Archive for the ‘medical’ Category

Weymouth Street Hospital on Channel 4

Posted on: February 5th, 2015 by Phoenix Hospital Group

Watch the latest series of Bodyshockers on Channel 4 where Katie Piper helps prospective patients decide on whether cosmetic surgery is right for them. They talk to patients who have undergone procedures and discover the pros and the cons of surgery.

Savannah is considering a Breast Enlargement and decides to go ahead after meeting Hannah. Watch their stories.

Savannah’s Breast Enlargement and Hannah’s Change of Implants

Gemma’s Breast Reduction

Follow the story of Gemma’s breast reduction and change of implants as she downsizes her overly large breasts. M/s Angelica Kavouni gives expert advice and helps her achieve an excellent outcome.

We're on TV C4 @ 10pm tonight, 4th February!

Posted on: February 4th, 2015 by Phoenix Hospital Group

We are featured on tonight’s episode of Channel 4’s Bodyshockers with Katie Piper. See surgeon M/s Angelica Kavouni downsize implants on a mother who now feels her breasts are too big.


Revealed, the REAL reason why women have 'designer vagina' surgery – The Daily Mail

Posted on: January 29th, 2015 by Phoenix Hospital Group

They’re sometimes labelled as vain or obsessed with pornography.

But women who have cosmetic surgery on their vagina are not obsessed with the latest beauty trend or having porn-star like genitalia, says Weymouth Street Hospital Surgeon Mr Miles Berry.

Instead, they have surgery to reduce the size of their labia – the inner ‘lips’ of the vagina – because they suffer problems ranging from pain and tearing to extreme psychological distress.

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Cosmetic surgery 'should be done by specialist surgeons'

Posted on: January 23rd, 2015 by Phoenix Hospital Group

Cosmetic surgery ‘should be done by specialist surgeons’

Doctors should be prevented from performing cosmetic surgery outside their speciality, according to the Royal College of Surgeons.

It told the BBC the current rules allowed “GPs to do nose jobs” and that was “a big problem” for patients.

The organisation wants a new system to certify surgeons for each procedure.

Bodies that represent aesthetic plastic surgeons say that they support the idea but it will only help patients if it is “mandatory and policed”.

Weymouth Street Hospital on TV

Posted on: January 20th, 2015 by Phoenix Hospital Group

The Weymouth Street Hospital is currently featured on C4 and C5’s Cosmetic Surgery Series.

We support patients with their cosmetic procedures providing responsible advice and excellent outcomes. M/s Angelica Kavoni and Mr Patrick Mallucci are filmed carrying out a change of implant and breast augmentation operations with life changing results for the their patients.

Bodyshockers on Channel 4

In Episode 2 Katie Piper meets people planning major body changes. M/s Angelica Kavouni helps a patient decide on her breast enlargement operation and performs a breast uplift and change of implants.

Botched Up Bodies on Channel 5

Episode 2 features Mr Patrick Mallucci operating at the Weymouth to replace implants and improve the appearance of a patient’s breasts. With amazing results.

Watch our video below to see Amy’s story and see how we helped her improve her breast shape.

New year means a new look for many

Posted on: January 13th, 2015 by Phoenix Hospital Group

Nip and Tuck to banish the January Blues. Demand for face lifts is soaring, driven by the trend for selfies when a quick snap can show up every horrible chin and wrinkly fault. As well as making our diet and fitness resolutions, an increasing number of men and women choose the beginning of the start of a fresh year to finally tweak their appearance and hold back the the march of time. Read the full story in the Edinburgh Evening News.

Pioneering gel rods in spine banish back agony

Posted on: November 24th, 2014 by Phoenix Hospital Group

WHEN Emma Rygielska’s back pain was at its worst she’d be groaning on the floor in agony for hours.

“I was virtually housebound and had to use crutches. I’d had a steroid injection but the effects were very short term and I seemed back at square one.”

Luckily Emma’s parents read about the pioneering surgery carried out by Martin Knight, a consultant orthopaedic and spinal surgeon.

After examining Emma he said she was a suitable patient for surgery. Mr Knight’s approach involved injecting a Gelstix rod implant directly into the damaged disc. The rods are made from a soft hydrogel substance which absorbs water.

For more information, read the full article here.

Introducing ReShape Duo at 9 Harley Street and Weymouth Street Hospital

Posted on: June 7th, 2014 by Phoenix Hospital Group No Comments

Phoenix Hospital Group is pleased to introduce the ReShape Duo procedure to Weymouth Street Hospital and 9 Harley Street led by Dr Theodore Ngatchu.

a non-surgical option to patients who cannot or would rather not opt for a surgical solution.

For further information or to book an appointment with Dr Ngatchu please email us at [email protected] or contact our bookings team during office hours on 0207 079 2156.

ReShape Duo Balloon


ReShape Duo® is placed in your stomach in less than half an hour during an outpatient appointment. During the procedure you are put under ‘conscious sedation.’ This means instead of a general anaesthetic, you stay reasonably aware of your surroundings but do not feel pain or anxiety.

A small camera (an endoscope) is guided into the stomach through the mouth. The camera then helps guide the placement of the un-inflated dual balloons. The balloons are then carefully filled with saline (salt water). They stay in place for six months. You can go home on the same day as the procedure.

Unlike surgery – which involves incisions, stitches and scarring – the balloons do not change the size or shape of your stomach. They just replace the space where food would normally be.

Removing ReShape Duo®

After six months, during a similar outpatient procedure to the one described above, the balloons are carefully drained and the deflated dual balloon is taken back out through the mouth.

