prostate cancer symptoms and treatment

Prostate Cancer : Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment Options

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers found in men and usually, 1 in 8 men are diagnosed with it. Most often, prostate issues are noticed when men face difficulty with passing urine.

Prakash Nanda, a 60 year old man, had been waking up multiple times during the night because he felt the need to urinate.

weight loss surgery

Weight Loss Surgery – Is It The Right Option For You?

Bariatric surgery, also commonly known as weight loss surgery, can be done for obese individuals who want to reduce their weight and want to live healthier and more active lives.

With bariatric surgery, depending on their unique circumstances, a patient could have their stomach reduced (gastric sleeve surgery) or a large portion of it bypassed by rerouting their small intestine to a stomach pouch.

gall bladder removal

Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery and Gall Bladder Removal

A gall bladder removal surgery, also known as a cholecystectomy, is quite a commonly performed surgery which is carried out when people experience pain due to stones in their gallbladder. There is no medical treatment for gallbladder stones, these have to removed by surgery.

Traditionally, a gall bladder surgery is done with four cuts on the patient’s abdomen at most hospitals.

Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

A hernia occurs due to  a weakness in the muscles of the abdomen or pelvis. Usually, people feel a bulge under their skin or a dull ache in the abdominal area for a while, just as Rohit Gupta did when he was diagnosed with a hernia.

“I’d been feeling this bulge for a while” Rohit told us “and it would become larger when I  coughed or bent down to pick up something heavy.

Sitaram Bhartia Maternity Program

Ask your gynaecologist for her c section rate

Many of us do extensive research before buying a mobile phone or car, booking a hotel, or even selecting a new restaurant.  But when it comes to choosing a doctor, most of us do little more than get a word-of-mouth reference.  Unfortunately, what often drives patient satisfaction and thus recommendation of a doctor is “bedside manners” –

Are you inspired by Florence Nightingale this Nurses Day?

Every year we celebrate International Nurses Day on Florence Nightingale’s birthday.  In our hospital it’s a time when nurses dress up in their best, renew their pledge to serve, collect awards, and put on a cultural program.  For the third year in a row I was asked to say a few words.  Last year I had discussed how our newly introduced Training Within Industry (TWI) program had helped reduce nursing complaints,

ELFT 2 Driver Diagram

Driving System-Wide Healthcare Quality Improvement at East London NHS Foundation Trust

Sixty-four different sites – many with high rates of child poverty and complex long-term conditions; high proportion of ethnic minorities; 14 care-commissioning groups who demand different quality metrics; and a focus on mental health and community care – not the most remunerative areas in healthcare.

All this complexity hasn’t prevented East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) to set itself the audacious goal of becoming the highest quality provider by 2020!