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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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The Daily Mail consults the experts on choosing the best breast implants

The Daily Mail consults the experts on choosing the best breast implants

There are as many reasons for having breast surgery as there are women who had them done last year.  Mr Fazel Fatah comments in The Daily Mail on choosing the size and shape of breast implants, and other considerations regarding breast augmentation. The Daily Mail reports on the 'has she or hasn't she' breast surgery.  The Westbourne Centre's Fazel Fatah, consultant plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgeon, comments on projection, or pertness, of the breast. Click here for a link to...

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Laser treatment and sunshine don't mix

Laser treatment and sunshine don't mix

In the sunshine our instinct is to wear fewer clothes and soak in the rays – but this time of year is when you have to be ultra careful if you are having a course of laser treatments. An active tan, even one you can barely see, will mean we must leave at least one skin cycle* post tan before resuming any laser treatment. The reason for this forced break from laser treatment is because the increased melanin activity may cause adverse reactions, such as burns or blistering, permanent hyper-...

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Your best face forward

Your best face forward

The negative effects of our daily life on our skin, the largest organ in our bodies, are often most noticeable in our face. There are many ways to change the appearance of your face, options that are quick or take several months, that are inexpensive or very costly, and even procedures that range in their invasiveness from full-blown surgery to a lunchtime refresher. Beautician Leisha O'Sullivan talks about a non-surgical option.

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Blepharoplasty by '30 Best Cosmetic Doctors'

Blepharoplasty by '30 Best Cosmetic Doctors'

Dr Mark Porter of The Times lists Mr Hiroshi Nishikawa as one of the country's best surgeons for blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, in his Times newspaper article. In the article, titled '30 Best Cosmetic Doctors and How to Avoid the Cowboys' Porter goes on to state blepharoplasty is "An excellent way to take years off, and get rid of the tired look that many people develop in middle age." Click below to read the full article, and find out who else is in Dr Mark Porter's Little Black Book.

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Private hospital’s family named best in country

Private hospital’s family named best in country

The Westbourne Centre’s partner, Ramsay Health Care UK, has won the prestigious 2013 Health Investor Award for ‘Private Hospital Group of the Year’. Part of the Ramsay family of private hospitals, The Westbourne Centre is a joint venture with four practicing consultant surgeons. The Centre opened in January 2009 and is based in Edgbaston, at the heart of the Edgbaston Medical Quarter. With 37 active consultants, patients from around the country are able to be seen quickly for...

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Mr Fatah features on Embarrassing Bodies

Mr Fatah features on Embarrassing Bodies

Mr Fazel Fatah, consultant plastic reconstructive and aesthetic surgeon at The Westbourne Centre, was featured this evening on Embarrassing Bodies treating a serious scar. Karen had a surgery performed many years ago; now the scar has become tethered to her abdominal wall, causing discomfort.  As she's gained a bit of weight the fat has spread around the scar. Read Karen's story and how Mr Fatah was able to remove the scar.

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Advice on PIP Implants

Advice on PIP Implants

We would like you to know that, at The Westbourne Centre, we have never used PIP implants. We only use high quality medical grade breast implants from long established reputable manufacturers. If you have had Breast Augmentation and you are not sure what implants you have, contact the clinic, hospital or surgeon who carried out your operation and ask about the type of implants you have. Remember, you are entitled to get the precise information on this. If you know that your implants are of...

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Proud to be at the centre of the Edgbaston Medical Quarter

Proud to be at the centre of the Edgbaston Medical Quarter

The Westbourne Centre is pleased to be a part of the launch of the Edgbaston Medical Quarter (EMQ).   Rivalling London's renowned Harley Street, the Edgbaston Medical Quarter is home to 180 medical organisations, 80 hospitals and specialist centres, 44 GP clinics and routine care facilities and 23 training facilities.   Fazel Fatah, one of the founding directors of The Westbourne Centre, joined Tony Davis of MedilinkWM, Jayne Herrity of Calthorpe Estates, and several others at the Life...

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