Otorhinolaryngology ( Ear- Nose & Throat) is a fascinating discipline. What is not always apparent to the naked eye, can have an enormous influence on our quality of life. It affects all the 5 senses, breathing and the maintenance of balance. The upper aero-digestive tract is the portal to the body. The ears, nose and throat form part of this system, and they are all connected. Hence the name Otorhinolaryngology, the Latin word for Ear- Nose & Throat.
Dr. Anton Smit is a specialist ENT surgeon
with a practice that focusses on families and
treating patients and providing health
solutions ranging from sinus problems, nasal
obstruction, childhood disease like tonsillitis
and otitis media, hearing restoration
including cochlear implants, and rhinoplasty,
utilising the latest medical technology and his passion for people.
Credentials & Accreditation
1997 BSC (PHG) Pretoria
2003 MBChB, University of Pretoria
2011 FCORL (SA), Fellow of College of Otorhinolaryngology of
2012 MMed (ORL) University of Pretoria
2012 Georgia Ear Institute – USA Mini-fellowship and mentorship
2014 St George’s Hospital London – Cochlear implant training
2016 Chennai India – Training in radiofrequency tonsil removal
and turbinate reduction
2016 Innsbruck Austria – Training in implantable hearing devices
and cochlear implants
2018 World Hearing Centre Warsaw Poland – Training in
Implantable devices and cochlear implants
2020 Istanbul Turkey – Fellowship in reconstructive and
preservation nose surgery
Dr. Anton Smit is a member of:
As a surgeon, he is involved with the University of Pretoria’s Cochlear Implant Group.
Dr Smit has been practicing as an Ear- Nose- & Throat specialist in Pretoria since March 2012.
He completed his studies in Otorhinolaryngology at the University of Pretoria in February 2012. After his studies he spent time under the tutorship of dr Miles Goldsmith, voted one of “100 best doctors in the USA”, at the Georgia Ear Institute, USA. He has a family-friendly Ear- Nose- & Throat practice, with special interests in paediatric otolaryngology, general and specialized ear surgery, nose- and sinus surgery, reconstructive nose surgery and cochlear implants.
His father, doctor Chris Smit, a pioneer in the field of cosmetic nose surgery in South Africa and renowned ear surgeon since 1972, has been instrumental in training him since 2006. They continue to have a close personal and working relationship and Dr. Smit senior regularly assists during surgery. Apart from work, doctor Anton Smit enjoys playing golf, jogging, skiing and travelling. He also has a passion for vintage cars and planes.
HPCSA reg no: MP0587397
Practice no: 0300000454699