Visiting Hours Arwyp Hospital: Monday to Sunday 09:30 – 10:30/10:00 – 11:00 & 15h00 – 16h00 & 19h00/19:15 – 20h00
20 Pine Avenue, Kempton Park, 1619, Gauteng, South Africa
Visiting Hours Arwyp Hospital: Overview
10:00 – 11:00
10:30 – 11:00
Mother’s birthing partner and Dula:
Allowed 2 nights stay.
Sleeping arrangements are available.
15:00 – 16:00
19:15 – 20:00
15:00 – 16:00
19:00 – 20:00
Thereafter one parent may stay with the child.
Arwyp Hospital Information
20 Pine Avenue, Kempton Park,
Emergency Services & Pharmacy Available 24/7
Visiting Hours Arwyp – Services
The casualty and trauma unit is equipped to handle all situations ‐ no emergency is too small or too big! Trauma trained doctors and staff members are available day and night ‐ all year round.
This unit has been upgraded to a Trauma Level 1 Unit ‐ competent to handle any emergencies! A triage system is in place to ensure that all patients are assessed effectively to ensure medical assistance is given in the shortest time possible. Our doctors are ATLS trained.
We have a specialist on 24 hour call to immediately attend to trauma patients.
A helicopter-landing pad ensures that patients in urgent need of medical care can be set down at Arwyp where they will immediately receive the necessary attention.
The trauma unit is fully supported by our competent team of specialists.
Workmen’s Compensation Act (WCA) cases All WCA cases are handled efficiently at the Arwyp`s 24 hour casualty and trauma unit. Special arrangements can be made with the unit manager to ensure treatment to WCA patients without delay.
Phone: 011 922 1055
Entrance: Cnr Blockhouse Rd and Central Ave
Out Patient Department
For some procedures it is not necessary that the patient remain in hospital overnight. These patients are therefore admitted and discharged on the same day. The day ward is located on the 12th Floor.
Information for day patients Please prepare yourself for a waiting period and bring reading matter or something to keep yourself occupied. After your operation you will recuperate in the ward. The minimum period of stay will be one and a half hours and can be extended depending on your reaction to anaesthetic and the type of procedure performed.
Visiting Hours Arwyp – Cardiology
A branch of medicine that deals with the disorders of the heart as well as some parts of the circulatory system.
The field includes medical diagnosis and treatment of:
- congenital heart defects
- coronary artery disease
- heart failure
- valvular heart disease
The purpose of coronary artery bypass surgery is to improve the blood supply to an area of the heart that has been deprived of adequate circulation. Two procedures are involved: an incision is made in the leg to remove a vein which is then used as a graft to create a new coronary artery. the second incision is made in the chest to enable the surgeon to reach the heart. More than one artery can be blocked and it is then necessary to insert more than one graft.
Terms like double bypass, triple bypass and quadruple bypass indicate the number of grafts required. Coronary artery bypass surgery takes anything from three to six hours, depending on the number of bypasses being inserted. The above procedures are all performed in a cardiac catheterization laboratory also known as a cathlab.
Visiting Hours Arwyp – Dentistry
Also known as Dental and Oral Medicine.
Is a branch of medicine that consists of the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the oral cavity. Commonly in the dentition but also the oral mucosa, and of adjacent and related structures and tissues, particularly in the maxillofacial (jaw and facial) area.
Visiting Hours Arwyp – Dermatology
Services offered in:
- Basic dermatology and diseases of the hair and nails
- Mole screening and detection of skin cancer with treatment
- Surgical procedures, including cosmetics, excision of moles etc
- Treatment of pigment disorders
- Skin peels, Botulinum toxin and fillers
Ear, Nose and Throat Department
Treatment of all conditions related to ear, nose and throat problems.
Visiting Hours Arwyp – Endocrinology
Endocrinology is the field of hormone-related diseases. An endocrinologist can diagnose and treat hormone problems and the complications that arise from them.
Hormones regulate metabolism, respiration, growth, reproduction, sensory perception, and movement.
Hormone imbalances are the underlying reason for a wide range of medical conditions.
Endocrinology focuses both on the hormones and the many glands and tissues that produce them.
