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?
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).
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.