Surgery

Read about the groundbreaking surgeries performed by some of our top doctors as well as gain valuable
advice into the lead up to your surgical procedure.

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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

Healthy Life

3 medical options for treating obesity

Various treatments exist to help obese people lose weight. But before these can happen, you must fulfill certain criteria and your doctor will conduct tests to check if the treatment is

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

Expertise

Cosmetic surgery: a realistic approach

Thinking of adding cosmetic surgery to your list of New Year’s resolutions? A plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Mediclinic Sandton answers the questions you may not have thought to ask.

Orthopaedics

Is a knee replacement the answer?

If you suffer from knee pain that makes daily life a struggle, knee replacement surgery could be an option – and more accessible than you think. A Mediclinic orthopaedic surgeon

DID YOU KNOW?

  • We found a practical solution to a shortage of theatre nurses by becoming a registered teaching institution.
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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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  • We install alcohol rub dispensers at our facilities to prevent the spread of pathogens.
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  • Our hospitals did the first minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implant procedure in Africa.
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  • Our world-class neonatal units feature high frequency oscillatory ventilators to minimise lung trauma in premature babies.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • A baby weighing 390g survived thanks to the expertise of Mediclinic’s highly qualified paediatric staff and specialists.
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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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  • 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 expert breastfeeding advice is based on the principles of the United Nations Children’s Fund and the World Health Organisation.
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Surgery

Abdominal wall hernia repair: your options

An abdominal wall hernia can be extremely painful and severely impact your quality of life. The good news is that surgical repair is among the procedures available under Mediclinic’s Private

Orthopaedics

Mediclinic Care Expert makes spinal surgery an integrated care product at a set fee

Spinal surgery is now available on Mediclinic Care Expert – an integrated service line specific package.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • 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.
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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.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
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  • Our 24-hour emergency centres feature state-of-the-art life-saving equipment.
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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.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • To make the most of every second, we strive to synchronise all our clocks in the hospital.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our world-class neonatal units feature high frequency oscillatory ventilators to minimise lung trauma in premature babies.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Mediclinic Cape Town is accredited as a mother and baby friendly institution, having scored 100% at a recent external review.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Scrub areas in theatre are a minimum of 2.1m wide to accommodate at least two people at a time.
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Prime

What to expect: carpal tunnel syndrome treatments [INFOGRAPHIC]

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) can be painful and weaken the muscles of your hands and wrists over time. If you leave it too long, it may advance to the point where you require surgery. Find out how this potentially debilitating condition is treated.

Prime

Back pain linked to unhealthy work habits

Working from home (WFH) has its advantages, but it’s brought with it a spike in back and neck pain. Find out about “pandemic posture” and what Mediclinic specialists can do to help.

Orthopaedics

3 spinal surgeries that will change your life [INFOGRAPHIC]

Sciatica, slipped disc, pinched nerve: we take a close look at three of the most common back issues people face, and the most effective surgical treatments that could get you back to optimal health.

Prime

Your pre-surgery checklist [INFOGRAPHIC]

It’s natural to experience some feelings of uncertainty as you prepare for surgery. Mediclinic want you to have the safest, most comfortable surgical experience possible.

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