Neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) are a rare type of tumour that can form in the neuroendocrine system. These may be in the gut, the lungs, or the pancreas. Symptoms differ depending on where the tumours form. Dr Christos Toumpankis, a leading gastroenterologist, explains what NETs are, the symptoms, how they are diagnosed and how they can be treated.
Capsule endoscopy is a technique that allows visualisation of the entire gastrointestinal tract to enable doctors to diagnose conditions such as coeliac disease and inflammation of the gut. Expert gastroenterologist Dr John Martin explains how the procedure works and how long the capsule takes to pass.
Dentistry can be about far more than simply fixing your teeth – it can also be about giving you the perfect smile. Dr Adam Thorne is an expert in cosmetic dentistry, and we asked him about what he sees as the most effective cosmetic dental procedures.
Ileal pouch surgery is mostly used to treat ulcerative colitis, or familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) when removal of the colon and rectum is required but the patient wishes to avoid a permanent ileostomy. Colorectal surgeon, Mr Richard Lovegrove gives us a detailed guide about what an ileal pouch operation entails and how it's different to an ileostomy.
Laser eye surgery was introduced in the UK in 1990 and has come a long way since then. It is a type of surgery that helps people rid themselves of glasses or contact lenses. Dr CT Pillai talks about the most common form of laser eye surgery; LASIK and then LASEK, an alternative option for anyone unsuitable for LASIK surgery.
Cryotherapy is a procedure that destroys tissues in the body by freezing them to an extremely low temperature and the technique is used to treat early stage renal cancer. Our expert urologist Mr Christopher Anderson explains just how effective the treatment can be.
As we get older, our knees might start to suffer due to arthritis and other conditions, and a knee replacement might look inevitable. However, there are alternatives to the total replacement procedure. Leading Manchester orthopaedic surgeon Mr Winston Kim is here to explain partial knee replacements and their advantages.
The gut microbiome is a complex ecosystem of bacteria in the body. When it goes awry, we turn to treatments such as probiotics and poo transplants for restoration. We've asked expert gastroenterologist Dr Aathavan Loganayagam to explain if these options work in re-engineering the gut bacteria.
When the prostate becomes enlarged, men can experience a number of urinary problems. Fortunately, there are a number of solutions, and one that is growing in popularity is Rezūm water vapour therapy. Professor Hashim Ahmed explains.
It can be frightening to witness your loved one develop psychotic symptoms, especially when they are unaware of what's happening to them. We've asked expert psychiatrist Dr Lars Davidsson to explain what to do if you suspect that your family member is experiencing psychosis.