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GeneralSurgery Ltd at Xanit International Hospital

Show Phone NumberAvenida de los Argonautas, s/n, Benalmádena, Málaga, 29630
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Opening Hours

Monday09:00 - 23:45
Tuesday09:00 - 23:45
Wednesday09:00 - 23:45
Thursday09:00 - 23:45
Friday09:00 - 23:45
Saturday09:00 - 23:45
Sunday09:00 - 23:4509:00 - 23:4509:00 - 23:4509:00 - 23:4509:00 - 23:4509:00 - 23:4509:00 - 23:4509:00 - 23:45

Popular Treatments

Plastic Surgeon Consultation
Liposuction
Rhinoplasty
Eyelid surgery
Breast Reduction
Facelift
Breast Lift
Laser Assisted Liposuction
Eye Lift
Arm Lift
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About GeneralSurgery Ltd at Xanit International Hospital

GENERAL INFORMATION

Vithas Xanit International Hospital is the leading private hospital on the Costa del Sol.

It is located in Benalmadena at approximately 15 minutes drive from Malaga Airport and 20 minutes from Marbella.

The hospital has 122 rooms distributed over 3 floors, 11 of which are suites.

All our rooms are individual, and have a spare bed so that another person can comfortably stay with you. All rooms are equipped with safes, air-conditioning, digital television and internet connection.

Quality, safety, comfort and satisfaction

Vithas Xanit International Hospital has a team of highly recognized doctors, both nationally and internationally, offering patients the latest diagnostic and therapeutic developments. Quality, safety, comfort and satisfaction are the principles that the philosophy of Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional is based upon. We offer patients a highly qualified multidisciplinary team composed of more than 680 professionals, 250 are doctors, all of them ensuring safety in a coordinated manner.

Vithas Xanit is accredited by the JCI. The worldwide mission of the Joint Commission is to assist international healthcare organizations, public health agencies, health ministries and other companies to improve the quality and safety of patient care in more than 90 countries.

In Spain 23 organizations are currently JCI accredited, of which only 8 are hospitals.

Featured Treatments

Among the wide array of surgical and medical treatments offered at Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional just a few to be mentioned are: oncology, cardiac surgery, reconstructive surgery, cosmetic surgery, orthopedic surgery, spine surgery, bariatric surgery, assisted reproduction, GYN, pediatric surgery, ophthalmology, dentistry and oral aesthetic surgery, medical checks, vascular surgery, digestive surgery and urology.

Three major features:

• Orthopedic surgery & traumatology
• IOX – Xanit Oncologic Institute
• Heart Institute

Care of international patients at Vithas Xanit

On the basis of specific protocols, the “International Patients Services” Department works in coordination with the different areas of the hospital. It is responsible for managing information requests and speeding up procedures. It provides a personalized service to our international patients.

Vithas Xanit is an internationally recognised hospital, with 16 languages spoken, having all medical and surgical specialties represented.

Vithas Xanit Hospital Internacional deals with patients from more than 90 different countries and over 40% of the patients are foreign.

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from 5 verified reviews Patient Reviews of GeneralSurgery Ltd at Xanit International Hospital

"Your diagnosis was quick and accurate, your treatment even more so"
100%Reviewed 12 Dec 2016 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Heart Disease Treatment
Hart valve replacement

Thank you dr Molina and staff. We are very grateful for your perfect treatment.
Your diognosis was quick and accurate, your treatment even more so.
We are looking back on our very kind and hospitable stay. Hope to meet you again in more pleasant surroundings. Ger/ Netherlands
Treated By: Dr Molina
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Gerri Netherlands
"Left very happy."
80%Reviewed 25 Jun 2015 Verified user. Review confirmed by email.
Treatment Received: Orthopaedist Consultation
Went to see a doctor to have my son examined. She was very professional and friendly. She was a good listener and did exactly what I asked. Despite the language barrier coz my son is deaf, she understood and gave us good service!

