While everyone experiences minor symptoms of acid reflux at some point, usually following a spicy meal, reflux can become quite problematic in some people when it occurs frequently and in some people it can completely disrupt their life. With a number of available treatment options, selecting one that is suitable and appropriate for an individual can be quite a dilemma. Providing some guidance, experienced consultant surgeon Mr Krishna Moorthy goes into the personalised approach to GORD in this article.
Removing moles, growths and other lumps and bumps is a relatively fast and painless procedure. In this article, highly esteemed general surgeon Mr Philip Ridings outlines the most common types of skin lesions and when it is necessary to remove them. He also offers reassurance about what patients can expect from the removal procedure.
In our latest article, revered and highly experienced and skilled consultant general surgeon, Mr Michael Stechman, explains in detail the relationship between smoking and hernias, and tells us why quitting smoking can help prevent the appearance of hernias.
Abdominal pain, particuarly if persistent, can be a real cause for concern for many, and is most commonly associated with a more serious medical condition. Here, esteemed consultant general surgeon, Mr Charles Evans, provides an informative insight into what causes abdominal pain, what specific tests are usually required to detect the primary cause of abdominal pain, as well as revealing when surgery is required.
Diagnostic laparoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure used to diagnose and treat the causes of abdominal pain. In this article, respected consultant laparoscopic, general and colorectal surgeon Mr Dominic Coull gives expert insight on the benefits of diagnostic laparoscopy and what patients should expect on the day of the procedure.
Pancreatic cancer can undoubtedly be a life-altering diagnosis for many. Thankfully, however, the cancer can be treated if a prompt diagnosis is made. As part of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, we recently asked esteemed consultant surgeon, Mr Satyajit Bhattacharya, to provide us with an expert explanation in relation to pancreatic cancer.
Gastric band surgery can lead to a significant amount of weight loss and can thus reduce the risk of diabetes and high blood pressure. In our latest article, highly experienced consultant general and bariatric surgeon, Mr Shashi Irukulla, explains what a gastric band surgical procedure entails, reveals who the operation is suitable for, as well as outlining the potential complications of the procedure.
There are various reasons a patient might undergo lower gastrointestinal (GI) surgery, as there are many diseases and conditions that can affect this part of the body. Experienced consultant general surgeon, Greg Wynn, has clearly described the basics of lower GI surgery and has advised what to expect when having the procedure.
The traditional biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD/DS) procedure restricts the amount of food you can eat, and also reduces the amount of nutrients your body can absorb. However, whilst it is effective in enabling patients to lose weight, there are concerns regarding vitamin and protein malnutrition due to the amount of small intestine removed. Mr Kesava Reddy Mannur, a top surgeon, explains what the newer, modified version of BPD/DS surgery involves (the DS/SADI procedure).
Laparoscopy is a highly effective, minimally invasive surgical procedure typically performed to identify the cause(s) of abdominal pain and ultimately put a stop to the pain. In our latest article, revered consultant general surgeon, Mr Paul Leeder, details what exactly a laparoscopy surgical procedure entails, when it is recommended and how it is generally performed.