Contact us

Physical address Cnr Alhof & Ryk Tulbach Streets,
Mossel Bay
6506
Postal address PO Box 287,
Mossel Bay
6500
Telephone 044 691 3718
Fax 044 691 3717

Cardiac overview

At the Life Bay View Private Hospital cardiac unit we focus on all aspects of heart health – from awareness and education initiatives to cardiology, cardio-thoracic surgery and the rehabilitation of cardiac patients.

Our dedicated, multi-disciplinary team of leading supporting specialists, other healthcare professionals and specialist nursing staff, together with our and state-of-the-art facilities and technology ensure the best possible cardiac service to the greater Southern Cape.

Our cardiac facilities and services

  • A 24-hour cardiac and ICU unit, complete with helicopter landing pad, capable of handling any form of cardiac emergency.
  • A high technology cardiac catheterisation laboratory.
  • A dedicated cardio-thoracic theatre.
  • An 14 bed intensive care and high care unit, accommodating patients who have undergone cardiac procedures in the cardiac catheterisation laboratory, major cardiac surgery, or have other acute coronary syndromes and myocardial infarcts.

Procedures undertaken

  • Abdominal aortic aneurism repair with covered stent
  • Angiograms
  • Balloon mitral valvuloplasty
  • Cardiac catheterisation procedures
    • Coronary angioplasty (PTCA)
    • Implantation of coronary stents
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery (normal and off-pump procedures)
  • Implantation of artificial heart valves
  • Implantation of cardiac defibrillators
  • Implantation of pacemakers including bi-ventricular pacemakers
  • Peripheral endovascular revascularisation

Complementary facilities and services

  • Dietetics
  • Patient and family counselling
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiology unit, including CT scanner and MRI scanner

Supporting doctors

Name Contact number

Cardiologist(s)
Dr S Blake 044 691 2700
Dr S Fourie 044 690 5519
Dr A Lochner 044 691 0088
Cardio-thoracic surgeon(s)
Dr J Botha 044 690 444
Dr T van Rooyen 044 691 3240