Dermatologists at The London Clinic diagnose and treat acne early and effectively so that we can prevent acne scarring as much as possible.
Acute stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is disrupted, injuring brain cells and tissues. Acute stroke damages the brain and is a physical injury; for this reason GPs and specialists often call a stroke a brain attack, as it is similar to a heart attack but occurs in the brain.
Addison's disease is a rare condition in which the adrenal glands stop working. With careful management, the right medication and expert support, sufferers can live active lives. The London Clinic offers first-class care by leading endocrinologists to help you control your condition, optimise your health, and prevent an Addison's crisis.
Advanced breast cancer, also known as metastatic breast cancer or secondary breast cancer, means cancer that has spread from the breast to other areas of the body.
Anaphylaxis, also known as anaphylactic shock, is an extreme allergic reaction that can be life-threatening. Anyone experiencing anaphylaxis should receive immediate medical attention.
Aphasia is a condition in which the person affected becomes unable to use or understand language effectively. It is primarily a language disorder that leads to problems in word-finding, word recognition and grammar.
Arteriovenous malformations or (AVMs) occur at the point where arteries and veins meet. In someone with a healthy circulatory system, blood passes from one type of small capillary to another without problem. In someone with an AVM, the blood vessel junctions have not formed correctly and this can cause excessive bleeding.
Atypical hyperplasia of the breast is a condition in which breast tissue enlarges and overgrows.
Barrett’s oesophagus is caused by reflux of stomach acid and bile into the oesophagus (the long, muscular tube connecting your mouth and stomach causing irritation and inflammation. This is known medically as gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD or GERD).
Bell’s palsy is a neurological condition that affects the facial nerve causing weakness down one side of the face.
Brain tumours are uncontrolled areas of cell growth within the brain. Although some are fast-growing malignant brain tumours, others are benign brain tumours that grow much slower and are not cancerous. While benign brain tumours are not invasive and do not spread, their very presence can cause problems in the brain; it is important that they are spotted early and treated fast.
Non-cancerous or Benign breast lumps are common and develop for various reasons. The breast tissue changes every month because of fluctuations in hormone levels as part of the normal menstrual cycle. As women get older, breast changes are a normal part of ageing and affect many women during the menopause.
Benign prostate hyperplasia or BPH is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. It's a common condition, affecting around a third of men over the age of 50 in the UK. Benign prostate enlargement causes problems passing urine. It can disturb sleep, lead to incontinence, and decrease quality of life. The London Clinic provides specialist treatment for benign prostate enlargement. The world-leading urologists offer expert assessment and bespoke treatment to resolve symptoms and restore well-being.
In addition to treating serious skin problems such as skin cancers, consultant dermatologists and plastic surgeons at The London Clinic also offer treatments for benign (non-cancerous) lesions of the skin.
There are two benign thyroid diseases these are: Hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid) and a Hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid).
Bladder removal, or cystectomy, may be necessary to treat some bladder cancers. The London Clinic can treat bladder cancer with the use of robotics.
Bleeding in the brain can damage brain tissue directly and it can also lead to increased intracranial pressure. This can cause widespread damage.
Bone fractures, commonly known as broken bones, can be of several different types. Recovery takes anything from a few weeks to several months depending on the severity of the fracture, and the best treatment varies. Mild bone fractures heal naturally without any intervention; severe bone fractures may need surgery, immobilisation and physiotherapy once healing has reached a certain stage.
The cause of most bowel cancers is still unknown, but we do know that risk increases with age (95% of bowel cancer cases are found in people aged 50 or over*).
Brain aneurysms are caused by weaknesses in blood vessels within the brain. These typically occur at the point where blood vessels branch. As the wall of the artery gives way, it expands outwards forming a balloon, which can sometimes burst, releasing blood into the brain.
A primary brain tumour is a tumour that started growing in the tissues of the brain. There are nearly 100 different types of brain tumours. They are generally named after the type of cells they started growing from.
Over 120 individual types of brain tumour can be classified. Diagnosing a brain tumour is a very individual process, and your diagnosis at The London Clinic will then be used to develop your personalised treatment plan.
Women generally develop one of three types of breast cancer recurrence such as: local breast cancer recurrence, regional breast cancer recurrence and distant breast cancer recurrence.
