Our Specialties

If you find medical terms confusing, you are not alone. In order to help you find what you need faster and more efficiently, we have simplified our medical definitions below:

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Anaesthesiology: Pain relief during surgery
You may not realise it but the anaesthetist plays an important role to keep you safely sedated and comfortable during surgery. The anaesthetist makes vital decisions on the level of anaesthetic drugs you need and continues to be on stand-by throughout the surgery and after.
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Cardiology: Heart problems
Your heart is the most hardworking organ in your entire body, pumping blood and Life throughout your veins. Heart problems can arise from various factors such as family history, smoking, a sedentary lifestyle, high fat and low fibre diet, prolonged stress and others. Our cardiologists are also trained in Interventional Cardiology, using Minimally-invasive procedures to treat heart problems without major surgery.
Services offered include :

PTCA + Stenting of Coronary Arteries
Left + Right Heart Catheterization
Permanent Pacemaker – Insertion
Temporary Pacing
Stress Test
Coronary Angiogram / Angiography
Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA)and Stenting
Pacemaker Implantation
Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS)
Rotational Atherectomy

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Dermatology: Skin problems
The skin is your largest organ, providing crucial protection for your blood, flesh, veins, internal organs, bones and muscles. Skin problems do not only cause physical discomfort but can also be emotionally distressing. Skin problems ought to be treated early before more severe disfigurements and scarring happen, which may take longer to heal.

Services offered include :

Laser therapy
Vitiligo (loss of pigments)
Aesthetic medicine
Laser therapy for facial pigmentations, scars, tattoos, wrinkles, warts and facial firming.
Hair transplant for baldness men & women.
Excision of skin tumors and skin cancers.
Minor Surgery
Catherization of Skin Lesions
Skin Biopsies

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General Surgery: Abnormal growths that may or may not be cancerous
Modern medicine has made surgery faster, safer and more effective than before. Supported by a multi-disciplinary team including anaesthetists, surgeons, attending doctor and specialised Operating Theatre (OT) nurses, every surgery is given top priority to ensure maximum success.

Services offered include :

General Surgery with focus on Breast Surgery
Endovenous Laser for Varicose Vein
Thyroid Surgery
Gastric Surgery
Colorectal Surgery,
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy,
All procedures related to my surgeries.
(Gastroscopy, Colonoscopy, Excision Lumps, Cysts, Nodules,
Warts, Release of Perianal Haematomas, Rubber Banding Piles,
Ultrasonic Haemorrhoidectomy
Endocrine Surgery (Thyroid & Para Thyroids)
Gastro-Intestinal Surgery (oesophagus, colo-rectal & proctology)

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Gastroenterology: Digestive problems
Digestive problems happen to all of us from time to time—an upset stomach, indigestion, gas, heartburn, constipation, or diarrhoea. Our experienced gastroenterologist provides a holistic care approach in dealing with conditions related to the digestive system that includes the oesophagus, stomach, small and large bowel, liver, pancreas and gall bladder.
Services offered include:
Capsule Endoscopy
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholanglo Pancreatography (ERCP)
Endcoscopic Endoscopy Gastrostomy (PEG)

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Haematology: Blood-related disorders
The haematologist looks into blood-related conditions such as anaemia (low red blood cell count), thalassemia, leukemia or lymphoma (blood cancers), bleeding or clotting problems. Diagnosis is done through blood tests, which reveals your blood cell counts.

Services offered include :

Red Cell Clinic [Hematology – RCC] Management of Red Cell Disorders
Thalassemia and Hemoglobinopathies
Bone Marrow Biopsy

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Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine offers a comprehensive program of disease prevention. Our internal medicine physicians provide a full range of care for adolescents and adults, including periodic health examinations with appropriate screening for hypertension and common, treatable malignancies.

Medical Microbiologist: Infectious diseases

Microbiologists examine the cause of a disease whether bacteria, virus or fungi in order to recommend treatment. With increased travel and mobility around the world, infectious diseases are also rising in tandem.

Services offered include :

Not available

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Nephrology: Kidney-related problems

The kidneys act as the body’s natural filters, eliminating excess water, salts and waste through the urine. Kidney problems can affect people of all ages. Failure to treat kidney problems will lead to end-stage kidney failure which needs haemodylisis, or a kidney transplant. Patients with kidney problems will also require dietary advice such as reducing liquid intake and diet changes.

Services offered include :

Ultrasound guided diagnostic Kidney Surgeries
Ultrasound guided Implantation of Central Venous
Acute and Chronic Haemodialysis Catheter.
General Nephrology and Management of Haemodialysis
Peritoneal Dialysis
Kidney Transplantation patients

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Neurology: Brain-related problems

Problems in the nervous system can bring about symptoms such as fits, headaches, spinal cord disorders and movement disorders such as dystonia or Parkinson’s disease. Neurologists also treat infections in the brain and peripheral nervous system, speech disorders, stroke and neurogenerative disorders.

