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Mediclinic Durbanville Day Clinic sees its first corneal transplant

Mediclinic took another step in its innovative day hospital strategy when doctors at Mediclinic Durbanville Day Clinic performed the facility’s first corneal transplant. A patient who lived with chronic eye

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Aesthetic gynaecology: new hope for age-old health concerns

For decades, many women with certain common gynaecological problems have suffered in silence. Dr Natalia Novikova, South Africa’s first certified aesthetic gynaecologist, is changing that. Aesthetic gynaecology is a growing

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Baby receives spinal surgery while in utero

In a first for Africa, a baby has received spina bifida surgery while in utero Mediclinic Morningside’s Professor Ermos Nicolaou, Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, and Specialist in Maternal and Foetal

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Remote island retrievals

Aircraft type, fuel reserves and weather conditions are just some of the key challenges when organising patient evacuations from remote islands. Alastair Lithgow, Fixed Wing Co-ordinator for ER24 shares his

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A step in the right direction: Anelisa Baiiso

“I think everyone in healthcare becomes involved in this industry for one reason: to do good,” says Dr Dirk Nell, an orthopaedic surgeon at Mediclinic Louis Leipoldt in Bellville, Cape

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Building excellence in orthopaedics and rheumatology

In a first for Mediclinic, the Mediclinic Winelands Orthopaedic Hospital will be collaborating with the Institute of Orthopaedics and Rheumatology (IOR) to deliver exceptional outcomes to the Winelands and greater

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SpyGlass system offers an ERCP upgrade

Because conditions like gallstones cause swelling or narrowing in the affected ducts, most patients will require a closer look than that offered by MRI, and this is where ERCP comes in.

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Grow your own timber: Succession planning with Mediclinic’s technical teams

In the early ‘90s, Mediclinic’s technical team consisted of seven staff at head office and another handful of staff at each of the hospitals that were part of the group at that time. Since then, their scope and function has expanded – together with a strong focus on training up staff. The technical team now number over 400.

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Mediclinic surgeon performs first middle-ear surgery using 3D technology

Professor Mashudu Tshifularo from Mediclinic Medforum performed successful middle-ear surgery using 3D technology – the first procedure of its kind in the world.

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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.

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