The London Clinic provides a service for the range of different conditions associated with pain, from facial through to back pain. Our specialists offer a range of personalised treatments which are handled at our dedicated Centre for Pain Management.
The right choice of treatment for your pancreatic cancer depends on the size and stage of the tumour, whether the cancer has spread, and your age and general health. The London Clinic offers a range of tests to detect pancreatic cancer in an efficient and comfortable environment.
Severe acute pancreatitis is usually treated in our intensive care unit so that complications such as kidney failure can be monitored and treated promptly.
Treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy are used first to treat the underlying cancer. The second line of treatment is to try to modify the immune response that is causing the paraneoplastic syndrome: Plasmapheresis involves removing and replacing the plasma, which contains the paraneoplastic antibodies, from the blood of the person experiencing symptoms.
At The London Clinic, our treatment options of drugs or deep brain stimulation are supported by a range of additional therapies.
Treatment for PID usually includes oral antibiotics. In cases of severe infection, hospitalisation may be required to administer intravenous antibiotics. Occasionally, surgery is necessary to drain pus or infected fluid around the lining of the fallopian tube or pelvic region.
Cancerous neuroendocrine tumours contain specific receptors. Peptides, attached to radioactive isotopes, target these. This allows accurate targeting of the cancer and less damage to healthy cells.
Periacetabular osteotomy is a technique whereby the acetabulum (hip socket) is re-positioned to address certain abnormalities of the hip.
Peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) is a type of neuromodulation that is used to treat chronic (long-term) pain. It uses electrical stimulation to stop certain nerves sending pain signals to the brain. Peripheral nerve stimulation specifically targets peripheral nerves, which are nerves that are located beyond the brain or spinal cord.
Analysis of a blood sample will show abnormally large, fragile red blood cells (megaloblasts) and a low haemoglobin count, but these are characteristic of all forms of anaemia. Usually, if atrophic gastritis (a thinning of the stomach lining) is identified at endoscopy, this is a very positive sign that pernicious anaemia has developed.
Photodynamic therapy, also known as PDT, is a technique for treating early localised skin cancers and sun-damaged skin which may one day turn cancerous (pre- cancers).
Physical therapies provide effective treatment for a wide range of different conditions and as part of the recovery from joint injuries or surgeries. They can help treat many causes of joint pain and stiffness, including arthritis and sciatica.
Pinnaplasty, also known as otoplasty is an operation to improve the appearance of your ears. The operation should be performed only if the aim is to improve your self-confidence and to make you more comfortable with your appearance. You should consider the options carefully and have realistic expectations about the results.
If you are suspected of having a pituitary tumour, diagnostic imaging techniques can confirm this and establish the exact size and location of the tumour.
The procedure involves taking the patient’s blood and concentrating the levels of platelets and growth factors to promote healing in injured tissue. PRP can treat recent injury, inflammation and long-term degenerative disease.
Portal hypertension is treated by trying to reduce portal vein blood pressure so that the formation of new varices and the build-up of ascites are prevented as far as possible.
Several surgical alternatives are available, and the type of surgery is chosen by the consultant gynaecologist based on each individual patient’s circumstances.
The London Clinic is one of the first independent hospitals in the UK to offer prostate artery embolisation as a routine procedure, offering a safe alternative to surgery.
Prostate brachytherapy is a popular, established and convenient treatment for early stage prostate cancer and quickly allows the patient to return to their normal daily routine. It is important to consider the suitability of all options in discussion with a urologist or oncologist.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer affecting men. One in eight men will develop prostate cancer during their lifetime and 47,000 men are diagnosed with the disease in the UK every year.
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