It’s not every day you let a surgeon near your nose. So it’s natural to want to make sure you’re picking the very best surgeon using the latest and safest tools. What many people don’t realise is that a lot of the important work in fact happens before the procedure. We asked leading ENT and facial plastic surgeon Mr Anil Joshi what a proper pre-surgical assessment should look like to achieve the best results.
It is the most common type of skin cancer – but it can be fiendishly difficult to detect, because there is no “one” way it should look. In fact, there are over 20 growth patterns, some of which are hard to distinguish from an ordinary rash or spot. We asked Dr Raj Mallipeddi to explain the different types of basal cell carcinoma, what they can look like, and when you should see a doctor.
If you're suffering from knee pain, it's important to see an orthopaedic consultant as soon as possible to see what's wrong and to figure out a treatment plan. Leading orthopaedic surgeon Mr Arjun Imbuldeniya explains both surgical and non-surgical options and gives tips on preventing further injury...
Are you experiencing pain, tingling and weakness in your arms and hands? You could be suffering from a herniated disc. We interviewed Mr David Bell about ACDF surgery, to treat pain caused by a bulging or herniated disk in the neck.
Breast cancer surgery may involve a single or double mastectomy, and some women choose to have breast reconstruction surgery to restore the appearance of their breasts. Mr Kieran Power, an experienced plastic surgeon, reviews the different options available for breast reconstruction.
If exercise is good for the heart, why do you hear about athletes in their prime, such as footballer Fabrice Muamba, collapsing while competing in their sport? The answer is usually that the athlete has an undetected cardiovascular condition. So, is it worth visiting a cardiologist before running a marathon? Dr Mark Mason is here to offer his expert insight.
In cases where antibiotics, nasal drops, sprays and decongestants have failed to clear a sinus infection or problem (such as chronic sinusitis), it may be advisable to undergo surgery. Expert ENT surgeon Mr Joe Marais discusses FESS, the procedure used for sinus surgery and whether any complications are likely to arise...
Facial trauma can result from numerous causes, such as road traffic accidents or sports, and the results can often cause bone, nerve and muscle damage. Mr Kavin Andi, a top maxillofacial surgeon, explains the process of facial reconstruction surgery following trauma.
Many things can irritate your eyes, and all of us will experience the symptoms of pink-eye in our lifetimes. While conjunctivitis or infections are more common causes, a more unusual possibility is that of uveitis. What exactly is this condition? Top ophthalmologist Ms Theresa Richardson explains all.
Nystagmus. Perhaps this is a word you have not heard of before. Despite its relative obscurity, this condition has a profound effect on the eyes, and tends to manifest during childhood. Expert ophthalmologist Mr Richard Bowman explains