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  • Cutting-edge technology: meet the da Vinci robot

    Patient Stories

    Posted on 30 May 2016

    The da Vinci Si HD robotic system was introduced at Mediclinic Durbanville to help with complex surgeries such as prostatectomies, using a minimally invasive approach. Mediclinic currently has four urologists who are accredited to use the system.

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  • What is the Cios Alpha?

    Patient Stories

    Posted on 30 March 2016

    Mediclinic Milnerton recently acquired the Cios Alpha, a versatile imaging alternative which can be used during open surgery as part of a hybrid vascular procedure. It’s the first of its kind in South Africa… but what exactly does it do?

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  • ‘A full blood count showed why I was constantly tired’

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 16 March 2016

    Capetonian Mandy Lawson, 30, couldn’t figure out why she was always fatigued – until a simple blood test revealed the reason.

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  • ‘I want to bounce back’

    Neurology

    Posted on 4 March 2016

    By living mindfully, Deirdre Visser-Barnard aims to find joy again.

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  • Expecting twins

    Pregnancy

    Posted on 18 February 2016

    Finding out you’re having twins is both wonderful and scary, and puts your pregnancy in a whole new perspective. Here Jacqui Commerford shares seven things you need to know about expecting twins.

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  • The long run

    Magazine

    Posted on 30 November 2015

    He’s a conservationist, an adventurer and a motivational speaker. But Braam Malherbe is also living, walking – and running – proof of a patient’s power to heal himself. A decade

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  • Oh so smooth

    Magazine

    Posted on 27 November 2015

    Combine good-for-you ingredients with great flavours for a welcome summertime treat. Coconut and granadilla smoothie Serves 2 11/2 cups coconut water 2 ripe bananas, peeled and sliced pulp of 4

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  • Good day!

    Patient Stories

    Posted on 27 November 2015

    To answer the growing need for same-day surgery, Mediclinic has introduced day clinics into its range of services

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  • More than a feeling

    Magazine

    Posted on 26 November 2015

    Depression is about so much more than feeling sad all the time. It’s a mental illness that affects your mood, body, thoughts and feelings.

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  • Da vinci surgery: the surgeon’s perspective

    Expertise

    Posted on 23 September 2015

    The new da Vinci Si HD robotic system is already being hailed as the future of urological surgery. Dr Gawie Bruwer and Dr Pierre van Vollenhoven talk us through system, as they experience from a surgeon’s point of view.

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  • Don’t skip a beat

    Cardiology

    Posted on 22 September 2015

    Every day our hearts beat about 100 000 times – but some people have an irregular heart rhythm. Dr Razeen Gopal tells us about the relationship between this condition and strokes.

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  • His and hers

    Cancer

    Posted on 15 September 2015

    Husband and wife Graeme and Jeannie Comrie discovered breast cancer isn’t just a women’s disease – when they were both diagnosed with it on the same day.

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  • On the ball

    Magazine

    Posted on 15 September 2015

    Injuries and accidents can happen to anyone. But, as Springbok rugby star Siya Kolisi discovered, it helps to have company on your road to recovery.

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  • Seven myths about depression

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 12 July 2015

    Depression is one of the most common – and sadly most misunderstood – mental health issues we face today. Separate the facts from the fiction and get your head around the truth of this illness.

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  • Testicular cancer: check yourself

    Cancer

    Posted on 18 June 2015

    ‘Cancer’ and ‘good news’ don’t usually live together in the same sentence. But they can, says media personality and testicular cancer survivor Mark Pilgrim… if you get yourself checked in time.

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  • Cancer sensei

    Cancer

    Posted on 10 June 2015

    When Conn Bertish, the executive creative director of an advertising agency, was diagnosed with a rare strain of brain cancer, he turned his creative thinking into a digital cancer initiative called Cancer Dojo.

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  • Marisa Drummond on postnatal depression

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 10 March 2015

    Postnatal depression (PND) is estimated to affect at least 10% to 15% of mothers during the first year of having a newborn. The baby blues or three-day blues, which commonly starts on day three and can overwhelm you with sentiment, tears and irritability but is gone by day 10. PND is a much deeper, more long-term depression.

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  • Mediclinic Midstream

    Magazine

    Posted on 1 March 2015

    While great care has been taken to keep the patient’s journey top of mind, the team at Mediclinic Midstream also knows that providing cutting-edge total healthcare can take its toll on the environment – therefore they built this new hospital to address those needs.

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  • Baby Nel: part three

    Pregnancy

    Posted on 23 February 2015

    ‘”He lives.” It was as if I had been waiting for five months just to hear those words,’ says Ronelle Nel.

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  • Baby Nel: part two

    Babies (up to 1 year)

    Posted on 16 February 2015

    Ronelle Nel went in for surgery on 16 August 2014. Dr Pistorius and his team were going to perform the EXIT procedure.

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  • Baby Nel: part one

    Pregnancy

    Posted on 9 February 2015

    Ronelle Nel thought she was going for just a regular ultrasound at 22 weeks, but it was no ordinary appointment.

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