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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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Early Identification and Treatment of Strokes Save Lives

Together, ER24 and Mediclinic provide fast and effective care for stroke patients at a time when doing the right thing at the right time can make all the difference.

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Building Baragwanath for the Children

In May 2015, the Infrastructure team from Mediclinic Southern Africa was approached by Professor Jerome Loveland, a Paediatric Surgeon working between Mediclinic Sandton and the Department of Paediatric Surgery at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, University of the Witwatersrand. His request was a simple one – could the team assist with the technical aspects of designing and building a new Paediatric Surgical Out-Patient clinic at Baragwanath Hospital.


Metabolic Surgery can Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

Because of the noticeable medical benefits bariatric surgery offers to patients with Type 2 diabetes, surgeons are starting to refer to the procedure as metabolic surgery (surgery to help resolve metabolic disorders) rather than bariatric surgery (surgery to help resolve obesity).


Promising Research Sheds Light on PTSD in SA Women

A psychiatrist in private practice at Mediclinic is pioneering clinical research that focuses on identifying biomarkers to indicate posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in female victims of sexual violence.


Introducing Patient Safety Managers

Ensuring our patients’ safety is of such importance to Mediclinic Southern Africa, we’ve introduced Patient Safety Managers at our hospitals.


Continued Excellence in Race Medicine

The Excellence in Race Medicine Conference in Cape Town focused on excellence in injury prevention and medical care at mass-participation, community-based sports and endurance exercise events.

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New fertility clinic unveiled at Mediclinic Windhoek

Before the Windhoek IVF clinic was unveiled earlier this year, local patients often had to travel to South Africa for fertility treatment which escalated their costs. After the first successful

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World-leading craniofacial surgery at Mediclinic Louis Leipoldt

Midface hypoplasia is a congenital facial anomaly in which the upper jaw, cheekbones, and eye sockets remain underdeveloped in newborn infants. The condition obstructs proper breathing and can lead to complications over time. Surgery has traditionally been reserved for older children before Prof Graewe at Mediclinic pioneered the development of a less invasive procedure in infants, called Midface Distraction without Osteotomies.