Anaesthesiology is the science of sedation by temporarily blocking the symptoms of pain. Anaesthesiologosts, doctors trained in anaesthesia and preoperative medicine, ensure that the administration of anaesthesia is conducted in a safe and secure manner.
This includes preoperative evaluation, consultation with the surgical team and creating a plan for the anaesthesia tailored to fit each unique individual patient, the provision of pain control and proper post-operative management of patients.
Bariatric surgery can change one's life – especially when used to combat long standing obesity issues. However, it isn't a magical cure as the patient has to change their lifestyle to help maintain their weight loss. The first six to twelve months after their procedure is the most crucial as patients begin to learn to adapt to their new caloric intake and maintain or even improve their weight loss. Patients will also need to adopt an exercise routine to further help benefit the surgery.
A medical category specialising with disorders of the heart, cadiology is a field that includes diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects and other heart-related diseases. Cardiologologists are physicians who specialise in this particular field of medicine.
Gastroenterologists are specialists who treat diseases of the digestive system and those affecting the gastrointestinal tract including the organs from mouth to anus ranging from indigestion to abdominal pain, appendicitis, jaundice, gallstones, lactose intolerance, hepatitis, reflux, ulcers, and hemorrhoids.
This specialisation of medicine focuses on the health and care of the elderly. Geriatric specialists (geriatricians) help the elderly take care of their health by preventing and treating diseases that are unique to their needs.
Gynecological oncology is a specialized field of medicine that focuses on cancers of the female genital tract.
Haemato-oncology is a specialised field of medicines that focuses on blood cancers. Multiple myeloma, myeloid leukaemia, lymphoblastic leukaemia and lymphoma are the type of cancers treated by a haemato-oncologist.
Interventional cardiology is a non-surgical option which uses a small flexible tube called catheter to repair damaged or clogged heart structures.
These are two areas of specialisation are often related as they can be caused by trauma, accidents, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors and congenital disorders. Orthopaedic specialists deal with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system and may use both invasive surgical and non-invasive as well as non-surgical means to correct and treat the problem.
A child’s musculoskeletal growth is crucial for support and stability in their bodies. If there are any deformities or problems that can be noted at birth or later in life, you may seek advice from a paediatric orthopeadic specialist.
Paediatric urology is a medical sub-specialty that focuses on diagnosis, treatment and management of conditions affecting children’s genitals or urinary tract (kidney, ureters, bladder).
Cancer is a disease that can affect anyone – the young and the old, the rich and the poor, men, women and children. At Gleneagles Hospital, we understand how disruptive and upsetting it can be when our patients find out they have cancer, and we are dedicated to help them fight this illness to the best of our abilities.
Effective treatment of cancers involves a multi-modal approach to give patients the best chance of survival. At Gleneagles Hospital, patients have access to a wide variety of treatment options tailored to their unique conditions that include radiation therapy.
Vitreo-retinal surgery is a delicate eye surgery involving the retina (the light sensitive layer), macula and vitreous fluid.