The Smart Clinics pioneered the integrated approach to medical care and offers on-site clinics with an extraordinary range of distinguished medical specialists and consultants in practice areas from cardiology to urology and from dermatology to gynaecology. This practice range and the distinction of the specialists and consultants at The Smart Clinics is simply unavailable outside a hospital context anywhere else in the UK.
Speed of referral, multi-specialist consultation and a multi-disciplinary approach all delivered in a congenial, non-hospital environment lies at the heart of The Smart Clinics difference, making speedy access to the most appropriate medical care and intervention where necessary available to all its members.
Cardiology is a medical speciality dealing with disorders of the heart. The field includes diagnosis and treatment of heart injuries and diseases as well as their causes including congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease and heart failure. Some of these risk factors include a family history of heart disease, obesity, cigarette smoking, poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle.
Read about our Cardiology Specialist, Michael Hickman.
Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Obstetrics and gynaecology comprises antenatal care and the management of diseases specific to women. This includes labour and delivery, reproductive medicine, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriages, sterilisations and infertility. Gynaecologists provide treatment for women with cervical cancer, tumours of the ovaries, endometriosis, hysterectomies, vaginal surgery and failed contraception.
Gastroenterology (or gastrology) is a wide and specialised field of medicine concerned with the digestive system. Gastroenterologists study, diagnose, treat, and manage conditions of the stomach, intestines, esophagus, liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. Gastroenterology specialists see patients most often for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GeRD), GI cancer, pancreatic cancer, hepatitis, cirrhosis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), colitis, Crohn’s disease, and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Doctors of gastroenterology do not perform surgery to treat diseases, but they may be board certified to perform biopsies and endoscopic examinations. Gastroenterologists use endoscopy, ultrasound, blood and bodily fluids tests, and surgery to make a diagnosis.
Urology is the medical and surgical specialty treating diseases and disorders of the urinary tract of both men and women. Additionally, urology also treats the male reproductive system. Specialists who practise urology are called urologists. Urologists perform laparoscopic surgeries of the prostate, bladder, and ureter, removing stones, blockages, cancerous growths, or repairing abnormalities. Another common procedure performed by urologists is a vasectomy, or male sterilization.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery is a medical specialty concerned with the correction or restoration of form and function. Plastic surgery includes many types of reconstructive surgery, hand surgery, microsurgery, and the treatment of burns. Reconstructive plastic surgery is performed to correct functional impairments caused by burns; traumatic injuries, such as facial bone fractures and breaks; congenital abnormalities, such as cleft palates or cleft lips; developmental abnormalities; infection and disease; and cancer or tumours. Reconstructive plastic surgery is usually performed to improve function, but it may be done to approximate a normal appearance.
Read about our Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Specialist, Mr Paul Roblin.
Consultant Breast and Reconstructive Surgeon
Consultant breast and reconstructive surgeons specialise in breast and reconstructive surgery including benign breast conditions, mastitis, breast lumps, nipple discharge, as well as examination, ultrasound imaging and advice and treatment of suspicious breast lumps. In addition they provide treatment for breast cancer, genetic and familial pre-deposition to breast cancer, adjuvant endocrine therapy and benign breast disease.
Read about our Breast and Reconstructive Specialist, Mrs Katy Hogben
Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
Laparoscopic colorectal surgery often involves the removal of part or sometimes the entire large bowel. The large bowel consists of the colon and the rectum. The laparoscopic (key-hole) method has the advantage of causing less post-operative pain and patients are able to return to full activity in a shorter time. Laparoscopic surgery is used to treat rectal bleeding, haemorrhoids, hernias, anal fistulae, inflammatory bowel disease and bowel cancer.
Read more about our Laparoscopic Colorectal and General Surgery Specialist, Mr Asif Haq.
Speech and Language Specialists
Speech and language therapy is concerned with the management of disorders of speech,language, communication and swallowing in children and adults. Speech and language therapists (SLTs) are allied health professionals. They work closely with parents, carers and other professionals, such as teachers, nurses, occupational therapists and doctors.
Paediatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with infants, children and adolescents. A medical practitioner who specialises in this area is known as a paediatrician. At The Smart Clinics we have a wide range of practitioners and therapists who offer specialist treatments for babies and children including cranial osteopaths, paediatric allergists, homeopaths, dieticians, physiotherapists and psychologists.