Treatments

We offer the latest treatments, carried out by some of the most experienced and well-respected surgeons in their field, backed by highly trained, compassionate and experienced teams, so you can rest assured that you are in good hands.

Abdominal hysterectomy

Hysterectomy means the surgical removal of the uterus (womb). There are different types of abdominal hysterectomy.

Achilles tendonitis - pain, swelling of tendon in back of the ankle

Achilles tendonitis results in pain and swelling of the large tendon in the back of the ankle. It is commonly suffered by recreational athletes.

 

Anal wart removal

Anal warts can be treated by using a topical treatment (a cream, lotion or chemical), usually applied by the patient. Some anal warts may need to be physically removed by a nurse or consultant.

Anterior/posterior colporrhaphy

This is the surgical repair of either the front (anterior) or rear (posterior) vaginal walls, or sometimes both, to treat a vaginal prolapse.

Arthroscopic meniscal resection (meniscectomy) to repair a knee meniscus tear

Arthroscopic meniscal resection is the surgical procedure to remove all or part of a torn meniscus.
The meniscus is the cartilage ‘cushion’ in the knee joint between the bones, and a meniscus tear is a relatively common injury. ‘Arthroscopic’ describes the type of key-hole surgery used for this procedure which minimises the impact of the operation itself.

Arthroscopic subacromial decompression

Subacromial decompression is an operation used to treat a frozen shoulder (or ‘shoulder impingement’). Arthroscopic describes the minimally invasive ‘keyhole’ method of carrying out the procedure, using an instrument inserted through a small incision.

Back pain relieving injections

Depending on the cause of your back pain and its severity, treatments to inject steroid or anaesthetic directly into the back can be very successful in relieving your symptoms.

Banding of haemorrhoids

The banding (or ligation) of haemorrhoids is a non-surgical procedure where a tight rubber band is attached around the base of an internal haemorrhoid. The band constricts the blood supply to the haemorrhoid, causing it to fall off.

Bowel polyp removal

Bowel polyps (or colonic polyps) are treated by removing them. Polyp removal is usually carried out during a colonoscopy (an examination of your back passage (rectum) and large bowel (colon)).

Bunion removal - Scarf/Akin osteotomy

Bunion surgery is carried out to correct a deformity at the base of the big toe. It may involve removing parts of bones and realigning them to straighten the toe.

Bunionectomy - treatment of hallux valgus deformity (bunion)

A chevron osteotomy is a type of surgery that is used in the treatment of hallux valgus deformity, more commonly known as a bunion.

Bursectomy (bursitis treatment)

The symptoms of bursitis can usually be treated using painkillers and self-care techniques such as rest and avoiding movement which aggravates the condition. However, in some cases, additional specialist intervention may be required to treat the condition.

Cataract surgery

Cataract surgery is a small operation used to treat eye cataracts, where cloudiness within the lens of the eye causes blurred or misty vision.

Cheilectomy

A cheilectomy is an operation to remove extra bone that forms on the top of the big toe, which may cause pain and restricted movement of the joint.

Chevron Osteotomy

A chevron osteotomy is surgery carried out to correct a deformity at the base of the big toe such as a bunion. It involves removing parts of bones and realigning them to straighten the toe.

Chronic middle ear disease

There are a range of treatment options for chronic middle ear diseases depending on the underlying cause, the severity of the symptoms, and the age of the patient.

Circumcision

Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin (prepuce), the retractable fold of skin that covers the end of the penis.

Colposcopy - examination of cervix abnormalities

A colposcopy is an inspection of a woman's cervix or vagina for abnormal cells. A colposcopy may be recommended if there are any concerns after a routine cervical screening test, or if there are symptoms such as an inflamed cervix, unexplained vaginal bleeding, polyps and cysts, or genital warts on the cervix.

Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD)

Various treatment options are available, depending on the severity of the condition and the likely cause. Often no treatment is necessary and sometimes decongestants or nasal sprays can help.

