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With Expert Care, Patients With Adult Congenital Heart Disease Are Leading Better, Longer Lives

Congenital heart disease is usually considered a debilitating condition that severely limits a patient’s quality of life. But that is changing, says Mediclinic Panorama cardiologist Dr Lou Hofmeyr.

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Naledi Centre Takes Epilepsy Treatment to the Next Level

Mediclinic Bloemfontein brings brain specialists together to offer epilepsy patients unprecedented expertise and care.

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Mediclinic’s focus on broadening learning opportunities

Mediclinic’s learnerships programmes benefit the community by providing the necessary training to people needing to pursue or develop a career. They also address shortages of qualified and specialist healthcare personnel across South Africa, placing talented employees on a career path dedicated to helping others.

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New Mediclinic Pietermaritzburg Clinic Offers Cutting-Edge Fertility Treatment

Dr Kasturi Moodley’s team of specialists brings fertility treatment to Natal Midlands for the first time.

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Partnering for future possibilities

Mediclinic has chosen to partner with Partners for Possibility (PfP), a South African programme focusing on the education of children, by supporting a school in Cloetesville, situated close to the Corporate Office in Stellenbosch.

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SA’s youngest robotic surgeon explains the benefits of technology

There are five da Vinci surgical systems in South Africa and 24 accredited surgeons. Dr Dries Van Den Heever, 38, is the youngest urologist in South Africa accredited to use

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Managing the effects of multi-stage events on kidney function

During each ABSA Cape Epic, Mediclinic deploys a team of clinicians, ranging from doctors and nurses to emergency medical personnel, to assist any rider in difficulty.

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World-leading pelvic floor centre reduces the need for repeat surgeries

One in 11 women will need surgery for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or a leaking bladder by age 85 and 30% will need a second operation within two years. Using a comprehensive approach from medical doctors, physiotherapists and dietitians, the Cura Pelvi unit in Mediclinic Midstream has decreased recurrent surgery to only 5%.

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Mediclinic Pietermaritzburg Surgeons Perform Unique Excision of a Nasal Tumour

For two years, Peter Edmonds, a 62-year-old owner of a farm maintenance business outside of Pietermaritzburg, suffered from a blocked nose. He endured constant headaches and often felt listless after not getting enough sleep at night.

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Balloon Dilation: a Minimally-Invasive Alternative to Grommets

The benefit of Balloon Dilation Eustachian Tuboplasty (BET) is that the eardrum is not damaged and that repeat procedures may not always be necessary unlike grommet insertion. It affords the child, and adult, the potential to equalise and avoid long term middle ear disease. But are there risks to this relatively new procedure?

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