Breast cysts are fluid-filled sacs that form within breast tissue. They are benign breast lumps that are common and harmless and often go away without treatment.
A bunion is a deformity of the lower joint of the big toe. It is medically termed hallux valgus. It should not be confused with medial bursitis of the big toe, which is inflammation of a bursa, the fluid sac between the bones in a joint. Medial bursitis is usually temporary, and is cured by resting the affected joint. A bunion, by contrast, unless treated surgically, is permanent.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition where there is increased pressure on a nerve that crosses the front of your wrist (the median nerve).
Cataracts are a common feature of ageing, occurring in many people in their later years. Cataract surgery takes less than an hour and restores vision successfully in most people.
Cavernomas are a type of blood vessel malformation. They contain small clusters of blood-filled globules that often look similar to a raspberry. They usually occur in the brain.
Infections of the central nervous system affect the brain and spinal cord, usually causing swelling.
Cancer of the cervix is a malignant tumour that forms in the tissues of the cervix (the organ connecting the uterus and vagina in women). The cervix is sometimes referred to as the neck of the womb.
Experiencing chest pain could be a sign of a heart attack - although in most cases, the pain is not because of a heart-related issue.
Most Chiari malformations are congenital problems that affect the lower part of the brain, near to the passage at the base of the skull through which the brain stem connects with the spinal cord.
Cirrhosis is long-term, non-reversible damage to the liver. The delicate, metabolically active liver cells die and become replaced with connective or ‘scar’ tissue.
Coeliac disease is an allergic response to the molecule gluten, which is found in wheat, rye and barley.
Colon cancer is a malignant tumour that starts in the colon (the large bowel) or the rectum (sometimes called the back passage).
There are various conditions that can be treated by using the hip arthroscopy technique that can help to preserve the hip and reduce pain. These include: a torn labrum; loose pieces of cartilage or bone; arthritis; ligamentum teres injury; femoracetabular impingement.
Conjunctivitis, or pink eye, is the inflammation of the conjunctiva, the thin membrane that covers the inside of the eyelids and the white part of the eye. Conjunctivitis can be caused by an infection, an irritant or an allergy.
Corneal dystrophies are rare eye disorders that result in clouding of the cornea, the transparent outer layer of the eye. There are many different types and are defined by the layer of the cornea that is affected.
A deviated nasal septum and other structural problems that affect the nose can arise due to disordered growth from birth or from an accident in childhood or later in life.
In Type 1 diabetes the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin producing cells in the pancreas so the body doesn’t make any insulin. For Type 2 diabetes, the body doesn’t produce enough insulin or the body’s cells don’t react to insulin (insulin resistance). Rarer types of diabetes include gestational diabetes in pregnancy.
Diabetic eye disease develops in people with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes as a result of damage to the structures of the eye that result from high levels of glucose in the blood.
Everyone has experienced occasional dizziness, that temporary light-headed feeling that makes you feel slightly unsteady. Vertigo is a more severe and intense spinning sensation that can cause nausea and vomiting.
Dry eye syndrome, also called keratoconjunctivitis sicca, is a common condition that develops when the eyes do not produce enough tears, or when tears that are produced dry up too quickly. Dry eye syndrome causes discomfort and can result in the eye becoming inflamed.
A duodenal ulcer is an open sore that occurs when the protective mucus lining the wall of the intestine breaks down. Bacteria, stomach acid and digestive enzymes can then damage the wall itself.
Dupuytren’s contracture is a condition that causes one or more fingers to become ‘hooked’; the person affected cannot straighten the affected finger because of overgrowth of connective tissue beneath the skin of the palm.
Ear canal infections (acute otitis externa) occur when either a bacteria or fungus infects the skin of the ear canal. This causes severe pain in the ear with hearing loss, buzzing, itching and a discharge. The ear looks normal, but the ear canal is very tender to touch and often there is a foul discharge. Predisposing factors for otitis externa are swimming, trauma such as removal of wax and diabetes.
Eardrum perforations are caused by infection or injury in your ear, and can affect your hearing or make you more prone to recurring ear infections.
Early stage breast cancer means breast cancer that has not yet spread beyond the breast or the lymph nodes in the nearest armpit.
Eczema runs in families, affecting around 20% of children in the UK, often from an early age. Many children grow out of it and the prevalence of eczema in the adult population reduces to about 8%.
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