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  • Weight loss surgery plan for type 2 diabetes

    Friday 11th July 2014

    More weight loss surgery in England is being proposed to tackle an epidemic of type 2 diabetes. New draft guidelines from the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) aim to reduce debilitating complications, which are a huge drain on NHS resources. Diabetes UK estimates 850,000 pe...

  • Manchester Royal Infirmary's new heart surgery suite completed

    Tuesday 24th June 2014

    A £6m hospital theatre suite for pioneering cardiovascular surgery in Manchester has been completed. The two new theatres at Manchester Royal Infirmary include better imaging technology and a robotic C-arm which can scan a patient during surgery. Consultant vascular surgeon David Murray said the...

  • Freeman Hospital plans to boost heart surgery unit

    Wednesday 18th June 2014

     Newcastle hospital at the centre of a review into children's heart surgery has announced multimillion-pound plans to expand its heart surgery unit. The Freeman Hospital's plans include a 20-bed intensive care unit for child heart patients. A government review to begin later this year will consi...

  • University Hospital of Wales heart surgery improving say surgeons

    Friday 6th June 2014

    Surgeons say progress is being made at Wales' biggest hospital where patients have died waiting for heart surgery. The BBC revealed in July that the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) had called the situation at Cardiff's University Hospital of Wales where 12 patients died over 15 months "dangerous"...

  • 3mm laparoscopic cholecystectomy should be gold standard: BAPES 2014

    Sunday 18th May 2014

    3mm laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a safe procedure in children and should be made the gold standard; according to surgical abstract presented at the 14th British Association of the Paediatric Endoscopic Surgeons (BAPES).   Cholecystectomy has evolved over time from open surgery to MIS, to sing...

 
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