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All About Having a Gastric Band Fitted
All About Having a Gastric Band Fitted
How having a gastric band fitted is one of the alternatives to having a gastric bypass and how it’s purpose is to enable excessively overweight people to lose weight…...
Gastric Bypass Surgery Explained
Gastric Bypass Surgery Explained
How gastric bypass surgery is often considered the last resort in an effort to tackle an obesity problem. How its success will not simply be down to the surgery but a…...
Having a Hip Replacement
Having a Hip Replacement
Hip replacement has been an option for people with arthritis since the 1960s, when it was pioneered by John Charnley, a British orthopaedic surgeon....
Having a Knee Replacement
Having a Knee Replacement
Having a knee replacement usually involves having all of the inner surfaces of the knee joint replaced, and sometimes at the back of the joint and the knee cap as well....
Having a Limb Amputated
Having a Limb Amputated
How amputation is a serious surgical procedure and how there are so many variables. Understanding pain management and the important roles both physical and…...
Having a Liver Transplant
Having a Liver Transplant
Having a liver transplant takes 10 hours and is a huge operation, but for people with liver cancer, or end stage liver disease it can mean a second chance - and their…...
Heart Operations
Heart Operations
Some of the most common types of heart surgery and why it might be needed. The importance of looking after your heart in terms of what you eat, drink, the exercise you…...
Heart Valve Replacement
Heart Valve Replacement
Heart valve replacement is a major operation; all of the major valves of the heart can be replaced by biological heart valves or mechanical valves....
How Successful Are Heart-Lung Transplants?
How Successful Are Heart-Lung Transplants?
Success rates for heart and lung transplants continue to improve and 73% of people who now have a heart and lung transplant are likely to survive for at least one year....
Repairing Torn Shoulder Ligaments
Repairing Torn Shoulder Ligaments
If you are unlucky enough to be involved in an accident or fall in which your shoulder ligaments are torn, this is extremely painful, and repairing the shoulder…...
Surgery for Gallstones
Surgery for Gallstones
Gallstones are a common and painful problem that can really only be treated successfully by surgery to remove the gallstones and the gallbladder that contains them....
The Intricacies of Vascular Surgery
The Intricacies of Vascular Surgery
Vascular surgery is a branch of surgery that is extremely specialised and that has only developed since the 1970s. Techniques have always been intricate, but keyhole…...
What Does a Heart Transplant Involve?
What Does a Heart Transplant Involve?
What is involved in a heart transplant and how your surgeon will assess whether or not you’re a suitable candidate to receive a transplant. The risks of rejection and…...
What Does A Kidney Transplant Involve?
What Does A Kidney Transplant Involve?
How a person needs to be available quickly and in good general health when a matching kidney becomes available for transplant. The transplant procedure and the…...
What Does a Liver Transplant Involve?
What Does a Liver Transplant Involve?
A liver transplant is a complex operation that takes several hours. Either a whole adult liver is transplanted into an adult patient, or part of an adult liver is…...
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