Dr Ngatchu 2

Dr Theodore Ngatchu, Gastroenterology and Weight Loss Consultant, 9 Harley Street, London.

For further information or to book an appointment with Dr Ngatchu please email us at [email protected] or contact our bookings team during office hours on 0207 079 2156.

London Osteoporosis Clinic at 9 Harley Street

Posted on: May 30th, 2014 by Phoenix Hospital Group No Comments

Phoenix Hospital Group is proud to announce the launch of the London Osteoporosis Clinic at 9 Harley Street.

There are more than 300,000 osteoporotic fractures that occur every year. There are 3 million people in the UK with osteoporosis, 6 million with osteoarthritis and many more with other types of arthritis.

The London Osteoporosis Clinic at 9 Harley Street is dedicated to the early diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and prevention of osteoporotic related fractures. Our aspiration is to work with patients and the wider healthcare community to eradicate osteoporosis related fractures.

Our service is led by Consultant Rheumatologist and Osteoporosis Specialist, Dr Taher Mahmud, who has extensive experience specialising in acute arthritis and osteoporosis. The new service will offer the latest in diagnosis and treatment.

Patients with the following conditions and requirements may be particularly suitable for treatment:

  • Screening for osteoporosis and early treatment
  • Males < 65 years old with idiopathic osteoporosis
  • Patients who sustain fractures while receiving treatment
  • Secondary osteoporosis – inflammatory conditions, steroid use
  • Hyperparathyroidism or other endocrine diseases affecting bone
  • Patients unable to comply with oral therapy who may be suitable for parental therapy
  • Patients unable to comply with oral therapy who may be suitable for Teriparatide
  • Cases eligible for either percutaneous vertebroplasty or balloon kyphoplasty for vertebral compression fractures


LINX Reflux Management System

Posted on: July 16th, 2013 by Phoenix Hospital Group

Phoenix Hospital Group is proud to announce that the first LINX procedure in London has been successfully undertaken by Mr Majid Hashemi at the Weymouth Street Hospital. The LINX Reflux Management System is used for treating GERD when medication no longer provides adequate symptom control. The LINX System is another option to the standard surgery for GERD, such as Nissen Fundoplication.

  • Less invasive. Placement of the LINX System does not involve significant alterations to anatomy that may limit future treatment options. With the Nissen fundoplication, the top part of the stomach is wrapped around the lower oesophagus to improve the reflux barrier.
  • Removable. If needed, the LINX System can be removed during a laparoscopic procedure similar to the implant procedure. Removal of the device generally leaves the oesophagus the same as before the implant.
  • Well-tolerated. After surgery, patients usually go home the same day or the next day.

    Patients are able to eat a normal diet after surgery. With Nissen fundoplication, patients are restricted to a liquid diet that is slowly advanced over weeks to normal food.

Mr Majid Hashemi did the first Linx placements in Central London and now have follow up of over 5 years worldwide and almost one year in his own personal cases. The procedure is safe, appears durable and gives excellent relief of reflux with over 90% of patients reducing medication use and 70% coming off altogether.

Also, at Weymouth Street Hospital, Mr Hashemi was the first in London (if not in the UK) to use MINI LAPAROSCOPY (TINY 3MM LAPAROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS) for the treatment of reflux and the treatment of Achalaisa.

Patients often struggle with reflux and put up with
the side effects on their voices and lungs and it is painful for me to see this when I know there is a safe, quick and effective fix for this. Many patients don’t realise that symptoms such as hoarseness, throat clearing, loss of voice or even a weak voice may be due to reflux.

Similarly many patients with adult onset asthma don’t realise that their disease and its progression can be due to uncorrected and untreated reflux.

The good thing is that if anyone needs a revision to a formal traditional fundoplication, the actual revision operation is as simple as a first time fundoplication and the results equivalent to a first time fundoplication. This gives it an advantage over traditional surgery where if a revision is required it is a more complex undertaking with less predictable results.

When considering the LINX System, it is important to understand the following:

  • The device is a permanent implant, and limited long-term experience is available. Sustainability of effect, as assessed by quality of life scores, has not been studied past 2 years. It is possible that

    the device may need to be removed or replaced at a later time (for example, in 10 years). If the device fails or breaks, your GERD symptoms may return or you may experience unusual pain.

  • 90% of patients reported improvement in GERD symptoms or elimination of GERD medications in a clinical study at 1 and 2 years after treatment. Every patient is different. There are no guarantees you will have the same results. It is possible you may need to continue GERD medications after treatment.
  • MRI is not allowed while the device is implanted as it may cause serious injury to you and/or the device. This may be an issue if you currently have or may develop a disease or condition where MRI is the appropriate diagnostic test. You should discuss the MRI restriction with your doctor prior to deciding on treatment with the LINX System.
  • The LINX System has not been studied in patients with hiatal hernias greater than 3 cm in size, Barrett’s oesophagus, advanced oesophagitis (inflammation of the oesophagus), swallowing difficulties, or motility disorders. Please discuss your medical history with your doctor to determine if you have any conditions for which the LINX System is not recommended.
  • The LINX System is not the only option available. The standard surgical treatment for GERD is the Nissen fundoplication. Your doctor will discuss this option and other options available to you, which may include treatments performed by endoscopy such as radiofrequency applications to the sphincter area and endoscopic sewing devices that sew part of the stomach to the oesophagus.
  • Other treatments performed in the area of lower esophagus

    may not be possible or will need careful consideration if the LINX System is present. These treatments may include surgical or endoscopic interventions for weight loss, Barrett’s esophagus or GERD.

If you would like to know more about LINX please contact our bookings team who will be happy to assist you at [email protected]