Humans have over 50 different hormones. They can exist in very small amounts and still have a significant impact on bodily function and development.
Gastroenterology is the study of the normal function and diseases of the oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver. It involves a detailed understanding of the normal action of the gastrointestinal organs including the movement of material through the stomach and intestine, the digestion and absorption of nutrients into the body, removal of waste from the system and the function of the liver as a digestive organ. It includes common and important conditions such as colon polyps and cancer, hepatitis, gastro-oesophageal reflux (heartburn), peptic ulcer disease, colitis, gallbladder and biliary tract disease, nutritional problems, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and pancreatitis.
Visiting Hours Arwyp – General Practice
Refers to a medical doctor who treats acute and chronic illnesses and provides preventive care and health education to patients.
Once a patient has been admitted to hospital for general surgery, the doctor and the nursing staff will give the patient more specific instructions.
The doctor may do some blood tests, an ECG or take chest x-rays. A full medical and anaesthetic history will be taken and any risk factors reported to the doctor.
A patient may not eat or drink for eight hours prior to surgery. A consent form is signed and a hospital theatre gown is to be worn to theatre.
Any jewellery, dentures, contact lenses and nail polish must be removed.
The anaesthetist may order pre-medication and a urine specimen will be sent to the laboratory for testing.
The patient may need to be shaved or receive a specific skin preparation prior to the procedure and identification bands will be fitted.
Visiting Hours Arwyp – Gynaecology
Treatment of all conditions specifically related to the female body.
The ward consists of 1 private room, 2 three bedded rooms, 4 two bedded rooms, 1 six bedded room The ward accommodates female patients with gynaecological problems only; although female patients from other surgical wards are accommodated should the need arise.
Southwing Building (Central Avenue/X-ray department),
Arwyp Medical Centre
Tel: 011 922 1133
Hepato-pancreatobilieary surgery (ERCP’s)
ERCP is a procedure that enables your physician to examine the pancreatic and bile ducts. A bendable, lighted tube (endoscope) about the thickness of your index finger is placed through your mouth and into your stomach and first part of the small intestine (duodenum). In the duodenum a small opening is identified (ampulla) and a small plastic tube (cannula) is passed through the endoscope and into this opening. Dye (contrast material) is injected and X-rays are taken to study the ducts of the pancreas and liver.
What Preparation is Required?
Your stomach must be empty, so you should not eat or drink anything for approximately 8 hours before the examination. Your physician will be more specific about the time to begin fasting depending on the time of day that your test is scheduled.
To make the examination comfortable, you will be sedated during the procedure, and, therefore, you will need someone to drive you home afterward. Sedatives will affect your judgment and reflexes for the rest of the day, so you should not drive or operate machinery until the next day.
Speak to your doctor for any further prerequisites or requirements.
Visiting Hours Arwyp – Internal Medicine
Internal medicine is the medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases.
Physicians specializing in internal medicine are called internists, or physicians. Internists are skilled in the management of patients who have undifferentiated or multi-system disease processes.
Internists care for hospitalized and ambulatory patients and may play a major role in teaching and research.
Interventional radiology is a medical sub-specialty of radiology utilizing minimally-invasive image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat diseases in nearly every organ system.
The concept behind interventional radiology is to diagnose and treat patients using the least invasive techniques currently available in order to minimize risk to the patient and improve health outcomes. These procedures have less risk, less pain and less recovery time in comparison to open surgery.
Visiting Hours Arwyp – Maxillofacial surgery
Treatment of all conditions related to injuries and abnormalities of the face and mouth
Neurology is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the nervous system. Neurology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of all categories of conditions and disease involving the central and peripheral nervous systems, including their blood vessels and muscle.
A neurologist is a physician specialising in neurology and trained to investigate, or diagnose and treat neurological disorders. Neurologists may also be involved in clinical research, clinical trials, and basic or translational research. While neurology is a nonsurgical specialty, its corresponding surgical specialty is neurosurgery.
Visiting Hours Arwyp – Neurosurgery
Neurosurgery, or neurological surgery, is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, surgical treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders which affect any portion of the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system
Arwyp Medical Centre makes use of the O-arm® Complete Multidimensional Surgical Imaging System, a state-of-the-art machine used in spinal and orthopaedic treatment.
