Centurion Day Hospital is Fully-Equipped for Hip Arthroscopy Procedures

Our hips generally experience a lot of strain during the course of our lives. Whether your job requires you to do a lot of walking or spend a lot of time seated at work, your hips and surrounding muscles are constantly working to maintain a good posture. It should come as no surprise then that we tend to experience problems with our hips as we age. And with so many moving parts being put under tension regularly, you face the possibility of experiencing medical issues in this area, no matter your age. If you are experiencing lingering issues with your hips your doctor might advise you to undergo a hip arthroscopy procedure to diagnose and possibly treat your condition.

When is an Arthroscopy Necessary?

This procedure could be your best option if you experience hip joint pain for extended periods. Especially if the pain does not respond to nonsurgical treatment such as physical therapy, rest and medications intended to reduce inflammation. If you have previously experienced an injury in the hip area fragments of bone or cartilage may have become separated and could now be the source of discomfort within the joint. Hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgery that is able to locate and remove these fragments. 

Hip Arthroscopy Procedure

An arthroscope is a thin, flexible device that is equipped with a light and a camera that is connected to a monitor system. During a hip arthroscopy procedure, your surgeon will make a small incision close to the affected hip. They will then insert an arthroscope into the incision and direct the camera towards the hip joint. The surgeon is able to navigate the camera using a magnified video feed on the monitor. This view of the hip joint enables them to visually identify the cause of the patient’s symptoms.  

Hip arthroscopy is effective at diagnosing hip ailments and it can also be used to treat certain conditions. The procedure can be used to remove damaged tissues from the joint, repair tears in the ligaments surrounding the joint or repair damage to the bones. To be able to reach the affected areas with special surgical tools, a surgeon might have to make an additional cut close to the initial one. Hip arthroscopy surgery could be an option to treat hip impingement, a hip labral tear, hip dysplasia, snapping hip syndrome and synovitis (inflammation of the joint lining) to name a few. 

Hip arthroscopy is performed on an outpatient basis at Centurion Day Hospital and the procedure does generally not take longer than 3 hours. Our facilities are well equipped to perform arthroscopies on different joints in the body and our surgeons have extensive experience treating related conditions. Contact us today if you require any orthopaedic services or browse our website for more information on any of the surgeries performed at our facility!  


Maxillofacial and Dental Surgery at Centurion Day Hospital

Maxillofacial surgery is a term used to describe a variety of procedures that aim to treat defects and conditions that affect the mouth, teeth, jaws or face. Dental surgery is another broad term for a set of procedures that is specifically focused on the teeth and gums. These surgeries are often grouped under the umbrella term of maxillofacial and dental surgery to describe a set of procedures performed in the region of the face, head, neck and mouth. Surgeons within this field can treat patients that have sustained facial injuries, offer reconstructive surgery, perform dental implants, and even treat patients that present with tumours or cysts in their jaws.

A variety of maxillofacial and dental surgeries are performed at Centurion Day Hospital. Our state of the art facilities enables us to consistently provide quality care for all of our patients.

Procedures Performed at Centurion Day Hospital:


In dentistry, a frenectomy refers to the removal of connective tissue within the mouth, called a frenulum, that causes problems with speech or eating. A maxillary frenectomy removes a frenulum that connects the upper gums to a patient’s front teeth while a lingual frenectomy involves removing a frenulum connecting the underside of the patient’s tongue to the floor of the mouth. 

Gingival Graft

A gingival graft is a procedure intended to treat patients with receding gums. Gum recession exposes the roots of teeth, which could lead to numerous complications if left untreated. During the surgery, tissue from the roof of the mouth is removed and grafted onto the affected area of the gums to reduce the recession.

Orthodontic attachment

Orthodontic attachments are small pieces of orthodontic material that have been shaped according to the function they serve. These attachments can be used in conjunction with orthodontic aligners to realign teeth, treat a bite problem and reposition teeth that are out of place.

Sinus Floor Augmentation

A sinus augmentation surgery is performed to increase the amount of bone tissue in the upper jaw. An incision is made into the gum tissue and the exposed bone is lifted into the sinus cavity in order to protect the sinus cavity when a patient receives dental implants.

Centurion Day Hospital is a trusted name in the field of maxillofacial and dental surgery and our staff are dedicated to providing the best possible care to all of our patients. Book a consultation with one of our qualified surgeons today, or browse our website for more information on any of the procedures performed at our facility.


