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What is endocrine surgery? An expert’s guide to the thyroid and parathyroid glands

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:

Improving the quality of life in those with lymphoedema

Lymphoedema is a chronic condition that can be debilitating to live with. It is characterised by the swelling and the collection of fluid in upper and lower limbs. It can result from previous cancer surgery in which lymph nodes were removed, commonly done when treating breast cancer, for example. Mr Damir Kosutic, a leading plastic surgeon, discusses how he is revolutionising breast cancer surgery in using techniques that treat and prevent lymphoedema.

ENT surgeon Mr Santdeep Paun - being a Top Doctor

Mr Santdeep Paun is a leading ENT (otolaryngology) surgeon who specialises in nasal and facial plastic surgery. He is based in a selection of well-known clinics across central London, including his clinics on Harley Street and at St Bartholomew’s Hospital. We spoke to Mr Santdeep Paun about why he chose to become a doctor and to become a specialist in ENT surgery.

Why do I keep getting urinary tract infections? Recurrent UTIs in women

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are never fun, with patients suffering pain while urinating, frequent trips to the toilet, and abdominal pain. The worst part is that some people seem to get them again and again. What causes recurrent UTIs? Expert urologist Mr Ranjan Thilagarajah provides some answers to this common problem.

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