Reception staff very friendly and welcoming! Clinic is very easy to find. Didn't wait too long to be seen by the doctor. Fast response to emails. We left very happy. Thank you very much! Will visit again in the future if we need to!!!
Total Amount Paid €140
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Oxana Spain
"The medical complaint was dealt with efficiently by the pleasant specialist"
50%Reviewed 06 Jun 2014 Verified user. Review confirmed by phone and email.
Treatment Received: ENT Specialist Consultation
ENT Specialist Consultation

The speed at which I got an appointment was very good. The medical complaint was dealt with efficiently by the pleasant specialist and the results were negative. However the consultation was too brief, less than ten minutes and for the price I, frankly, expected more as I was paying for this myself. My symptoms persist and should they not resolve over the coming week I shall seek a second opinion elsewhere. My experience of this hospital was so brief that I cannot comment as to whether I would recommend it to anyone.
Total Amount Paid €206
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Susan Málaga
"Fairly happy with the results"
70%Reviewed 07 Apr 2014 Verified user. Review confirmed by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Liposuction
I went through the process with ease. Key staff spoke excellent English. Fairly happy with the results after 2 months. Will know final outcome at 6 months. Night staff in hospital let them down as they were non-attentive. Eventually had first food of the day 12 hours post-op at 21:45 after begging for it!
Total Amount Paid €4,000
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Suzanne Hemel Hempstead
"Good consultation"
80%Reviewed 23 Sep 2013 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Plastic Surgeon Consultation
referral for 1 year

Good consultation. Answered all my questions. Condition not requiring immediate surgery. To be reviewed in one year.
Total Amount Paid €185
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Grace Estepona
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Provides

Bariatric Surgery

Cardiology

Dermatology

Ear Nose and Throat

Eye Care

Gastroenterology

Allergies Treatment

Asthma Treatment

Diabetes Treatment

Diagnostic Imaging

Family Planning

Heart Diseases Treatment

Maternity Services

Men's Health

Women's Health

Hair Loss Treatment

Laser Eye Surgery

Medical Aesthetics

Neurology

Obstetrics / Gynaecology

Oncology

Orthopaedics

Plastic Surgery

Psychology

Urology

Premises

Parking

Accessible to disabled people

Public transport access

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Access without steps

Disabled parking

Patient bathroom

Wireless access

On-site pharmacy

Clinic Services

Emergency service

Text message reminders

Home visits

Open 24 hours

Open weekends

Travel Services

International travel - Will be arranged by Generals Surgery LTD

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Plastic Surgery

 
Arm Lift

As we get on in years, arms and thighs are more sensitive to gravity and sometimes they show signs of ageing before they should. The loss of collagen and elastin causes the skin to sag and gives you an aged appearance. Arm lifting is a surgical procedure intended to improve the form and smoothness of the arms, generally to elevate the sagging tissue and skin. This surgical procedure restore the saggy skin and removes fatty deposits. TECHNIQUE We will carry out a liposuction to facilitate skin traction and we will eliminate the excess skin. The incision may either be only in the internal side of the arm, next to the armpit, or it may be necessary to extend it towards the elbow. Pre Operation - Full blood test - E.C.G. while resting Post Operation During the days after the intervention, semi-rest is recommended, limiting the movements, trying not to put the stitches under pressure. Maintain a bandage to allow a correct cicatrisation. The stitches will be removed after approximately two weeks. After Care While the stitches remain it is important to be extremely careful. Normal daily activities may be carried out after one week without applying excessive tensions. The majority of the discomforts will be treated with medication. Arm Lift Frequently Asked Questions How Do I Know If I Need Liposuction, Or An Arm Lift? If you have loose, hanging skin or poor skin elasticity, liposuction will actually make the problem worse by removing fat from the area. An arm lift removes the excess hanging skin and tightens the upper arms to make your upper arms slimmer and more shapely. Will There Be Any Scarring From This Procedure? If you have hanging skin from the elbow to the armpit you may need an incision that runs the length of your upper arm. The scar will be visible only when raising your arms, however. And like all scars, the redness will fade with time. On the other hand, if you have excess skin only in the top one-third of your upper arms, Dr. Campos can perform an arm lif

 
Breast Lift
Breast uplift

When the breasts are flaccid, saggy or pendolous but not excessively big and an implant can´t lift them up, we are good candidates for this surgery called mastopexy.

