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  • Nissen's Fundoplication

    Nissen's fundoplication is an operation to treat severe gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). GORD is when the contents of your stomach, which are acidic, are brought back up into your oesophagus. The acid causes a burning feeling in your chest, called heartburn. GORD usually happens because the valve (sphincter) at the join between your oesophagus and stomach doesn't work properly.

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  • Non-Hormonal Contraception

    Non-hormonal contraception prevents pregnancy without using hormonal treatments such as the contraceptive pill.

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  • Obesity in children

    Children need a healthy, balanced diet that gives them enough energy to grow and develop. This means that children usually need to take in more energy than they use and this extra energy forms new tissues as they grow.

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  • Oesophageal Cancer

    Oesophageal cancer is a lump created by an uncontrolled growth of cells in the oesophagus. This is the pipe that carries food from the mouth to the stomach, and is sometimes called the gullet.

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  • Osteomalacia

    Healthy bone consists of a strong mesh made of protein and minerals (particularly calcium). Throughout your lifetime, your bones continuously maintain and repair themselves. This is done through a process called ‘bone turnover’, during which tiny areas of old bone are removed and replaced with new bone.

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