The number of day surgery facilities in South Africa have increased significantly in the last few years due to the inherent cost savings that they offer to medical aids and private paying patients. Internationally day surgery is the norm rather than the exception. Intercare Day Hospital Century City opened it’s doors in 2015 and has gone from strength to strength. Patient safety and comfort are always prioritized by utilizing the latest techniques and technologies. This approach accelerates the healing process by getting patients home and back into more comfortable surroundings, as quickly as possible. Dr Cooper has a morning list at the facility every Wednesday. Procedures such as: gastroscopy, colonoscopy, breast biopsy, umbilical hernia repair, open inguinal hernia repair and haemorrhoidal surgery (especially THD) are some of the procedures that are ideal for a day surgery facility. In well selected patients even laparoscopic cholecystectomy and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair can (and has been) be performed successfully by Dr Cooper at the said facility.
A co-payment of R200 will be charged for 1st visits. Follow-up consultations for the same problem will be charged at medical aid rates. The private consultation fee (if a patient has no medical aid) is R700.
Private rates will be charged for elective procedures unless a payment arrangement is in place with your medical aid. A surcharge will be added for emergency / after-hours procedures. Please note that according to legislation PMB conditions have to be paid in full by your medical aid. Billing is currently outsourced to an external company which will submit your account to your medical aid on your behalf. The final payment of the account remains the patient’s responsibility.