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Articles and Features : June 2008

Private Healthcare UK keeps you up to date with the latest news and developments in private treatment in the UK.

  • How to find a private dentist Private dentistsFinding an available NHS dentist can be a difficult task. They're in such short supply and there can be long waiting lists before you're even considered, but there are still some practices willing to...
  • Varicose veins – should I have them treated? Varicose vein surgery - Get a quote now Varicose veins are coiled up, twisted, and enlarged veins that can be seen just under the skin, usually on the legs or ankles. They don't usually get better by themselves, but it may take varying...
  • Private Pregnancy Scans Pregnancy scansWhen you are pregnant you're offered two, or at the most, three, ultrasound scans on the NHS. The number and timing of the scans seem to vary depending on which area you live in and your age, but as...
  • Tummy Tuck - What Happens Next? tummy tuckAbdominoplasty – better known as a tummy tuck – is an operation to remove excess fat and skin from the lower abdomen, and restore muscle tone. This is usually performed to correct a loose or sagging...
  • Breast Implants – What Happens Next? Surgeons back smaller breast reductionsBreast implants are one of the most popular forms of cosmetic surgery, giving the patient larger, firmer, or more even breasts. The operation is a relatively simple procedure and can have significant...
  • Plastic Surgery vs Cosmetic Surgery plastic vs cosmeticAlthough the two terms are often used interchangeably, there is a crucial difference between plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery. Plastic surgery is generally used to correct, restore, or repair...
  • DNA Paternity Tests - how reliable are they? DNA testDNA forms the building blocks of life for all of us. When a child is conceived it gets half of its DNA from each parent. Because of this, it's possible to determine whether a man is the father of a...
  • A stab in the back – spinal injections explained SyringeSpinal injections may be used in many cases of chronic back pain, both to find out what is causing the pain and also to treat the pain. These two separate uses of spinal injections are referred to as...
  • What to expect at an ENT Consultation ENT articleENT doctors, or otolaryngologists, are trained in the medical and surgical treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ears, nose, throat (ENT), and head and neck. But for whatever...
  • Laryngeal Cancer - Treatment Options throatENT doctors, or otolaryngologists, are trained in the medical and surgical treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ears, nose, throat (ENT), and head and neck. But for whatever...
  • My doctor says I have ovarian cysts Ovarian cystsYour ovaries are two walnut-sized organs situated in your lower abdomen on either side of your uterus. In pre-menopausal women they store and, once a month, produce a ripe egg during the process of...
  • Vasectomy reversal – will it work? Vasectomy reversalA vasectomy is an operation to cut the tubes that carry sperm from the testicles to the penis creating a complete block, so sperm cannot flow out of the body. This leaves you unable to father any...
  • Tiger Woods knee surgery Tiger WoodsTiger Woods has discovered that it is often the knees that are the first to suffer from the relentless pressures exerted on them by their commitment to professional sport. Having won the US Open on...