A third of the population in the UK has gallstones. 1 in 3 of those people will have problems with those stones in their lifetime.
Gallstones can cause excruciating pain, called Biliary Colic or can go on to cause more serious conditions such as inflammation of the gallbladder or pancreas (Cholecystitis/Pancreatitis)
Once gallstones become symptomatic it is recommended that the gallbladder is removed.
This procedure is performed laparoscopically and normally the patient can go home the same day or next morning
Heartburn, or to give it it's medical name
Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) can be a distressing and debilitating condition.
It results from the presence of excess acid in the oesophagus, which unlike the stomach is not adapted to withstand this.
It can often be associated with anatomical changes such as a hiatus hernia.
The majority of GORD can be managed with medical treatments, however where this fails, laparoscopic surgery can be utilised to provide symptomatic relief.
Hernias can be unsightly, uncomfortable and painful.
There is a small risk that the hernia can become incarcerated (unable to be returned to the abdomen) or more seriously, strangulated requiring urgent surgery.
Mr Hornby offers a full range of open and laparoscopic techniques to repair hernias all over the abdominal wall and groin.
Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (commonly referred to as an OGD) is the gold standard test for rapid assessment of the oesophagus and stomach.
This technique can be used to diagnose a wide variety of diseases.
Additionally the technique can be used therapeutically to treat several different conditions.
Endoscopy is a safe and quick procedure that can be perform with or without sedation as per patient preference.