Cardiology

The cardiology department specializes in the diagnosis, management and treatment of heart disease. It offers a range of diagnostic services for heart disease including angiography, cardiac MRI scan, echocardiography, Holter monitoring, heart biopsy (myocardial biopsy), nuclear imaging, stress testing and tilt table testing. Treatment may involve the use of medication, diet adjustment and specialized surgery such as angioplasty with stent placement, heart bypass surgery or transmyocardial revascularization for patients with angina chest pain. Some hospitals have a specialized chest pain center which is a collaboration between cardiology and the emergency department to deal with patients presenting in an emergency in a rapid manner. After patients receive cardiology treatment they may be advised to attend cardiac rehabilitation to help with their recovery. Here, they will receive a personal exercise and eating plan and advice on stress management and physical therapy so they can return as soon as possible to regular activities. Some departments also run a preventive cardiology program working with people who are at risk of heart disease - those with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, as well as people who are obese and smoke - to help them to adopt healthier lifestyles.

Anesthesiology

This department will have a team of doctors called anesthesiologists who specialize in providing anesthesia for all types of surgery. Where a surgeon performs the surgical procedure, an anesthesiologist makes the decision about how much or what type of anesthetic to use. He also attends surgery to supervise the patient's vital signs while under the effects of anesthesia. He makes medical decisions regarding life functions such as heart rate, breathing and blood.

Diabetes and Endocrinology

It specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes and disorders of the endocrine glands (glands that control the body’s hormones, this medical area of expertise is known as endocrinology). The center will have a team of diabetes experts and educators who will advise patients on diabetes complications and prevention. It will have examination rooms for a thyroid ultrasound and biopsy.

Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

This department specializes in head and face disorders, especially those related to the ear, nose, and throat. All Doctors in ENT will treat routine cases of nose bleeds, sinus disease, snoring and sleep disorders. Many will also usually sub-specialize in one or more areas including neurotology (study of nerves in the ears), otology (hearing), nasal and sinus problems, swallowing and voice problems, surgery and audiology (hearing and balance).

Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN)

This is the center for womens health. Gynecology is the treatment of conditions and diseases of the female reproductive organs, including breasts, vagina, vulva, womb (uterus), cervix, ovaries and fallopian tubes. Many gynecologists will have a sub-specialty, for example in gynecologic oncology (cancer), infertility treatment, urogynecology or laparoscopic surgery. Obstetrics is the management and care of pregnant women. If you have been categorized as a high-risk pregnancy you will visit this department regularly for checkups.

Pain Medicine

This center treats patients experiencing acute (severe sudden) pain, chronic (ongoing) pain, pain associated with cancer and pain associated with the head and face. A variety of advanced techniques will be used to treat pain such as epidural steroid injections, nerve blocks, spinal cord stimulator implants, non-invasive laser therapy, trigger point injections (popular for the treatment of fibromyalgia), TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) and radiofrequency neurolysis.

Pediatrics

Pediatrics handles ALL conditions and illnesses of children up until the age of 18 (after this they will be treated in adults hospitals). This includes cancer, cardiology, blood disorders, allergies and immunology, kidney disease, pain medicine, epilepsy, infectious diseases, dermatology and critical care. Very often pediatrics may operate as a separate stand-alone childrens hospital.

Psychiatry

This department cares for people suffering from mental illness and emotional problems. Patients may stay in hospital for continual treatment or be treated on a day-basis (out patient)

Radiology

This department provides diagnostic radiology and radiation therapy treatments. Radiology is the use of radiation to both diagnose and treat illnesses. Diagnostic radiology involves the use of medical imaging equipment such as X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Radiation therapy is used in the treatment of cancer tumors.

Surgery

All hospitals have a general surgery unit which treat patients both in emergency situations and for scheduled procedures. Surgeries performed range from appendicitis to hernias and life threatening diseases of the stomach, lungs and chest. Some hospitals will also offer specialized surgical procedures in one or more of the following areas:

  • Breast surgery.

  • Cardiothoracic surgery (heart).

  • Colon and rectal surgery.

  • Dental, oral and maxillofacial surgery.

  • Endocrine surgery (primarily tumors).

  • Hand surgery.

  • Head and neck surgery.

  • Lung volume reduction surgery (emphysema).

  • Neurological surgery (brain and nerves).

  • Ophthalmological surgery (eye).

  • Orthopedic surgery (bones of the body, strains, fractures, broken bones).

  • Pediatric surgery (children).

  • Plastic surgery.

  • Thoracic surgery (chest).

  • Transplantation.

  • Urology.

  • Vascular.

  • Weight loss surgery.


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