The cause may be a tendency that one inherits. It may be due to pregnancy, alternate weight gain and loss, or simply be part of the normal ageing process. As the skin and muscles lose their elasticity, the breasts often lose their shape and firmness and begin to sag.

Mastopexy is the operation that can restore the firmness of the breasts, and correct their position on the chest wall without increasing or decreasing their size. The operation involves a rearrangement of the soft tissues, shifting of the nipple position, and increasing firmness by tightening the skin covering.

Technical Information:

It consists in eliminating excess skin and replacing the mammary gland. If this is not possible, a prosthesis can be placed apart from extirpating the skin.

The scars appear only in the periareolar area together with another vertical scar.

In these cases, as in the case of breast reduction, we must consider the patient’s acceptance of the resulting scar before deciding to undertake the operation.

Pre Operation

- Full blood test.
- E.C.G.
- Chest X-Rays.
- Bilateral mammography.

Post Operation

An adequate sport or surgical bra will be necessary. Excessive efforts or movement should be avoided during the first 15 days after surgery until the stitches are removed.

After Care

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Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction Breast Reduction (Mammoplasty) is the name given to the surgical treatment designed to overcome a number of problems caused by excessively large and pendulous breasts. The breasts are naturally too large through the development of excessive breast tissue. This condition can be as psychologically disturbing to a woman as extremely small breasts, causing feelings of self-consciousness and embarrassment. Besides, there are physical problems associated with excessively large breasts – breast discomfort, shoulder and neck pain and backache are prevalent. The operation is designed to reduce, uplift and firm the breasts. It involves the reduction of breast volume, removal of the breast tissue and the restoration of a normal contour consistent with the patient’s skeletal proportions to give a natural appearance. it also involves the repositioning of the nipple to a level consistent with the new breast shape. Technical Information This technique has two objectives: - To lift the areola. - To reduce the size of the breast. Depending on the size of the breast the surgical procedure is different. 1. – When the breasts are very large and have an important prolongation towards the subaxillar area the surgical procedure consists in the classic technique by which a scar in the form of an inverted “T” is left. 2. – However, when the breast volume is large but there is no excessive sagging and the skin is in good condition then the scars are limited to the periareolar area with a vertical scar. - The result of the scars will depend greatly on the patient’s healing and scarring, we must always keep this in mind before deciding on the surgical procedure. Pre Operation - Full blood test. - E.C.G. while resting. - Chest X-rays. - Bilateral mammography. Post Operation An adequate sport or surgical bra will be necessary. The patient should avoid excessive movement and efforts during the first 15 days until the stitches are completely removed. After Care During the first

