Dr. Sbusiso Malinga
Johannesburg Specialist Surgeon

Special Interests in Colorectal Surgery | Endocrine | Gastrointestinal Surgery | Head & Neck Surgery | Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic Surgery is a surgical diagnostic procedure used to examine the organs inside the abdomen. It’s a low-risk, minimally invasive procedure that requires only small incisions. Laparoscopy uses an instrument called a laparoscope to look at the abdominal organs.

Your endocrine system is a group of glands that secrete hormones into the blood. These hormones travel to other organs and tissues to regulate your body’s functions. Your endocrine system influences your growth and development, mood, sexual function, reproduction, and metabolism. When something goes wrong with your endocrine system, your whole body can suffer.

Diabetes: is the most common endocrine disorder
Thyroid disorders: Your thyroid gland makes hormones that tell your body’s systems how fast work. When you have too much thyroid hormone, your systems work in overdrive. When you have too little, your body becomes sluggish. Women are more likely than men to suffer from thyroid disorders.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): Women with PCOS can have enlarged ovaries containing many small cysts. This interferes with regular menstruation and fertility. PCOS can also cause high levels of androgens (male hormones). Excess androgens can bring about hair growth, weight gain, and acne. 
Low Testosterone:
Hypogonadism is the medical term for low testosterone. It’s difficult to determine exactly how many men have low testosterone based on studies published so far. Most estimates put it in the millions, with older men being more likely to have it. Men with low testosterone suffer from decreased sexual desire, erectile dysfunction, shrinking testes, and hair loss. They may also have less energy, depression, muscle weakness, and sleep problems.
Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis is thinning of the bones and loss of bone mass. Women are at higher risk than men. The risk increases with age, as estrogen levels decline. But other endocrine disorders can contribute to osteoporosis. This includes high levels of thyroid hormone, parathyroid hormone, and cortisol. These conditions disrupt the normal balance of bone rebuilding and remodeling. In men, low testosterone levels can increase the likelihood of developing osteoporosis
Special Interests in Colorectal Surgery, Endocrine, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Head & Neck Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery




Gastrointestinal surgery is a treatment for diseases of the parts of the body involved in digestion. This includes the esophagus (ee-sof-uh-gus), stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and rectum. It also includes the liver, gallbladder, and pancreas.
What are common GI procedures?
Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
Small Bowel Enteroscopy
ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
Endoscopic Ultrasound
Bravo pH Monitoring
Esophageal Motility


It covers the diagnosis and treatment of many common disorders affecting the head and neckHead and neck surgery may be treatment for different types of head and neck cancers. Head and neck cancers can affect the nasal cavity, sinuses, salivary glands, throat, lips, tonsils and larynx.


Surgery to remove the tumor is the primary treatment of all stages of melanoma. A wide local excision is used to remove the melanoma and some of the normal tissue around it. Skin grafting (taking skin from another part of the body to replace the skin that is removed) may be done to cover the wound caused by surgery


A lipoma is a small to medium-sized lump that arises from the growth of fat cells. Lipomas form either on the thighs, chest, shoulders, neck or armpits. These bumps may also develop inside organs, muscles or bones. When you press down on a lipoma, it appears soft and mobile. Usually, cosmetic surgery becomes a priority once you have concerns about the appearance of the bump. Surgery, however, is needed if the lipoma doesn’t stop growing or becomes painful and immovable.


Hemorrhoids can develop from increased pressure in the lower rectum due to: Straining during bowel movements. Sitting for long periods of time on the toilet. Having chronic diarrhea or constipation. Being obese.
Being pregnant. Having anal intercourse. Eating a low-fiber diet. Regular heavy lifting.



  • Dark-stained urine
  • Clay-like stools
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhoea and vomiting

Parathyroidectomy is the surgical removal of one or more parathyroid glands. The parathyroid glands are four rice-sized glands located on back of the thyroid gland in the neck. The parathyroid glands make parathyroid hormone (PTH), which controls the levels of calcium in the body.

A hernia occurs when fat tissue or an organ squeezes through a gap in the muscular wall. Hernias usually appear in the abdomen, groin, and upper thigh region.

Types of hernias include:

  • Inguinal hernia.
  • Femoral hernia.
  • Umbilical hernia.
  • Incisional hernia.
  • Epigastric hernia.
  • Hiatal hernia.

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