VASER liposuction uses ultrasonic sound waves to break down fat to contour and shape the body. Dr Hassan Nurein, an expert in gynaecomastic surgery, explains what VASER liposuction and how it differs from regular liposuction. He also explains how it can be used in gynaecomastia surgery.
Our hips are essential for our ability to walk. If something happens this joint, the impact on our lives is huge. For this reason, many patients opt for hip replacement procedures, which install a prosthetic joint. However, sometimes this is not the end of the problem. We asked accomplished orthopaedic surgeon Mr Julian Gilbody why some patients need a revision hip replacement and what causes their first procedure to fail.
Playing sports can of course be good fun, but they are also a big cause of injuries. These include muscle injuries, ligament tears and damage to cartilage. Professor Paul Lee, a top orthopaedic surgeon and leading sports medicine specialist, tells us what the six most common sporting injuries that he treats are.
Managing type I diabetes should not just focus on using your insulin, but it should also focus on what you are eating. Diet plays a major role in your blood glucose levels, so understanding the role of diet is essential for healthy diabetes management. Leading endocrinologist, Dr David Cavan, explains why diet management must accompany diabetic management.
Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve, which is located on the face. It is described as being brief, short-lasting episodes of pain that are electrical or stabbing in nature in one or more divisions of the trigeminal nerve on the face. This is an extremely debilitating condition and it is one that Dr Jim Blackburn, a pain medicine specialist, is an expert in diagnosing and treating.
As we get older, our bodies suffer wear and tear, and many people may find their knees suffering due to arthritis or injury. Eventually, this can become so problematic that the best option is to replace the knee. But what exactly is a knee replacement? Who needs one? Are there different types of knee replacement and what are the alternatives? Expert consultant orthopaedic surgeon Mr John Targett provides the answers.
Moles are common, small, often brown spots on your skin. Mostly, these are benign and nothing to worry about. However, exposure to harmful UV rays can cause changes in your skin, giving rise to melanoma (skin cancer). Dr Hélène Menagé, a leading dermatologist, explains why you need to check your moles regularly, and the importance of using sun protection.
The health benefits of maintaining an active lifestyle are well recognised. In children and teenagers, participating in sports can build confidence and maintain fitness. In adults, regular exercise can help to avoid depression, obesity, cardiac disease and diabetes. However, all sports do risk injury. In this article Mr William Bartlett explains which sports injuries occur most commonly and why.
If you have a blocked nose that isn’t going away, it’s worth a visit to a specialist ENT surgeon. In this article award-winning otolaryngologist Mr Raj Lakhani explains how an ENT surgeon investigates and diagnoses a blocked nose, and what your treatment options might be.