Services offered include :

Botox Injection for Neurological Disorders
Reporting of EEC / NCS EMG / Evoked potentials
Lumbar puncture

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Neurosurgery: Brain surgery

Brain surgery may be necessary when there are abnormal growths in the brain due to disease or physical trauma such as accidents. Patients are usually awake during surgery, with the surgeon continually testing brain parts to check for sensation in body parts to ensure there is no nerve damage.

Services offered include :

General Neurosurgery including Spinal Surgery
Standard Neurosurgical Procedures
Head injuries
Brain tumours
Intracranial Haemorrhages

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Obstetrics & Gynaecology: Women-focused conditions including pregnancy and birth

Before the age of menopause, a woman’s body is largely dependent upon her hormones. When there is a hormonal imbalance, various problems can arise. O&G specialists look into women’s intimate problems related to menstruation, vaginal dystrophy, infertility, family-planning, pregnancy and birth.

Services offered include :

Hysteroscopic Surgery
GynaeOncological Surgery
Urinary Incontinence Surgery (gynae)
General Gynaecology
Antenatal Ultrasound
Pap Smear
Ovarian Cystectomy
Ring Pessary Insertion
Vaginal Hysterectomy
Endomethal Sampling
Laparoscopic Hysterectomy / Myomectomy / Cystectomy
Fertility Specialist
Reproductive Endocrinologist
GynaeOncology (Women’s Cancer)
Abnormal Pap Smear
GynaeOncological Surgery
Laparoscopy / Key-hole Surgery
Minimal Invasive Surgery
Cosmetic Surgery
Transvaginal Vaginal Tape
Ultrasound Foetal,
Wellbeing Screening
Vaginal Rejuvenation
Vaginal Sling Procedure

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Oncology: Cancer treatment
When a patient has been diagnosed with cancer, the oncologist provides recommendations for treatment and after-care. Cancer treatment can consist of surgery (to remove a cancerous growth), chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy. The treatment regimen will depend on the type and stage of cancer, health status, weight and height of the patient. Counselling and emotional support are also important elements of treatment.

Services offered include :

Clinical Oncology
Management of Solid Tumours & Brain Tumours
Radio Iodine Therapy of Thyroloxion and Thyroid Cancers
Adult Solid Tumours

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Ophthalmology: Eye problems
As they say, the eyes are the windows to the soul. Eye problems can arise with age, injury or as a result of other medical problems such as diabetes. Eye care is important at any age, particularly after the age of 40.

Services offered include :

General Ophthalmic Procedures
Entropian Correction
Ptosis Surgery
Pterygium Excision with / without Conjunctival Graft
Cataract Extraction (Phacoemulsification) with Intraocular Lens Implantation,including premium and multifocal intraocular lenses
Cataract Surgery and Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Cataract Surgery, Phacoemulsification with Normal Intraocular Lens (IOL), Premium IOL like Toric IOL
Glaucoma Surgery
Laser Photocoagulation
Multifocal and Accommodating IOL (crystalens)
Vitreo Retinal Surgery and Occuloplastic and Lacrimal Surgery
Laser Vision Surgery,
Lasik + Advanced Surface Ablation
Cataract Surgery with Implant
Glaucoma Surgery
Squint Surgery
Orbital Floor Repair
Surgery for Traumatic Eye
Medical Ophthalmology
Diabetic Glaucoma
Neuro – Ophthalmology
Laser Treatment
Diabetic Retinopathy
Eyelid Surgery
Infections and lumps and growths
Laceration wounds repair
Cataract SurgeryTrauma to the Eye-Repair

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Oral Medicine & Oral Pathology: Problems related to the jaw, mouth, teeth and gums
Problems with gums, teeth and jaws are not only unsightly but can lead to eating and speech problems. Oral problems can also be an effect of other medical conditions such as heart disease or diabetes. Pregnant women also tend to experience certain degrees of oral problems such as bleeding and sensitive gums.

Services offered include :

Lymphoma and other concerns
Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsies
Bone Marrow Examination
Anatomic Pathology and Cytology
Clinical Pathology
Laboratory Haematology and Blood Banking
Histo and Cytopathology

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Orthopaedics: Problems related to the Bone, Spine & Joints
The bones form the structure of the body, giving us shape and balance. Joints, the spaces between bones that are filled with synovial fluid, allow the body the flexibility to move, bend and turn at different place. Healthy bones and joints are necessary for mobility and independence. Orthopaedic problems can arise from age, injury/trauma or infection.