 
Eyelid surgery
 
Asian Blepharoplasty
 
Blepharoplasty
 
Eye Lift
 
Facelift
 
FFS - Facial Feminization Surgery

Face Feminisation Dear Patient, Facial Team’s philosophy is based on the individualization of each treatment. Each face requires a different series of procedures in order to achieve a unique look, more harmonious and feminine. Within our website you will find detailed information about facial feminization surgery and all the surgical procedures associated with it. Dr. Capitán and Dr. Simon welcome you, appreciate your visit and encourage you to learn more about the world of facial feminization. FACIAL FEMINIZATION SURGERY Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS) is the term given to a set of surgical procedures that aim to modify a masculine face or one with highly pronounced features in order to achieve a softened and harmonized reflection, more in accordance with modern standards of femininity. Why Facial Feminization Surgery? Facial Feminization Surgery is increasingly sought by transgender women. Psychologically, it may be considered more important than gender reassignment surgery, as it significantly assists in social integration for T-girls. The face, at a glance, gives us the first impression of a person…in that split second, the brain assigns a gender. While other parts of the body can be hidden, camouflaged or exaggerated to look more feminine, it is not always possible to mimic feminine facial features without surgical intervention. For this reason MTF transgender folks seek this surgery as a way to transform the face and therefore helping in their social integration. FFS techniques allow us to obtain major skull and facial changes that are often also desired by biological females with more prominent masculine features. A new concept in feminization: bone sculpture Worldwide, only a small number of centers are specialized in Facial Feminization Surgery. In recent years the facial skeleton has been treated almost exclusively by maxillofacial or craniofacial surgeons. Improvements in surgical procedures and approaches to the facial bone complex have allowed rema

 
Genital Reshaping

Genital Surgery Women with exceptionally long or unequal lengths of the inner lips (labia minora) can have them aesthetically reshaped.During the procedure the surgeon removes a wedge-shaped piece of tissue and re-attaches the labium in a new position so that the inner lips no longer protrude beyond the outer lips. Normally this is done under local anaesthesia as a day case. Fortunately complications with these procedures are very rare. Because of the risk, albeit small, of postoperative bleeding, day surgery patients who need to travel a long distance from the hospital to their home are advised, as a precaution to stay close by overnight. Genital Surgery Frequently Asked Questions I Don’t Have Children. Can I Still Have A Labiaplasty? Yes. Whether you have had children or not is not the issue. The issue is whether the enlarged labia cause physical discomfort or unhappiness because of their appearance. Which are the risks of this procedure? Fortunately complications with these procedures are very rare, and they are postoperative bleeding, blood clots and infection. When will I be able to come back to work? One week resting at home is recommended if you have an intense physical job. When could I have sexual relationships again? In most of the cases you will have to wait at least four weeks. Anyway, it will depend on the evolution of your post surgical period.

 
Liposuction

Liposuction/Body Sculpting Liposuction is the surgical technique applied to remove the fatty deposits from different parts of your body. There are two different kinds of lipodystrophy: general and localized. The general one, known as obesity, is the most common and diet is the suggested treatment. The localised consists in small fatty deposits placed in different parts of your body, which can degenerate your silhouette . In this case, the best treatment could be medical or surgical, and it´s about the last one we will explain below. When patients have excessive fatty tissue and sagging skin the recommended treatment is a removal surgery, under general anaesthesia. This consists of a resection of the skin and the excess subcutaneous fat. If on the contrary the only problem is the excessive fat then the recommended surgery would be liposuction. Liposuction is therefore the extraction of the leftover amount of fat that appears to deform the figure. This extraction is realised by the use of canellas and it is performed using local or general anaesthesia, this depends on the preferences of either the doctor or the patient, and also to the amount of fat to be extracted, also the psychology of the patient, and the previous clinical history. Therefore the main objective of liposuction is the reduction of volume of one or more zones simultaneously that previously disturbed the balance of the form of the body. Technical Information The new advanced technology in liposculpture consists in aspiration of the fat, this is controlled by an electrically assisted mechanism: the MicroAire is modern surgical equipment that allows us to regulate the extraction of fat, modelling the body in a precise way and helping in the separation of the fatty tissue. – We begin by infiltrating the area we want to treat with serum, a local anaesthetic and a vasoconstrictor which will help in the aspiration and reduce the bleeding. – Afterwards we proceed on to the aspiration phase during which we

