Expertise

Our experts specialise in various medical fields including orthopaedics, gastroenterology and surgery. On this page we showcase some of the most forward thinking innovators in the medical field in South Africa.

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Babies (up to 1 year)

Mediclinic ascribes to best medical practice in innovative childcare

Best medical practice in innovative childcare recommends regular screenings to help your child build a relationship with their doctor, for life. 

Magazine

Pregnant, with a meningioma brain tumour

Pregnant with her first child Masechaba had a meningioma brain tumour, but she didn’t know it yet.

Cape Town Cycle Tour

25 Years of Expertise at the Cape Town Cycle Tour

Bringing 25 years of experience to the Cape Town Cycle Tour, Mediclinic is proud to be the official medical provider to the world’s biggest timed cycle race. Since 1995, Mediclinic

Cancer

The genius of robotic surgery – The da Vinci Robotic Surgical System

The da Vinci Robotic Surgical System has revolutionised surgical options in SA, providing life-saving surgeries to patients battling cancer and other debilitating conditions.

Babies (up to 1 year)

Together – Brandon Grant

Today, Brandon Grant is 18 months old – a happy, smiling, bouncing little boy. But for his first nine months, he lived in intensive care, fighting for his life.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • A baby has a 70% better chance of surviving a motor vehicle accident if in a secure car seat and properly restrained.
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  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
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  • A jumping rope uses almost every muscle in the entire body during exercise.
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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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  • The only one in Africa and one of only 13 in the world, the P-I BrÅnemark Institute of Excellence at Mediclinic Morningside, specialises in facial reconstruction.
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  • Our hospitals did the first minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implant procedure in Africa.
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  • Mediclinic is one of the three leading private hospital groups in Southern Africa and the sixth largest private healthcare group in the world.
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  • Our nursing units are designed to minimise the distance between nursing staff and patients.
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  • Mediclinic uses building materials that reduce background noise for minimal disturbance.
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Magazine

Brave – Miss SA’s struggle with tuberculosis

Tamaryn Green was diagnosed with Tuberculosis in her third year at university. She went on to become Miss South Africa in 2018 and is leading the fight against TB.  

Cancer

Under your skin: How melanoma grows

Melanoma is the most common malignancy in the world, affecting men and women of every skin colour. Here’s how it develops.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • We use the internationally recognised Oxford Vermont Network to keep our neonatal critical care units at the forefront of paediatric medicine.
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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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  • Our radio-translucent theatre beds enable X-rays to be taken on the spot, without having to move the patient or disturb the procedure.
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  • You get 20% of the water your body needs from eating fruit and vegetables.
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  • Most nursing units have windows overlooking gardens to promote healing.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our hospitals did the first minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implant procedure in Africa.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • The only one in Africa and one of only 13 in the world, the P-I BrÅnemark Institute of Excellence at Mediclinic Morningside, specialises in facial reconstruction.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Some of our hospitals have operating tables that can support patients of up to 370kg in weight and 2.2m in height.
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Diabetes

Hidden dangers: Know the warning signs of diabetes {Infographic}

The warning signs for Type 2 diabetes can be so mild that you don’t notice them. People with Type 2 diabetes have raised blood glucose levels, but sometimes these levels are not high enough to cause any symptoms. You might not even know you have Type 2 diabetes until you start suffering from other long-term complications.

Diabetes

Diabetes: at a glance {Infographic}

Almost 4 million people in SA live with diabetes. Another 5 million are estimated to be prediabetic. Who is at risk? Why? What can be done? In a series of statistics and myth-busting facts, we present the true picture of diabetes in South Africa.

Diabetes

Understanding your diabetes diagnosis: What are your treatment options?

Dr Elmo Pretorius, a specialist physician and endocrinologist at Mediclinic Vergelegen, explains different management options for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes

How, when and why to check your sugar level {Infographic}

Diabetics may need to check their blood sugar level several times a day – before meals or exercise, at bedtime, before driving. But everyone is different: there are many numbers to look for and many ways to do it.

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