MyMediTravel currently has no pricing information available for Cochlear Implant procedures in South Africa. However, by submitting your enquiry, you'll hear back from the facility with more details of the pricing.
Dr Pedro Monteiro - ENT and Skull Base Surgeon, located in Syfred Douglas St, Cape Town, South Africa offers patients Cochlear Implant procedures among its total of 43 available procedures, across 1 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Cochlear Implant procedures at Dr Pedro Monteiro - ENT and Skull Base Surgeon, as all prices are available on request only. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by just a small team of specialists, with 2 in total at the Hospital, and they have multiple recognized accreditations, including: HPCSA - Health Professions Council of South AfricaRCSEd - The Royal College of Surgeons of EdinburghRCSEd - The Royal College of Surgeons of EdinburghFCS(SA) - Fellowship of the College of Surgeons of South Africa
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Cochlear Implant is a medical procedure / surgery that requires coordination between specialist surgeons, anesthetists and various other specialist medical professionals. This type of Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) procedure / treatment can be considered reasonably expensive, especially given the skill set, experience, training and equipment used by the specialists involved. For Cochlear Implant, medical records, reports or any supporting documents may be required for the specialist to assess prior to the treatment.
As with any major surgery, recovery can vary according to the individual. Your immediate recovery can be affected by various factors like the sedation (anesthetic) type and how long you're sedated for, but you should expect to spend some time recovering in the ward before being discharged. Then you should expect to rest for a few more days before you begin to commence light activity again - remember, Cochlear Implant is a major surgery and your body needs time to recover. As for aftercare, it's crucial that you follow the surgeon's advice and adhere to the prescribed medication plan. You'll also be advised about diet, how to care for and treat the wounds and how to recognize possible signs of infection.
It's likely you'll be advised by the medical team to stay in South Africa for up to two weeks after your surgery, this will allow for enough time for your wounds to heal and have stitches removed, if required. The surgeon will expect to see you for at least one or two post-op consultations before giving the all clear to travel home again. The success rate for Cochlear Implant in South Africa is now extremely high given the recent advances in medical technology and surgeon experience. However, with any surgery, there is always the possibility of complications, such as infection, bleeding, numbness, swelling and scar tissue. But if you rest post-op and follow the surgeon's recovery advice, you can expect to reduce these odds close to zero.
Whilst the information presented here has been accurately sourced and verified by a medical professional for its accuracy, it is still advised to consult with your doctor before pursuing a medical treatment at one of the listed medical providers. This content was last updated on 05/11/2020.