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"An exceptionally highly skilled practioner, a true gentleman with an excellent bedside manner, obviously well respected by his staff and colleagues."

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"Excellent Surgeon, has taken great care of me since my operation! Explaining everything in detail, kind and compassionate, from the start, many thanks Janet and James Bennett"

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"At a time when we were both stressed and afraid, he gave confidence, knowledge and stability. A truly dedicated professional, yet offering personal friendship. Lesly and Tony Batcheler"

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  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • General Surgery

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Rubber band ligation of haemorrhoids is a successful method of treating mainly internal piles. It done as an outpatient or Day case procedure or in combination with colonoscopy or flexble sigmoidoscopy examination of colon and rectum.
Proctoscopy is carried out to assess the piles and then rubber band s are applied using especial suction banding equipment. The tight band strangulate the blood supply to the piles and they quickly fall off. Local anaesthetic may be used like lignocaine jel.
After the procedure some discomfort and sometimes a feeling of wanting to open bowel is experienced. It is due to swelling of strangulating haemorrhoids inside the anal call causing the feeling.
Rubber band ligation of piles can also be repeated or done in two or more sessions.
The person to best judge which haemorrhoids are suitable for rubber band ligation is an experienced colorectal surgeon.

Mr. Mohammad Ashraf Khan Raja
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Mr. Mohammad Ashraf Khan Raja

Colorectal Surgeon, Gastrointestinal Surgeon, General Surgeon

Type 1 endoleak means inadequate sealing at the end of the stent graft (a) for proximal and (b) for distal end. Type1b endoleak should be treated as it causes high pressure in the sac of the aneurysm. In most cases this will require a limb extension (insertion of another stent distally). Embolization of the internal iliac artery may be required in some cases.

Magdy Moawad
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Magdy Moawad

Vascular surgeon

I largely agree with the above
It's a useful test to confirm or exclude coronary disease. Thus it might be useful if one thinks a patient may have angina, and the CT will demonstrate the extent of furring up of the arteries, and this might guide further investigation and treatment. Alternatively, it can be a helpful test to give reassurance that the coronary arteries are normal if one suspects that a patient's pain is not angina

Dr. Matt Faircloth
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Dr. Matt Faircloth


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