Cardiovascular and thoracic surgery
The Cardiovascular disease implies all diseases related to blood vessels and heart muscle. They are usually caused by a degeneration of blood flow to the coronary arteries responsible for the irrigation of the heart. Among the most frequent cardiovascular diseases include, among others, coronary artery disease, heart rhythm disturbances, cerebrovascular disease or heart defects. It is the main cause of death worldwide. Cardiovascular disease is favored by smoking, obesity, poor diet, an excess of alcohol, lack of physical activity.
Some other risk factors are hypertension and diabetes. Stroke or myocardial infarction may occur if a vessel is blocked, preventing blood from accessing the brain or heart. We work with the best cardiologists and surgeons who rely on the latest advanced techniques such as the use of stents and development of endovascular treatments.
We organize on request your post-operative rehabilitation or functional re-education in one of the rehabilitation centers, selected among the best!
Digestive surgery and Obesity surgery
Digestive surgery concerns the interventions performed on the digestive system targeting the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, small intestine, colon, and rectum.
The gastrointestinal surgeon also carries out interventions on the bile ducts and the gallbladder, liver, pancreas, spleen and the abdominal wall, such as surgery for an inguinal hernia. Hepatic and transplantation surgery represents a sub-specialty, mostly exercised in the teaching hospitals. Similarly, pancreatic surgery, esophageal, rectal and subperitoneal tends to specialize and be used in skilled centers.
Gastroenterology is the medical specialty that studies and treats the digestive organs, their activity, and their diseases.
Hepatology supports liver disease. The digestive organs are composed of the gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach, intestines) of the pancreas and the liver.
The medical and surgical specialty called proctology, examining the last part of the digestive way ( rectum and anus) is part of Gastroenterology.
Gastroenterology is a boundary specialty since its management often requires the opinion of other specialists: ENT doctors, lung specialists, cardiologists, digestive surgeons, nutritionists, endocrinologists, oncologists …
Exerting a medico-technical specialty, an Hepato-gastroenterologist practices specific examinations: gastric endoscopy, colonoscopy, endoscopy.
The anal surgery is a specialty of Gastroenterology studying the pathology of diseases of the anus and rectum.
Obesity is a chronic illness. It can, especially when it is severe or massive, lead to difficulties in everyday life. It can also threaten the health and cause diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea syndrome, etc
The obesity surgery (or “bariatric” surgery) alters the anatomy of the digestive system. It is a mechanical and metabolic support which reduces the amount of food consumed (principle of restriction) and assimilation of food by the body (the principle of “malabsorption”). There are two main types of surgical techniques called pure restrictive techniques that reduce stomach size:
- the adjustable gastric band, sleeve gastrectomy (or sleeve gastrectomy, or sleeve gastrectomy, vertical banded gastroplasty (less practiced);
- mixed media say restrictive and “malabsorptive” that reduce stomach size (restriction) and decrease the absorption of these foods in the body (malabsorption): gastric bypass (or gastric bypass), biliopancreatic diversion.
The hospital stay is 2 to 5 days, depending on the method used.
Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology
Orthopedic surgeons are specialized treating diseases and traumas (fractures, ruptures, hematomas) of the musculoskeletal system: bones, tendons, muscles, joints, and ligaments.
It includes the surgical treatment of upper limb disorders (shoulder, elbow, and hand), lower extremity (hip, knee, and foot) and spine.
Formerly limited to the treatment of fractures, it is now developing in other areas: joint replacement, bone grafts or endoscopic surgery.
The postoperative rehabilitation is often necessary or advisable after such surgery, and essential to recover its initial mobility or to adjust, for example, to a prosthesis. In France, there are many functional rehabilitation facilities very reputable and offer patients the latest recovery techniques.
Maxillofacial Surgery, Stomatology
Maxillofacial surgery and dentistry is the specialty of medicine that supports disease jaw, face, mouth, and teeth. It is now restricted to cancer or trauma to the face or the oral cavity and craniofacial malformations (cleft lip and palate, for example). The major dental problems are also supported by stomatologists like lesions of the jaws (cysts, abscesses or malformations). Some maxillofacial surgeons operate on more aesthetic issues: rhinoplasty, protruding ears.
These specialists often work in collaboration with ENT colleagues neurosurgeons, dentists, orthodontists, pediatricians …
Plastic surgery and non-invasive procedures in cosmetic surgery
Plastic surgery is defined as surgery of the skin and soft tissue, visceral not.
It includes cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery. Cosmetic surgery makes a transformation of “normal” to “beautiful” while reconstructive surgery to repair a defect (congenital malformation, bite, breast reconstruction following a mastectomy, etc.).
Aesthetic medicine includes the medical procedures deemed non-invasive and are intended to improve or correct the appearance of patients on non-pathological physical misfortunes.
Lighter than plastic surgery, risks and results are also different. Resume normal activity during the day is possible. The results obtained are reversible for the majority of techniques used.
This intervention allows simple things like injecting substances to erase and improve certain aspects.
Gynecological and Breast surgery
Gynecological and Breast surgery services are involved in the prevention, the diagnosis and the management of breast and gynecological pathologies, especially the support of gynecological surgery (fibroid, cysts, prolapse, endometriosis) and onco-gynecological surgery (cancers breast reconstruction with immediate or deferred, pelvic tumors, curative and restorative vulva surgery).
This specialty works from close links with radiologists and oncologists to certain diseases, and medical gynecology and infertility treatment and endocrinologists for others.
Neurosurgery is the surgical discipline that specializes in surgery of the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system. It is, therefore, specialized in diseases affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nerves.
The most common actions are:
- The treatment of cranial and spinal trauma
- Removal of brain tumors
- The treatment of degenerative spine (herniated discs, spinal stenosis ..)
- The Parkinson surgery
The treatment of chronic pain. In France, neurosurgery boasts a high-tech equipment such as the O-Arm scanner. Installed in the operating room, it provides the neurosurgeon radiographs and 3D high-resolution images in real time, allowing it to use the latest technological advances in computer-assisted surgery and neuro-navigation.
The eye surgery, also known as ophthalmic surgery name or ocular surgery, is surgery performed on the eye and its annexes, typically by an ophthalmologist. Although most surgical procedures on the eye can be carried out by any experienced ophthalmologist, the most complex procedures are usually given to qualified and recognized doctors.
Ophthalmic surgery is involved in all parts of the visual system and its annexes and processes in particular cataracts, glaucoma, retina, cornea, strabismus.