If you are diagnosed with watery eyes, the main surgical option on offer is DCR surgery. We asked consultant ophthalmic and oculoplastic surgeon Mr Daniel Ezra how DCR surgery works, how patients can prepare, and what to expect after the operation.
If you're considering having a nose job to correct any nasal deformities, it may be nerve-wracking to start the process. Fortunately, leading ENT surgeon Mr Joe Marais is on hand to explain what you can expect during a first consultation, from the examination to the planning of the surgery and what happens in recovery.
Sometimes we have to do things that make us feel faint – getting on a crowded train, giving blood, or speaking in public. Knowing how to stop that feeling in its tracks and prevent a full-blown fainting episode can be extremely empowering. The good news is that there are simple things everyone can do to stop themselves from fainting – as consultant cardiologist and fainting world expert Dr Boon Lim explains:
Cysts can come in all shapes and sizes and can appear all over the body. What are these strange lumps? Should you be worried about them? What are the differences between them? Leading plastic surgeon Mr Alastair MacKenzie Ross lends us his insight into the world of skin cysts.
Having kidney disease means your kidneys’ ability to filter and clean your blood is hindered. This can have several effects on your health because without well-functioning kidneys, your body is not able to remove toxins from the body. If your kidney disease is not advanced, certain lifestyle changes can help to reduce symptoms and to provide longevity to your kidneys. Dr Peter Hill, a renowned nephrologist, discusses the symptoms of PKD, and the lifestyle modifications that are necessary for those diagnosed with kidney disease.
Leading urologist, Mr Andrew Ballaro, talks to us about an exciting new treatment for benign prostate enlargement, a condition that affects many men in their older age. Rezum presents a minimally-invasive approach that has shown to produce good results, without the risk of invasive surgery or the complications associated with it.
Haemorrhoids can really become problematic for some people, especially when they enlarge, bleed or form blood clots inside. Leading surgeon Mr Andrew Clarke explains which kind of piles needs surgery and what the options are.
Chronic pelvic pain syndrome is debilitating pain that some women suffer from. It can be during the menstrual cycle, but not exclusively, and generally, it will last for more than six months. Mr Parijat Bhattacharjee, an expert gynaecologist, explains what causes chronic pelvic pain syndrome and how it may be managed.
In the past, spinal surgery was a major operation, involved a number of risks, and resulted a long period of recovery. With the help of endoscopic tools, however, many of the procedures surgeons carry out can be done much more safely and quickly. We asked leading orthopaedic spinal surgeon Mr Mo Akmal to explain how spinal endoscopy works and which patients can benefit.
Male infertility is the inability of a man to cause pregnancy in a woman. Infertility in men can be caused by numerous factors, including underlying medical conditions or a naturally low sperm count. Mr Michael Booker, a fertility expert, obstetrician and gynaecologist, explains male infertility and how it can be treated.