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.
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.
Breast cancer is a malignant tumour that starts in the cells of the breast tissue. There are several different types of breast cancer including Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), Invasive breast cancer and HER2 positive breast cancer to name as few and your consultant will help you to choose the most appropriate treatment for your cancer type.
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.
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