EVLT - Endovenous Laser Treatment

Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT) is a minimally invasive procedure used to remove varicose veins

Examination and removal of wax

Ear wax removal may be required when an excessive amount of wax becomes a problem, causing pain or hearing loss for example.

Examination of the ear, nose, or throat, or taking of biopsy, under anaesthetic (EUA)

If your consultant needs to carry out an examination of your ears, nose or throat, or needs to take a biopsy (a small sample of tissue for analysis) which they think you’ll find uncomfortable or painful, they may suggest you’re given a general anaesthetic. This means you’ll be asleep during the procedure so you won’t feel any discomfort.

Examination under anaesthetic (EUA) of rectum

The examination of your back passage (rectum) under anaesthetic.

Excision of anal fistula

The surgical removal of an anal fistula

Excision of anal lesion

The removal of a haemorrhoid or an anal fistula by cutting it out.

Excision of haemorrhoid - piles, swollen blood vessel treatment

Commonly known as piles, haemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels (veins) which develop inside and/or outside the anus.

Excision of lesion from the external ear

The treatment involves the surgical cutting out (excision) of a skin abnormality from the visible, external part of the ear.

Excision of pilonidal sinus

Treatment of a pilonidal sinus involves making a small surgical incision to open it and to allow the pus to drain away.

Excision or biopsy of lesion of the vulva (non cosmetic)

A lesion of the vulva is considered an abnormality or damage in the tissue.

 

Eyelid conditions

There are various treatments for eyelid conditions depending on the exact cause of the problem. Treatment options range from self-medication with eye-drops for mild cases to surgery to correct more severe conditions.

Frozen shoulder surgery

A frozen shoulder can be very painful and affects movement of the shoulder. In severe cases a patient will not be able to move their shoulder at all.

 

Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS)

Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (or FESS) is a type of surgery carried out to treat some of the causes of chronic sinusitis.

Fusion of digit - surgery to separate fingers or toes (syndactyly surgery)

​Surgery to separate the finger or toes is the only treatment for syndactyly.

Fusion of the big toe joint (1st metatarsophalangeal joint)

​The aim of this surgery is to fuse the bones of the big toe together permanently to eliminate movement in the joint and the arthritis pain associated with it.

Ganglion removal

Ganglion cysts often cause no symptoms so they may be left untreated. However, if they cause pain or discomfort, or restrict movement, and affect your quality of life, then they can be successfully treated by aspiration or excision.

Gastric band

Gastric band surgery is a method of controlling body weight and offers a permanent solution when supported by a lifelong commitment to weight loss. A gastric band may be suitable if you have found it difficult to lose weight through diet or by medications and is used to reduce stomach size so a smaller amount of food is required to make you feel full

Gastric sleeve

A sleeve gastrectomy is performed as laparoscopic surgery and works by removing a large portion of the stomach. Unlike gastric band surgery, it is a non-reversible procedure

Hammer toe/mallet toe/claw toe

Sometimes, when a hammer toe (mallet toe or claw toe) becomes rigid and causes further problems, such as referred pain or corns and callouses, surgery may be required to correct the condition.

Hip replacement surgery

Hip replacement surgery replaces your damaged hip joint with an artificial joint to ease pain and discomfort, and improve movement and quality of life.

Hydrocele/epididymal cysts/varicocele - testicular lumps and swellings

Hydrocele, epididymal cysts and varicocele are all types of testicular lumps and swellings.

Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the womb (uterus). After a hysterectomy a woman will no longer have periods and it won’t be possible to become pregnant.

Impingement of ankle

​Ankle impingement (anterior ankle impingement or posterior ankle impingement) is usually successfully treated with rest or a steroid injection. More severe or recurring cases may sometimes require surgery.

Ingrowing toenail removal

If it’s not treated, an ingrowing toenail may become infected. To prevent this you should; wash your feet regularly to keep the area clean, change socks frequently, wear properly fitting shoes, and cut your nails correctly.

If your ingrowing toenail doesn't improve over time, then surgery may be required to treat it.