Services offered include :

Total Knee Replacement (Conventional / Navigation / Computer Assisted)
Unicompartmental Knee Replacement
Total Hip Replacement
Revision Total Knee Replacement / Hip Replacement
Orthopaedic Trauma (Adult / Paediatric)
General Orthopaedic Surgery
Arthroplasthy / Joint Replacement (Knee, Hip) Surgery
Hip & Knee Replacement
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Endoscopic Discectomy
Micro discectomy
Deformities Surgery such as Scoliosis
Cervical Spine Surgery
Joint Replacement
Arthroscopic Surgery
Dorso Lumbar Spinal Surgery
Internal Fixation of Fractures
Spine and Joint Replacement
Adult Orthopaedics
Hand Surgery

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Otorhinolaryngology: Problems related to the Ear, Nose & Throat
The ear, nose and throat are connected by the sinus network, which is why a cold or flu often results in a runny nose, sore throat and ear infection. ENT specialists also look into throat and neck conditions such as infections and abnormal growths. Special devices are used to look into the ear, nose and throat to check for abnormalities and recommend treatment.

Services offered include :

Sinus Surgery, e.g. FESS, SeptoplastyTurbinectomy
Tonsillectomy / Adenoidectomy
Otoplasty for Sleep Apnoea
Myringoplasty / Myringotomy
General Otorhinolaryngology
Ventilation Tubes
FESS, SeptoplastyTurbinectomy
Procedures for OSA
Paediatric Airway Procedues
Head and Neck Open Procedures
Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, e.g. Septoplasty,
Turbinectomy, Adenoidectomy, Tonsillectomy,
Myringoplasty ,Tympanoplasty, Mastoid Surgery
Salivary Gland Surgery – Parotid Submandibular
Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
Ca Larynx / Pharynx, Medi Radical Neck
Excision / Resection Tracheal Stenosis, Laryngeal Papilloma
General Otorhinolaryngology
Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology

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Paediatrics: Children’s illnesses
Children are more prone to infections because their immune systems have yet to develop and mature. Children illnesses ought to be treated promptly as their bodies can deteriorate quickly. Infectious diseases are also easily transmitted easily as children share food, utensils, playing space and the same living environment.

Services offered include :

Newborn Screening, Neonatal
Paediatric Emergency
Neonatal and General Paediatric illness
Feeding Problems
Lumbar Puncture
Bone Marrow Aspiration
Intercostal Drainage
Exchange Transfusion
Ventilation of newborns
Ventilation of ill children

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Pathology: Analysis of diseases through specific tests
Assunta Hospital is equipped with full-fledged laboratory services, which assesses test results to enable doctors a clearer picture of your condition or illness to give an accurate diagnosis.

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Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: Reconstruction of the face or body for functional or aesthetic reasons
Plastic surgery is not only meant to help people achieve superstar looks; in many cases, patients who seek treatment just want to look ‘normal’. Cases can vary widely, from simple treatments to remove wrinkles and fine lines to comprehensive makeovers to reconstruction procedures following surgery and/or accidents/trauma.

Services offered include :

Breast Augmentation
Face Lift, Botox, Facial Fillers, Facial Augmentation
Scar and Keloid Management
Laser Facial Rejuvenation, Laser Hair Removal

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Psychiatry: Emotional and psychological disturbances
Psychiatrists offer more than just counselling. In many cases, emotional disturbances such as stress, depression, road rage, suicidal tendencies and others arise due to abnormal changes in the brain cells. They may also be caused by nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, exposure to toxic substances, medications or underlying medical conditions. Tests are carried out to ascertain the root cause of your emotional disturbances, and counselling is provided as supporting therapy.

Services offered include :

Bio – Psycho-Social Assessment
Psychosomatic Medicine
General Adult Psychiatry
Assessment and Treatment of Mental Health Problems
Assessment and Management of Addictions
Substance Abuse Treatment
Adult General Psychiatry

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Radiology: The use of X-rays and imaging to diagnose disease
Modern imaging devices such as X-rays, MRIs and CT scans allow doctors to look into your body for accurate diagnosis and treatment recommendations.

Services offered include :

Diagnostic Imaging
C.T. Scan, MRI, Ultrasound
X – rays,
Image- Guided Biopsy
General Radiology

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Respiratory Medicine: Lung-related problems
Breathing is such a natural part of our daily life that we seldom stop to think about it until we experience breathing difficulties. Respiratory specialists treat lung disease and infections including pneumonia, COPD, asthma and others.

Services offered include :

Bronchoscopic Procedures
Chest Tube Procedures
Lung Cancer
Tuberculosis (TB)

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Urology: Urinary problems and sexual problems in males
Men often experience urinary problems they age as a result of an enlarged prostate. Urologists also provide treatment for sexual problems in men such as erectiledysfunction and premature ejaculation.

Services offered include :

Mainly stones and prostatic diseases
All General Urological procedures
Stone Surgery – Endoscopic
Prostate Surgery
Laparoscopic Nephrectomy
Urinary Tract Stone Disease
Prostate Diseases
Cancer Surgery
Endourology / Uro – Oncology Surgery
Prostatic Disease
Uro – Oncology
Urinary Stones

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