About Us

Advanced Health

Advanced Health strives to be the industry leader in the provision of day surgery services through its network of day hospitals, inspiring confidence by focusing on the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective healthcare. Day hospitals are modern healthcare facilities providing short-procedure surgical services and diagnostic procedures which need to be performed in a sterile environment on a same-day basis. As a result of advanced surgical and anaesthetic technologies, more than 60% of all surgical interventions can be performed on a same-day basis in day hospitals.

Advanced Health South Africa was listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in 2014, and has been establishing itself as a leader in day surgery across South Africa.

Our facilities are modern, compact and equipped to render same-day surgical procedures efficiently, with a strong focus on the quality of surgical outcomes at extremely competitive rates for patients and medical schemes.

Doctors working at Advanced Health facilities are dedicated, ensuring that patients receive the best care possible. The company takes great care in providing doctors with the best technology and service to ensure quality outcomes. 

Day Hospital Advantages

Day hospitals across the world are transforming the surgical experience for millions of patients by providing them with a more convenient alternative to hospital-based surgery, achieving the highest quality standards and positive patient experiences cost-effectively.

Quality outcomes are the result of rapid advances in surgery and anaesthetic technologies. Patients and surgeons benefit from streamlined admission and surgical procedures performed in facilities which are compact, designed for the range of services rendered and staffed by appropriately qualified skilled professionals. In South Africa, the utilisation of day hospitals lags behind countries such as the United States and Australia.

This is mainly as a result of the funding structure in the country, which traditionally favoured general or acute hospitals. As a result of the cost-effectiveness of day hospitals, without detriment to quality and safety, medical schemes have begun advocating the use of day hospitals for short-procedure surgery. It is difficult, if not impossible, for patients to get a similar cost advantage from a hospital, even when quality and standards of care are equal. Procedures performed in day hospitals are broad in scope.

These include knee, shoulder, elbow, hand, eye, skin, spine, cosmetic, gynaecological, urological, ear nose and throat, as well as dental and general surgery and a wide range of diagnostic procedures that need to be performed in a sterile environment on a same-day-in-and-out basis.

The focused design of day hospitals makes it possible for surgeons to perform more procedures in any given time than in a general hospital. Post-operative follow-up before discharge is also expedited by the compact design of the facility. Patients benefit from the faster admission and preparation procedure and recuperation in the comfort of their homes. Facility access and parking are also much less cumbersome than at large hospitals.  The family type atmosphere at an Advanced Health facility and the conduct of the staff attract surgeons and patients.

Medical Aids We Accept

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Active Service Sandf Engen Malcor One Plan Selfmed
Aeci Medscheme Essential Med Massmart Health Plan Opmed Sibanye Gold
Aetna International Eyethumed Mb Med Medical Aid Fund Optimum Medical Scheme Siemens Medical Aid
Affinity Health Insurance Fedhealth Medicover Orient Insurance Sisonke Health
Africa Assist Fema Medihelp Necesse Oxygen Medical Aid Sizwe Medical Aid
Afrox Medical Aid Fishing Industry Medical Scheme Medihelp Parmed Medical Aid Spectramed
Alliance Midmed Foschini (Tfg) Medimed Pg Bison Medical Society Spesbona
Anglo Medical Scheme Furnmed Medipos Medical Scheme Pg Group Medical Aid Suremed
Anglovaal Group Medical Scheme Gems Medshield Pick N Pay Medical Aid Swaziland Insurance
Axa Ppp Genesis Medical Scheme Meridian Medical Assitance (Pty) Ltd Platinum Health Swaziland Medical Aid Fund
Bankmed Glencore Discovery Private Hospital Metrocare Polmed Low Cost Thebemed
Barloworld Global Access Health Network Metropolitan Polmed Tiger Brands
Bcima Medical Aid Gold Field Medical Scheme Metropolitan Profmed Topmed
Bestmed Medical Scheme Golden Arrows Employees Medical Benefit Fund Minemed Medical Scheme Prosano Transmed Dsp Tariff
Bmw Medical Aid Grintek Electronics Ministry Of Health Swaziland Prosperity Health & Prosperity Life Namibia Transmed Medical Aid
Bomaid Health Squared Momentum Health Medical Scheme Psemas Methealth Tsogo Sun
Boncap Only Heritage Plan Motohealth Rand Mutual Umvuzo
Bonitas Medical Scheme Horizon Private Hospital Mumed Rand Water Medical Scheme Unity Health
Botswana Public Officers & Pula Hosmed Medical Aid Munimed Medical Scheme Remedi Medical Aid Scheme University Of Kwazulu-Natal
Bp South Africa Hosmed Step Namdeb Renaissance Health Watch Tower
Building & Construction Industries Impala Medical Private Hospital Namibia Health Plan Resolution Health Wca Coid
Bupa Imperial Medical Scheme Namibia Medical Care Resolution Pmb Plan Wca Coidlink
Camaf (Chartered Acc Med Aid) Ingwe Health Plan Nampak Rfmcf Wca Sinempilo
Cape Medical Plan Keyhealth Naspers Rhodes University Medical Scheme Wca Spesnet
Cigna International Expatriate Benefits Keyhealth Prime Cure Option National Union Of Furniture And Allied Workers Sa Sa Breweries Wca-Fema
Compcare Dsp Network Option La-Health Nedcor Group Medical Aid (Do Not Use) Sabc Medical Aid Wcmas Global Fee
Compcare Libcare Nedgroup Medical Scheme Samwumed Wcmas Ntsika
De Beers Liberty Blue Netcare Medical Scheme Sanlam Health Wcmas
Discovery Health Liberty Life Nimas National Independent Sappi Medical Aid Scheme Wooltru Healthcare
Enablemed Lms Medical Fund Ocsa Care Sasolmed Yebomed
Engen Medical Aid Fund Makoti Med Scheme Old Mutual Staff Medical Aid Sedmed