Inguinal hernia removal surgery

An inguinal hernia (groin hernia) occurs when fatty tissue, or part of the bowel, pushes through the abdominal wall into the groin at the top of the inner thigh. A bilateral hernia is a type of inguinal hernia that occurs on both sides of the body. The hernia/s can be surgically treated using a ‘keyhole’ technique called laparoscopic repair.

Joint pain relieving injections

The treatment involves injecting steroid (cortisone) directly into the joint in order to reduce inflammation and so relieve pain. The treatment can relieve pain symptoms for several months.

Knee replacement surgery

Knee replacement surgery replaces your damaged or worn knee joint with an artificial joint to improve pain and movement, and improve quality of life.

Laparoscopic hernia repair

A minimally invasive key-hole procedure, which requires general anesthesia, the surgeon operates through several small incisions in your abdomen in order to repair the hernia.

Ligament reconstruction

​Ligaments are the strong bands of fibrous tissue that connect bones to other bones, and hold together structures such as joints. Sometimes, when a ligament is damaged or torn, surgery may be required to reconstruct it, and perhaps the joint that it connects.

Ménière's disease or dizziness

The treatment of Ménière’s disease is mainly focused on minimising and controlling the symptoms that patients experience, including hearing loss, tinnitus, vertigo and a feeling of pressure deep inside the ear.

Mirena coil - effective, long-term, reversible method of contraception

The Mirena Coil is a hormonal intrauterine system (IUS), an effective, long-term and reversible method of contraception.

MonaLisa Touch®

As part of our commitment to women’s health, we’re one of the first hospitals in the UK to introduce MonaLisa Touch®, a gentle, innovative treatment to help restore vaginal health.

Morton's Neuroma

​Morton’s neuroma is a condition that affects one of the nerves that run between the bones of the foot. Surgery can be used to treat the condition when it has failed to respond to other, less-invasive treatment options.

Myringoplasty

A myringoplasty is a surgical operation to repair a perforation (hole or tear) in the eardrum.

Myringotomy or Grommets

Myringotomy is a surgical procedure where a small cut is made in the eardrum to relieve pressure caused by the build-up of fluid or pus in the middle ear, or to take a sample of fluid for diagnosis, or to insert ear tubes (grommets).

Nasal Polypectomy

Nasal polypectomy is an operation to remove nasal polyps from the nose or sinuses. Surgery may be required if other treatments have not been successful in removing the polyps.

Nasal surgery

We offer a wide range of nasal surgery procedures to treat conditions affecting the nose, nasal passages and sinuses. Many of these are treatments for a blockage of the nose and include; straightening of the cartilage (septoplasty); removal of polyps (polypectomy); reduction of the side wall of the nose (turbinates); and draining of the sinuses (Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, FESS).

Nesbit's procedure - curvature of the penis treatment

Nesbit’s procedure is used to correct a condition called Peyronie’s disease which causes a curvature of the penis.

NovaSure endometrial ablation - alternative to a hysterectomy

Endometrial ablation is a procedure which provides a solution for women who suffer with heavy periods.

Ovarian cyst removal

Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs which develop around the ovaries. They are relatively common, rarely malignant (cancerous) and frequently disappear on their own without treatment. However, large or persistent ovarian cysts, or those that cause unwanted symptoms, may need to be surgically removed.

Palmar fasciectomy

Palmar fasciectomy is surgery to treat Dupuytren’s contracture, a condition that causes thickening of the skin on the palm of the hand and the gradual pulling of the fingers towards the palm.

Pinnaplasty

Pinnaplasty is a surgical operation to correct prominent or sticking out ears. It is sometimes known as an otoplasty.

Preputioplasty (tight foreskin)

Preputioplasty is an operation to treat a tight foreskin (phimosis), making it easier for it to be pulled back over the head of the penis.

Prostate gland - trans-urethral resection of prostate (TURP)

Prostate surgery aims to reduce the size of the prostate gland in order to restore normal urination function in men who suffer from an enlarged prostate.

