CONSULTANT SURGEON

General Anaesthetic

General Anaesthetic
What is general anaesthetic? General Anaesthetic (GA) is a combination of drugs that causes a deep sleep. When you have GA you will not be aware of what is happening during your procedure. How is general anaesthetic given? To administer the drugs the Anaesthetist will insert an intravenous (IV) cannula into a vein – usually on the back [...]

Dysphagia

Dysphagia
Dysphagia is the medical term for difficulty swallowing. Symptoms can include: A feeling of choking or coughing when eating or drinking Regurgitating food (bringing up food) A feeling something is caught in your throat Difficulty swallowing is usually caused by another condition such as stroke, dementia, problems with your oesophagus or gas [...]

Laparoscopic Groin Hernia Repair

Laparoscopic Groin Hernia Repair
Weak spots or tears can develop in the layer of muscle in the abdominal wall resulting in the contents of the abdomen pushing through. This produces a lump called a hernia.Hernia treatment at Nuffield Health Hospitals A hernia can be dangerous because the intestines or other structures within the abdomen can get trapped and have their blood s [...]

Weight loss surgery

Weight loss surgery
Weight loss surgery or obesity surgery reduces the amount of food you can eat by reducing the size of your stomach or bypassing your stomach. There are several surgical procedures that can help you to lose weight and maintain weight loss. Is this the year that you are determined to change your life? If you have a large amount of weight to los [...]

Gastric Balloon

Gastric Balloon
What is a gastric balloon? A gastric balloon is a non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical tool used in the treatment of obesity. In conjunction with a supervised diet it can help you achieve the health and aesthetic benefits associated with weight loss. The balloon system consists of a soft, expandable balloon, a placement tube and a filling system. [...]

Gastric Bypass

Gastric Bypass
A gastric bypass is a weight loss surgery procedure that uses both restrictive and malabsorptive elements. The result is you simply cannot eat as much and thus you absorb fewer calories. What happens during gastric bypass? A gastric bypass is performed under general anaesthetic and usually takes between two and four hours. Your surgeon will c [...]

Upper GI Surgery

Upper GI Surgery
Our upper GI (gastrointestinal) surgeons diagnose and treat patients with problems in the oesophagus (tube that connects your mouth to your stomach), stomach, abdomen, small bowel, liver, pancreas and gall bladder. They perform a wide range of procedures including: Upper GI Endoscopy Cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal) Laparoscopic anti-r [...]

Umbilical Hernia

Umbilical Hernia
There is a natural weakness in the abdominal (stomach) wall behind the navel (tummy button) caused by the way babies develop in the womb. If the contents of the abdomen push through, this produces a lump called a hernia.  An umbilical hernia appears directly at the navel. A paraumbilical hernia in the area around the navel. Your surgeon will [...]

Stomach Ulcer

Stomach Ulcer
Open sores in the lining of your stomach are called stomach (or gastric) ulcers. Ulcers can also occur in your small intestine (your duodenum).  They are caused by an imbalance of digestive fluids in your stomach or intestines. The symptoms of ulcers are not always obvious. If they do occur they may include: Pain or burning in the upper part [...]

Stomach (Gastric) Cancer

Stomach (Gastric) Cancer
Stomach (gastric) cancer occurs when cells in your stomach develop abnormally. The symptoms of stomach cancer are similar to other stomach conditions so it is important to get an accurate diagnosis. Symptoms may include: Loss of appetite or weight loss Feeling sick or being sick Pain Blood clots Indigestion, heartburn and burping Feeling ful [...]

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