Give us a call on 012 346 4040 to find out if we accept your medical aid.

Surgical Procedures


Breast augmentation
Rhinoplasty(Nose job)
Otoplasty (Bat ears)


Cauterization Nevus, Lipoma
Mole removal
Wart removal
Scar excision/ scar revision surgery


BAHA ( Bone Anchor External hearing Device)
Cochlear Implants
DPP (Diagnostic Proof Puncture)
ENT Endoscopy
Electro Cauterization
Reduction of nose fracture


Anal dilatation
Breast biopsy/ removal lump
Drainage of abscesses/hematomas
Excision lipoma
Inguinal hernia repair
Laparoscopic appendiscectomy
Resection of the big toe nail
Umbilical hernia repair
Wound debridement


Cauterization of warts
Cervical cerclage
Cervical Lletz
Dilatation and Curetation
Drainage of Bartholin cyst
Endometrial ablation
Insertion intrauterine device (IUD)
Laparoscopic sterilization
Laparoscopy and removal of cyst


Gingival Graft
Orthodontic Attachment
Pulpotomy and fillings
Sinus Augmentation
Wisdom or Impacted Teeth removal

Carpal Tunnel release
Insertion or removal of K wires or other internal fixatives
Resection of the big toenail
Achilles tendon release
Removal of pins and plates
Peripheral nerve neuroplasty
Release of trigger finger
Closed reduction of fracture
Pain Management

Cystoscopy & ureteral dilation
Inguinal hernia repair
Prostate biopsy
Renal calcultus removal & stent insertion
Scope and pyelogram


Advanced Health strives to be the industry leader in the provision of day surgery services through its network of day hospitals, inspiring confidence by focusing on the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective healthcare. Day hospitals are modern healthcare facilities providing short-procedure surgical services and diagnostic procedures which need to be performed in a sterile environment on a same-day basis. As a result of advanced surgical and anaesthetic technologies, more than 60% of all surgical interventions can be performed on a same-day basis in day hospitals.

During the early 1990’s the private hospital operators functioning in South Africa demonstrated concern about the competition coming from day clinics. As a result, these groups implemented strategies in terms of which the medical scheme movement changed the tariff structure for both hospitals and day clinics in such a way that these were detrimental to day clinics.

During 2005 Life Health Care terminated the lease agreement, which applied to Medgate Day Centre. A similar event occurred in respect to the Witbank Day Clinic (“WDC”) which was closed down by Life Health Care. During 2009 the original Witbank Day Clinic  was refurbished and re-opened under the new name of Emalahleni Day Hospital. Advanced Health South Africa was established as the holding company for the South African operational entities and was absorbed into the Advanced group of companies.



At Advanced Health we strive to be the best day hospital group in South Africa.


We are proud of our achievements and we shall build on them to grow as a healthcare group that utilises relevant and cost-effective technology to add value to the needs of our patients, medical practitioners and personnel.


