The 24-hour Emergency Centre is constantly manned by a professional, multidisciplinary team who are experienced in the emergency medicine and are supported by state of the art technology. We make use of the international triage system and each patient will be triaged and seen by the doctor accordingly.
Mediclinic Cape Town is the only private hospital in the Western Cape with Baby Friendly accreditation, where early bonding through breastfeeding and Kangaroo Mother Care is encouraged. The unit offers general and private rooms with the latter subject to availability and an extra charge. All new mothers in our Maternity Ward will be treated to a complimentary manicure/pedicure.
Comprehensive guidance on all aspects of pregnancy, labour and baby care is provided. Antenatal and postnatal classes are available. 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 at a nominal 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 premature and sick babies. The unit encourages Kangaroo Mothercare for premature babies, where the mother holds her baby on her chest 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, a wound care clinic and an orthotist who will ensure that the best care is offered for all aspects of orthopaedic surgery.
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
- Arthroscopic surgery
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 joint replacement treatment and physiotherapists provide pre- and post-operative care. The hospital also has a wound care clinic to assist with postoperative wound care.
Treatment offered includes:
- Orthopaedic recovery
- Neurological conditions (adult and paediatric patients)
- Chronic pain
- Sports injuries
- Spinal conditions
- Scoliosis Clinic
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.
Rehabilitation at Mediclinic Cape Town hospital is offered by a highly skilled team of physiotherapists both preoperatively and postoperatively to ensure that recovery time is minimised and that patients are able to return to daily life and sporting activities successfully. Our therapists use manual and electrotherapeutic modalities as well as exercise prescription to complete the process of rehabilitation.
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 (near) and far sightedness 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
- Woundcare clinic
- CT scan
Please direct enquiries to the Patient Experience Manager.