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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Personal Health Budgets

A new NHS initiative to support people with continuing healthcare needs has just been introduced called Personal Health Budgets. Designed to give individuals more choice about treatments and greater ability to access alternative services, it aims to give patients more control over their medical treatment or personal care. An example of how this might work […]

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THD Training at Manchester Royal Infirmary

Revolutionary piles treatment Transanal Haemorrhoidal Dearterialisation (THD) is now available at over 100 hospitals in the UK and that number is set to rise thanks to a series of training master classes taking place throughout 2013. On 2nd March at the Manchester Royal Infirmary colorectal surgeon and trainer Mr Rajeev Kushwaha will host fellow surgeons […]

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THD Training Session for Surgeons

Colorectal surgeons can discover the latest refinements to Transanal Haemorrhoidal Dearterialisation (THD) the minimally invasive procedure to treat piles by attending a training course to be held at the Leighton Hospital in Crewe on 8th March. Under the guidance of Mr Arif Khan, the National Trainer for Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery and Colorectal Consultant, surgeons […]

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What Makes Piles So Painful?

“It’s like sitting on a spike” is how many sufferers describe the pain of piles.  We asked Mr Rajeev Kushwaha, consultant colorectal surgeon at Manchester Royal Infirmary why this was the case. The whole area of the lower bowel is one of the most sensitive parts of the body with a high concentration of nerve […]

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Surgeons Collaborate for Easier Access

A group of surgeons has set up a website which brings together their expertise in general and colorectal surgery to give patients in the Midlands area easier access to treatments for a wide variety of commonly occurring conditions from hernias to haemorrhoids. Mr David McArthur, Mr Charles Hendrickse, Mr Sharad Karandikar and Mr Doug Bowley […]

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