Magseed clip insertion

What is Magseed?  Magseed is a sterile, surgical grade steel clip that is about the size of a grain of rice. It is inserted prior to surgery next to the breast cancer to help guide surgeons during a breast lumpectomy.  How is a Magseed placed in my breast?  The Magseed is placed with the help of either an ultrasound or a mammogram. A needle is inserted into the tumour within the breast under local anaesthetic and the Magseed is placed. This will performed by your Radiologist.  How does it help during surgery? During your operation, the surgeon uses a handheld probe called Sentimag®, which works like a metal detector, to […]

Rectal Surgery Journey

If surgery is required, your consultant will have this arranged immediately, for the first mutually convenient date for you and them. Prior to your surgery, your consultant will explain each step involved in your treatment plan. All our care is centred on informed patient consent. What to expect as your surgery journey? Surgery, performed under general anaesthetic, takes place at our partner hospital – The London Bridge Hospital and our staff will arrange the booking for you. Upon admission for your surgery, your contact information and payment details will be taken by the hospital staff. This will be followed by a visit from a nurse who will confirm your personal […]

VAAFT (Video Assisted Anal Fistula Treatment)

VAAFT is a minimally invasive procedure where your consultant uses a fistuloscope to help with the assessment of your anal fistula. How is the VAAFT procedure carried out? The operation has two stages.  The first is a diagnostic stage where the fistula is assessed, and the second is a treatment stage, both carried out during the same operation.   During the treatment stage, the fistula track is cleaned out and the lining of the fistula track is cauterised with the intention of prompting healing.  Your consultant can treat any secondary branches or extensions of the anal fistula in a similar way.   In most cases, during the initial stage of […]


EPSiT (Endoscopic Pilonidal Sinus Treatment) is a minimally invasive procedure involving the use of a fistuloscope to allow your consultant to assess pilonidal sinus. The fistuloscope also allows the introduction of operative instruments to help with either symptom control or to achieve healing of the pilonidal sinus. How is the EPSiT procedure carried out? The first stage of the procedure is to help your consultant diagnose and assess the pilonidal sinus. This is followed by the treatment stage. Both these stages are carried out during the same operation.  During treatment the pilonidal sinus is cleaned out and the lining of the sinus track is cauterised with the intention of prompting […]

Women’s Health Surgery Journey

Your consultant will discuss with you the most appropriate type of surgery based on your condition. Our nurse will be present to provide you with any additional information or support you may need during your treatment process. What to expect as your surgery journey? On the morning of your operation, you will be admitted to the hospital where your contact information and payment details will be taken. Once admitted to your room a nurse will confirm your personal details, answer any questions concerning hospital procedures and attach a bracelet to your wrist with your name and hospital number. Pre-surgery Before you go in for surgery, if your consultant requests for […]

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