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MediAccess in Cape Town, South Africa Offers High Quality Treatments

, Cape Town, South Africa
Specialty: Cosmetic/Plastic Surgery, Dentistry, Fertility Treatment, Orthopedic/Knee Surgery
Focus Area: Plastic Surgery in South Africa | Liposuction | Tummy Tuck | Face Lift | Rhinoplasty | Breast Augmentation | Orthopedic Surgery in Cape Town | Hip Resurfacing | Knee Replacement | Dental Implants | Cosmetic Dentistry | Teeth Whitening | Gastric Bypass | Mini Gastric Bypass | Fertility Treatment | Cape Town, South Africa

MediAccess Profile Overview

Welcome to MediAccess, South Africa
Awarded the 2008 World Travel Award for best destination in Africa, Cape Town is without question your medical destination of choice and MediAccess-SA your gateway.

MediAccess is a Medical Tourism and Global Health Care facilitator based in Cape Town, South Africa. We are aligned with only the finest Health Care providers in South Africa and have over 15 years of destination management experience; thus offering the discerning traveller the best South Africa has to offer.

Our consultants will facilitate every detail of your trip from your choice of medical professional to your recovery at one of South Africa's award winning Spa's. Our hassle free medical travel form are the first steps to a new you!

Our Specialities:

  • Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery
  • Dental Procedure
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Rejevunation
  • Fertility
  • And a lot More

The decision to have medical treatments abroad is a very personal and significant one, often born out of necessity. Our primary goal at MediAccess-SA is to provide you with equal or better health care than you would receive in your own country at a fraction of the cost.

We invite you to familiarise yourself with our services and to send us your enquiry. If you have been delaying a medical treatment in your own country due to cost, long waiting time or unavailability of specific treatments locally, you have an affordable alternative in South Africa.

MediAccess-SA facilitates world class medical care travel within South Africa and promises to deliver life changing experiences and unforgettable memories!

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MediAccess, Cape Town, South Africa Profile Details

All enquiries are carefully processed in the strictest of confidence with your safety and well being our main priority. Our service offering includes:

  • Comprehensive Destination Information – best fit travel solution
  • Quotations for all medical, travel & recuperation costs
  • Assistance with medical visa applications
  • A personal case manager to facilitate your booking from start to finish.  Your personal host!
  • All pre surgery testing and consultations
  • Confirmation of selected medical practitioner & medical facility
  • Scheduling your travel, including the finest hotel accommodation
  • Advice and reservation of all pre and post tours to all destinations in Southern Africa.
  • 24 Hour Assistance
  • Translation Services

5 Star Accomodation
Ellerman House

Ellerman House occupies a commanding position above Cape Towns, Bantry Bay from where the royal blue Atlantic Ocean sparkles away to the north and the west under sun drenched skies. Once the summer resident of shipping magnate Sir John Ellerman and his wife, Lady Esther, this gracious Cape Edwardian mansion was created for the enjoyment of the finer things in life.

The Cape Grace, V&A Waterfront
Set on its own private quay on Cape Town’s vibrant Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, the hotel is a destination in itself. Cape Grace’s charm lies in its intimate atmosphere, stylish décor and personalised hospitality. All 121 rooms have views of the V&A harbour or yacht marina with a Table Mountain backdrop. Cape Grace is centrally located with quick and easy access to the airport, city centre and popular tourist destinations. 
The Mount Nelson,
Cape Town The Mount Nelson Hotel is the most iconic luxury hotel in Cape Town situated within a sprawling lush garden estate in the heart of the city’s vibrant cultural centre and close to the bustling V&A Waterfront and some of Cape Town’s best beaches.The hotel is an urban sanctuary with a romantic heritage, a unique sense of style, and a commitment to unparalleled service excellence.

