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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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