Gynaecological Surgery and Procedures Performed at Centurion Day Hospital

Gynaecological surgery is a daunting proposition for most women and something that they try to avoid as much as possible. However, women often require surgery for ailments that are simply unavoidable. This is why it is important to have regular visits with your gynaecologist, to make sure that you identify problems as soon as possible. If you find yourself in need of gynaecological surgery, it can help a great deal to calm your nerves if you have trust in the facility where your operation will be performed. 

Centurion Day Hospital should be your first choice for gynaecological surgeries and procedures in Gauteng. Our highly trained surgeons perform numerous procedures in our well-equipped facilities. 

Let’s take a look at some of the gynaecological procedures performed:

Dilation and Curettage: Scraping/Cleaning The Inside of Uterus

Dilation and curettage is a procedure that is often used for diagnostic purposes. It entails the removal of a part of the lining of the uterus and/or the scraping of the uterus, to remove its contents. The scraping of the uterus is often intended to remove tissue in the case of a non-viable pregnancy. Removing the excess lining of the uterus can help to treat certain conditions, such as polycystic ovary syndrome. Tissue that is causing abnormal bleeding can also be removed during the procedure.

Drainage of Bartholin Cyst

A Bartholin cyst is characterised by a swelling of the Bartholin’s glands, located in the opening of the vagina. The cyst may not be painful, but it is still best to have it checked by a medical professional. In some cases, the cyst might require surgical drainage. During this procedure, the surgeon will make an incision into the cyst and insert a catheter to help it drain over time. 

Endometrial Ablation

Endometrial ablation is a procedure that aims to reduce the menstrual flow experienced by a patient. During the surgery, the lining of the uterus is eroded, without the need to make an incision. Narrow tools are used to fill the vagina with warm fluids, which destroys the uterine lining in time. Endometrial ablation is very effective at treating women who experience excessive menstrual bleeding, and it can stop the bleeding completely in some cases.

Hysteroscopy: Inspection of the Inside of Uterus

During a hysteroscopy, a gynaecologist will examine the inside of the cervix and uterus using a flexible tube. During the examination, the gynaecologist will commonly take a tissue sample for analysis. However, a hysteroscopy can also be used as a surgical intervention to remove polyps or fibroid tumours from the uterus.

Contact Centurion Day Hospital if you require gynaecological surgery! Our team of dedicated staff members will be with you every step of the way as you start your treatment journey. Feel free to browse our website for more information on any of the procedures performed at our facility or book a consultation online to speak with one of our surgeons. 


Pre-Op Instructions For Patients Going In For Surgery

Going in for surgery can be an intimidating experience, no matter the severity of the procedure. Often though, it is more the fear of the unknown that causes an uneasy feeling among patients than the procedure itself. Once you understand the procedure and know what to do leading up to the surgery it becomes a much less daunting experience. At Centurion Day Hospital we do our best to make patients feel as comfortable in our facility as possible. Our knowledgeable staff are always available to answer any questions you may have regarding your procedure. Once you have consulted with your surgeon and decided on a procedure there are certain pre-op instructions that you will need to follow before your surgery takes place.

Before The Procedure

A patient should not eat or drink anything for at least 6 hours before the procedure is scheduled to take place.  This is mainly because of the effect that anaesthesia will have on the body and any food or liquid in the stomach could pose a threat to the surgery. Therefore patients should avoid taking as much as a sip of water within this 6-hour timeframe. Patients are also advised to avoid smoking for as long as possible before and after the surgery. Smoking reduces the flow of oxygen in the blood, which can increase your risk of infection after the surgery.

If you are feeling unwell or sick on the day of your surgery you should inform the hospital of the symptoms and act according to the recommendation of your surgeon. It could be that the procedure will need to be postponed to avoid the possibility of an infection spreading. A patient will likely require transport after their surgery as they will be too impaired to drive due to the residual effects of anaesthesia. Your surgeon will inform you of any other pre-op instructions that might pertain to a specific procedure.

Admissions Process

An online admissions service is available to simplify the process for prospective patients. You will be required to complete an admission form that is then sent through to the hospital and assessed by our medical team. Once you have been approved for surgery our case managers will assist you with financing the procedure, depending on the patient’s preferred payment method. Once the financing has been completed the date of the procedure will be confirmed.

At Centurion Day Hospital we are committed to providing quality care to all our patients in a comfortable environment. Having more information about the pre-op instructions that need to be followed should put a patient’s mind at ease and help you to prepare for your surgery. Visit our website for more information about any of the procedures we offer or contact us today to speak to one of our qualified staff members.


