Monthly Archives: October 2013

What happens during an endoscopy?

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

An endoscopy procedure is where a flexible tube with a video camera is passed through the oesophagus, stomach and the first part of the small bowel; it helps to identify where biopsies or small procedures may need to be done. … Continue reading

Screening reduces the risk of death from colorectal cancer

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Two studies of over 80,000 and 40,000 patients respectively, published in one of the world’s leading medical journals, the New England Journal of Medicine reveal that colorectal cancer screening with either faecal occult blood testing or screening colonoscopy significantly reduce … Continue reading

National Anaesthesia Day – the difference between local & general

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

One of the most asked questions we get from our patients is regarding the difference between local and general anaesthetic. Local anaesthetic is given to a patient when the site being operated on is quite minor, for example the cutting … Continue reading

Safety & Quality

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

It is our mission at LDS to ensure continuous improvement in the safety and quality of care delivery to our patients. Reporting safety and quality data allows us to continually monitor our care delivery. Data for Safety and Quality PATIENT … Continue reading