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Absa Cape Epic – Multi-stage events and kidney damage

In 2018, eight riders were withdrawn from the Absa Cape Epic and referred to Dr Geoff Bihl, a nephrologist at Mediclinic Vergelegen, for additional care. Most of these patients received treatment for a combination of severe dehydration (>7% body weight), rhabdomyolysis (the breakdown of muscle), where this can lead to life-threatening blood electrolyte abnormalities i.e. potassium, acute kidney injury or heat stroke. The decision to withdraw a rider is not taken lightly, or without due consideration to all factors affecting the rider.


A new standard of skin cancer care

Immunotherapy has been used to treat skin cancer patients since the early 1990s, but recent innovations now make this unique technique the gold standard of care.


Mediclinic Milnerton opens its doors to state patients for the third time

Four young patients from Groote Schuur Hospital underwent pro bono orthopaedic surgery at Mediclinic Milnerton, as the hospital took part in the ongoing collaborative partnership between the Western Cape Department of Health and Mediclinic.


Dr Petrus Stone completes 200 DLIF procedures

Direct Lateral Interbody Fusion, or DLIF, is a surgical procedure for treating the symptoms of degenerative disc disease. Having recently performed his 200th procedure, Dr Petrus Stone at Mediclinic Bloemfontein is regarded as the area’s leading expert in this minimally invasive surgery.


Mediclinic Constantiaberg’s new mother and child unit

Mediclinic Constantiaberg’s multi-disciplinary mother and child unit offers family-centred healthcare supported by the latest medical technology.


Cornea transplant gives high school girl her vision back

After helping a young patient see clearly for the first time in years, Mediclinic Pietermaritzburg ophthalmologist Dr Nicholas Davey discusses the benefits of increased organ donations.


Mediclinic Stellenbosch: Selecting a suitable site

Mediclinic is preparing to open the newly relocated Mediclinic Stellenbosch facility later this year. The new hospital is conveniently located on the R44 Strand road in Stellenbosch and will be fully equipped to support the growing demands of the Winelands region.


Groundbreaking surgeries performed on two young patients with hand deformities

With a pair of groundbreaking surgeries, Mediclinic Cape Town plastic surgeon Dr Mark van der Velde has helped two young patients with hand deformities.


Rare surgery gives girl her smile back

Chanel de Wet is 21 years old and unable to show emotion. Now, doctors hope a rare, complex and ultimately successful surgical procedure will bring her smile back.


Bunion surgery gets an upgrade

Standard bunion surgery can leave you off your feet for weeks. Now, a minimally invasive surgical technique, pioneered by Mediclinic Morningside orthopaedic surgeon Dr Daniel Nunes, promises to change the lives of those affected.