We strive to be the industry leader, inspiring confidence through focusing on the delivery of cost-effective healthcare, and through enriching the lives of our patients, staff and associated medical practitioners and stakeholders.


  • Serve as a team
  • Always be Motivated
  • Be inspired and aim to be great
  • Listen to each other
  • Learn from each other
  • Lead by example
  • Be ethical
  • Reject passivity
  • Coach and Care for each other
  • Reject passivity
  • Embrace differences
  • Work from the heart

Our Directors

Carl Grillenberger
Non-Executive Director 

B.Comm CA (SA), MBA

Carl is a director of various associated and subsidiary companies in Australia and South Africa. He has gained substantial knowledge of the healthcare industry in various countries and is well equipped to manage organisations involved with services rendered by private hospitals and day hospitals.

Gerhard Van Emmenis
Chief Executive Officer

B.Com (Hons), M.Com(SA), Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Management (UK)

Gerhard has an M.Com qualification from the University of Pretoria and a Diploma in Healthcare Management from the University of Luton. He has extensive experience in the healthcare industry, including HR management, client services, and as an administrator in Managed Care. He is no stranger to the management of medical schemes, and was Principal Officer of two others before joining Bonitas Medical Fund. He spent 14 years at Bonitas as the Chief Operations Officer and the Principal Officer, leading the Fund to a financially sound and sustainable position.

Marc Resnik
Managing Director Presmed Australia

Dip Pharm (SA)

Marc is a business executive, with more than 35 years’ experience in the pharmacy and healthcare sector, involving directorship positions and ownerships in both public listed healthcare companies and private companies. Marc is the MD of Presmed, a healthcare company that invests in and specialises in the establishment and the management of day hospital facilities in Australia, with a focus on eye, ear-nose-throat and oral-maxillofacial surgery.

Philip Jaffe
Non-Executive Director 

B.Comm, CA(SA), HDip Tax, CA (Australia)

Philip was the senior partner and subsequently chairman of Moores Rowland, Johannesburg and served on the boards of a number of public companies. Philip has a wealth of experience which entails over 35 years in public practice and involvement in the listing of approximately 20 companies on the JSE and the original secondary market.

Tommy Mthembu
Non-Executive Director

MB Bch (Rand), FC Ophth (SA)

Tommy holds a MBBch and FCOpth qualification. He worked in private practice as a general practitioner from 1992 to 1996.  In 2001, he qualified as an ophthalmologist and is practising as such.  He is also an ardent businessman with a keen interest in day hospitals.

Johan Oelofse
Non-Executive Director


Johan qualified as a medical doctor at Stellenbosch University, after which he worked for three years in England, Wales and New Zealand. After returning to South Africa, he completed his diploma in anaesthetics and then changed his focus to ophthalmology before venturing off into the healthcare business environment. He is the co-founder of Spesnet.

Cor van Zyl
Non-Executive Director

B.Com (Hons), CA(SA))

Cor is a Chartered Accountant with 22 years’ experience in the auditing profession as a partner of Coopers & Lybrand, before moving into commerce for a further period of 14 years. This included five years as financial director of Afrox Healthcare Limited, as financial director of African Oxygen Limited for six years and at Advanced for three years. He currently serves as a non-executive on various boards.

Frans van Hoogstraten
Non-Executive Director

Dip. Law (UCT)

Frans practised as an attorney, notary public and conveyancer since 1974 and is a retired director of Bowman Gilfillan Inc. of Sandton where he practised in the firm’s corporate department. Frans is an experienced commercial attorney, Frans acted in a large number of major commercial transactions for both local and international corporate clients. Frans has served as Chairman of the company since 2014.

Cobus Visser
Alternative to P Jaffe


Cobus obtained a BLC LLB degree from the University of Pretoria in 1989. He commenced articles with Gildenhuys van der Merwe Inc. in 1990 and became a partner in 1994. He continued in practice until 1998 when he joined Bremer Investments at the end of 1998. He was appointed as Managing Director in 2000 and still serves in this capacity. He currently serves as chairman and member of a number of boards.

Dorena Goss-Ross
Alternative to C Grillenberger

BA, Diplomas in Business Management and Healthcare Risk Management

Dorena graduated from Nelson Mandela University with a BA degree in 1988. She entered the healthcare industry in 1994. She has a wealth of experience within the private hospital sector across all areas of service delivery including the commissioning of hospitals. She is the representative of Advanced on the DHA. She was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Advanced during 2017.