A Neurosurgeon is a surgeon specialising in neurosurgery.
Obstetrics and gynaecology
Obstetrics and gynaecology is the medical specialty that encompasses the two subspecialties of obstetrics (covering pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period) and gynaecology (covering the health of the female reproductive system – vagina, uterus, ovaries, and breasts). It’s commonly abbreviated as obs and gynae or O&G.
Visiting Hours Arwyp – Ophthalmology
A branch of medicine and surgery which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders.
An ophthalmologist is a specialist in ophthalmology.
Paediatric pulmonology is considered a branch of internal medicine, and is related to paediatrics. Pulmonology often involves managing children who need life support and mechanical ventilation.
Pulmonologists are specially trained in diseases and conditions of the chest, particularly pneumonia, asthma, tuberculosis, emphysema, and complicated chest infections.
Visiting Hours Arwyp – Paediatrics
The paediatrics department is a medical ward aimed specifically at treating children with infectious diseases such as meningitis, encephalitis and various respiratory problems. There are a number of isolation cubicles in which the children are nursed. Student care workers are employed specifically to attend to the children at all times by bathing them, feeding them and addressing any needs they may have. The unit also serves as a day ward for children needing grommets and tonsillectomies etc.
8th Floor, Arwyp Medical Centre
Rooms 801 – 811 Tel: 011 922-1046 / 1076
Rooms 812 – 816 Tel: 011 922-1203
When enquiring, please remember that patient information will only be given to the child’s parents. Please only enquire after 10h00 as doctors’ rounds take place between 07h00 and 10h00 after which staff will have the correct information regarding the patient’s condition.
A sub-specialty of surgery involving the surgery of fetuses, infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
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Plastic and reconstructive surgery
Reconstructive surgery is, in its broadest sense, synonymous with plastic surgery.
Commonly, however, reconstructive surgery is understood as the use of surgery to restore the form and function of the body, which does not include aesthetic or cosmetic surgery.
For example, plastic surgeons, maxillo-facial surgeons and otolaryngologists do reconstructive surgery on faces after trauma and to reconstruct the head and neck after cancer.
Prosthodontics, also known as dental prosthetics or prosthetic dentistry, is the area of dentistry that focuses on dental prostheses
It’s a dental specialty pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth or oral and maxillofacial tissues using biocompatible substitutes.
A medical specialty devoted to diagnosing, preventing, and treating mental disorders. These include various maladaptations related to mood, behavior, cognition, and perceptions. See glossary of psychiatry.
Pulmonology is known as chest medicine and respiratory medicine in some countries and areas. Pulmonology is considered a branch of internal medicine, and is related to intensive care medicine.
Pulmonology often involves managing patients who need life support and mechanical ventilation. Pulmonologists are specially trained in diseases and conditions of the chest, particularly pneumonia, asthma, tuberculosis, emphysema, and complicated chest infections.
The role of the rheumatologist is to diagnose (detect), treat and medically manage patients with arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. These health problems affect the joints, muscles, bones and sometimes other internal organs (e.g., kidneys, lungs, blood vessels, brain).
Because these diseases are often complex, they benefit from the care of an expert. Only rheumatologists are experts in this field of medicine. The rheumatologist interacts with the patient and family, gives health information and partners with other health care providers.
The rheumatologist assesses:
- Signs (from a physical exam) and symptoms (what you see and how you feel), including systemic (whole body) involvement by a rheumatic disease
- Joint disorders
- Overall function, including physical, mental well-being and level of independence
- Results of advanced imaging and lab tests
Speech-Language Pathology is a field of expertise practiced by a clinician known as a speech-language pathologist (SLP) or a speech therapist. SLP is considered a “related health profession” or “allied health profession”
SLPs specialize in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of communication disorders (speech disorders and language disorders), cognitive-communication disorders, voice disorders, and swallowing disorders. SLPs also play an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder (often in a team with pediatricians and psychologists).
Treatment of all urologically related problems
Vascular surgery is a surgical subspecialty in which diseases of the vascular system, or arteries, veins and lymphatic circulation, are managed by medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures, and surgical reconstruction.