Mediclinic Durbanville

  • SA’s youngest robotic surgeon explains the benefits of technology

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    Posted on 22 May 2018

    There are five da Vinci surgical systems in South Africa and 24 accredited surgeons. Dr Dries Van Den Heever, 38, is the youngest urologist in South Africa accredited to use

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  • Mediclinic supports public sector doctor training

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    Posted on 21 May 2018

    The number of doctors graduating within South Africa has become a cause for concern over recent years. With the volume of graduates increasing only incrementally from those being produced in the 1970s and the population doubling in this time frame, it is essential that all role players investigate new and sustainable options for training doctors in South Africa.

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  • Robotic surgery offering extended to 10 state sector patients

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    Posted on 3 March 2018

    While awaiting pre-meds ahead of surgery to remove his prostate gland, Cape Town builder John Vraagom shared a few jokes. “My job is to build walls: I keep skelms out of your house,” he laughed. “Now tell me more about the robot that is going to cure my cancer!” 

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  • Mediclinic again pledges commitment to the public health sector

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    Posted on 2 March 2018

    All sides played their part in the latest chapter of the ongoing public-private partnership between Mediclinic and the Department of Health. Private urologists and other specialists offered their pro-bono services to perform life-saving prostatectomy surgeries on 10 patients from Tygerberg Hospital, using the innovative da Vinci robotic surgical system at Mediclinic Durbanville.

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  • Mediclinic Hosts Renowned Expert on Anatomical Enucleation of the Prostate

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    Posted on 18 December 2017

    On Monday 27 November 2017, urologists gathered at Mediclinic Durbanville for a workshop on using the latest laser surgical techniques for benign prostatic hyperplasia. Internationally renowned Prof Thomas Herrmann joined Dr Gawie Bruwer, a urologist practising at Mediclinic Durbanville and well recognised for his cutting-edge treatment approach, for a live demonstration on using the Revolix laser for anatomical enucleation of the prostate.

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  • Mediclinic Day Clinic works with Groote Schuur to Expand Eye Care to the Community

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    Posted on 29 November 2017

    Groote Schuur hospital once again entrusted their patients to Mediclinic for life-changing cataract operations, enabling the public hospital to focus on more urgent cases.

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  • Metabolic Surgery can Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

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    Posted on 23 November 2017

    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).

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