Soft Tissue Surgery
The Soft Tissue Surgery service handles a wide variety of externally referred cases as well as cases referred internally from other services, mainly the internal medicine, cardiology and oncology (cancer) teams. They work closely with the diagnostic imaging (X-rays, ultrasound, MRI & CT scans) team and anaesthetists to offer the highest standards of surgical care.
Surgery includes both ‘open’ and keyhole surgery. The latter is a service not yet widely available in the UK, and helps to minimise post-operative discomfort for the patients and drive shorter recovery times.
Surgery is performed on a varied caseload, including:
- Abdominal surgery for removal or biopsy of tumours of internal organs, investigation of vomiting and diarrhoea, removal of intestinal foreign bodies, treatment of urinary incontinence and more.
- Tumour surgery and wound management, including management of traumatic injuries such as road traffic accidents.
- Chest surgery including lung lobectomy (taking out lung tissue that is diseased or damaged), PDA ligation (tying off blood vessels in the heart of young patients that haven’t properly closed off while in the womb) and pericardiectomy (taking out part of the sac surrounding the heart if it is diseased).