Le Franschhoek, Franschhoek Cape Winelands
Set in the culinary capital of the Cape, the town of Franschhoek lies below the towering Franschhoek Mountains, with picturesque vineyards a stone’s throw away, the elegant, sophisticated charm of Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa is the perfect setting to explore the Cape wine route.

4 Star Accomodation
Spier Wine Estate, Stellenbosch

One of the most famous sites in the Cape Winelands, the Spier estate near Stellenbosch proudly offers award-winning wines in the beautiful setting of an historic 1000-hectare wine estate. The luxurious hotel overlooks the Helderberg Mountain range and lies besides the calming waters of the Eerste River.

Lagoon Beach Hotel, Milnerton
Capturing the essence of four-star luxury, the impeccably appointed Lagoon Beach Hotel offers unequalled views of the mother city’s most famous landmark – Table Mountain. Whatever room you choose to stay in, you’ll be immersed in an atmosphere of contemporary luxury. 
Mandela Rhodes Place, Cape Town City Centre
Mandela Rhodes Place, located in Cape Town’s bustling city centre offers a unique modern apartment city lifestyle with hip, chic 21st century deluxe apartments. This trendy, vibey establishment offers self catering apartments fully equipped with the most modern conveniences one would expect from a typical “New York’ style apartment.

The Commodore, The V&A Waterfront
With its nautical theme, superb service and some magnificent views of the harbour and Table Mountain, The Commodore provides an unforgettable Legacy experience.

3 Star Accomodation
Fountains Hotel, Cape Town City Centre

The Fountains Hotel and Suites lie within walking distance of the city’s many attractions and business centre as well as the Cape Town International Convention Centre. The entrance to the hotel is on the walkway on St Georges Mall with its many trendy shops, quaint stalls, coffee shops and department stores.

Park Inn, Cape Town City Centre
Conveniently located on the historic Greenmarket Square in the vibrant business and government district, the  Park Inn Greenmarket Square Hotel in Cape Town is the ideal base for exploring historic sites such as Robben Island, the rock paintings along the Western Cape and the beautiful beaches along South Africa's coastline. 
Daddy Long Legs, Cape Town City Centre

The thirteen-room boutique backpacker is quite unlike anything else in South Africa. Not only is each room uniquely decorated by an artist, poet, photographer, designer or musician, but, they were afforded complete freedom to interpret the space as they pleased, resulting in a collection of hotel rooms that are an adventurous, humorous  representation of Cape Town’s contemporary cultural landscape.

Holiday Inn Express, Cape Town City Centre
Holiday Inn Express Cape Town City Centre features 175 contemporary style bedrooms individually airconditioned, offering guests a comfortable, warm and friendly stay. All rooms have en-suite facilities, power shower, direct dial telephones, work stations, safety deposit boxes, hairdryers, tea/coffee making facilities and televisions. WI FI in all rooms and public areas.

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MediAccess Treatments Offered

MediAccess-SA is the conduit between you and South Africa's Medical Experts.  We are committed to finding the best fit medical solution for our clients. Our most frequently requested procedures are listed below.  Kindly indicate your required medical procedure on the Medical Travel Form on the Services Page.

Breast Augmentation:
A breast augmentation involves the surgical insertion of an implant to create the illusion of larger or fuller breasts.

Liposuction: Surgery to remove fat from the body. For women, choose from any of these parts: the waistline, the hips, the legs and the lower arms, the love handles, the buttocks, knees or ankles.

Brow lift: A brow lift removes forehead wrinkles and raises eyebrows to give an alert and energetic appearance.

Cheek implants: Cheek implants give enhancement and projection to the face.

Chin augmentation: Chin augmentation correct a receding chin and at the same time giving the face a fresher, younger appearance.

Face lift: Cosmetic surgery that removes excess skin and/or tightens tissues to gain a youthful appearance.

Neck lift: A rejuvenating procedure that alters neck muscles, fat or skin to enhance its look while giving a clean jaw line.

Rhinoplasty: A surgical procedure usually done to improve function and/or appearance of the nose.

