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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In 2018, eight riders were withdrawn from the Absa Cape Epic and referred to Dr Geoff Bihl, a nephrologist at Mediclinic Vergelegen, for additional care.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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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.

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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.

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Deep brain stimulation: A medical first at Mediclinic Constantiaberg

A 16-year-old patient with Tourette Syndrome is the first psychiatry patient in Africa to be treated with the asleep image-guided, image-verified Deep Brain Stimulation technique.

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Surgeons Perform First-In-SA Robotic Adrenalectomy Surgery

Earlier this year, Dr Frikkie Rademan and Dr Reniel de Beer performed the first adrenalectomy using the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System at Mediclinic Durbanville.

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Mediclinic Pietermaritzburg drives public-private partnership in KZN

Mediclinic’s long-standing national partnership with local government reached new heights in December 2018, as seven state patients in KwaZulu-Natal benefited from pro bono cataract surgery.

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Revolutionary Procedure Promises to Offer Amputees New Freedom of Movement

The advantages of osseointegration implant surgery were showcased by surgeons from the Division of Orthopaedics at Stellenbosch University and the Institute of Orthopaedics and Rheumatology – currently being set up at Mediclinic Stellenbosch.

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Mediclinic Limpopo brings expert care to the community with pro bono surgeries

Urologists at Mediclinic Limpopo Day Clinic recently performed life-changing procedures for 10 young patients. But that’s not all – doctors now plan on making these pro bono surgeries a monthly fixture.

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First Formal Laparoscopic Hepatectomy Performed at Mediclinic Panorama

The minimally invasive technique, performed by Dr Jonathan Leith, promises to cut down on both theatre and recovery time.

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Welcome to the Future of Mental Health Care

The Kintsugi Centre at Mediclinic Newcastle showcases the benefits of a dedicated, holistic mental health care unit. Mediclinic Newcastle is bringing the future of mental health care into the here

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