News in 2018

Moles: Ask the Expert – Dr Ben Esdaile

Dr Ben Esdaile, a Consultant Dermatologist at Highgate Private Hospital provides his expert insight into moles & useful tips on how to monitor them.  Q: I just noticed a new mole. What should I do? A:...

Date: 05/11/2018
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Pros & Cons to Tennis Elbow Surgery

INTRODUCTION: WHAT IS TENNIS ELBOW? Tennis elbow, also known as ‘lateral epicondylitis’, is inflammation around the joint, resulting in pain in the outside of the elbow, particularly with movement. Tennis...

Date: 17/09/2018
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Tennis elbow: symptoms, signs and treatment

INTRODUCTION What causes tennis elbow? Tennis elbow, also known as ‘lateral epicondylitis’, is caused by inflammation in the tendons on the outside of the elbow:  This is commonly caused...

Date: 17/09/2018
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Everything you Need to Know About an Endoscopy

What is an endoscopy? An endoscopy is a medical procedure in which an instrument (an endoscope, or ‘scope’) is introduced into the body to gain a view of internal structures and organs. This procedure...

Date: 17/09/2018
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The Spotlight on Appendicitis

What are the common warning signs of Appendicitis?   It is a common problem that can mimic other conditions and hence is vital to seek an expert opinion. However, the classic warning symptoms are: A...

Date: 03/09/2018
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60 Second Profile Interview- Mr Jeremy Lavy

Mr Jeremy Lavy, Consultant Ear and Nose Throat Surgeon at Highgate Private Hospital Our spotlight this month is Mr Jeremy Lavy, ENT.  His clinical specialisms include Otology, specifically hearing reconstructive...

Date: 24/07/2018
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Staying active as you get older

I’M GETTING OLDER - WHY BOTHER WITH EXERCISE? It is well known that exercise is good for you, but as you get older, exercise should remain an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Exercising when aged 65...

Date: 17/07/2018
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Men’s Health Week - Prostate Cancer

Mr Barry Maraj, Consultant Urologist at Highgate Private Hospital Prostate Cancer 1)How crucial is it to detect prostate cancer early on? It is critical to detect prostate cancer at a very early stage...

Date: 14/06/2018
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The differences between a cold and an allergy

The UK has some of the highest prevalence rates of allergic conditions in the world, with over 20% of the population affected by one or more allergic disorder.  However, many of the symptoms of allergies are...

Date: 16/05/2018
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Are painkillers effective for back pain?

A recent study[1] suggests that popular painkillers, such as aspirin and ibuprofen, are generally useless when it comes to relieving back pain – and in many cases, they can cause more harm than good, according...

Date: 01/05/2018
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10 Tips to Look After Yourself Through Ski Season

  The New Year period is a popular one for enjoying skiing holidays. Should you incur injuries from a skiing accident, here at Highgate Private Hospital, we will help restore you to good physical shape. However,...

Date: 11/01/2018
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