Colorectal Medicine in South Africa

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MyMediTravel currently lists 11 facilities offering a total of 31 Colorectal Medicine procedures and treatments in South Africa. For more information or to schedule your appointment, click the Enquire Now button and we’ll match you with the best and most affordable clinics in in South Africa. And don't forget, our service is completely FREE!

Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital
2.3

From 38 verified reviews

Nompumelelo Madliwa, 19 April 2020

I had such a wonderful experience there with Dr Thomas, I had a skin drafting done it was such a smooth process I am healing very well and had a great stay there, Thank you so much

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UCT Private Academic Hospital
3.9

From 18 verified reviews

Juliettash Stadler, 05 May 2020

My Son was admitted with a very rare autoimmune illness in April this year. The care he was given was superb Prof Dheda, Prof Louw and their team of specialists covered every possibility , diagnosed efficiently and treated effectively. There was time taken to explain everything. The Hospital Matron made allowances for me to spend as much as possible time with my son and also allowed for frequent visits from close family. Mr Daniel Mathew the Hospital General manager is very approachable and interested . The staff was friendly and helpful. Basically every one from reception through admin to ICU was friendly and helpful. I Highly recommend this hospital

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Netcare Linksfield Hospital
3.1

From 72 verified reviews

Charlotte Sorour, 13 March 2020

Parking is a huge problem.On a positive note it is a great hospital with great specialists and doctor's hence why it is so busy. Well worth driving around a bit looking for parking knowing your loved one's are in good hands. My mind at ease. My husband is well looked after. Thank you Linksfield staff :)

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Netcare N1 City Hospital
2.9

From 36 verified reviews

Kim Adams, 30 March 2020

Overall I had a good experience.

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Massage Dynamics
5.0

From 4 verified reviews

A Van B, 11 July 2020

If you want a good professional massage this is the place to go to.No hanky panky nonsense..just a serious massage done here.

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King Park Sports Medicine Centre - King Park
5.0

From 3 verified reviews

Johann Oosthuizen-van der Westhuizen, 19 September 2020

Great place. Friendly staff and professional service. These are practitioners who genuinely care about their patients and their wellbeing. I would definitely recommend to anyone. Conveniently situated as well.

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King Park Sports Medicine Centre - Mt Edgecombe
5.0

From 3 verified reviews

Johann Oosthuizen-van der Westhuizen, 29 August 2020

Great place. Friendly staff and professional service. These are practitioners who genuinely care about their patients and their wellbeing. I would definitely recommend to anyone. Conveniently situated as well.

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Dr Alain Sanua Homeopath Dunkeld West

Dr Alain Sanua Homeopath Dunkeld West, located in Syfred Douglas St, Cape Town, South Africa offers patients Prostate Massage procedures among its total of 1 available procedures, across 1 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Prostate Massage procedures at Dr Alain Sanua Homeopath Dunkeld West, as all prices are available on request only. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by the lead specialist at the Hospital, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes

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King Park Sports Medicine Centre - Northwood

King Park Sports Medicine Centre - Northwood, located in Syfred Douglas St, Cape Town, South Africa offers patients Prostate Massage procedures among its total of 130 available procedures, across 5 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Prostate Massage procedures at King Park Sports Medicine Centre - Northwood, as all prices are available on request only. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by the lead specialist at the Hospital, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes

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Dr Leezy Long Chiropractor
5.0

From 7 verified reviews

Aubry Graham, 02 May 2019

I went for my first session today, Dr Long was professional and very kind. She really has a passion for her job, I feel like a new person. I would recommend her any day.

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Colorectal medicine is a field of medicine that focuses on the disorders of the colon, rectum, and anus. Physicians specializing in this field of medicine are called colorectal doctor or colon and rectal doctor. They are trained to diagnose, treat, and manage a wide range of diseases, including Hemorrhoids, Anal itching, Fistulas, Anal fissures, Anal cancer, Colon cancer, Rectal cancer, Chron’s disease, Diverticulitis, Ulcerative colitis, Pilonidal cysts, Rectal prolapse, Fecal incontinence, Anal condyloma, Chronic constipation, Problems with bowel movements and urination.

Colorectal doctors are highly experienced and qualified to use numerous medical procedures to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the colon, rectum, and anus. These procedures include, but are not limited to Physical exams, including evaluation of vital signs and blood pressure, Colonoscopy, Barium enema, Digital rectal examination, Capsule Endoscopy, Proctoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy, Defecating proctography, Bowel surveillance.

Some colorectal doctors are also trained to perform surgery, such as bowel obstruction repair, pelvic laparoscopy, colectomy, colostomy, hemorrhoidectomy, polypectomy, strictureplasty, and more depending on the patient’s particular condition. They can also prescribe medications, such as antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs.

How Long Should I Stay in South Africa?

The length of stay depends on the type of procedure you underwent. For most diagnostic procedures, you should be able to leave South Africa within 2 to 3 days or until the results are ready. Once the result is ready, you will have to see your colorectal doctor. They will explain the results and discuss the treatment plan with you, if necessary. For surgical procedures, it is wise to stay for 3 to 7 days to let your body recover. You may also need to attend a follow-up checkup where your doctor removes the surgical stitches and monitor your healing progress.

What's the Expected Recovery Time?

For many procedures, such as colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy, you should be able to resume normal activities within 24 hours or after the sedation wears off. With surgical procedures, it may take around six to twelve weeks until you can go back to your normal activity, with the exception of strenuous activities. Your doctor will give you a recovery timeline, which includes when you can return to work and your full daily activities.

What Aftercare is Required?

Your medical team will give you aftercare instructions. It may include recommended diet, exercises, activity restrictions, and wound care (if any incision were made). For cancer patients, you may need to attend regular checkups. You do have the option to have the checkups with your local doctor at home if you cannot travel to South Africa multiple times. For non-cancer patients, your doctor will decide whether you need a follow-up checkup or not.

What's the Success Rate?

Thanks to the continuous advancement of colorectal medicine, the diagnostic procedures are now more accurate and the treatments are more successful than they were previously. More and more procedures are performed using new techniques and technology as well. For example, your doctor can now explore the entire colon without creating any incision or causing significant discomfort to you by using colon capsule endoscopy. However, this does not mean that there are no risks to colorectal procedures. Although uncommon, you still need to be aware of the risks, such as bleeding and infection.

Are there Alternatives?

In some cases, your general physician may be able to diagnose and treat your condition. However, if they think you need specialist treatment, they will still refer you to a colorectal doctor. 

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 21/09/2020.

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