Mediclinic Durbanville_Gastroenterology

Mediclinic Durbanville hosts an extensive medical and surgical gastroenterology service that includes a range of diagnostic and therapeutic offerings, such as:

  • Upper endoscopy (incl. Gastroscopy and ERCP)
  • Colonoscopy
  • Video capsule endoscopy and double-balloon endoscopy for evaluation of the small intestine
  • Endoscopic ultrasonography for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures of the pancreas and bile duct
  • Pelvic floor and perianal ultrasound for pelvic floor disorders such as incontinence
  • Fibroscan of the liver and liver biopsy
  • High-resolution manometry for functional studies of the oesophagus
  • Breath test for the evaluation of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and lactose intolerance
  • Laparoscopic and robotic gastrointestinal surgery
  • Perianal fistula surgery

Some of the frequently occurring signs and symptoms that may warrant a visit to your gastroenterologist:

  • Frequent or new onset heartburn
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Abdominal pain
  • New onset bloating
  • Change bowel movements (incl. diarrhoea and constipation)
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Loss of weight

Colon cancer is a preventable disease. A screening colonoscopy can diagnose colon cancer early, and the removal of pre-cancerous polyps may avoid colon cancer completely. If you are older than 45 years of age, you should strongly consider some form of colorectal cancer screening.

Patients experiencing abdominal illness should see a gastroenterologist.

To make an appointment, contact:

Dr Corné Kruger (Medical Gastroenterologist)
021 979 2811

The practice is at Room 106, Mediclinic Durbanville, 45 Wellington Street, Durbanville.



Dr Jaco Botes (Surgical Gastroenterologist – Colorectal)
021 201 6582

The practice is at Room 4, Durbanville Medisuite, 9 Paul Kruger St, Durbanville, Cape Town, 7550.