outcomes for our patients. After hours he is backed up by a fantastic team of anaesthetists. Please note that Dr Heine is not contracted by us and therefore charges a separate fee as per his  own practice billing policy


We are contracted with:
All Discovery “Classic” plans  |  GEMS  |  Polmed

Important: Dr Rénardo J Lourens Inc charges a set fee for prescriptions, telephonic consultations and email communications/consultations. By charging for these services we are better able to maintain our speedy response times and optimize patient care. However, your first point of contact, free of charge, remains Sister Jenni Noel. It is only if she cannot help you, or if you prefer to speak to Dr Lourens directly, that you will incur the above fee.

Please note that you remain responsible for your account. Accounts must be settled on the day of your consultation. If your day to day benefits are depleted, please inform us and be so kind to settle your account in full before leaving the practice. We also understand that the current economic situation is very challenging for many.

Please feel free to contact Doré for all fees and account queries. During office hours +27 (0)21 930 4433