Advantages of Using a Day Hospital

In South Africa, overcrowded hospitals and overworked staff members is an issue that many facilities have had to deal with and the need to expand and diversify healthcare options has become more evident. Since the early 2000s, the accessibility and capabilities of day hospitals have greatly increased worldwide. The demand for day hospitals has also intensified internationally as the public becomes more aware of the benefits of these facilities. 

So what makes a day hospital different?

Lower Cost:

In most businesses, you are stuck with the same set of rules: Your income has to outweigh your spending to stay afloat. Hospitals are no exception to this rule, but many of the costs associated with running an acute facility, such as overtime pay for staff and overnight facilities, are not present at a day hospital. The costs that an acute facility incurs from its increased operating hours, and often its large premises, are therefore eliminated. This allows day hospitals to decrease their overall spending, which enables them to perform the same procedure on a patient for a reduced price. Certain procedures can cost up to 28% less in a day hospital than they would have in an acute facility. 

Well Equipped and Reduced Risk of Infection:

A recent study that was done abroad found that around 70% of surgical procedures conducted in an acute facility can be performed at a day hospital. The facilities within a day hospital are oftentimes more advanced as they can invest more into specific facilities. The quality of care provided is something that is also brought into question. Numerous studies have shown that one of the biggest risks posed to a hospital patient is the hospital itself. In large, densely occupied hospitals, the risk of infection from another patient is too high to ignore. In contrast, day hospitals are able to provide a safer, more sterile environment to their patients by reducing the amount of time that patients spend at the hospital, as well as patients’ proximity to one another. 

More Convenient:

We have grown accustomed to medical procedures being tiresome, arduous endeavours that take up a great deal of time. This is largely due to the overbooked schedules of hospitals and their surgeons. Every person who has been to an acute care facility can recall an instance when they were left waiting in a room an hour after they had arrived for their appointment. This is where day hospitals truly stand out. With many day hospitals providing the option to schedule a procedure online, the process has been streamlined to provide patients with efficient and convenient access to services. Less uncertainty means that these facilities can better plan and predict their daily schedules.

In the end, every patient will have their own story to tell about their experience. The hope is that the trend towards more affordable care for all will keep growing. Contact Centurion Day Hospital to take advantage of all the benefits our facility has to offer! Book a consultation today to discuss your options with one of our dedicated staff members.


What to Expect from a Vasectomy Procedure

Vasectomy surgery is an intimidating procedure for most men. It could cause some stress knowing that not only is the procedure itself taking place in a very private area, but the effects of the surgery could be permanent, even if the procedure is reversed. Thankfully, once you understand the procedure and are well aware of the effects, it becomes a far less frightening surgery and you are able to make an informed decision before going into the operating room. 

The Surgery

A vasectomy is a common surgical procedure that results in the sterility of a male patient, leaving them unable to impregnate a woman. The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis and is usually completed within 30 minutes. The patient will receive a local anaesthetic in the groin area but remains awake throughout the surgery. During the procedure, a surgeon will make a small incision in the upper scrotal area in order to access the vas deferens. The vas deferens is a muscular tube situated behind the bladder that transports sperm to the urethra, combining it with seminal fluid. The purpose of a vasectomy is to close or sever the vas deferens in order to prevent sperm from entering the urethra, leaving the patient sterile. The procedure is minimally invasive, leaving only one small scar that might need to be sutured.

Before Your Surgery

If you are considering a vasectomy it is important to be aware of the consequences and to consider them thoroughly before going in for surgery. Your surgeon will discuss all the options available to you and assess whether you are a suitable candidate for surgery. You might be asked to stop taking certain medications before your surgery and you will also be required to stop smoking for a period of time as these could interfere with blood clotting and increase your risks during surgery. You are also advised to shave your pubic area before surgery, especially in the area that the incision is going to be made. Be sure to disclose any medical condition that you may have to ensure that your surgeon is well informed about any potential risks. 

After Your Surgery 

You will be unable to drive after your surgery and you will require someone to drive you home once you are released. Your main priority will be to ensure that the wound stays clean as it heals. Patients will experience some discomfort and swelling and medication will be prescribed to deal with any pain. You should be able to return to work after two or three days, but it is advised to refrain from any strenuous activity for up to a week. 

At Centurion Day Hospital we are dedicated to providing the highest standard of care in advanced facilities. Contact us today for more information on any of our procedures, or visit our website to book a consultation and view the wide range of procedures performed at our facility! 


