Brain Death

This occurs when the brainstem have seized functioning. This can be caused by various conditions like massive trauma, stroke or infection. This means that the vital organs can not function anymore and the person needs life support. There is strict criteria to certify a person brain death. Brain death is irreversible and essentially mean that the person has already died. By continuing life support in a certified brain death person is futile.


Dr MJD Jacobsohn qualified in 2007 at the University of Cape Town. He then completed an AO spinal fellowship at the Spinal Unit of Groote Schuur Hospital. He started full time private practice at Mediclinic Vergelegen in 2009 when he joined the established practice of Dr LS Wessels as his associate. A comprehensive range of cranial and spinal neurosurgical pathology are managed by Dr Jacobsohn.


physical address Block 2, Room 9, Mediclinic Vergelegen, Main Road, Somerset West, 7130

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