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The Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University Department of General Surgery first in the country to use a HAST Technique on a patient

The SMU department of general surgery is proud to be the first in South Africa to make use of the Hot Axios Stent Technique (HAST) to relieve a patient suffering from jaundice, due to an obstruction in his bile duct. Although this technique has been in use for several years overseas, it is used for the first time to relieve bile duct obstruction in both the private and public sectors, in South Africa.