 
Laser Assisted Liposuction
 
Plastic Surgeon Consultation

Cosmetic Surgery Once you have decided which surgical procedure you are interest in we will arrange your first consultation with the Doctor of your choice. This can be in the U.K at our consultation room in Harley Street, London, or in Spain either in Madrid or one of our clinics in Marbella. You have the choice of having your surgery in the U.K or Spain. In England we use the Welbeck Hospital London , in Birmingham. On The Costa del Sol, Spain it will be USP Hospital Marbella or Xanit International Hospital in Benalmadena, in Madrid: the Nisa Hospital. Some of our specialists practice in both U.K and Marbella Spain. With these Doctors you have the option of having your operation done in UK or in Spain and having your first consultation and follow up appointments wherever is more convenient for you without the need to travel if you live in U.k. If you would like you can email us some pictures of the part of your body you would like to change. These pictures help us to have better idea about your enquiry but it is not essential

 
Rhinoplasty

Medical Aesthetics

 
Medical Aesthetics Specialist Consultation

Hair Loss Treatment

 
Hair Loss Specialist Consultation

Laser Eye Surgery

 
Laser Eye Surgeon Consultation

Eye Care

 
Eye Specialist Consultation

Bariatric Surgery

 
Bariatric Surgery Consultation
 
Gastric Bypass
 
Gastric Sleeve

General Practice

 
Allergy Specialist Consultation
 
Asthma Specialist Consultation
 
Diabetes Consultation
 
Family Planning Consultation
 
Maternity Consultation
 
Men's Health Consultation
 
Women's Health Consultation

Physiotherapy

 
Ankle Injury Treatment

Obstetrics / Gynaecology

 
Obstetrician / Gynaecologist Consultation

Ear Nose and Throat

 
ENT Specialist Consultation

Dermatology

 
Dermatologist Consultation

Orthopaedics

 
Arthroscopy
 
Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Carpal Tunnel Decompression OPERATION: …… carpal tunnel decompression (Under local or regional anaesthesia) PROCEDURE: The carpal tunnel is a tunnel found under the palm. Through this tunnel run tendons (rope or pulley-like structures) that make the hand and fingers tighten, and also a large important nerve (- the Median Nerve). A nerve is like an electric cable that runs from the brain to the hand. It is a nerve that gives feeling to the hands. In carpal tunnel syndrome the pressure of the tunnel is increased and compresses (squashes) the above structures, which mean you may have pain, lost some feeling in some of your fingers and also the ability to grip like you used to. The idea of “decompression” is to relieve the pressure on these structures so that they might start working normally again. Once in the operating theatre, you will lie down with your arm stretched out, resting on a smaller table. A tight inflatable band (tourniquet) may be placed across your upper arm. This is to limit the amount of bleeding. It may be uncomfortable but should only be on for around 10 minutes. Not all surgeons use a tourniquet. The skin of your hand and wrist will be cleaned with antiseptic solution and the area numbed by injecting local anaesthetic. This will sting and may hurt for a very short time – but the hand will become numb and pain-free very soon after. A cut (incision) is made through skin just past your wrist. The incision is around 5cm in length. The important median Nerve is found and released from tissue around it. The skin will then be closed by stitches (sutures). If non-dissolvable sutures are used, you will need to have these removed in 10 to 14 days. Check with your surgeon. You will also be encouraged to keep your arm up (elevated) whilst at rest. This will decrease the swelling and therefore the pain, but it is important to move your fingers as soon as possible to stop them becoming stiff. You are encouraged to keep the heavy bandage on for 2 days – but

 
Cytotron Therapy
 
Dupuytren's Contracture Treatment
Dupytren’s Contracture release

OPERATION: RELEASE OF DUPUYTREN’S

PROCEDURE: Dupuytren’s contracture is a common condition. In most cases, no cause is found, but it more commonly affects white men of middle age or older. There is also a genetic (family) connection and diabetics are more likely to get it.   However, anyone can be affected.

Underneath the skin of the palm and extending into each finger is a sheet of fibrous tissue – this is called fascia. It behaves like a shield, which protects the delicate structures underneath. Unfortunately, this fascia can become thickened for various reasons and this thickening is called Dupuytren’s contracture. You may have noticed the fingers bending in towards the palm and getting in the way. You may have reached a joint decision with your surgeon to release the contracture with an operation.

