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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Cancer

I am a cancer survivor – and thriver

Cape Town artist Tania Babb has been cancer-free for 18 months. She describes how her illness and treatment journey have made her reflect on the gift of life. When well-known

Healthy Life

Chemical dependency: how to treat it

Chemical dependency is a complex disease that changes lives forever – but help is possible. At Mediclinic Crescent Mental Health Services, a dedicated team helps patients find answers. Mediclinic Crescent

Cardiology

Irregular heartbeat: 5 symptoms you should never ignore

When your heart “skips a beat” it may sound romantic, but it could be a sign you need a check–up. Here are symptoms to look out for. Your heart is

Expertise

Reducing the risk for urologic cancers in men

Besides being biologically more prone to urologic cancers, men who avoid regular check-ups and lead an unhealthy lifestyle increase their risk of these cancers. Being proactive about your health means

Exercise

Get specialist help for running injuries

Running is a popular form of exercise, and for good reason. It’s a great way to boost cardiovascular fitness, maintain a healthy weight, and reduce stress. But it can also

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Most nursing units have windows overlooking gardens to promote healing.
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  • We monitor the temperature of our neonatal units as newborn babies are extremely sensitive to temperature change.
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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 baby weighing 390g survived thanks to the expertise of Mediclinic’s highly qualified paediatric staff and specialists.
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  • Mediclinic trains more than a thousand nurses annually at training centres throughout Southern Africa.
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  • An orange has over 170 different phytonutrients and more than 60 flavonoids, providing anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour and blood clot-inhibiting effects.
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  • 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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  • We have backup generators for our backup generators so that we can provide uninterrupted expert care.
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  • Our corridors are 2.3m wide allowing two beds to pass one another without any interference.
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Pulmonology

Asthma action plan

Manage your asthma effectively by avoiding triggers and following your personalised, daily asthma plan. “Asthma is a chronic disease that affects the lungs,” says Dr Nivesh Sewlall, a specialist physician

Reconstructive surgery

Treatment for thermal burns

Thermal burns occur when the skin comes in contact with a heat source, such as fire, hot liquids, or hot surfaces, and may require emergency treatment. “Depending on the severity

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Most nursing units have windows overlooking gardens to promote healing.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our hospitals are designed to minimise ambient noise to promote sleeping and the healing process.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Nurses can observe patients at all times as critical care units are designed like a beehive with the nurses’ station in the middle.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Some of our hospitals have operating tables that can support patients of up to 370kg in weight and 2.2m in height.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We monitor the temperature of our neonatal units as newborn babies are extremely sensitive to temperature change.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • You get 20% of the water your body needs from eating fruit and vegetables.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Trauma patients with a critically low temperature will often be wrapped in a space blanket to reduce heat loss.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Mediclinic uses building materials that reduce background noise for minimal disturbance.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • An orange has over 170 different phytonutrients and more than 60 flavonoids, providing anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour and blood clot-inhibiting effects.
    #MediclinicFacts
Pregnancy and Paediatrics

8 things to know about NIPT testing

What is non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT)? Mediclinic Precise’s NIPT is a blood test performed during pregnancy that identifies whether your baby has a higher chance of having certain chromosomal conditions,

Paediatrics

All about autism

There’s a reason autism is also referred to as autism spectrum condition (ASC), autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or even “being on the spectrum”. That’s because one case of autism has

Expertise

Kidney Health for All: Preparing for the Unexpected, Supporting the Vulnerable!

Dr Fikile Tsela, Nephrologist at Mediclinic Heart gives some insight into preparing yourself and your family for good kidney health – and the potential symptoms of kidney failure. 1. What

First Aid

Concussion – when is it an emergency?

Feeling dazed after a head injury? A Mediclinic neuropsychologist explains what symptoms to watch out for – and when to seek emergency medical care after suffering a concussion.   While some

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