Our Accident & Emergency is equipped to deal with any emergency. In particular there is a designated Cardiac emergency service with direct access to catherization and angioplasty facilities. This qualifies as a first world “heart attack” centre.
Cardiology is extremely well serviced. There is a ‘non-invasive’ cardiac laboratory as well as two ‘invasive’ labs with the capability to perform cardiac and peripheral angiograms, angioplasties, pacemaker insertions, aortic stenting and electro-physiological studies. Open Heart surgery is also available, as an emergency, if required.
Clinic offices are maintained by several Specialist Practitioners and Doctors in the areas of Neurosurgery, E.N.T., Vascular/General Surgery, Opthalmology, Urology, Dermatology, Pain Management, Gynaecology, Plastic Surgery, Haematology, Pulmonology and General Practice.
Endoscopy for Gastro-Enterology and for Broncho-Pulmonary pathology are readily available, both elective and emergency.
Gynaecological Surgery is well developed, both open and endoscopic, including uterine artery embolization.
Head and Neck Surgery is widely available including a full range of Neuro-Surgery, Ophthalmology (including vitreo-retinal procedures), E.N.T., and Facio-maxillary surgery, including endoscopic micro-surgery.
Intensive Care is available at different levels, including ventilation, high dependency and coronary care; all with continuous monitoring and a high nurse/patient ratio.
Liver/Biliary/Pancreatic Surgery – State of the art major liver and pancreatic surgery offered by a combined local and UK team by Advanced Laparoscopic Liver and Pancreatic Service (ALLPS Caribbean Ltd) A large proportion of the liver surgery, both cancer and benign conditions, is performed via keyhole procedures. You may visit www.allpscaribbean.org.uk for more information.
The kidneys are two bean shaped organs located in the lower back and are the size of an adult hand fist. They are extraordinary organs and are the body’s chemists and waste disposal systems. They are intimately involved in every organ and system of the body.
Some key roles of the kidneys are to:
- Remove waste products from the body
- Regulate salt and water
- Regulate minerals such as potassium, calcium and magnesium
- Keep the acid-base balance within the body stable
- Produce hormones such as vitamin D which keeps bones healthy
- Produce a hormone called ‘erythropoietin’ which stimulate the bone marrow to produce red blood cells
They are vulnerable to certain insults, the most common being diabetes and hypertension, although the causes are numerous. Should the kidneys become upset or damaged, it may eventually lead to kidney failure, which without treatment, is universally fatal. Even when the kidneys are only mildly or moderately affected, their effects on other organs can lead to problems such as bone disease, anaemia and most importantly, an increased risk of a cardiovascular event such as a heart attack or stroke.
Here at West Shore Medical, we offer a comprehensive renal service.
- Patients at risk of kidney disease, for example, patients with diabetes, hypertension, autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosis, patients with a family history of kidney disease, can be screened and monitored for kidney problems.
- Patients with established kidney disease can be treated to ensure that the progression of their disease is delayed. In addition, all cardiovascular risk factors would be treated optimally to reduce the risk of a cardiovascular event as the kidneys create their own unique cardiovascular risk factors.
- Patients with advanced chronic kidney disease can be counseled and prepared for renal replacement therapy in a controlled manner, thereby reducing the chance of any medical emergencies occurring.
- All aspects of renal replacement therapy are provided which comprise haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and living donor kidney transplantation.
These treatments are undertaken by experienced medical and nursing staff, with an internationally trained nephrologist (kidney specialist) and a leading national transplant and vascular surgeon. The haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis equipment is state-of –the-art and clinical treatments comply and exceed internationally recommended standards(KDOQI and UK Renal Association Guidelines). This service is offered in a comfortable environment with all the necessary support services conveniently located within West Shore.
Laboratory services are available 24-hours a day. Investments have been made in state-of-the-art equipment, promising accuracy and speed.
The Oncoplastic and Cosmetic Breast Clinic provides a variety of procedures and surgeries for Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Breast conditions for both male and female patients. The Clinic offers a holistic approach that not only takes into account your medical requirements, but offers personalized advice and support to help enhance your life. Services offered include Breast Augmentation, Breast Reconstruction, Breast Conserving Surgery, Sentinel Node Biopsy, Skin Sparing Mastectomy, Excision Biopsy and Simple Mastectomy.
Operating Theatres; at West Shore there are three fully functioning Operating Theatres with state-of-the-art equipment for nearly every specialty. There is a 24-hour emergency service available.
Orthopaedic and Spinal surgery is available. This includes trauma care and joint replacement, as well as arthroscopic procedures.
Plastic Surgery; both reconstructive and cosmetic are available, as well as a full range of breast and thyroid surgery.
Radiology Services are available 24-hours a day, including ultrasound and CT Scans. Mammograms also available weekdays.
Thoracic and Abdominal Surgery are available, both open and endoscopic. These include gastric bypass and liver resection, in addition to all ‘routine’ procedures.
Urological Surgery is also available including prostate brachy-therapy, laparoscopic radical prostatectomy and same-day lithotripsy treatments for the non-invasive treatment of kidney stones. Live donor kidney transplant is also available by an experienced team of transplant surgeons and nephrologists.
VNUS Closure Technique and Sclerotherapy is available for the treatment of varicose veins. These modern, non-invasive techniques cause minimal post procedure discomfort, early discharge and rapid convalescence. Please feel free to visit www.specialistveincentre.com for more information.
Vascular Surgery is also available; including micro-surgery and the facility is capable of renal transplantation.