You will be seen by your surgeon before the operation. They will take this opportunity to draw on your hand (mark with a felt pen). This is to ensure the correct hand(s) and finger(s) are operated on. If you have any questions, now may be the correct time to ask them.

An anaesthetic will be given in theatre. This may be a general anaesthetic (where you will be asleep) or a regional block (e.g. where you are awake but the area to be operated is completely numbed). You must discuss this and any risks with the anaesthetist.

When in theatre, the skin around your hand will be cleaned with antiseptic fluid and covered by sterile towels (drapes).

A tight band (tourniquet) may be inflated around the upper arm. This is to limit the amount of bleeding. The surgeon will begin by cutting the skin along the tightness/ contracture. This cut (incision) will usually be a zigzag shape along the palm and the affected finger. Each surgeon has their own method. You may wish to discuss this beforehand. Through the incision, the surgeon can s

 
Hip Replacement
Total Hip Replacement

OPERATION:  ……. Hip Arthroplasty  ( total hip Replacement)

PROCEDURE: The hip joint is a “ball and socket joint”. It is a very important joint as it allows a great deal of movement but is also weight-bearing. As a result of this, it is often prone to “wearing away”. This is a simplified reason as to why arthritis occurs. Arthritis can be a very painful disorder which may slow down your mobility/ walking or even stop you from sleeping.

A hip replacement is an operation which replaces the severely damaged hip bone with an artificial ball and socket that does the function of the natural joint. It may reduce the pain and help in walking and sleeping.

If you hold any x-rays, please bring them with you when you come into hospital.

You will be visited by your surgeon before the operation. If you have any questions, now might be a good time to ask them. The surgeon will mark on your leg with a felt pen. This is to make sure the correct leg is operated on.

An anaesthetic will be given in theatres. This may be a general anaesthetic (where you will be asleep) and/ or a regional block (e.g. where you are awake but the area to be operated is completely numbed) for example an injection into the spine. You must discuss this and the risks with the anaesthetist. If you have any allergies, please also tell them.

You will lie on the opposite side to the one being operated on. Your skin will be cleaned with antiseptic fluid and clean towels (drapes) will be wrapped around the hip.

The surgeon will make a cut (incision) using a surgical knife (scalpel). The exact location of the incision depends on your surgeon’s technique. The length of the incision also depends upon the surgeon and your leg.

A cut is made through the fat and muscles which lie in the way of the hip bones. The top of the thigh bone (femur) which forms the neck and ba

 
Hip Resurfacing

Hip Resurfacing OPERATION: ……….. Hip resurfacing PROCEDURE: The hip joint is a ball and socket joint. In some cases, the bone and the cartilage (gristle) that makes up the joint can become worn away. Your surgeon may recommend that you undergo a procedure called a hip resurfacing. This literally replaces the surfaces (which are worn away) and keeps the majority of your own bone (unlike a total hip replacement). The idea of the resurfacing is to reduce the pain and increase the amount of movement. The surgeon will see you before the operation and will mark your painful thigh with a felt pen. This is to make sure that the correct hip is operated on. If you have any questions about the procedure, now might be a good time to ask them. An anaesthetic will be administered in theatres. This may be a general anaesthetic (where you will be asleep) or/and a regional block (e.g. where you are awake but the area to be operated is completely numbed) for example an injection into the spine. You must discuss this with the anaesthetist. If you have any allergies, please also tell them. While you are in theatre, you will lie on the opposite side to the one being operated on. Your skin will be cleaned with antiseptic fluid and surgical towels (drapes) will be wrapped around the hip. The surgeon will make a cut (incision) using a surgical knife (scalpel). The position and size of the cut depends on your surgeon’s technique. The surface of the “cup” of the joint will be replaced by (usually) a metal joint followed by the surface of the ball (the femur). This last implant may be held into position with special bone cement or screws. When happy, the surgeon will put the joint back into position and the wound and skin closed. Some surgeons use stitches (under or above the skin) or some use special skin staples. Both are as effective and depend upon surgeon preference. You may also wake up with a drain coming out of the wound. This is to collect any bleeding. It is quite common. When yo

