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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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Transoral laser microsurgery improves outcomes for head and neck cancer patients

Dr Karen Lehmann, an ear, nose and throat surgeon at Mediclinic Panorama, explains the benefits of this minimally invasive endoscopic procedure.

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A pacemaker for your brain

Deep brain stimulation surgery changes the lives of those who need it the most, says Mediclinic Constantiaberg neurosurgeon Dr Nico Enslin.

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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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