Menorrhagia: Why is my period so heavy?

If you experience heavy menstrual bleeding, there are several treatments that can help you reduce symptoms and reclaim control of your life. We spoke to Miss Maya Al-Memar, Consultant Gynaecologist at Cromwell Hospital, to find out more. Previous Next What is menorrhagia? Menorrhagia, or heavy periods, are when you experience heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding. […]

Menopause: Symptoms and treatment options

Although its symptoms are often unwanted, a range of modern, effective treatment options mean that menopause need not be disruptive to a woman’s daily life. We spoke to Professor Jay Chatterjee, Consultant Gynaecological Surgeon, to find out more. Previous Next What is menopause? Menopause occurs when hormone levels lower and your periods stop as a […]

Patient testimonial: Prostate cancer diagnostic pathway

Mr Finlan describes his experience with the prostate cancer pathway Mr Finlan accessed our prostate cancer diagnostic pathway through his Bupa insurance, and shares his experience of the pathway here: “After experiencing periodic urinary tract infections, my doctor recommended a CT scan to see what was going on. The scan showed that I was suffering […]

Enlarged prostate: Diagnostics and treatment options

Around one in three men aged over 50 will experience urinary symptoms – and most of these will be caused by an enlarged prostate. We spoke to Mr Neil Barber, Consultant Urological Surgeon, to find out more about this condition and its treatment options. Previous Next What is an enlarged prostate? Enlarged prostate is a […]

Patient testimonial: Minimally invasive mitral valve repair

Last year, Cromwell Hospital carried out their first minimally invasive mitral valve repair. The operation was carried out by Mr Inderpaul Birdi, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, and Mr Roberto Casula, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon. Here, the patient explains their diagnosis and experience at Cromwell Hospital: “My diagnosis was discovered 15 years ago, by a very good doctor. […]

Atrial fibrillation: What to know

Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm condition in the UK, affecting around 1.4 million people. We spoke to Mr Aziz Momin, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon and Dr Riyaz Kaba, Consultant Cardiologist to find out more about atrial fibrillation and treatment options. Previous Next What is atrial fibrillation? Atrial fibrillation, often shortened to AFib, is […]

Winter dry skin: How to protect skin during the cold weather

Dry, itchy skin is a common complaint when the temperature drops. We spoke to Dr Christina George, Consultant Dermatologist, to find out more about treatment options for dry skin. Previous Next What is the skin barrier? The skin is made up of several layers. The outermost layer is called the epidermis, which itself is made […]

Gastric bypass: What to know

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For many people experiencing obesity – particularly those who have struggled to lose weight through diet and exercise – bariatric surgery is an excellent option to kickstart weight loss and embrace long-term healthier habits. Gastric bypass is a well-studied and highly effective type of weight loss surgery, which can help patients to lose up to […]

What is pilonidal disease?

Mr Nikhil Pawa, Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon at Cromwell Hospital, explains what pilonidal disease is and the different treatment options available. Previous Next What is pilonidal disease? The pilonidal sinus is a small hole at the top of the buttocks, where they divide. Sometimes, the sinus becomes infected, which is when treatment is needed. […]

Vaginal dryness: Symptoms and treatment

We spoke to Mr Nick Morris, Consultant Gynaecologist at Cromwell Hospital, to find out more about vaginal dryness and treatment options. Previous Next What is vaginal dryness? Vaginal dryness (vaginal atrophy) is a common, but painful, issue that can affect women of all ages. A dry vagina occurs when there is poor lubrication – which […]