In our latest article, highly regarded gastrointestinal surgeon, Mr Charles Evans, explains what the main benefits of robotic colorectal surgery are, outlines the potential complications, whilst also revealing who the ideal candidates for the robotic operation are.
Stress can certainly have an extremely negative effect on our daily lives, and can not only affect us mentally, but also physically and emotionally. In our latest article, highly esteemed London-based gastroenterologist, Mr Aathavan Loganayagam, reveals how being stressed can lead to uncomfortable and life-disrupting bowel-related conditions such as constipation.
For decades, a colonoscopy has been the gold standard method to have an examination of the large bowel. However, a new technique called a colon capsule endoscopy is revolutionising colonic assessment by being both non invasive and painless. Leading consultant gastroenterologist Dr Amit Chattree provides further detail about what it is and what a patient can expect from the procedure in this article.
It's believed that between one and two in 10 people in the UK have IBS. Many may use probiotics to reduce the everyday, yet ever annoying, symptoms of this condition. However, just how effective are they? Dr Aathavan Loganayagam, top gastroenterologist, explores this question with detailed expertise. Read on to find out more.
Inflammatory bowel disease can cause troublesome symptoms relating to the digestive system, making it a tricky condition to manage. Luckily, there are effective treatment options for managing flare ups, which we discussed with Professor James Lindsay, one of the UK's top gastroenterologists.
Acid-related disorders are prevalent in western society and millions of consultations are held in UK every year. For example, in 1998 (now over 20 years ago) there were 14.8 million appointments at GP surgeries for GORD and related conditions. While many people with mild cases of acid reflux and GORD can easily manage their symptoms, more severe situations could require further treatment which may include surgery. Leading consultant general and upper GI surgeon Professor Khurshid Akhtar speaks to Top Doctors about GORD in detail, alongside what's involved in the surgical procedure to fix GORD and frequently asked questions, in this informative article.
What are the different types of hiatal hernia? And how severe can they get? Professor Khurshid Akhtar, consultant general and upper GI (gastrointestinal) surgeon, provides his experienced, expert advice. He answers Top Doctors’ questions about eligibility for hiatus hernia surgery, the procedure itself and more.
Managing daily life with GORD, surgical options and its possible complications are explained in part three of this series of articles by consultant physician and gastroenterology specialist, Dr Andrew Thillainayagam and clinical research fellow Dr Neil Galletly.
Consultant physician and gastroenterology specialist, Dr Andrew Thillainayagam and Dr Neil Galletly, clinical research fellow, discuss what’s involved in different GORD diagnostic methods and symptoms that could indicate serious conditions, in part two of this three-part series of articles.
In this three-part series of articles, consultant physician and gastroenterology specialist, Dr Andrew Thillainayagam and Dr Neil Galletly, clinical research fellow, consider the impact of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). Read a comprehensive summary of the condition in part one.