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17:13

LifeStyle

Cosmetic surgery applications on the rise in Malaga

susana zamora

An unforeseen effect of pandemic restrictions is that more people in Malaga are opting for cosmetic surgery. From Botox to hair transplants, many have expressed an interest in procedures as we emerge from lockdown. For those who have had a chance to ... make savings over the past year, now is seen as the perfect time to make a change. Indeed, the Renova Body Laser clinic in Malaga has reported unprecedented numbers of surgery applicants. Clinic director Carmen Medina notes: “We began to notice an ... increase after summer, but demand tripled in December”. She adds that such has been the rise in interest that the clinic is short on surgery rooms and has a waiting list until March. Another cosmetic clinic director, Antonio Escamilla, suggests that the

11:25

Local

Hospitals postpone operations to make more beds available to face the pandemic

Ángel Escalera

Hospital and the Clínico have said they will give priority to "urgent surgical operations and those of cancer patients or with heart ailments that must be resolved with surgery". Health sources consulted by SUR said that there has been no choice but to ... list for routine operations but sources said, "As soon as possible, the people who have been affected will be operated on." The postponement of non-urgent surgery also happened during the first wave of the pandemic, last March and April. But as of May ... the activity in the operating theatres was recovering. During the second wave, in October and November, surgery was carried out as planned, since the volume of admissions of patients with the virus was lower. Waiting lists In the last update of

15:03

LifeStyle

The gastric band and bypass: techniques that reduce the size of a patient's stomach

Ángel Escalera

Bariatric or obesity surgery is the final solution for people whose weight is so excessive that it is causing different health problems. Once other slimming methods have failed, and after being seen by an endocrinology specialist, surgery is ... sometimes considered the best option to achieve a sufficient weight loss. César Ramírez Plaza, who is the head of General and Digestive surgery at the Quirónsalud Málaga hospital, explains that two procedures are used for obesity surgery. The first ... bypass can enable diabetes to be cured in obese patients. He also stresses that this type of surgery must only be carried out with very safe technology, and only by well-trained surgeons who have recognised experience in this field. "You have to

14:31

Local

Mayor of Malaga discharged from hospital after surgery

Pilar R. Quirós

The mayor of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre, left hospital on Tuesday morning after undergoing surgery to correct a small brain haemorrhage on Saturday. Doctors said his good progress meant that he could be discharged, however he has been ... prescribed a month's rest at home. The brain injury suffered by the 77-year-old mayor was minor, said medical sources. Surgery was carried out by the Hospital Regional's Neurosurgery service, which has been moved to the nearby Hospital Chip during the

15:04

LifeStyle

Surgeons warn of the risk of low-cost weight loss operations carried out abroad

Ángel Escalera

As the saying goes, something cheap can turn out to be expensive. Unfortunately that is often the case for patients who undergo bariatric surgery for obesity in countries where such operations cost three or four times less than they would in a ... private hospital in Malaga, where the complete process is likely to range from 14,000 to 15,000 euros. The problem is that bariatric surgery is complicated and should only be carried out by experienced surgeons who are authorised to carry out this type ... the reasons that morbidly obese patients go abroad for bariatric surgery is the long waiting list to have the operation on the health service in Malaga. The delay can be as long as six years, because these operations were not included in a decree which

13:45

Local

Cancer patients are suffering a double pandemic: their illness and Covid-19

Ángel Escalera

...operation twice because of coronavirus" Life for 48-year-old Carlota Alexandre changed in March last year when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She was due to have surgery at the peak of the first wave of the pandemic, but the operation at the Vithas ... the operating theatres were closed as a result of the pandemic. When they opened again and my surgery was scheduled, they cancelled it again because the results of one of the blood tests they did made them think I might have the coronavirus. Luckily, ... in both lungs. She had chemotherapy to shrink the tumour, then surgery on one lung and, some time later, on the other. After the operations she was cancer-free for five years, but then it came back and that is why, three years ago, she began to

13:11

Gibraltar

Spinal surgery is now available in Gibraltar

Debbie Bartlett

Patients with a painful spine condition caused by osteoporosis can now be treated in Gibraltar, thanks to a new surgical service launched by the Gibraltar Health Authority. Previously, patients and their families had to travel to the UK for the pr

