Having to undergo plastic surgery requires careful planning & proper consideration. It is not something which should be taken lightly & is very important that the patient is well-informed & prepared as far as possible before undergoing the cosmetic procedure. However, it would be ideal for the patient to consider these 10 realistic recommendations prior […]

Bilateral knee replacement surgery is a procedure where both knees are replaced one after the other in a single operation session. However, it is quite uncommon for people to have arthritis in both knees, leave alone reaching the same degree at the same time & where bilateral knee replacement surgery may eventually be required. But […]

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery or CABG Surgery is an operation which is designed to reroute blood around blocked coronary arteries. Originally, this was made possible in part by development of the heart lung machine that was called a pump. The heart-lung machine is meant to circulate oxygenated blood during the surgical intervention in order […]

Totally Endoscopic Coronary Artery Bypass is also known as TECAB surgery. It is a closed-chest robotic approach which speeds up recovery after CABG procedure. TECAB surgery is a breakthrough approach which is utilized for performing coronary bypass surgery. This is a completely closed-chest coronary procedure which spares the sternum (breastbone) & provides numerous benefits. All […]

Coronary Heart Disease in Nigeria Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading cause of death globally claiming around 17.3 million lives each year in which Nigeria has its fair share. Hypertension and Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death in Nigeria. The prevalence of cardiovascular disease in Nigeria and African countries is […]

Gamma Knife Radiosurgery is not a surgery in the true sense. It is a type of radiation therapy which is used as treatment for brain tumors & other abnormalities within the brain. Gamma Knife radiosurgery uses a specialized equipment which is designed to focus almost 200 tiny beams of radiation upon a tumor target. Singly, […]

What is Partial Knee Replacement surgery? Partial knee replacement surgery, also known as ‘unicompartmental knee replacement’, is an orthopedic procedure which is used to replace the damaged components of the knee joint. During this surgery the surgeon will require to replace only certain areas of the knee joints which have been affected, with medical-grade plastic […]

What is Neuroendoscopy? Neuroendoscopy is one of the most advanced minimally invasive brain surgery methods available today. This is a least invasive brain surgery method which is mostly used to successfully treat brain tumors in a person. This minimally invasive surgical technique involves drilling a small (10-12 mm) hole in the skull through the nose […]

Total Shoulder Replacement Arthroplasty is a very well established surgical procedure for restoring comfort & function in patients with arthritic shoulders. Arthritic ball is replaced by a smooth metallic ball which is fixed to humerus (arm bone) by a stem which fits in it during this procedure. Arthritic glenoid (socket) is also resurfaced as part […]

Kidney Transplantation is basically a surgical intervention which is performed to place a kidney either from a live or deceased donor into a patient whose kidneys do not any longer function properly. Kidneys are organs which remove excessive fluid & waste from blood. When kidneys lose ability to filter, dangerous levels of waste & fluid […]

Causes: The cause of ankylosing spondylitis is unknown, but both genetics and environmental aspects play an important role. The main gene associated with contracting this is called HLA-B27. This particular disease affects majorly young males (Men are affected three times more than women) between the ages of 20-30 years but has a lasting effect and […]

Causes and Symptoms :  ACL injuries occur during sports and activities involving the knee to extend beyond capacity thereby causing excessive strain to the ligaments. Sports (football, basketball, acrobatics) that involve hasty movements or change of direction or getting directly hit on the knee by external forces- are major causes of it. Other causes can […]

What is Osteonecrosis? Osteonecrosis is a type of bone disorder which develops in the bone if the blood supply to it gets affected. As the bone does not get sufficient blood the bone cells begin to die and are not regenerated as natural. This leads to gradual destruction of the bone. Osteonecrosis, also known as […]

What is Tachycardia? Tachycardia is one of the rare forms of cardiac (heart) conditions. This causes the heart beat to increase in frequency at levels that are above the normal level even when the body is at rest. This condition may cause the heart rate to increase in either the upper or lower chambers, or […]

What is Dialysis? The kidneys are some of the most important pair of organs in the body. They are located at each side of the spinal column and are about the size of your fist. The pair of kidneys functions by filtering out excess fluid and impurities from the blood system. In some cases, the […]

What is Hiatal Hernia? Hernia is the condition in which an internal part of the body encroaches on to the surrounding area. The hiatus is the opening in the muscular wall (diaphragm) which separates the abdominal cavity from the chest cavity. In normal condition the diaphragm has a single opening for the food pipe (esophagus) […]

What is Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral palsy is a neuromuscular disorder which affects the patient’s posture, muscle tone or movement abilities. This is mostly caused due to abnormal development of the brain during pregnancy. The signs and symptoms of this disorder are mostly seen developing during infant years or the start of childhood. A child with […]

Erectile dysfunction is also known as ‘impotence’ (or‘ED’). It is the failure to achieve an erection when stimulated and to maintain it for a sufficiently long period of time to perform sexual intercourse properly.

What is Webbed Fingers Surgery? The medicinal term for webbing of the fingers is syndactyly. One in each 2,500 infants is born with webbed fingers or toes, making this a genuinely basic condition. Webbed fingers happen when tissue interfaces two digits together. In uncommon cases, the fingers or toes are associated with bone. Syndactyly or […]

What is Multiple Sclerosis? Multiple sclerosis is a dangerous and disabling disease. It is seen to affect the spinal cord and the brain, which make the central nervous system. In this disease the immune system starts to attack the protective myelin sheath which cover the nerve fibers and help the brain to communicate with the […]

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