As a student Dr Trevino Ridgard spent his free time observing urological procedures at Universitas and Pelonomi hospital, aspiring to become a Urologist himself. After obtaining his medical degree in 2005 at the University of Free State, Dr Ridgard completed his internship in Bloemfontein and his community service in Sasolburg before working as a Medical Officer in the Urology Department of Natalspruit Hospital in 2010. Dr Ridgard remained in this position, gaining knowledge and experience for the next two years before he joined at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. There he worked in the Intensive Care Unit for a few months before working in the Urology Department.
In 2014 Dr Ridgard was accepted into the registrar program at the University of Pretoria and began his specialisation in Urology. During this time he worked at Steve Biko Academic Hospital and attended the SAUA Registrars Forum (in both 2015 and 2018), ESAU Urology workshop (in both 2015 and 2017) and the World Congress of Endourology. While completing his registrarship, Dr Ridgard also presented many post-graduate talks as a lecturer.
Finally in 2018 Dr Ridgard became a Fellow of the College of Urologists of South Africa (FC Urol) and in 2019 obtained his Master of Medicine degree in Urology. He is currently in the process of publishing his research with the title, "Prevalence of fluoroquinolone-resistant Enterobacteriae in men undergoing transrectal prostate biopsies".
Dr Trevino Ridgard is a compassionate and attentive Specialist Urologist who emphasises patient care, striving to improve the quality of life of his patients. Dr Ridgard enjoys performing renal and prostate surgery and has a special interest in uro-oncology, male sexual health and renal stone disease. Understanding that his field encompasses many sensitive, sometimes embarrassing topics, Dr Ridgard is easy to communicate with and aims to break down barriers during his consultations in order to provide each and every patient with the best possible care.