Dr Padayachy obtained his medical degree in 1998 from the University of Natal. He qualified as a surgeon in 2007 and attained his certificate in vascular surgery in 2010. He has been in private practice since 2011. Over the course of his 23-year medical and surgical career, he has obtained a myriad of additional vascular certifications and accolades. In 2020, he became a founding member of the South African Lymphatic and Venous Society (SALVS).