 
Knee Arthroscopic Washout

Knee arthroscopy OPERATION: ……knee Arthroscopy PROCEDURE: An arthroscopy means “looking into a joint” with a camera. It allows the surgeon to examine the knee joint and perform some operations without having to open the knee completely. You will be visited by your surgeon before your operation. The surgeon will mark (with a felt pen) the leg. This is to make sure the correct leg is operated on. If you have any questions, this is a good time to ask them. Anaesthetic will be administered in theatre and a tight inflatable band (tourniquet) may be placed across the top of your thigh to limit the amount of bleeding. Your skin will be cleaned with anti-septic solution and clean towels (drapes) placed around your knee. The surgeon will make up to four small incisions (cuts) either side of the knee cap. These are generally no more than 1 centimetre in length. Through the first incision, the surgeon can pass a telescope with a camera. This shows pictures on a nearby television screen. The second or third incision may allow tools or drains to be passed into the joint. The tools include probes, shavers, scissors and punches. The surgeon might not be able to say exactly what needs to be done until they are looking inside the knee. Therefore the consent form is non-specific. It allows the surgeon to treat most abnormalities found during the operation. Some surgeons close the skin with stitches (non-dissolvable) in which case they will need to be removed around ten days after the operation. Your nurse practitioner at your GP practice can do this for you (make an appointment). When finished, the wounds are dressed and local anaesthetic may be injected into the wounds. When you wake up, you will have a padded bandage around your knee. Later the same day, when you feel well enough, and you have been shown how to use crutches, you may go home. You should not drive yourself home. You may remove the padded bandage within a couple of days, but the plasters beneath should remain for a

 
Knee Replacement
Knee replacement

OPERATION:  …… Knee Replacement (Knee Arthroplasty)

PROCEDURE: The knee is an important hinge joint and as it is weight-bearing can be prone to “wearing out”. Arthritis is painful and disabling and you and your surgeon may have decided that a knee replacement may be your best option.

A knee replacement is a surgical procedure, in which the injured or damaged running surfaces of the knee are replaced with artificial parts which are secured to the bone.

If you have any X-rays of your own please remember to bring them with you to the hospital.

You will be seen by the surgeon before the operation. They will take this opportunity to draw (mark with a pen) on your leg. This is to make sure the correct leg is operated on. If you have any questions, this might be a good time to ask them.

An anaesthetic will be administered in theatre. This may be a general anaesthetic (where you will be asleep) or a local block (e.g. where you are awake but the area to be operated is completely numbed). You must discuss this with the anaesthetist.

A tight inflatable band (a tourniquet) may be placed across the top of the thigh to limit the bleeding. Your skin will be cleaned with anti-septic solution and covered with clean towels (drapes). The surgeon will make an incision (a cut) down the middle of the knee. The knee capsule (the tough, gristle-like tissue around the knee) which is then visible can be cut and the knee cap (patella) pushed to one side. From here, the surgeon can trim the ends of the thigh bone (femur) and leg bone (tibia) using a special bone saw. Some surgeons also remove the underside of the knee cap.

