Endocrinology in South Africa

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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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    Endocrinology is the field of medicine that relates to the endocrine system, which is the system that controls hormones. Endocrinologists are specifically trained physicians who diagnose and treat diseases related to hormones, the glands, and tissues that produce them, as well as complications that may be caused by them. They work closely with other specialists, such as specialists in ophthalmology, obstetrics, radiation oncology, and otolaryngology. The conditions that endocrinologists commonly treat are as follows:

    • Diabetes​​​​​​
    • Menopause
    • Osteoporosis
    • Metabolic disorders
    • Thyroid diseases
    • Certain types of cancers
    • Short stature
    • Excessive or insufficient production of hormones
    • Infertility
    • Transplantation
    • Gender dysphoria

    Endocrinology treatment usually involves controlling the amount of hormone the body produces. The goal of the treatment is to restore the normal balance of hormones found in a person’s body. The following are some of the procedures that an endocrinologist perform:

    • Bariatric procedures (such as gastric bypass surgery)
    • Adrenalectomy
    • CT scan
    • MRI
    • Pancreas transplant
    • Thyroidectomy
    • Thyroid fine-needle aspiration
    • Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy
    • Brain stereotactic radiosurgery
    • Home enteral nutrition
    • Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD/DS)
    • Lipid management
    • Transnasal endoscopic procedures
    • Wound care
    • Feminizing hormone therapy
    • Facial feminization surgery
    • Feminizing surgery
    • Top surgery for transgender men/women
    • Voice feminizing therapy and surgery.

    How Long Should I Stay in South Africa?

    Your length of stay in South Africa depends on the type of procedure you underwent. In general, you may need to stay in the hospital for a few days after treatments, particularly after surgery, then plan to stay in South Africa for at least 7 to 14 more days. During your stay, you will attend follow-up checkups where your endocrinologist monitors your healing progress and, if needed, will remove any stitches. For diagnostic procedures, you may be able to leave the hospital on the same day, then plan to stay in South Africa for 3 to 7 days until the results are available.

    What's the Expected Recovery Time?

    While the recovery time can vary from one person to another, depending on the procedure you underwent and your overall health, you may be advised to take a week or two off of work. It may also take around 6 weeks until you fully recover and are allowed to perform strenuous activities, such as exercise. Your endocrinologist will give you a detailed recovery timeline.

    What Aftercare is Required?

    Your endocrinologist will give you a set of instructions that you need to follow after your treatment. In general, you may need to take the medicine (if any) as prescribed and have a healthy lifestyle, such as having enough sleep, follow a healthy and balanced diet, and exercise regularly. You may also need to attend regular checkups to check on your condition with your local doctor.

    What's the Success Rate?

    The field of endocrinology has advanced, with cutting-edge technology, new medicines, sophisticated imaging and diagnostic equipment, and innovative therapies that have helped to increase the success rate of endocrinology procedures. There are risks of side effects and complications which include infection, allergic reaction to the anesthesia, bleeding, and injury to nearby organs.

    Are there Alternatives?

    There is no alternative to endocrinology. If you have any conditions mentioned above, you may need to see an endocrinologist. If your condition is found out to be caused by other problems unrelated to endocrinology, your endocrinologist will refer you to the relevant specialist.

    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 04/10/2020.

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