+ Highly effective
minimally invasive alternative to open surgery
+ da Vinci system
revolutionary robotic technology
+ New surgical techniques
for optimal clinical results
Dr. MC Conradie provides minimally invasive urology services, which include laparoscopic and robotic surgery on the genital and urinary tract organs. She operates from Netcare Waterfall City Hospital, Midrand, Life Wilgeheuwel Hospital, Roodepoort, Busamed Hillcrest Private Hospital, KZN and Busamed Gateway Private Hospital KZN. Dr Conradie and her team are committed to provide the highest quality of care in all urological cancers surgery, reconstructive procedures related to the urological systems and women’s health.
Female Urological Diseases
Pelvic organ prolapse
Stress urinary incontinence
Reconstructive Kidney Surgery
Congenital anomalies of the kidney
Large kidney stones
Male Urological Conditions
Varicocele / infertility
There are numerous kinds of conditions of the kidney that requires reconstructive surgery. Historically, open surgery was utilized to perform corrective surgery for these conditions resulting in significant morbidity for the patient. With new minimally invasive surgical techniques and equipment, all these conditions can now be treated with either laparoscopic or robotic treatment options. Smaller kidney stones can easily be treated with laser fragmentation of the stone as a day procedure. Larger kidney stones, too large to be treated with the laser technique can effectively be removed intact by means of laparoscopic surgery, thus preventing prolonged convalescence time.
Clinical solution for improved feminine lifestyle
Over time and in association with other natural processes of a women’s life such as childbirth and menopause, there are a few changes that take place that can impact on the quality of life of every woman. These changes are very common and include recurrent urinary infections, stress, urinary incontinence and prolapse of the pelvic organs. With the newly available minimally invasive techniques, all these conditions can be treated with minimal effect on your downtime and recovery period has the best proven long lasting success rates. Contact us for more information on laparoscopic pelvic organ prolapse surgery.
Kidney cancer is common in South Africa with 6600 new cases being diagnosed annually. Kidney cancer often displays no symptoms, and symptoms sometimes only show when the cancer is already at an advanced stage. However, the following symptoms may indicate that kidney cancer is present:
1.Blood in your urine
2.Pain on your abdomen
3. Flank pain
4.Possible flank mass.
Be prepared...have your kidneys checked for cancer or other conditions that can be surgically corrected. If kidney cancer is detected in the early stages; only the cancer from the kidney can be removed, preserving function in the rest of the kidney. With the robotic surgery technique, one can remove only the cancer and leave the rest of the kidney intact and therefore prevent the patient from needing dialysis. Dr. MC Conradie performed the first robotic partial nephrectomy in SA at Netcare Waterfall City Hospital in March 2016 and has since performed this procedure at regular interval, preventing many patients from end stage renal disease. For more information, contact Dr. Conradie's office for an appointment.
Until recently, men with prostate cancer had few prostate surgery choices. Historically, the only prostate surgery option was open prostatectomy, involving large incisions and post-operative side effects. Using this procedure, the entire cancerous prostate was removed with risk of excessive blood loss, long hospital stays, and considerable pain. Following open prostatectomy, patient activity was limited and often resulted in incontinence and sexual dysfunction post surgery. Over the last two decades there has been revolutionary improvement in surgical technology with great impact on quality of life after treatment. The most recognized is the da Vinci robot. Robotic prostatectomy is gaining popularity as a less traumatic and minimally invasive prostate cancer treatment. The da Vinci robot uses finely controlled robotic instruments to perform the prostatectomy safely, while enhancing patient recovery and optimizing patient outcome and satisfaction.