18:18

Local

Telephone appointments to continue at public health centres

Ángel Escalera

...was introduced during the coronavirus outbreak. Staff at the district health centres will be the ones to decide if a patient needs to physically come into the surgery or if a solution can be given over the phone. The SAS said that this new

14:36

Local

Austrian man arrested for threatening health professionals in Torrox

Eugenio Cabezas

A 60-year-old Austrian man was arrested at his home in Torrox Costa on Wednesday of last week after allegedly insulting and threatening staff at the El Morche health centre. According to Local Police sources, staff at the health centre first called

13:59

Local

Doctors perform thyroid surgery using a new and less invasive technique

ÁNGEL ESCALERA

A patient has recently undergone thyroid surgery using a new technique. The successful procedure, which is known as 'transoral thyroidectomy' and is carried out via the mouth, was performed at the HLA El Ángel hospital by Thai surgeon Thanyawat ... transoral thyroid surgery. "In ten years or so, most thyroid operations will be carried out using this technique," said Dr Glückmann, who organised the workshop alongside Dr Jorge García-Alemán, in collaboration with the Clínico hospital's endocrinology

14:01

Local

European trend inspires first clinic on the Costa exclusively for cats

Tony Bryant

A new trend in specialised pet care has inspired the opening of the first veterinary clinic on the Costa just for cats. It is also one of only two that exist in Andalucía, the other being in Seville. Clínica Felina Malagat, which opened last month

17:11

National

King Emeritus Juan Carlos leaves intensive care after open heart surgery

sur / lucy newby

King Emeritus Juan Carlos I is recovering well following open heart surgery on Saturday. The 81-year-old former monarch had a triple heart bypass at the Quirón Hospital in Madrid. The decision was made following the results of a routine health check

13:32

Local

Shorter waiting lists for surgery but longer ones for tests

Ángel Escalera

The waiting time for surgery under the health service in Malaga has improved and the province now has the third-shortest waiting times after Cadiz and Cordoba. In Malaga the average delay is now 68 days for surgery which is supposed to be carried ... collated at 30 June last year, showed that there were 5,550 patients waiting for surgery within 180 days, and the average wait was 68 days, which was four fewer than on 30 June 2017. The Andalusian Health Service says the waiting time in Malaga is better

12:45

Local

Two Marbella police officers injured after car runs Covid-19 check

JUAN CANO / ALVARO FRÍAS

...sources the patrol car in which two police officers were following crashed. One of the officers suffered cuts, but his trainee partner, suffered several fractures to her arm that required surgery. Because of the state of the vehicle after the crash the

13:00

LifeStyle

Local entertainers come together in support of popular expat musician

Tony Bryant

He was due to have surgery earlier this month, but, after testing positive with Covid-19, his operation was cancelled. He is now at home and requires full-time care, so friends have set up a GoFundMe page (Steve Nelson's Recovery) to raise money to

12:50

Local

False cosmetic surgery doctor "practised from home for ten years"

Álvaro frías \ Juan Cano

A court has been hearing how a woman carried out minor plastic surgery operations for almost 10 years without being a qualified doctor or having a proper consulting surgery. The accusation of a customer who claims her face was disfigured has now

18:28

Local

AECC volunteer underwent surgery after doctor identified mole as carcinoma

Mónica Pérez

...referred her immediately to the hospital for an examination and she underwent surgery days later. “It was a carcinoma. That had never occurred to me,” she says. She had never given a thought to the large number of moles on her body and didn't remember at ... first that her mother had had them as well. Last October she had another operation to remove a carcinoma on her back. Since first being diagnosed three years ago, she has undergone surgery four times. “The last one needed seven stitches,” she says.

