Lymphoedema specialist Mr Kelvin Ramsey and colleagues recently had an article published in the British Journal of Surgery. Following treatment for breast cancer, damage caused by surgery or radiotherapy to the lymph nodes under the arm can result in a build-up of lymph fluid causing a swelling of the tissues known as lymphoedema. Treating breast cancer-related […]
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On Monday, BBC Panorama’s programme focused on medical implants, after working with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and a large number of media organisations around the world including the British Medical Journal, who had highlighted what they feel to be regulatory deficiencies in bringing medical implants to the healthcare sector and their subsequent surveillance in patients. In light of […]
The Royal Marsden continues to lead the way in groundbreaking surgery internationally, as surgeons perform a UK-first in robotic surgery. Using pioneering da Vinci robotic technology, a patient underwent a robotic total pelvic exenteration to treat advanced rectal cancer. This procedure entails removing all the organs from the pelvic area and the traditional approach would […]
Breast cancer‐related lymphoedema (BCRL) presents a significant healthcare burden and adversely affects the quality of life of breast cancer survivors. Mr Kelvin Ramsey has just had his series of lymphaticovenous anastomosis surgery for breast cancer-related lymphedema published in the British Journal of Surgery. This is the first UK series of this type of technique and […]
Breast implant surgery is a very popular cosmetic surgery procedure and is typically very successful, with a high patient satisfaction rate. However, any surgical procedure carries a degree of risk and potential complications and it is essential that patients are fully aware of the implications of their decision to go ahead with surgery at that […]