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Mr Nishikawa - Facing Africa

Mr Nishikawa - Facing Africa

One of our consultant plastic surgeons, Mr Hiroshi Nishikawa, is a volunteer surgeon for a charity called Facing Africa. He travels to Africa on a regular basis to carry out reconstructive facial surgey on patients suffering from a condition call Noma.  He has kindly shared his reflections of a recent visit to Ethiopia. Nuns Story Once or twice a year I travel to Ethiopia to operate on children and adults with severe facial deformity. These trips are funded by a charity known as...

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Life changing surgery without general anaesthetic

Life changing surgery without general anaesthetic

When considering surgery, many people worry about the prospect of having a general anaesthetic. Here at The Westbourne Centre, all of our surgical procedures are carried out under local anaesthetic with or without sedation. The technique has been developed by two of our surgeons, Fazel Fatah and Hiroshi Nishikawa, and we are one of only a few clinics in the UK to be offering this type of surgery in our state-of-the-art theatre. Mr Nishikawa, Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic...

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Mole Q&A with Consultant Dermatologist Sajjad Rajpar

Mole Q&A with Consultant Dermatologist Sajjad Rajpar

Some of us have hardly any moles, whilst others have many. Moles that look abnormal may be harbouring skin cancer. It is therefore important to check your moles regularly and to report any abnormal moles to your Doctor or Dermatologist. Consultant Dermatologist, Dr Sajjad Rajpar has answered some of the most common questions posed by patients surrounding moles. What exactly is a mole? A mole is a cluster of melanocytes. Melanocytes are cells which are normally scattered over the skin and...

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Get the facts about moles and skin cancer

Get the facts about moles and skin cancer

Most skin cancers are caused by damage from UV (ultraviolet) rays in sunlight. These cancers could be prevented if we protect ourselves from the sun. The number of cases has almost tripled since the early 1980's. At The Westbourne Centre we feel early detection is the key to saving lives and an annual skin screen during our Mole Clinic is recommended. Our specialist nurse will carry out a 'top-to-toe' visual assesment and using the latest digital computerised technology, analyse any moles...

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The HydraFacial™ - The latest phenomenon

The HydraFacial™ - The latest phenomenon

Everyone is talking about this latest phenomenon, the HydraFacialTM.  In a nutshell, the HydraFacialTM is a resurfacing procedure that thoroughly cares for your skin. This internal skin bath sweeps across the skin purging dirt and oils from the pores in a gentle motion. It provides cleansing, detoxifying (lymphatic drainage), exfoliation, a mild AHA peel, extraction (purging out unsightly blackheads), hydration (including six anti oxidants), skin specific serums, plus LED light therapy!...

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The HydraFacial™ launches at The Westbourne Centre

The HydraFacial™ launches at The Westbourne Centre

The Westbourne Centre is pleased to announce the arrival of our latest non-surgical treatment: The HydraFacial™. The HydraFacial™ combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, and hydration all while delivering antioxidants, Hyaluronic Acid, peptides and other essential nutrients. The HydraFacial™ can have many skin benefits including enhanced skin tone and texture, reduced appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and improved appearance of oily or acne-prone...

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Vasectomy Q&A with Consultant Surgeon Harmeet Khaira

Vasectomy Q&A with Consultant Surgeon Harmeet Khaira

Vasectomy is an excellent means of family planning. It will stop sperm coming into the ejaculate but does not affect the testosterone levels in a man. In this blog, consultant surgeon Harmeet Khaira answers the most common questions posed by men and women regarding vasectomy. How long does the procedure take? A vasectomy is a fairly quick procedure, taking only about 15-20 minutes in the operating theatre. What exactly is done during the procedure? During the vasectomy procedure, the...

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Procedures with local anaesthetic and sedation

Procedures with local anaesthetic and sedation

A primary concern when planning any type of surgical procedure is the anaesthetic and the prospect of being “completely under”. The Westbourne Centre is one of the few day surgery facilities in the UK offering major surgical procedures using a local anaesthetic with sedation. Local anaesthesia stops pain during a medical procedure by blocking pain signals from being carried by nerves to the brain. A person having local anaesthesia will be awake during the procedure, although it can be...

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The rise of day hospitals?

The rise of day hospitals?

The publication of the Francis inquiry into care provided by Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, and the stories that have come out throughout the process, have caused concern amongst people considering surgical procedures. "In the last 6 months we have seen a significant rise in the number of people enquiring about our surgical services because they will not have to stay overnight at hospital," unveils Sarah Rush, managing director at The Westbourne Centre, a specialist day-surgey...

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