10:58

LifeStyle

A surgeon who sees medicine as a vocation

ÁNGEL ESCALERA

...patients there without resources. Dr Ramírez, who is the head of the general and digestive surgery department at the Quirónsalud hospitals in Malaga and Marbella, has just returned from Liberia, where from 28 January to 2 February more than 250 patients ... underwent surgery. If it had not been for the humanitarian team led by Ramírez, they would not have been able to have the operations they needed. The mission was organised by the Cirujanos en Acción and Bisturí Solidario associations. Impact of first ... first stay in Liberia, he promised a woman with a huge goiter that he would go back and operate on her, and he kept his word, performing the surgery in the town of Ganta, in the north of the country. That was the first operation he carried out on his

11:26

LifeStyle

New surgery to enable transsexual women to sound more feminine

ÁNGEL ESCALERA

For transsexual women, it is very important for their voice to sound as feminine as possible. This can be achieved through surgery: the operation is called Wendler glottoplasty and it increases the tension, alters the consistency and reduces the ... straightforward way. The book contains several chapters which help people to understand the process of this type of operation and other aspects of becoming a transgender woman, such as hormone treatment, facial feminisation surgery and sexual reassignation ... surgery. “Many patients are worried that their voice doesn't match their appearance, in other words it doesn't sound feminine enough,” he says. ENT specialists and speech therapists also play an important part in the process.

11:50

Local

New coronavirus outbreak detected in Malaga with six hospital workers infected

Alberto Gómez

...digestive surgery department. Sources consulted by SUR explained that the origin of the outbreak could be an infection detected in a transplant patient passed on by a relative. This is thought to have resulted in two workers falling ill with Covid-19. One ... screening had given six positive PCR results out of a total of 89 tests. The outbreak in the digestive surgery unit has now been controlled. Three weeks ago, two outbreaks in the same hospital led to more than 250 professionals being tested. Those cases

16:08

LifeStyle

Juan José's new lifestyle

Ángel Escalera

...useful. On 15 September Juan José underwent surgery. In total he spent six months in hospital, during which time he lost weight by following a strict diet and taking exercise. This was essential because he wouldn't have been able to have the operation,

11:11

LifeStyle

Help from the heart for young Palestinians

Ángel Escalera

They went to look after Palestinian children who needed surgery for a congenital heart condition, and came back happy to have been able to help and satisfied at a job well done. In September, pediatrician Antonio Morales and nurse Cristina Arcos, ... to carry out international cooperation missions. The aim of this particular project was to carry out heart operations on Palestinian children between three months and four years old, who would otherwise not have been able to have the surgery. In ... underwent heart surgery on this occasion would not have been able to have had their operations if the team from HLH had not travelled to Nablus, not because the doctors aren't trained but because they don't have the resources needed to carry out highly

12:23

LifeStyle

A blood pact

SUSANA ZAMORA

...restrictions and designed a specially-adapted procedure which was carried out in September 2016. At the time, only the Complejo Universitario hospital in La Coruña had done the surgery without a blood transfusion and they had carried out several operations on ... Jehovah's Witnesses. “The likelihood that a blood transfusion will be needed during kidney surgery is around 40 per cent. If the surgeons are skilled and you are able to establish specific measures to minimise the need for blood, then the risk is reduced to ... cells. “So, we raise the level of red blood cells so that during the surgery, if blood is lost, we remain within the safety margins for the patient.” Over the course of the operation, the medical team also uses a machine to raise the production of red

15:47

Sport

Federico Ricca out for the rest of the season

SUR

Malaga left-back Federico Ricca will not play again this season after undergoing surgery on Tuesday. The Uruguayan has been troubled by an injury in his left shoulder all season and it is hoped that surgery will repair it for good. Ricca's ... surgery was postponed to allow him to play against Real Madrid on Sunday in the absence of the suspended Luis Hernández. The 23-year-old has been under the knife last summer and in October but still has problems with movement. He is expected to recover

12:15

LifeStyle

Hearts that lose their rhythm

ELENA MARTÍN

...a very fierce pain in the left part of my chest. The doctor said I had arrhythmia," he explains. Since then, José Luis has had heart surgery three times, is undergoing treatment and has written a book about his experience, called Usted No Tiene

10:17

Local

British national shot in the face in Marbella in 'very serious' condition

JUAN CANO / FERNANDO TORRES

...following surgery to remove a bullet. His condition has been described as "very serious". The National Police have arrested five people, also reported to be British, in connection with the shooting. The emergency services received a call just before 9pm

13:51

LifeStyle

6 November 1998: Spain issues formal request to extradite Pinochet

Debbie Bartlett

...entitled to immunity, and also under an amnesty law passed by the military junta in 1978. They also claimed that he was too ill to stand trial. On 17 October 1998, Pinochet was arrested at a clinic in the UK, where he had undergone back surgery, under an