Anaesthesia has traditionally meant the condition of having sensation (including the feeling of pain) blocked or temporarily taken away. This allows patients to undergo surgery and other procedures without the distress and pain they would otherwise experience.

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Bariatric surgery, or weight loss/obesity surgery, is a type of procedure performed on people who are dangerously obese, for the purpose of losing weight.

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Wakefield Heart Centre (WHC)

Cardiology is a medical specialty dealing with disorders of the heart. The field includes diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease, heart failure, heart valve disease and congenital heart defects. Cardiac surgery is surgery on the heart and surrounding blood vessels. Frequently, it is done to treat complications of ischemic heart disease (for example, coronary artery bypass grafting), correct congenital heart disease, or treat heart valve disease.

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Otolaryngology (ENT)

Otolaryngology or ENT (ear, nose and throat) is the branch of medicine that specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose, throat, and head and neck disorders.

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Endocrinology is a sub-specialty of internal medicine, which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases related to hormones. Endocrinology covers human functions as the coordination of metabolism, respiration, reproduction, sensory perception, and movement. Endocrinology also focuses on the endocrine glands and tissues that secrete hormones.

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Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine whereby the digestive system and its disorders are studied. Diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract, which includes the organs from mouth to anus are the focus of this specialty.

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General Surgery

General surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal organs, the thyroid gland and hernias.

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Gynaecological is the medical practice dealing with the health of the female reproductive system (uterus, vagina, and ovaries). It can also involve the bladder.

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This surgery deals with problems of the liver, gallbladder, bile and bile ducts.

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Immunology deals with physiological functioning of the immune system including malfunctions of the immune system in immunological disorders like allergies, hypersensitivities, immune deficiency, transplant rejection and autoimmune disorders.

Intensive Care

In recent years Intensive Care has become a complex medical specialty in its own right – focused on the diagnosis and management of life threatening conditions which require sophisticated organ support and invasive monitoring.

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Neurosurgery is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disorders that affect the entire nervous system.

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Oral and Maxillofacial

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is surgery to correct a wide spectrum of diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region.

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Orthopaedic surgery is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system which includes bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves.

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Paediatric surgery is a subspecialty of surgery involving the surgery of fetuses, infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery refers to a variety of operations performed in order to repair or restore body parts to look normal, or to change a body part to improve its appearance.

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Physiotherapy (ProActive 4 Health)

Physiotherapy is a health profession that assesses and provides treatment to individuals to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and function throughout life. This is provided through Proactive 4 Health.

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Podiatry is the branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of conditions relating to the foot, ankle and lower limb.

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Radiology (Pacific Radiology)

Radiology is the branch or specialty of medicine that utilises imaging technologies like x-rays, CT scans, and MRIs to diagnose and treat diseases.

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Sports Medicine

Wakefield Sports Med is a specialist facility providing rehabilitation of acute and chronic sports injuries, and sports induced medical problems.

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Urology is the surgical specialty that focuses on the urinary tracts of males and females, and on the reproductive system of males.

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Vascular Surgery

Vascular surgery is a specialty of surgery in which diseases of the vascular system, or arteries and veins, are managed by medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures, and surgical reconstruction.

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