Recurrent nosebleeds

Nosebleeds (epistaxis) are fairly common and are usually mild and easily treated. However, when bleeding is more severe or recurrent, especially in older people or those with other medical conditions (such as blood disorders) or on blood-thinning medication, treatment may be required.

Release of Trigger Finger

A trigger finger (or thumb) is frequently a nuisance and it can be a painful condition. By the surgical treatment of a trigger finger any pain or tenderness will be removed and the locking of the finger is prevented. If it isn't treated, the finger or thumb can sometimes become permanently locked in a bent or a straightened position.

Removal of moles cysts and skin tags

Removing a skin lesion is generally a quick straightforward procedure which is performed in the out-patient department.

Rhinitis

Treatment for rhinitis will depend on the exact cause of your condition.

Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty (also called nose reshaping or a 'nose job') is a surgical operation to change the shape or size of the nose.

Rotator cuff repair - shoulder treatments

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and their tendons which stabilise the shoulder or help keep the joint in the correct position and control shoulder movements.

Sacrospinous colpopexy - prolapse of the uterus repair

This procedure is also known as vault repair. Your uterus (womb) is normally held in place by various muscles, tissue and ligaments.

Salpingo oophorectomy - removal of the fallopian tubes and ovaries

A Bilateral Salpingo Oophorectomy is the removal of the fallopian tubes and the ovaries.

Sclerotherapy - injection into varicose veins

Sclerotherapy is a treatment for varicose veins and spider veins which involves injecting a special foam or fluid into the affected veins, causing them to collapse and, over time, to turn into scar tissue that fades from view.

Septoplasty

Often septoplasty is carried out in combination with rhinoplasty (nose reshaping surgery or ‘nose job’) and this surgery is then called septorhinoplasty.

Septorhinoplasty

Septorhinoplasty is nose reconstruction surgery that aims to treat blocked nasal passages and improve the cosmetic appearance of a patient’s nose at the same time.

Sleep studies

Our sleep studies experts offer diagnosis, advice and treatment for a wide range of sleep disorders, including sleep apnoea (also known as obstructive sleep apnoea or OSA), snoring and insomnia (sleeplessness).

Sphincterotomy

Lateral sphincterotomy is a surgical procedure where the internal anal sphincter muscle is cut to help relieve an anal fissure.

Tarsal tunnel syndrome surgery

​Tarsal tunnel syndrome treatment can take a number of different forms, depending on the exact cause of the condition within each individual patient.

Tendon operation - surgery for inflammation of the tendon

Usually a painful tendon will get better by itself in a few days, with rest. However more severe or persistent cases of tendonitis (inflammation of the tendon sheath) may require treatment.

 

Tennis elbow release (lateral epicondylitis )

The medical name for tennis elbow is lateral epicondylitis because it occurs on the outside of your elbow bone, which is called the lateral epicondyle.

Tenosynovectomy

​Tenosynovectomy is an operation to correct restricted or painful movement of a tendon due to thickening and adhesions within the tendon sheath.

Tonsillectomy

The tonsils are found at the back of the throat and are part of the lymphoid tissues (glands in your neck) that help protect your body from infection by germs that are breathed or swallowed. If the tonsils become inflamed (tonsillitis), they may need to be removed (tonsillectomy).

Transcervical Resection of Endometrium or Fibroids / Endometrial ablation

These are treatments for women who experience heavy menstrual periods. The treatments are minimally invasive and do not require incisions. They provide a less-serious alternative to a hysterectomy and they avoid the need for ongoing hormonal medication.

TURPis- method of prostate resection, bipolar technology

TURPis (transurethral resection of prostate in saline) is a relatively new method of prostate resection using bipolar technology that results in faster prostate resection combined with vaporization, with minimal bleeding during the procedure.

Vaginal hysterectomy

During this operation the uterus is removed through the vagina. The fallopian tubes and ovaries can be removed at the same time dependent on the needs of each patient and the advice of the surgeon.

 

YAG laser

​YAG laser treatment is used to correct a secondary cataract which appears in around 20% of cases after surgery to remove a cataract.