MFT Procedures

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The following procedures can be performed at the Medical Forum theatre :


  • Cataract and IOL
  • Refractive surgery
  • Pterygium excision
  • Incision and Drainage of Meibomian Cysts/Chalazion
  • Strabismus repair
  • Excision of Lesions on or in the eye
  • Posterior Vitrectomy
  • Retinal detachment repair
  • Ectropion/entropion repair
  • Corneal transplant

Ear, Nose and Throat

  • Myringotomies and Grommets
  • Bilateral Anthrum Washout
  • Adeno Tonsillectomy
  • DCR
  • Septumplasty
  • Tympanoplasty
  • EUA
  • Laryngoscopy (Dr’s own laryngoscope)

Maxilla Facial

  • Surgical removal of wisdom teeth
  • Apisectomy
  • Repair of cystic lesion
  • Internal fixation of small fractures
  • Surgical implantations


  • Dental fillings
  • Extractions
  • Pulpotomy
  • Re-enamelling of teeth


  • Cystoscopy
  • Circumcision
  • Vasectomy
  • Vaso vasostomy
  • Orchidectomy
  • Orchidopexy
  • TULP


  • Arthroscopy - menisectomy and debridement


  • Diagnostic D&C
  • Evacuation of Uterus
  • Incision and Drainage of Bartholin cyst
  • Laparoscopic camera system available but no Lap instruments for Gynae.  Could get the same if the need becomes apparent.

Plastic surgery

  • Excision of Lesions and BCC (Lumps and bumps)
  • Lipo suction
  • Reconstructive procedures


We can accommodate most disciplines that do not require the patient to stay overnight.

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Eye and Laser Institute

The Eye and Laser Institute, situated in the coastal city of Port Elizabeth and part of the greater Nelson Mandela Metro, is a comprehensive eye care clinic.

The Institute, established in May 1998, consists of 6 individual practices and is home to the Eastern Cape’s first private day hospital – the Medical Forum Theatre – dedicated not only to ophthalmic surgery and procedures, but to other surgical disciplines including general surgery.

The resident ophthalmologists are members of the Medical Association of South Africa and the Ophthalmological Society of South Africa and adhere to the strictest code of conduct and professionalism, while treating patients using the latest techniques and modern technology.

From the point of reception our patients are welcomed and guided through the relevant tests and procedures and in most cases a lasting relationship is fostered with the doctor and the Institute.

Medical Forum Theatre

Medical Forum Theatre – the Eastern Cape’s first private day hospital – has a longstanding history within the metro. Founded during the 1960’s by Dr Johan du Toit (now retired), its legacy continues to avail general theatre space to other medical practitioners for day case surgeries.

The team of medical professionals at the Eye and Laser Institute set out to create a Centre of Excellence for Ophthalmology care in the Eastern Cape through the Eye and Laser Institute,  with a strong focus on day surgery.

“The entire value chain is focused on efficiency and quality nursing care,” said Dr Andries Marais, managing director.

Uncompromising service and high quality nursing care ensures that patients are discharged within three to four hours, depending on the procedure. In addition to the ease of not having to stay for a long period of time, patients also find the experience of entering the Medical Forum Theatre less daunting than a large hospital.