Tummy Tuck: A tummy tuck tightens the abdominal muscles of a person's body and gets rid of excess skin and/or fat, making the abdomen firm with great results

Hip resurfacing:
Hip resurfacing replaces the arthritic surface of the joint but removes far less bone than the traditional total hip replacement.

Knee replacement: In knee replacement, damaged bones and cartilage are replaced with man-made surface of metal and plastic, relieving pain.

ACL repair: Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction allows near-normal knee function and returns a high level of athletic capacity.

PCL repair: This is surgery to repair the posterior cruciate ligament, the ligament that controls backward movement of the shin bone.

Arthroscopic knee surgery: Meniscus repair includes using arthroscopically placed tacks or suturing the torn edges of the meniscus tear.

Shoulder Surgery, rotator cuff tightening: Most often rotator cuff tears, surgery involves repairing the torn tendons based on the patient's symptoms.

Oral Surgeries:
Dental implants:
Dental implants, one of the best options for replacing missing teeth, have several types designed to hold an artificial tooth or bridge in place.

Root Canals & Crowns: A crown or cap protects the entire tooth from breaking. It is placed on top of a tooth usually after a root canal operation.

Cosmetic Dental:
Dentures & Bridges:
A bridge uses two crowns to suspend an artificial tooth, or a set of dentures, to replace a missing one.

Teeth Whitening: Whitening teeth up to two or three shades is possible with laser treatment, a procedure also opted by people sensitive to bleach

Veneers & Bonding: Veneers are a layer of restorative material placed over a tooth surface to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or to protect a damaged tooth surface, resulting in whiter teeth.

Treatment programmes offered:
Ovulation induction and timed intercourse:
Many women do not ovulate and therefore need medical treatment to stimulate ovulation. The most common cause of this is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Medications are given to stimulate the growth of eggs (oocytes)

Artificial insemination Artificial Insemination is an easy procedure, which is done in the examination room of the doctor; it feels like a PAP smear. It is a non-invasive and non-expensive procedure with a good success rate. The partner brings in a sperm sample. The laboratory needs 2 hours to improve the sperm sample. The procedure itself is usually done in the late morning. A tiny flexible plastic tube is inserted into the uterine cavity. In Vitro Fertilization: In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a procedure where eggs are extracted and fertilized in the laboratory. This is also called a "test-tube baby".

(ICSI) Intra cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is a type of IVF (see section on IVF). This is a procedure used in specific circumstances during in vitro fertilization.

GIFT and ZIFT These procedures are not used very much today, because conventional IVF / ICSI is a better and less invasive procedure. The main reason that they are performed is because of difficulty in transferring embryos via the cervix in conventional IVF. These procedures require a general anaesthetic and a laparoscopy operation in order to visualize the fallopian tubes.

GIFT (Gamete Intra Fallopian Tube transfer).The eggs are collected vaginally via ultrasound and then transferred together with a sperm sample into the fallopian tube.

ZIFT (Zygote Intra Fallopian Tube transfer).The eggs are collected vaginally via ultrasound and fertilized in the laboratory. The embryos are then transferred 2 days later into the fallopian tube.

PGD  Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis is an exciting new development which allows genetic evaluation of the embryo to be performed. Cells can be taken from the developing embryo on the 3rd day after fertilization and analysed to assess the karyotype or chromosome number.

Assisted Hatching AH is a procedure performed prior to transfer in selected cases. An embryo needs to escape or "hatch" from its protein shell, called the Zona Pellucida, before it can implant in the uterus. In AH, a chemical or a laser can be used to dissolve part of the zona, to facilitate the hatching process later. This technique is often used with prior failed IVF cycles, female age over 38, and with abnormally thick zonae

Gastric Bypass:
A Gastric Bypass is the removal of a portion of the stomach and bypassing the small intestine; it is intended to aid in weight loss for obese patients.

Mini Gastric Bypass: A Mini-Gastric Bypass surgery is now more preferred over the traditional surgery because of it is less invasive nature.

Intragastic Balloon: An intragastric balloon is a silicone ball that is placed in the stomach to help the patient feel full easier for significant weight loss.

Medical Facilities

MediAccess-SA only uses private hospitals and clinics registered with the Hospital Association of South Africa. Hospitals under HASA pride themselves on excellence across the value chain. The calibre of staff, medical technology, and core services they offer is world class. Member hospitals believe in the high quality of standards, values and patient-centred ethics advocated by HASA. Ensconced under this umbrella of distinction, member hospitals strive to provide world-class quality healthcare services with offers of superlative facilities, expertise, and a strong focus on the wellbeing of the patient.

People are our hospitals passion. Their needs come first, as seen in networking, and building health systems and momentous relationships, to ensure that all our patients get the very best in healthcare.

Some facts concerning private health care in South Africa

  • The first heart transplant was done by a Christian Barnard a South African heart surgeon.
    All South African private clinics are ISO accredited
  • In 2004, South Africa's private health care sector was ranked 4th World.
    South Africa private health care clinics are comparable with clinics in the UK, USA & Canada.

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Cape Town, South Africa Destination Overview

Scheduled Tours

This is an awe-inspiring tour to the towering headland known as Cape Point. Magnificent beaches, breathtaking views, historic and picturesque coastal villages are to be seen along the way. The Cape Peninsula is one of the world`s most scenic areas and stretches from the City centre to Cape Point.

Tour highlights include:

  • Atlantic Seaboard - Clifton, Camps Bay & 12 Apostles
  • Hout Bay (optional trip to Seal Island)
  • Chapman's Peak Drive
  • Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

This delightful drive winds its way to the heart of the Cape winelands, through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads.

Tour highlights include:

  • Paarl
  • Franschoek
  • Stellenbosch
  • Minimum 3 Wine tastings
  • Alternative estates may be visited over weekends/Public Holidays

This tour encapsulates the best that the Cape has to offer, an awe- inspiring tour of the headland known as Cape Point. Magnificent beaches, breathtaking views, historic and picturesque coastal villages are to be seen along the way. The Cape Peninsula is one of the world`s most scenic areas and stretches from the City centre to Cape Point. A delightful drive, which winds its way to the heart of the Cape Winelands, through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads.

Tour highlights include:

  • Atlantic Seaboard - Clifton, Camps Bay & 12 Apostle
  • Chapman's Peak Drive
  • Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
  • The Penguin Colony
  • Explore Historic Stellenbosch

August to November is usually the best time to see the Southern Right Whale in our waters. Hermanus' Walker Bay is an ideal place for whale watching. These mammals, which often come as close to 50 metres from the shore, are given to displays of breaching, lobtailing, spyhopping and courtship rituals.

Tour highlights include:

  • Sir Lowry's Pass with its spectacular views of False Bay
  • Land-based whale watching in Walker Bay
  • Harold Porter Botanical Gardens
  • Wine tasting at Hamilton Russell Wine Estate
  • "The Cape Riviera" of Gordons Bay

Situated below Table Mountain, Devil's Peak and Lion's Head, Cape Town offers a rich cultural and industrial heritage, grand splendour and an assurance of activity of excitement at the V&A Waterfront. Including all the 'must-sees' of any Cape Town day tour, this option is a geographical and cultural extravaganza, showing you Cape Town, from its historical beginnings to the dazzling modern shopping malls of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.

Tour highlights include:

  • Table Mountain (not incl. & weather permitting)
  • The SA Museum
  • The Houses of Parliament & City Hall
  • The Historic Castle of Good Hope
  • Greenmarket Square

Angsana Spa

A first in South Africa, Angsana Spa is harmoniously placed alongside the new spacious and calm river deluxe suites, all overlooking the crystal clear Liesbeeck river running through the historic gardens of the vineyard hotel & spa; "the first English country house in South Africa where Lady Anne Barnard nurtured her spirit in tranquility.

