Since the first procedure was carried out just over 50 years ago, the UK has emerged as a world leader in liver transplants. In this article, early pioneer of liver transplants in the UK and towering figure in hepatology Professor Roger Williams CBE reflects on the progress over the last 50 years, and what’s in store for the future.
The foot is an amazing structure, which is made up of lots of bones and joints that can, unfortunately, be affected by arthritis. But why are some people more prone to developing foot arthritis than others? We've asked our expert orthopaedic surgeon Mr Paul Hamilton to explain the cause and the treatment options for the condition.
You’ve probably heard of HPV. A highly infectious virus that is particularly dangerous to women, as it is connected to cervical cancer. But did you know that it is also linked to cancer in men? Thankfully, there is a vaccine for HPV and later this year it will be easily accessible for boys through a school-based vaccination program. Professor Chris Nutting is here to explain.
There are over 6,600 people diagnosed with kidney cancer in the UK each year. For unknown reasons, kidney cancer affects more men than women and 2 out of 3 people diagnosed are over the age of 65. We asked urologist Mr Christopher Anderson about kidney cancer, how it starts and how it can be detected.
A cholecystectomy is the most common procedure used when performing gallbladder surgery to remove bile duct stones. However, it requires a highly-experienced surgeon to perform a somewhat difficult operation. Our expert surgeon Mr Thomas Satyadas explains why.
A deviated septum is where the middle part of your nose – which divides your nostrils – is slightly to one side. Up to 60-70% of us could be affected by nasal septum deviation – so when does it need treatment? We spoke to leading London-based ENT surgeon, Mr Abbad Toma...Deviated septum: when it needs treatment
If you’re trying for a baby, when is the best time to have sex? Many couples find it difficult and turn to purchasing “hormone monitoring kits” to help. But what is the evidence that these work? We asked experienced gynaecologist and fertility consultant Mr Parijat Bhattacharjee to review the studies so far and assess their conclusions.
Did you know that around 48% of people say that a smile is the most memorable feature when you first meet someone? However, ageing, accidents and discolouration can all be factors that can rob you of that perfect smile. That is where cosmetic dentistry comes in. But what is cosmetic dentistry? And how can it help you? We talked to expert Dr Adam Thorne, who provided the answers.
Weight loss surgery is an excellent option for those who struggle with obesity as, along with your waistline, it can majorly reduce the health risks associated with obesity. Leading bariatric surgeon Mr Bart Decadt explains the potential health problems an extremely overweight person may face and the procedure options available.
There are many things that can affect our ears and our hearing, but some are potentially more damaging than others. Cholesteatoma is a type of cyst, which, while not cancerous, has the potential to cause serious health problems. Leading ENT surgeon Mr Michael Pringle is here to explain.