Many men and women want to flaunt a flat, attractive and tight-looking abdomen. When dieting and exercise are no longer effective, a tummy tuck might be the answer. Mr Rob Winterton, a consultant plastic, reconstructive and hand surgeon, advises us on the cost of a regular procedure, the risks involved and how to find the right surgeon for you.
Gastric bands can be very effective, but on rare occasions, they cause unpleasant symptoms for people and have to be removed. Mr Giovanni Tebala, a consultant colorectal, upper GI and laparoscopic surgeon explains to us what a gastric band removal procedure is like and why people have them.
Rectal bleeding can be alarming, yet it is something many people experience in their lifetimes. Should we be worried? Is it worth getting checked out? We asked expert colorectal surgeon Mr Giovanni Tebala for these important answers.
If you've just had hernia surgery you may be wondering what happens next, when you can resume daily activities such as work and exercise. Luckily, leading consultant general surgeon Mr Himaz Marzook is on hand to answer these questions and more.
As you get older, small pouches called diverticula can form in the lining of the intestines. They may not cause any problems and some people might never realise they have them. However, in other people, they can cause bothersome symptoms. This is called diverticular disease. Expert Mr Giovanni Tebala explains.
The thought of breast cancer surgery will certainly leave you asking questions such as just how safe is the procedure and how long will it take? Luckily one of our top surgeons Mr Jalal Kokan is here to answer these and more...
Have you tried everything to lose weight but nothing seems to be working? The London Obesity Group provide weight loss surgery for suitable patients that have struggled to lose weight. Experienced bariatric surgeon Mr Sanjay Agrawal goes through the different weight loss surgeries on offer at the clinic.
Benign breast lumps are lumps in the breast that are benign, which means non-cancerous. That being said, no woman should ever assume that a new lump or change in the breast is benign until she has been seen by a specialist. Mr Raouf Daoud describes what non-cancerous breast lumps feel like and how often women should be screened for breast cancer.
If you're having difficulty in swallowing your food and drink, it might be time to see a specialist for an oesophageal manometry. The test can check the tube that carries food from the back of the mouth to the stomach and monitor if there's a problem with the muscles. One of our top surgeons Professor Muntzer Mughal explains more.
Removing the gallbladder – one of your body’s organs – sounds like a serious undertaking, but in fact it is a commonly performed procedure that is extremely safe in the right hands. We spoke to leading consultant general surgeon Mr Zaed Hamady to find out how gallbladder removal surgery works, how long it takes to recover from the procedure, and whether there are any risks or side effects involved.