Dr Rudi Botha – Pathologist (Anatomical) at Mediclinic Gariep Mediclinic Kimberley

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Mediclinic Kimberley.

About Dr Rudi Botha – Pathologist (Anatomical)

Dr Rudi Botha is a qualified doctor who works at Mediclinic Gariep
Mediclinic Kimberley as a Pathologist (Anatomical).

Some Relevant Insights:

An Anatomical Pathologist at Mediclinic specializes in diagnosing diseases based on the microscopic, chemical, immunologic, and molecular examination of organs, tissues, and whole bodies (autopsy). Anatomical pathology is a critical field in medicine that contributes to definitive diagnoses of disease and conditions, guiding treatment decisions for other healthcare professionals. Here’s what their role involves:

Tissue Examination: Anatomical pathologists examine tissue samples taken during biopsies or surgeries to diagnose diseases, such as cancer. They use various techniques, including histopathology (the study of diseased tissue), to identify abnormalities that can indicate the presence of disease.

Autopsies: Performing autopsies is another important aspect of their work, allowing them to determine the cause of death and study disease progression within the body. This can provide valuable information for medical research, as well as closure for grieving families.

Cancer Diagnosis and Staging: They play a crucial role in cancer care by diagnosing types of cancer and determining the stage and grade of tumors. This information is vital for deciding on the best course of treatment and understanding the prognosis.

Molecular Pathology: Increasingly, anatomical pathologists are involved in molecular pathology, which involves analyzing DNA and RNA sequences in tissues to identify genetic mutations that may cause or contribute to disease. This can be particularly important in selecting targeted therapies for cancer treatment.

Collaboration with Medical Teams: While they typically work behind the scenes, anatomical pathologists collaborate closely with surgeons, oncologists, and other specialists. They provide essential diagnostic information that informs treatment plans, ensuring personalized care for patients.

Research and Education: Anatomical pathologists also contribute to medical research, advancing knowledge of disease mechanisms, progression, and treatment responses. They often share their findings through publications and presentations and play a key role in medical education, training the next generation of healthcare professionals.

Consulting an Anatomical Pathologist at Mediclinic, though often indirect for most patients, means benefiting from the expertise of a specialist who plays a pivotal role in the accurate diagnosis and treatment planning of various diseases. Their work ensures that healthcare providers can offer the most effective, personalized care based on a deep understanding of each patient’s unique condition.

Dr Rudi Botha Qualifications and Accreditations

HPC Reg No: MP0412430

Practice No: 520005200539

Qualifications:

1993 MBChB, University of Pretoria

2001 MMed (Path), University of Pretoria

Dr Rudi Botha’s Consultation Fees

Dr Rudi Botha’s Consultation Fees vary based on several factors, including the type of consultation (initial visit, follow-up, specialized treatment), the complexity of the medical issue being addressed, and whether the patient is covered by medical aid or paying in cash. Additionally, fees may differ for procedures or tests that are conducted during the consultation. Lastly, to ensure you have the most current information on Dr Rudi Botha’s consultation fee structure for both medical aid and cash patients, please use the contacts below to inquire about the latest rates.

Dr Rudi Botha Contacts

Tel: 053 8308970

Physical Address: Medkim Building, Du Toitspan Road, Kimberley, 8301

Practice Location: Mediclinic Gariep
Mediclinic Kimberley

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