Media release: Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital -Four hundred metabolic procedure milestone for KZN hospital

Four hundred metabolic procedure milestone for KZN hospital Metabolic intervention has numerous health benefits for many obese patients   Thursday, 19 October 2017, Surgeon Dr Gert du Toit and his partner Dr Ivor Funnell of the Durban Metabolic Surgery Centre at Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital in Durban, yesterday completed their…

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What do doctors say to ‘alternative therapists’ when a patient dies? Nothing. We never talk Ranjana Srivastava Ranjana Srivastava

What do doctors say to ‘alternative therapists’ when a patient dies? Nothing. We never talk Ranjana Srivastava Jess Ainscough’s tragic death is all too familiar for oncologists. We’ve all lost patients to the ‘secret powers’ of alternative therapy  Jessica Ainscough, who shunned conventional treatment for her sarcoma, and recently died,…

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Staple Line Reinforcement

Staple Line Reinforcement Are all Staple Line Reinforcement materials equal? There may be precipitating factors, factors that stress the gastric staple line such as a tight passage or angulation at the incisura angularis There are several different products on the market and the danger of grouping them all together is…

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Why Weight Loss Surgery Works When Diets Don’t

Bariatric surgery is probably the most effective intervention we have in health care,” says Laurie K. Twells, a clinical epidemiologist at Memorial University of Newfoundland. She bases this bold claim on her experience with seriously obese patients and a detailed analysis of the best studies yet done showing weight-loss surgery’s…

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LIST OF TYPES SURGERIES PERFORMED

  ENDOSCOPIC Gastroscopy and its interventional off shoots such as insertion of tubes, feeding tubes and oesophageal dilatation. ERCP or procedures removing stones or biopsing tumours and possibly stenting tumours in the biliary or pancreatic system. Colonoscopy will either be a screening procedure, a diagnostic procedure or can be therapeutic…

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