Omni Health » private hospitals Health Information Wed, 04 May 2011 07:07:04 +0000 en hourly 1 Orthopaedic surgery and what it can do for you Sat, 19 Jun 2010 12:24:01 +0000 articleranks Professional orthopaedic surgery is designed to treat disorders of the musculoskeletal system that result from sports injuries or conditions like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, arthritis, knee and hip problems. The healing process for joints, tendons, bones and ligaments all come under the category of orthoepedic care.

Orthopaedic surgery is most used to solve severe knee injuries that are caused by extreme sporting injuries and the associated trauma. Hip injuries are also effectively treated by orthopaedic surgery as a result of traumas fractures and also arthritis. In days gone by, conditions such as tennis elbow were nearly impossible to treat successfully. Orthopaedic surgery, however, has made it possible for sports men and women to regain their activities after treatment. Some of the most common orthopedic surgeries are for:

  • Problems with elbows
  • Shoulder problems
  • Knee replacement
  • Hip replacement
  • Ankle and foot problems
  • Pediatric conditions that involve joints and bones
  • Spinal difficulties such as Degenerative Disk Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Arthritis
  • Tumors
  • Gout

Intervention by surgery helps in the repair of chronic diseases such as arthritis in the knee, hands and back. These sorts of conditions can be both painful and debilitating. In most cases, there is no cure for these problems and surgical intervention is the only way to achieve long term relief. Orthopaedic surgery and its purpose is two fold:

  • For repairing damaged tissues, bones, joints ligament and tendons
  • To incourage joint movement

Orthopaedic procedures help to reduce spinal deformity caused by arthritis and other chronic problems. It is usually more effective to use private healthcare, as the waiting list on the NHS can be quite long. I had some physiotherapy treatment last year for a sore shoulder caused by a sports injury. I elected to go down the NHS route, but immediately became part of a long waiting list of nearly six months.

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Top tips for safe cosmetic and plastic surgery Mon, 31 May 2010 05:51:38 +0000 articleranks When choosing cosmetic there are always some key areas of safety which you should address before considering going with a particular doctor. The focus of this article is on the do’s and don’ts of picking cosmetic surgery or paying a visit to the obesity surgery centre.
Firstly, you should never choose a doctor solely on the basis of lower cost. After checking for certification by the UK board of Plastic Surgery and membership in the Aesthetic Society, you should entrust your face and body with whom you feel most comfortable and not because they are offering some ludicrous discount. Plastic Surgery is performed safely when in an official office which is known for its high levels of hygiene and safety. Or alternatively, you might find that some doctors perform their surgery in a local hospital which is just as safe. If your surgery will be performed outside of a local hospital, in with private healthcare then be sure to check that your doctor has privileges to perform the same procedure there. Because if they don’t you may find that they have either been banned or they are not qualified to perform the procedure. In that case I would not recommend having your procedure done with that doctor under any circumstance. By selecting an ASAPS-member surgeon for your cosmetic or plastic surgery, you can be rest assured that he or she qualifies for such privileges as performing operations in government hospitals. So, that is definitely worth finding out.
In general, if you can tell that your surgeon is not interested in you as a person rather than your surgical procedure then it is kind of obvious that he is more interested in the money rather than looking out for your best interests. Sometimes, if the procedure costs a little more money then it may be worth it considering that you may get a really good quality service which is so important in this type of business.

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Private hospitals – gastric banding and other bariatric surgery treatment Sat, 17 Apr 2010 20:01:25 +0000 articleranks The price coming with obesity surgery may well be quite high, but the price of avoiding the issues could be much higher. The health problems that accompany being overweight could ultimately be more costly than an operation that could save your life.

What is the process?

The most common procedure performed in an obesity surgery centre is a gastric bypass, which reduces your available food intake by making your stomach smaller. The procedure is done by the attachment of the small intestine to the small stomach, which bypasses the duodenum and extends out to the jejunum. Nutrient absorbsion will be decreased, and you will be able to curb your appetite, thus helping you to lose weight in a more natural fashion.

Gastric banding otherwise known as Adjustable Gastric Banding is a surgical procedure using a hollow silicone rubber band which is placed around the stomach near the top end, leaving only a narrow passage into the rest of the stomach.

It is inflated using a solution that is fed throught a tube under the skin in to an access port and onto the stomach. The passage size can be altered and the mechanism adjusted over a period of time.

Patients who maintain the necessary changes in eating habits after the operation can lose 50-60% of their excess weight in less than two years.

Who would be eligible?

Are you eligible for this procedure? You are already probably aware if you have disussed weight loss with your doctor. If you are at a high risk of serious damage or disease, you are likely to be a strong candidate for obesity surgery. Also, if your body mass index (or BMI) is considered to be exceptionally high or you have been considered obese for over 5 years.

Normally any patioent under the age of 18 would be advised to try to lose weight on their own, but sometimes obesity amongst teenagers cannot be corrected by diet and exercise alone. if he or she has previously been denied, once a patient becomes18 they may become eligible for treatment.

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