The UK is about to change how they screen for cervical cancer. Clinics will begin to look for the presence of high-risk HPV as the primary test for cervical screening. The test will still be taken in the same way, so the process will be exactly the same for women. If the HPV virus is not identified, the smear part of the test will not be analysed. We asked consultant gynaecologist, Mr Jullien Brady, why these changes are being made and how many women actually go to their first smear appointment.
It's life changing to have knee replacement surgery. Of course, you're going to have questions such as how long does the replacement knee last? Our expert orthopaedic surgeon Mr Paul Trikha explains everything you need to know.
A chalazion or meibomian cyst is a type of swelling that affects the eyelid. As with anything that affects the eye, such as swelling can be worrying, especially if it hardens. What causes a chalazion and why do they harden? Expert ophthalmologist Miss Vickie Lee explains.
Good news - missing teeth can be replaced in just one day with Confi-Dents dental implants. Our expert dentist Dr Eugene Marais discusses the types of dental implants that he uses in clinic and how you can achieve the perfect smile.
Fallen on or hurt your wrist recently? An injury to the wrist can result in a range of symptoms from simple bruising to a fracture, but just when is it time to see a doctor? We've asked expert plastic and hand surgeon Mr Frederik Schreuder to explain how to recognise a serious wrist injury and when to get a medical opinion.
TAVI stands for transcatheter aortic valve implantation, a minimally invasive catheter-based procedure for patients with aortic stenosis. Aortic stenosis is a heart defect characterised by the narrowing of the aortic valve, which can cause chest pain (angina), dizziness, palpitations, breathlessness and loss of consciousness. Cardiologist Dr Michael Mullen tells us all about TAVI, the possible risks faced with the operation and the road to recovery.
Bacterial vaginosis is a very common vaginal infection that most people have never heard of. One of our top sexual health physicians Dr Nneka Nwokolo explains more about the infection, whether it clears up by itself and if it is a sexually transmitted infection or not.
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.
There's a variety of treatments for benign prostate enlargement. UroLift® is a fairly new procedure suitable for patients where medication has been tried but has not been effective. Here, consultant urologist Mr Aza Mohammed explains the advantages of UroLift® over other options.
Keratoconus is a condition that affects the front part of the eye, causing it to bulge outwards in an irregular cone shape and results in blurry vision. Being diagnosed with an eye condition that you may not have heard of before can be pretty scary. We've asked one of our top ophthalmologists Dr CT Pillai to explain just how serious it is.