Dental Surgery Could Bring Your Smile Back!

Centurion Day Hospital is currently offering a 50% discount on dental co-payments to help you get the smile you’ve always wanted! Our facility is well equipped and a wide variety of dental- and maxillofacial surgeries are performed at the hospital. Among the procedures performed at the hospital are dental fillings, dental extraction and -implants, frenectomy, receding gum repair, orthodontic attachment, and sinus augmentation. So take advantage of this incredible offer today! Feel free to book a consultation with one of our qualified surgeons to help you determine which procedure would best suit your individual needs. 

Put your smile on display for the world to see! Having a healthy set of teeth can help to improve your self-esteem and keep you from becoming self-conscious about your smile when you are speaking to other people. We have very little control over the formation of our teeth and all we can do is focus on our oral health and dental hygiene to try to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. For those who are facing more severe problems, dental surgery might be the solution. Thankfully, advancements in medical technology have made it possible to address numerous issues that patients may face. 

Most of us have had at least one bad experience at the dentist, and many patients are scared by the thought of going in for dental surgery. Having a big procedure performed in such a sensitive area is a daunting prospect and a lot of people put off any type of surgery because of this. Unfortunately, most dental issues will only get worse over time if left untreated, and anybody who has had to deal with a severe toothache will know that it is something that no one should have to endure. This is why it is important to address an issue as soon as it presents itself before it leads to more complications in the future. 

It is always important to note that good oral hygiene is the first step towards preventing tooth decay, and everyone should try to follow a proper dental care routine. A lot of issues can be avoided by simply brushing teeth regularly and avoiding an excess of sugary and acidic foods that may damage your teeth over time. In addition to self-care, it is important to visit your dentist every year to help you identify any complications that may require dental surgery before they become more problematic.  

So don’t delay! Contact Centurion Day Hospital today and take advantage of the 50% discount on dental co-payments currently available. Our dedicated team will be with you every step of the way and are available to answer any questions you may have regarding a procedure! 


Doctors Are Welcome at Centurion Day Hospital

Centurion Day Hospital has operating rooms available for surgeons who wish to avoid the stress associated with running a practice or operating within an acute facility. There are various factors to consider when you have your own business. Running your own medical practice can similarly bring about numerous complications. Doctors who are in charge of a facility are tasked with overseeing various aspects of a practice, which can become quite overwhelming over time. In most cases, professionals need to be employed to oversee areas in which a medical doctor simply does not have any expertise.  

Centurion Day Hospital offers facilities that are very well equipped and a variety of procedures can be performed on the premises. A recent study that was done abroad found that around 60% of surgical procedures conducted in an acute facility can be performed at a day hospital. The facilities within a day hospital are oftentimes more advanced as these practices are able to invest more capital into specific facilities. Surgeons can take advantage of state of the art equipment without having to worry about the maintenance of these assets.  

The risk of infection is greatly reduced. We are capable of providing a safer, more sterile environment to their patients and medical practitioners by reducing the amount of time that patients spend at the hospital, as well as patients’ proximity to one another. Patients that make use of a day hospital are also less prone to have an infectious ailment as most individuals visit the facility to have a specific procedure performed. 

Centurion Day Hospital is committed to connecting doctors and patients in the most convenient way possible. Processes have been streamlined to provide patients with efficient access to services and the option is available to schedule a procedure online. Less uncertainty in scheduling means that a day hospital can better plan and predict their daily operations. Consultation rooms are available at our facility to provide doctors with a space to consult with patients before their surgery takes place. 

Centurion Day Hospital offers advanced surgical support and well equipped medical facilities to ensure that you have everything you need to make a success of your surgery. Contact us today if you are interested in making use of our world-class facilities. 


Circumcision – Choose the safe option

Get your circumcision done safely at Centurion Day Hospital. We have a special cash offer of R6100.00 that includes x2 consultations with the surgeon, with the theatre & anaesthetist’s fee also included the cash price offer. If you have a medical aid, we will assist with the authorization. The procedure will be according to your medical aid rates. 

Call Magda for more info:  012 6632010


50% discount on co-payment

Our 50% discount on co-payment is still available! When your doctor scheduled you for a day-procedure, ask him to use Centurion Day Hospital. Remember – its your choice.

At Centurion Day Hospital, we are a Preferred Service Provider for Discovery Key Care and Delta members! We also accept any other Medical Aid, and private patients, at our state of the art facility.