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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.

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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.

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Treatment options for the most common cancer in men

When detected early, there is a 90% cure rate for prostate cancer. Discover more about the importance of screening – and the treatment options available.

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Why is breast cancer in young women on the rise?

Although breast cancer in young women is rare – it is often undiagnosed until it’s too late. Don’t ignore that lump, even if you’re under 35, say oncologists.

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‘We focus on hope’

Cancercare oncology social worker Emerentia Esterhuyse explains her role in a cancer patient’s journey.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • A jumping rope uses almost every muscle in the entire body during exercise.
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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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  • Mediclinic has the highest number of internationally accredited facilities in Southern Africa.
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  • Our corridors are 2.3m wide allowing two beds to pass one another without any interference.
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  • To ensure sterility, our surgical instruments are twice wrapped in sterile fabric.
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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 world-class neonatal units feature high frequency oscillatory ventilators to minimise lung trauma in premature babies.
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  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
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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 nursing units are designed to minimise the distance between nursing staff and patients.
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All about cervical cancer [infographic]

Cervical cancer is the second-most-common cancer among South African women. How does it develop? Are you in danger? How can doctors help manage your risk?

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Your prostate cancer questions answered [infographic]

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in South African men. Are you at risk? How often should you be tested? Does your lifestyle play a role? Are there signs to look out for?

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Our hospitals are designed to minimise ambient noise to promote sleeping and the healing process.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • To make the most of every second, we strive to synchronise all our clocks in the hospital.
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  • Our corridors are 2.3m wide allowing two beds to pass one another without any interference.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our nursing units are designed to minimise the distance between nursing staff and patients.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • A baby weighing 390g survived thanks to the expertise of Mediclinic’s highly qualified paediatric staff and specialists.
    #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
  • Our hospitals did the first minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implant procedure in Africa.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Scrub areas in theatre are a minimum of 2.1m wide to accommodate at least two people at a time.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We install alcohol rub dispensers at our facilities to prevent the spread of pathogens.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • The triage admission system in our emergency centres has been able to reduce mortality by up to 50%.
    #MediclinicFacts
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Breast cancer – Your FAQs answered [infographic]

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women worldwide. What are its symptoms? Are you in danger of contracting this disease? And what can you do to change your lifestyle to manage your own risk?

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Skin cancer risk factors and symptoms [infographic]

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in South Africa. How does it occur, and who is most at risk? Are there different types? Is it possible to self-test? What can doctors do to test for early warning signs?

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Free – A breast cancer survivor story

Anneke Landman was fit, healthy and young – shocked by her sudden cancer diagnosis. Here’s how she beat the disease.

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Fight back: Xolani Gwala’s battle with colon cancer

Xolani Gwala’s colon cancer diagnosis left him facing some serious questions: Why now? Why me? And can I beat this?

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