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.
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.
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%.
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.
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?