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Pain management clinics
Pain can be a sign that something in our body is wrong. There are various types of pain that can differ in the parts of the body that they affect. The intensity of the pain and its duration can also vary. In addition, the way we react to pain is very personal and can vary significantly from person to person.
At Spire Cheshire Hospital your pain condition will be thoroughly assessed by one of our experienced Consultants who are all fully accredited specialists in Pain Management.
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PillCam - Capsule endoscopy
Spire Cheshire Hospital now offers an innovative, pain-free investigation called PillCam (capsule endoscopy)
This procedure uses an electronic, pill-sized photographic capsule that takes pictures of the small bowel which cannot normally be viewed or examined without surgery. It is beneficial to patients who display obscure bleeding that persists or recurs, as well as for detection of Crohn’s and Coeliac disease.
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What is a breast reduction?
Mr Gerard Lambe, consultant plastic surgeon at Spire Cheshire Hospital is featured on the Spire Cosmetic Surgery blog page discussing a breast reduction procedure
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Suffering from tennis elbow?
You don’t have to be an elite sports star to suffer from tennis elbow. Even if you’ve never played a set of tennis, you can still suffer from elbow injuries.
Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is a condition characterised by pain on the outside of the elbow and forearm.
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Spire takes the prize at industry awards
Spire Healthcare Group plc, which Spire Cheshire Hospital is a part of, was named Hospital Group of the Year for the second year running at the 2015 HealthInvestor Awards.
Cervical Screening Awareness Week runs from 15-21 June 2015.
Spire Cheshire Hospital and Miss Bim Williams, consultant gynaecologist are supporting Cervical Screening Awareness Week by highlighting the importance of cervical screening (smear) and how attending a screening invitation can help to prevent cervical cancer.
National Men's Health Week 15 - 21 June 2015
When it comes to more serious health problems, men are often too shy or embarrassed to come forward and speak to a GP.
Mr Azi Samsudin, consultant urologist at Spire Cheshire Hospital is supporting National Men’s Health Week and urges men to be aware of any changes to their health and to see their GP if they have any concerns.
Sun Awareness Week 4 - 10 May 2015
Not everyone’s skin offers the same level of protection in the sun. If you are pale skinned and burn easily you are at greater risk and need to take extra steps to protect your skin from sunburn and sun damage.
Dr Richard Warren, consultant dermatologist at Spire Cheshire Hospital, is supporting Sun Awareness Week and urges people to be sun aware and to tell your doctor about any changes to your moles or skin
National IBS Awareness month
As April is National Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness month,Dr Subramaniam Ramakrishnan, Consultant Gastroenterologist discusses IBS including the symptoms and possible treatments.
How to avoid injuries when taking up running seriously
Running may be a great way to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but it's hard on the joints, especially the knees.
Here are some tips to help avoid injury by Mr Ashutosh Acharya, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
April is bowel cancer awareness month
Dr Sal Khalid, Consultant Gastroenterologist talks about bowel cancer and highlights why its important to be aware of what is normal for you so that you recognise any unusual changes
Breast implants - what are your options?The breast implant type you choose directly affects your overall look, from a subtle change to a more dramatic difference
Mr Gerard Lambe, Consultant Plastic Surgeon discusses the different types of implants available
It's official - 97% of our patients rate Spire Cheshire as excellent, very good or good
The 2014 patient satisfaction survey results are out and 95% of the people who were treated here before would definitely or were likely to recommend us in the future.
Read more about our 2014 patient satisfaction results
Private GP appointments now available
Need an appointment with a GP to fit in with your schedule or just want to have a chat about a few problems that have been bothering you?
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Lets talk about bowel cancer
The first stage of bowel cancer is thought to arise from a polyp, a fleshy new growth in the bowel or rectum. This is usually benign but if left alone can develop into cancer.
Dr S Ramakrishnan, consultant gastroenterologist, talks about how can bowel polyps be detected and what they mean
The pain of back pain
"I have a sedentary job where I sit for most of the day at a desk and I have developed persistant lower back pain, which I have had for a couple of days. My GP assures me that it is nothing serious and has prescribed anti-inflammatory tablets for the pain. He has told me to carry on with normal life and it will get better, is this correct? Is there anything I can do to assist my recovery and reduce the pain?"
Mr Ian Shackleford, consultant spinal surgeon, answers this question
Sexual health problems
"I am a 26 year old woman and have recently found out that my partner of three years is HIV positive. I am stunned and unsure of what to do next. We never use condoms and I am now worried that I may also have the virus. What are my options and where can I go to get advice and treatment if needed?"
Dr Emile Morgan, consultant in HIV, sexual and reproductive health answers this question
Facelift and fat transfer
Marilyn had always kept fit and healthy, regularly going to the gym, practicing yoga and walking her two dogs. However she began to feel unhappy with how her face was when she looked at herself in the mirror.Marilyn had a facelift and fat transfer procedure at Spire Cheshire Hospital performed by Mr Tim Blackburn, consultant facial plastic surgeon
Click here to read Marlilyn's story
Hysteroscopy and removal of polyps using Myosure Morcellation
Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths that develop from the muscular tissue of the uterus. Most women will develop uterine fibroids at some point in their lives, although most cause no symptoms
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Help - I have twisted my ankle!
"I am active and sporty and have twisted my ankle badly. It isn't really settling what should I do? What could be wrong if I am not getting any better and what can be done to help?"
Mr Rob Smith, consultant orthopaedic surgeon, answers this question
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