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New, innovative transcatheter mitral valve repair at Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Specialist Care

The transcatheter mitral valve repair programme at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals, also called TMVR, is one of the world’s most experienced and comprehensive. Dr Robert Smith has treated in excess of 150 leaky mitral valves with innovative MitraClip therapy. So what’s it all about?

 
What can go wrong with the valves of the heart
Human heart […]

By |September 18th, 2019|Conditions, Hot Topics|Comments Off on New, innovative transcatheter mitral valve repair at Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Specialist Care

What is frozen shoulder and how to treat it

Frozen shoulder is a condition that leads to pain and stiffness of the shoulder. The pain from a frozen shoulder can be severe and is often worse at night. The stiffness can affect the ability to carry out normal everyday activities such as dressing, bathing or driving.

 
What Causes a Frozen Shoulder?
The shoulder capsule surrounds the […]

By |September 3rd, 2019|Conditions, Hot Topics|Comments Off on What is frozen shoulder and how to treat it

How can cancer impact your mental health?

Cancer’s impact 

Due to medical advances over the last few decades, around half the people diagnosed with cancer are expected to survive for 10 years or more. The decline in quality of life caused by both the diagnosis and treatments e.g. surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy side effects (nausea, vomiting, hair loss, sleep problems, pain, flu like […]

By |August 6th, 2019|Conditions, Wellbeing & Fitness, Top Articles|Comments Off on How can cancer impact your mental health?

What is a molar pregnancy & what you need to know about this complication

Molar pregnancy, also known as Hydatidiform Mole or Gestational Trophoblastic Disease, occurs in around 1 in 600 to 1 in 1000 pregnancies. In this rare complication, the fetus and placenta do not develop normally, leading to a non-viable pregnancy.

Molar pregnancy can be partial or complete. Partial molar pregnancy is where there is a fetus with […]

By |July 18th, 2019|Conditions, Wellbeing & Fitness, Top Articles|Comments Off on What is a molar pregnancy & what you need to know about this complication

Do I need to have my ovarian cyst removed?

Earlier this year in January, famous actress Kate Beckinsale was hospitalised for a ruptured ovarian cyst. Ovarian cysts are fluid filled sacs which grow on one or both ovaries. They are very common and can be diagnosed during an incidental pelvic ultrasound scan. It is estimated that one in ten women will have surgery during […]

By |May 21st, 2019|Conditions, Wellbeing & Fitness, Top Articles|Comments Off on Do I need to have my ovarian cyst removed?

Everything You Need to Know About Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation, also known as breast enlargement, is the most popular cosmetic surgery operation worldwide. Since its introduction, tens of millions of patients have undergone breast augmentation with the aim of enhancing the volume of their breasts as well as addressing minor size asymmetries if needed. When groups of breast augmentation patients are asked if […]

By |February 27th, 2019|Hot Topics|Comments Off on Everything You Need to Know About Breast Augmentation

Our Guide to Computer Navigated Hip and Knee Replacement

Written by Mr Reza Jenabzadeh for Doctify
Orthopaedic Surgeon Mr Reza Jenabzadeh provides us with a complete guide of to what to expect from computer navigated hip and knee replacement.
What is computer navigated joint replacement?

The concept of computer navigation in surgery is well established. It is used more frequently by neurosurgeons performing intricate brain surgery. This technology […]

By |May 14th, 2018|Hot Topics|Comments Off on Our Guide to Computer Navigated Hip and Knee Replacement

Found a Neck Lump? Here is what you should do

Written by Mr Paul Stimpson for Doctify
Finding a lump anywhere can be scary, which is why the more information you have the better. Neck lumps can be the result of several things.

Here to tell us a little more about these causes is Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon, Mr Paul Stimpson.
When should you get a neck […]

By |January 18th, 2018|Conditions|Comments Off on Found a Neck Lump? Here is what you should do

What are Varicose Veins and How do you Get Rid of Them?

Written by Mr Abdullah Jibawi for Doctify
Have you ever wondered what those protruding veins on your leg are? If so, you might have varicose veins. Although this may not sound serious but the condition can be both damaging to confidence and also incredibly painful.

Here to tell us more is vascular surgeon, Mr Abdullah Jibawi.
What are varicose veins?
Varicose […]

By |December 19th, 2017|Conditions|Comments Off on What are Varicose Veins and How do you Get Rid of Them?

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Haemorrhoids (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Written by Mr Manoj Sen for Doctify
They may not be something we talk about very often, but haemorrhoids happen. Sitting on the problem (no pun intended) won’t help, especially if they are severe. Being aware of how to identify haemorrhoids and how they are treated is useful knowledge to have in your arsenal (OK, that one may have been […]

By |May 24th, 2017|Conditions|Comments Off on All You Ever Wanted to Know About Haemorrhoids (But Were Afraid to Ask)