Removal of ingrown toenails

How do physicians diagnose an ingrown toenail? It’s usually quite straightforward to diagnose an ingrown toenail. However, the signs and symptoms of ingrown toenails can vary quite dramatically, particularly if an infection develops. There may simply be some...

Splenectomy

Splenectomy is a surgical procedure to remove your spleen. The spleen is an organ that sits under your rib cage on the upper left side of your abdomen. It helps fight infection and filters unneeded material, such as old or damaged blood cells. The most common reason...

Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is a procedure that enables an examiner (usually a gastroenterologist) to evaluate the inside of the colon (large intestine or large bowel). The colonoscope is a four foot long, flexible tube about the thickness of a finger with a camera and a source of...

Gastroscopy

A gastroscopy is a procedure where a thin, flexible tube called an endoscope is used to look inside the oesophagus (gullet), stomach and first part of the small intestine (duodenum). It’s also sometimes referred to as an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. The...

Mastectomy

A mastectomy is an operation to remove the breast It’s used to treat breast cancer in women or men. It can also be used to reduce the risk of cancer developing in the breast. If your GP refers you urgently because they think you have cancer, you have the right...