Mayo Day Clinic of South Africa

The Mayo Day Clinic which is housed in Mayo No. 2, was the vision of its creator, Dr Wypke Wypkema. It opened in 1974 as part of the Mayo Clinic "one-stop medical and diagnostic centre" and began with one operating theatre and 20 beds.

It has since grown into a world class facility with two fully equipped operating theatres for general anaesthetic surgery, plus a minor theatre where local anaesthetic and conscious sedation procedures are carried out.

Although we are registered as a day clinic where a patient would be admitted and discharged on the same day, we do have the facilities for overnight stays for observation or in the event of complications.

We are affiliated to the National Hospital Network and are contracted to most medical aids to charge negotiated rates for all our patients. Private patients are charged competitive rates with discounts offered for early settlement. Private patients are required to pay a nominal deposit on admission.

Surgeries performed at the Mayo Day Clinic

Endoscopic Procedures and Hernia repair

Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy procedures are performed to investigate the causes of digestive problems such as abdominal pain, constipation, suspected ulcers, heartburn, etc.

ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography) is an endoscopic procedure performed on the pancreatic and bile ducts.

Hernias are surgically repaired under general anaesthetic with minimal inconvenience to the patient.

Ear, Nose and Throat

Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy removal of tonsils and/or adenoids are removed under general anaesthetic.

Septoplasty, Turbinectomy and Antrostomy for sinus and nasal problems.

Grommet Insertion and Myringotomy for problems with earache and blocked ears.

Skin and Integumentary system

Skin lesion removal excision or cautery of skin lesions such as moles, warts, lipomas and naevi under local or general anaesthetic.

Skin Graft Surgery skin graft procedure are performed on minor wounds.

Wedge Resection complete removal or wedge resection of ingrown toenails.

Lumpectomy and Mastectomy excision of a lump in the breast.

Lymphadenectomy removal of lymph nodes or swelling in lymph nodes.

Foreign Body Removal retrieval of foreign objects that have been introduced into the body, sometimes by accident.

Ganglion Cyst Removal is surgery to remove a ganglion that has caused pain or numbness or made it hard to do your activities.

Removal of prosthetic plates and pins.

Gynaecological Procedures and Sterilisation

D, D&C Diagnostic dilatation and curettage of the vagina.

Shirodkar Suture is inserted into the cervix to prevent a threatened miscarriage.

Carbon Dioxide Laser Surgery Treatment to the cervix for endometriosis.

Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy investigations are done for diagnostic reasons or for the treatment of adhesions and cysts.

RPOC Evacuations for abnormal products of conception.

Laparoscopic Oophorectomy is performed for the removal of ovaries.

Laparoscopic or Vaginal Sterilisations are performed in our theatres with patients being discharged the same day.

Vasectomies Vasectomies are relatively simple and patients can return to work the next day.

Dental and Facio-Maxilla

Dental Treatment extractions and fillings are performed under general anaesthetic

Coronectomy is a procedure where the crown of the impacted wisdom tooth is removed, but the roots are intentionally left in place.

Full or partial dental clearance.

Cosmetic Surgery

Breast Augmentation This procedure enhances the size and shape of the breast using silicone implants.

Breast Ptosis Correction The aim of this surgery is to tighten and shape sagging breasts by removing excess skin and repositioning the nipples.

Breast Reduction The size of the breast is reduced and sagging breasts reshaped.

Rhytidectomy The surgery redrapes facial skin, thereby improving sagging facial and neck skin and jowls.

Otoplasty The natural soft curve of the antihelical fold is created by a skin incision behind the ear and cutting of the cartilage, which is then reshaped and held in place with sutures.

Liposuction The procedure improves body shape by removing unwanted fat deposits that do not respond to dieting and exercise.

Belt Lipectomy This procedure removes extra skin and fat and tightens the abdominal muscles.

Laser Resurfacing uses lasers to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and scars, to even out skin coloring, to tighten skin and to remove lesions, both benign and malignant.

Blepharoplasty Extra skin, muscle and fat are removed from upper eyelids with a fine scar which falls in the crease.

Rhinoplasty The motivation for rhinoplasty may be to change the appearance of the nose, improve breathing or both.