Using measuring devices, the new artificial knee joints are fitted into position. The implants have an outer alloy metal casing with a “polyethylene” bearing which sits on the tibia. A polyethylene button

 
Kneecap Removal
 
Laminectomy
 
Orthopaedist Consultation
 
Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Spinal Operation LUMBAR SPINE E.T.O. = Estimated time of Operation E.T.H. = estimated Time of Hospital R.O.S. = Removing of Sutures O.P.C. = Operation Control Percutaneous discectomy Leg pain due to contained slipped disc Procedure: Local anaesthetic plus intravenous sedation No skin incision, only puncture wounds Discography under X-Ray fluoroscopy Disc ablation with radiofrequency needle under X-Ray fluoroscopy E.T.O.: 1 hour E.T.H. 24 hours R.O.S.: No sutures O.P.C.: Preop, Day 7 to 10, Day 30 Percutaneous facet joint Rhizolysis Low Back Pain due to facet syndrome Procedure: Local anaesthetic plus intravenous sedation No skin incision, only puncture wounds Needles inserted under X-Ray fluoroscopy Facet nerve ablation with radiofrequency E.T.O.: 30 minutes E.T.H. 6 hours R.O.S.: No sutures O.P.C.: Preop, Day 7 to 10, Day 30 Microsurgical lumbar discectomy Herniated (Slipped) lumbar interbody disc Procedure: General anaesthetic 3 to 5 cm skin incisión X-Ray level identification Entry into the spinal canal under loupes or microscope Identification and retraction of nerve root Removal of herniated disc Closure E.T.O.: 1 hour E.T.H. 24 hours R.O.S.: 7 to 10 days O.P.C.: Preop, Day 7 to 10, Day 30 Lumbar spinal stenosis decompression - Lumbar spinal stenosis Procedure: General Anaesthetic Length of incision depending on levels involved Entry into the spinal canal under loupes or microscope Laminotomy or laminectomy depending on levels involved Identification and retraction of nerve roots Foraminotomy Closure over drains E.T.O.: Depending on number of levels involved Blood transfusion needed sometimes E.T.H. 2-3 days Lumbar orthesis 2-4 weeks R.O.S.: 7 – 10 days O.P.C.: 7 -10 days, Day 30, 3 months Posterolateral lumbar fusion with pedicular screws Segmental instability secondary to degenerative conditions, after failed disc surgery, persistent low back pain. Procedure: General anaesthetic Length of incision depending on levels involved Decompression as needed Insert

 
Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment
 
Rotator Cuff Repair
 
Shoulder Replacement
 
Spinal Fusion
 
Trigger Finger Treatment

Trigger Finger Release OPERATION: trigger finger/ thumb release PROCEDURE: You have noticed that you finger doesn’t open or close freely. Instead it catches and snaps open after a lot of effort. Your surgeon feels that you have what is called a “trigger finger” or tenosynovitis. You may have come to a joint decision to have this released. When you wish to move a joint, a muscle twitches (contracts) this pulls on a tendon. This tough gristle-like structure is a like a guy-rope that sticks onto a bone further away. The tendon often has to travel in tunnel to make it act as a pulley. In trigger finger, this tunnel becomes a lot tighter (or the tendon gets bigger) and you have to make an effort to get it through. The condition is more common in diabetes or those with rheumatoid arthritis. Women get it more than men. And the middle and ringer fingers are more commonly affected. The procedure involves releasing the tendon from the “tunnel”. This can be done as a day case usually. You usually have a local anaesthetic although you may also have regional or even a general anaesthetic (where you are awake but an area is numbed). Once in the operating theatre, you will lie down with your arm stretched out, resting on a smaller table. A tight inflatable band (tourniquet) may be placed across your upper arm. This is to limit the amount of bleeding. It may be uncomfortable but should only be on for around 10 minutes. Not all surgeons use a tourniquet. A cut (incision) is made through skin usually where the affected tightness is. Generally this is at a site the surgeon calls the “A1 pulley” which is found an inch from the beginning of the finger. The incision is around 1½cm in length but varies greatly. The skin will then be closed by stitches (sutures). If non-dissolvable sutures are used, you will need to have these removed in 10 to 14 days. Check with your surgeon. ***Please note a trainee surgeon with adequate training or supervision may perform the operation*** ALTERNATIVE

 
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