Hernias are bulges in the groin or abdominal wall which occur when bowels or other tissues are pushed through the muscle, potentially leading to pain or difficulty in participating in normal activities. In our blog, consultant general surgeon at The Lindo Wing, Mr Sanjay Purkayastha explains the different types of hernias and what the treatment options might be.
We are proud to launch this new website as the London General Surgical Clinic. We hope that the information on the site is useful for you to understand numerous common conditions. It is important to us that you are fully informed about your condition and any procedures you may need to have. We think it is imperative that your care is tailored to your needs and that we deliver that care as a cohesive team. Our patients are an integral part of that team. Being unwell and needing surgery often makes patients feel as if they are not in control and that makes treatment more stressful. We would like to minimise this for you and include you and your family as much you would want so as to help you make the best decisions for yourself. We hope that the content of our site helps you make informed choices and provides reassurance that we are working continually to provide you with the best care package possible.
Sanjay Purkayastha is a Consultant General Surgeon with a specialist interest in Bariatric & Upper GI Surgery. He is also a Senior Lecturer at Imperial College, London.
His research interests are varied and include surgical education especially digital mobile technologies, clinical research in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, assessing the health of healthcare organisations, single port laparoscopic surgery and surgical evidence synthesis. Read More
Obesity and type 2 diabetes are in the national headlines almost every week. The burden to the individual, health service and society are clear. Although in the long term, prevention is the cure currently many individuals are already struggling with the fallout from these two common and linked conditions. Obesity is also closely associated with infertility, obstructive sleep apnoea, high blood pressure, heart disease, joint and back pain and even liver disease. These combined with type 2 diabetes results in medical complications that significantly reduce quality of life and life expectancy. So much so that recently, NICE (National Institute for Care Excellence) reduced the BMI (body mass index) criteria for bariatric surgery for obesity with type 2 diabetes to a BMI of 30 and above (from BMI 35 and above). There is now evidence to suggest that bariatric type surgery will benefit type 2 diabetes patients who are not morbidly obese. In fact studies have shown resolution of diabetes in patients with a BMI of 20-25 in certain countries. Read More