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Obstetrics & gynaecology

Understanding hysteroscopy: Uses, procedure, and risks

Hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that allows doctors to examine the inside of a woman's uterus. It is a valuable diagnostic and therapeutic tool used to diagnose and treat various gynaecological conditions. In this article, we will delve into what hysteroscopy entails, its uses, procedure details, potential benefits, and risks associated with it.

Preserving mobility: understanding joint preservation surgery

For individuals facing joint issues, particularly in weight-bearing areas like hips and knees, joint preservation surgery emerges as a crucial option. Highly skilled consultant orthopaedic surgeon Mr Sebastian Dawson-Bowling explains what joint preservation surgery entails, its benefits, and discusses considerations for those contemplating this procedure.

Mr Petr J Hanek

By Mr Petr J Hanek

Understanding perianal sepsis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

In the realm of medical terminology, perianal sepsis and anal sepsis are often interchangeable terms, both referring to an infectious condition located in the vicinity of the anus. This condition, while relatively common, can lead to significant discomfort and complications if left untreated. In his latest online article, Mr Petr J Hanek delves deeper into what perianal sepsis entails, including its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, potential complications, and treatment options.

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Orthopaedic surgery

What are the causes of sciatica, and can they be treated surgically?

Sciatica can be caused by various conditions affecting the spine, including herniated discs, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease and piriformis syndrome. Surgical treatment options for sciatica include microdiscectomy, laminectomy and spinal fusion, depending on the underlying cause and severity of the symptoms. Leading orthopaedic spinal surgeon Mr Wai Yoon goes into further detail, in this informative article.

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GP (general practitioner)

Medicolegal work: what does it involve?

Navigating the legalities surrounding medical issues can be daunting for patients. Medicolegal work, the intersection of medicine and law, plays a crucial role in protecting patients' rights and ensuring they receive appropriate care. Distinguished family medicine and occupational medicine physician Dr Awais Iqbal explores what medicolegal work entails, why it's important, and how it can benefit you as a patient.

SMILE laser eye surgery: Benefits, risks, and recovery

SMILE laser eye surgery, short for Small Incision Lenticule Extraction, is an innovative procedure designed to correct vision issues such as myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism. This minimally invasive surgery has been gaining popularity due to its precision and efficiency. In this article, esteemed consultant ophthalmologist Mr Prateek Agarwal will cover what SMILE laser eye surgery entails, its advantages, potential risks, and the expected recovery time to help you make an informed decision.

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Lumbar herniated disc: Causes, symptoms and treatment

A lumbar herniated disc, also known as a slipped or ruptured disc, occurs when the soft inner gel of a spinal disc in the lower back (lumbar region) protrudes through a tear in the tougher outer layer. This condition can cause significant pain and discomfort, as the herniated material can irritate nearby nerves. In her latest online article, renowned consultant neurosurgeon Mrs Anne Mitchener offers her expert insight into this condition, including the common causes, symptoms and treatment options.

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