Endocrinology

Our doctors give information on the diagnosis of diseases related to the glands such as metabolic disorders and thyroid diseases.

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Cancer

Why robotic surgery is a game-changer in colorectal cancer treatment

Colorectal cancer is treatable if detected early, and various treatment options are available, including robotic surgery. A Mediclinic expert explains further. Colorectal cancer: the importance of early detection Colorectal cancer

Endocrinology

Your thyroid health: One gland, many diseases [INFOGRAPHIC]

Thyroid problems are surprisingly common, with as much as 10% of the SA population experiencing thyroid health issues.

Children (1 to 12 years)

When puppy fat becomes dangerous [INFOGRAPHIC]

Is it puppy fat, or is it time to start worrying about your child’s weight?

Diabetes

Metabolic syndrome [INFOGRAPHIC]

Underlying conditions like high blood pressure and obesity can jointly lead to Syndrome X – and recognising it could be a matter of life or death.

Diabetes

9 signs that you should get tested for type 2 diabetes right away

Type 2 diabetes often goes undiagnosed for years. Yet if left unnoticed and untreated, it can lead to serious complications such as blindness and kidney failure. Here’s what you need to know so you can act before it’s too late.

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  • We place oxygen-releasing, toxin-absorbing plants, like Sanseviera Trifasciata, around our hospitals.
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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 24-hour emergency centres feature state-of-the-art life-saving equipment.
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  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
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  • To make the most of every second, we strive to synchronise all our clocks in the hospital.
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  • Our hospitals did the first minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implant procedure in Africa.
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  • Our hospitals are designed to minimise ambient noise to promote sleeping and the healing process.
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  • We install alcohol rub dispensers at our facilities to prevent the spread of pathogens.
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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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  • 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

Managing diabetes with technology

Two technological advances in diabetes management can help patients with type 1 diabetes avoid some of its most severe complications, PLUS give them never-before-seen insights into how lifestyle and behaviour affect the disease.

Diabetes

A snapshot of diabetes in SA [INFOGRAPHIC]

A snapshot of Diabetes in SA. These numbers prove why diabetes is such a big health problem in South Africa. A few scary stats…

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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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  • We use a yacht-mast design for our cabling and keep it safely wound up in our trauma pedestals to avoid any accidents.
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  • We have backup generators for our backup generators so that we can provide uninterrupted expert care.
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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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  • Our nursing units are designed to minimise the distance between nursing staff and patients.
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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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  • Mediclinic has the highest number of internationally accredited facilities in Southern Africa.
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  • 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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  • Mediclinic uses building materials that reduce background noise for minimal disturbance.
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  • Immunisations save lives and help stop diseases from spreading.
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Diabetes

How diabetes affects the body [INFOGRAPHIC]

The whole-body health risks of diabetes. Dr Wimpie de Lange, an endocrinologist at Mediclinic Bloemfontein, explains how uncontrolled diabetes can damage vital organs and pose other health risks.

Diabetes

How insulin works [INFOGRAPHIC]

Insulin is an essential hormone produced by the pancreas. A Mediclinic doctor explains how this hormone controls the glucose levels in your body.

Diabetes

Managing Type 2 diabetes [INFOGRAPHIC]

Managing Type 2 diabetes. Did you know that there are many lifestyle changes you can make to help you manage your Type-2 diabetes?

Diabetes

How to avoid diabetes complications

If left untreated, both type 1 and type 2 diabetes can lead to severe and life-threatening complications. Catch them early and your risk of these complications is reduced.

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