If you've been told that you are to have hernia surgery, there are different types of anaesthesia (pain medicine) that your surgeon will use so that you don't feel any pain during the procedure. Here, one of our top surgeons Mr James Kirkby-Bott explains why local anaesthesia is the better option for cases of open repair hernia surgery.
It takes time to recover from surgery so taking a period of rest from work and activities is important. Mr James Kirkby-Bott, an expert consultant general surgeon, offers his advice on how to manage your recovery after thyroid and parathyroid surgery.
The thyroid is the butterfly-shaped gland in your neck that produces hormones to control your body’s growth and metabolism. Thyroiditis is inflammation of the thyroid gland. Mr James Kirkby-Bott talks about why the thyroid becomes inflamed and what can be done to treat the inflammation.
A lipoma is a benign fatty lump. Lipomas can occur anywhere the body stores a layer of fatty tissue. Most are found beneath the skin and in front of the underlying layer of muscle, occasionally they can occur between muscles. It’s very rare for a lipoma to be cancerous. When they are cancerous, we call them sarcomas. Mr James Kirkby-Bott tells us a little bit about what causes lipomas and if we need to have them removed.
A groin hernia may be difficult to avoid for some people. There are a few lifestyle changes that may help hernia recurrence. Leading surgeon Mr James Kirkby-Bott explains everything you need to know about groin hernias and whether they can be left untreated.
The appendix is a very small pouch that is attached to the large bowel, however, nobody knows what its exact purpose is. We do, however, know that removing the appendix is not harmful. Sometimes the appendix can become inflamed, which requires urgent medical attention. This is known as appendicitis. Mr James Kirkby-Bott, an experienced general surgeon, provides us with a summary of this condition, which is one to be aware of.
Endocrine surgery is surgery performed to remove all or part of an abnormal endocrine gland. Endocrine glands secrete hormones that have an effect on the way the body works away from the vicinity of the gland secreting the hormone. Examples of endocrine glands include the thyroid and parathyroid glands. Expert endocrine and general surgeon Mr James Kirkby-Bott explains: