Gastroenterology

Our doctors talk about symptoms, diseases and treatment relating to the gastrointestinal tract and liver.

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Your digestive system

Posted on 24 June 2016

We take a look at the many processes that happen to the food you eat as it moves through your digestive system.

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Myth-busting the common stomach bug

Posted on 23 January 2015

When it comes to home cures for gastro, there are quite a number that do the rounds. We investigated the validity of three common ones.

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The ins and outs of endoscopies

Posted on 16 January 2015

Dr Naayil Rajabally, a gastroenterologist at Mediclinic Constantiaberg, answers FAQs on endoscopies, which can be life-saving procedures.

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Food poisoning vs tummy bug

Posted on 13 January 2015

Dr Brauer gives his advice on telling the difference between holiday food poisoning and getting a tummy bug… and what to do about it

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Faecal transplantation

Posted on 4 September 2014

Would you consider a procedure called ‘faecal transplant’? Find out how it could treat a recurring bacterial infection.

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Digestive system myths – fact or fiction?

Posted on 30 May 2014

Dr Naayil Rajabally, a gastroenterologist at Mediclinic Constantiaberg, busts some digestive system myths.

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  • Mediclinic trains more than a thousand nurses annually at training centres throughout Southern Africa.
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  • Most nursing units have windows overlooking gardens to promote healing.
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  • Our hospitals did the first minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implant procedure in Africa.
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  • Nurses can observe patients at all times as critical care units are designed like a beehive with the nurses’ station in the middle.
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  • A jumping rope uses almost every muscle in the entire body during exercise.
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  • Our expert breastfeeding advice is based on the principles of the United Nations Children’s Fund and the World Health Organisation.
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  • Our nursing units are designed to minimise the distance between nursing staff and patients.
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  • Scrub areas in theatre are a minimum of 2.1m wide to accommodate at least two people at a time.
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  • We have backup generators for our backup generators so that we can provide uninterrupted expert care.
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  • A baby weighing 390g survived thanks to the expertise of Mediclinic’s highly qualified paediatric staff and specialists.
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What causes hernias?

Posted on 15 November 2013

What a hernia is, how it’s treated and what happens if it’s left untreated.

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Gastroenteritis

Posted on 5 September 2013

It’s important to understand what causes gastroenteritis and when you need medical assistance.

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Crohn’s Disease

Posted on 30 August 2013

A colonoscopy will help diagnose Crohn’s disease – this is what it is and how you can treat it.

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What is diverticulitis?

Posted on 11 April 2013

More than 50% of people 70 and older will have diverticulitis. Dr Cornè Kruger, a gastroenterologist at Mediclinic Durbanville talks us through this illness of the colon that can creep up on us with age.

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Colonoscopy 101

Posted on 4 April 2013

Does the thought of a colonoscopy give you a bad gut feel? Fear not, it is no longer the uncomfortable experience it once was, says Dr Peter Barrow, Mediclinic consultant gastroenterologist. He tells us what to expect when it’s time to take that test.

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Heartburn revisited

Posted on 9 October 2012

What is the difference between heartburn and GORD? Here’s what you should know.

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Relief from heartburn

Posted on 30 July 2012

Meet our expert Dr Peter Barrow, a gastroenterologist at Mediclinic’s Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre. Could my chest pain be heartburn, and is it anything to do with my heart?

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