The 24-hr emergency centre is constantly manned by a professional, multidisciplinary team who are
trained in life-saving techniques and supported by state of the art technology. Seriously-ill patients will be treated immediately.
Mediclinic Cape Town takes pride in being the only private hospital in the Cape Town city bowl with a WHO-accredited Baby Friendly obstetrics unit,
where early bonding through breastfeeding and kangaroo nurturing for premature babies are encouraged. Highly-qualified midwives assist during
birth and the various methods of pain control, including epidurals, are discussed beforehand. The unit offers semiprivate and private rooms, the
latter subject to availability at an extra charge. Members of Mediclinic Baby will receive a complimentary spa treatment while in hospital.
Comprehensive guidance on all aspects of pregnancy, labour and babycare is provided. Ante- and postnatal classes are available and antenatal aqua classes are
presented in the hospital's heated, eco-friendly indoor pool. Weekly tours of the obstetrics unit give prospective parents the opportunity to view the facilities,
discuss the unit's services and meet the staff.
An Audiologist conducts hearing tests on all babies before discharge (at a small charge) and the hospital's Well Baby Clinic performs immunisations and baby milestone checks.
Parents can also discuss their concerns and queries regarding their children's health and development.
Neonatal critical care unit
In the neonatal critical care unit highly-specialised and dedicated personnel play an essential role in the treatment and continuous care of premture and sick babies.
The unit encourages kangaroo nurturing for premature babies, where the mother holds her baby close to her body to promote wellness and development.
Orthopaedic surgery is performed by a dedicated group of doctors in private practice who specialise in specific orthopaedic conditions. They are supported by physiotherapists,
occupational therapists, biokineticists and aquatherapy rehabilitation, a woundcare clinic and an orthotist who will ensure that the best care is offered for all aspects of
orthopaedic surgery. Patients undergo a pre-operative assessment, hospital orientation, introduction to nursing staff, careful in-hospital follow-up and rehabilitation,
advice and placement in a step-down facility.
The orthopaedic surgical team specialises in:
- Foot and ankle surgery
- General orthopaedic surgery
- Hip replacement
- Lower limb surgery
- Knee surgery
- Orthopaedic trauma
- Paediatric orthopaedics
- Shoulder surgery
- Spinal surgery
- Surgical sports medicine
Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgery where the examination and treatment of a damaged joint are performed by means of an arthroscope, where a camera is inserted into the joint through a small incision. The advantage of this type of surgery is that it reduces recovery time and minimises scarring. It can be used to examine almost any joint in the human body.
Joint replacement surgery
A dedicated group of orthopaedic doctors in private practice specialise in different jont replacement treatment and physiotherapists provide pre- and post-operative care. The hospital also has a woundcare clinic to assist with postoperative woundcare.
Aquatherapy and rehabilitation
The aquatic Rehabilitation Centre at Mediclinic Cape Town offers consulting rooms, a heated, eco-friendly indoor pool and a gym area.
Patients work with a highly-skilled team of physiotherapists both pre- and post operatively to ensure that recovery time is minimised and that they are able to return to daily life and
sporting activities successfully. The centre is a highly adaptable environment and can equally be used for the final stages of rehabilitation and sport-specific conditioning.
In conjunction with the aquatic environment the therapists use manual and electrotherapeutic modalities as well as exercise prescription to complete the process of rehabilitation.
Treatment offered by the Aquatic Rehabilitation Centre include:
- Orthopaedic recovery
- Neurological conditions (adult and paediatric patients)
- Chronic pain
- Sports injuries
- Spinal conditions
The Cape Scoliosis Clinic, founded by Dr Attila Szabo, who has a special interest in the early detection of idiopathic scoliosis, offers expert treatment along with the team of experts, Esther Miller, a physiotherapist who specialises in physiotherapeutic-specific exercises, and Malcolm Freedman, orthotist, who implements bracing techniques.
Cape Shoulder Institute
The Cape Shoulder Institute, headed by Dr Joe de Beer, specialises in shoulder treatment, arthroscopically and surgically. Treatment is provided for joint dislocation and pain, fractures, frozen shoulder, nerve problems, rotator cuff tears and osteoarthritis.
A multidisciplinary team of medical specialists including psychiatrists, neurologists and neurosurgeons provide treatment for a full range of neurological disorders including the
management of headaches, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease and dystonia.
The Eye Centre
The Eye Centre, led by Dr Zoran Aleksic, specialises in cataract and laser refractive surgery (Lasik/PRK laser refractive surgery for short- and farsightedness and astigmatism). The treatment centre also performs general eye surgery, eye tests, refractive laser surgery screening tests, daily testing for diabetes, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration. More exclusively it offers cosmetic eye surgery, Botox injections and enhancement procedures for medical or cosmetic purposes. The centre is also a fully-equipped optical dispensing practice. The contact lens clinic supports patients with hard and soft lenses and the dispensing area also offers a range of elegant and stylish frames.
- Baby Wellness clinic
- Pre-admission centre
- Wound Care Clinic
- CT scan
Please direct enquiries to the client services manager.