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Meet the first black woman to qualify as a plastic surgeon in SA

The first black woman to qualify as a plastic surgeon in SA is driving her field into the future. “As a surgeon you are helping people in a physical and

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Mediclinic SA’s infection control philosophy

Mediclinic Southern Africa considers infection prevention and control a key priority – and innovative measures to reduce the spread of bacteria are now paying off.  Healthcare-associated  infections continue to pose

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Expert care outside the box

To be part of the Mediclinic Corporate Events team, nurses must have a mix of experience and clinical competency – but most of all, an adventurous spirit. “Hospitals are clinical,

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Training excellence

Mediclinic initially became a registered teaching institution in order to address a shortage of qualified nurses across the country. Today, the hospital group is proud of how its training centres

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What makes an excellent nurse?

Every year, Mediclinic pays tribute to its family of nursing staff by hosting the Nursing Excellence Awards. These annual events give hospitals an opportunity to identify nurses who embody the

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What is the Nursing Odyssey Programme?

Yolanda Walsh explains how Mediclinic is working to improve the standard of clinical nursing care in South Africa. The goal: a culture of nursing expertise. “Nurses play a number of

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Rare surgery gives girl her smile back

Chanel de Wet is 21 years old and unable to show emotion. Now, doctors hope a rare, complex and ultimately successful surgical procedure will bring her smile back.

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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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Breast cancer: the benefits of neo-adjuvant therapy

Treating the behaviour of breast tumours with neo-adjuvant systemic therapy – a first step therapy to shrink a tumour before the main treatment (usually surgery) – is replacing the old-school approach of cutting first and asking questions later.

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New technology gives prostate cancer patients cutting-edge surgical options

Dr Gawie Bruwer, a urologist at Mediclinic Durbanville, explains why robotic surgery is the best and most effective way to treat prostate cancer.

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