Camelot Spas
Camelot Spas integrates marine technology and the latest spa therapies, reflecting completeness and inner beauty. Our logo represents the balance of yin and yang, the ever flowing nature of the sea, the swirls creating energy, motion and ongoing dedication that we embark on. Capturing the heart and soul of the ocean, we bring to you a new dimension in Spa therapy.
Librisa Spa
The Mount Nelson Hotel's sparkling new Librisa Spa has become one of Cape Town's leading day spas. Treatments are world class and have been developed uniquely for the spa. The spa facilities include: innovative changing areas containing sauna and steam baths, sensation showers and heated marble slabs

Mangwanani Spas
An authentically Africa spa experience. Winners of The Spa of the Year Award 2003-2007! 
Arabella Spa
What an extraordinary pleasure to regenerate body, mind and spirit in an environment where nature and technology blends this seamlessly. Arabella Spa at the Arabella Western Cape Hotel & Spa combines traditional and modern therapies, artfully fusing Far Eastern and Western knowledge and using innovative beauty products of the highest quality.

South Africa is unashamedly proud of her riches. Subtropical beach forests, isolated deserts, bush wilderness, tribal villages, and the BIG FIVE.  Boasting world famous game parks such as The Kruger National Park and Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve.  Choose a safari package as part of your recuperation.

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve lies in the heart of South Africa’s malaria-free Eastern Cape near Grahamstown, and is a natural conclusion to a journey along the world-famous Garden Route. A victory for far-sighted conservation, 20 000 hectares (49 000 acres) of farmland in the Great Fish River region were restored and restocked with African wildlife. Kwandwe Private Game Reserve features the exclusive Main Lodge, unique historic Uplands Homestead and Ecca Lodge.

Ngala was the first private safari reserve to be incorporated in the world-famous Kruger National Park – the largest wildlife sanctuary in South Africa. With exclusive traversing rights over 14 700 hectares (36 323 acres) of Kruger's game-rich wilderness, Ngala offers an extraordinary African wildlife safari experience. Ngala Private Game Reserve is host to the exclusive Game Lodge, luxurious Tented Safari Camp and the wilderness Walking Safari Camp.

Phinda Private Game Reserve is situated in the lush KwaZulu-Natal region of Southern Africa. Sandwiched between Mkuze Game Reserve and the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, it comprises 14 000 hectares (34 000 acres) of prime conservation land. Seven distinct habitats shelter an abundance of wildlife including Africa’s Big Five and over 380 bird species. Phinda offers four lodges - Forest Lodge, Mountain Lodge, Vlei Lodge, Rock Lodge, Phinda Zuka and Walking Safari Camp.

Madikwe Safari Lodge is situated in the heart of the richly diverse and malaria-free 76 000-hectare (187 800-acre) Madikwe Game Reserve – one of South Africa's biggest wildlife sanctuaries. The Lodge comprises three intimate camps – totalling just 16 suites in all - offering simple yet sophisticated accommodation overlooking Madikwe's game-filled plains.

Exeter is situated within the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, renowned for having the best Big Five game-viewing in South Africa, if not the world. Located on the southwestern corner of the Kruger National Park, there are no restricting fences, thus enabling the animals to roam freely just as nature intended. The Reserve is famous for its incredible leopard sightings. Exeter Private Game Reserve features the elegant Leadwood Lodge, unique River Lodge and Dulini Safari Lodge.

Kirkman's Kamp
Kirkman’s Kamp, with its spectacular views of the unspoilt wilderness and the Sabi Sand River, is regarded as one of the best loved lodges in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. A well known historic camp, originally built in the early 1920’s Kirkmans Kamp celebrates the atmosphere of an early South African lowveld homestead.

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