We all want to be well informed about our health and wellbeing. We trawl the internet for information on hip replacements, varicose vein removal, or cataract surgery. It helps, but sometimes what we really need is to get in a room with an expert and pick their brain.

Are you experiencing knee pain, and thinking you may need surgery? Do varicose veins stop you from fully enjoying the summer months? Or are you considering cosmetic surgery, and would simply like to find out more about what’s available? This month, Nuffield Health Bristol Hospital in Clifton Village will be hosting a series of free public open events on a broad range of surgical topics. Each of these events will include a presentation by one of the hospital’s consultant surgeons, with the opportunity to ask them any questions you might have.

On 11 February, the first of these events will focus on EYE HEALTH AND CATARACTS. Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon Mr Philip Jaycock will be speaking about the condition, which can be corrected with a simple outpatient procedure. So if you or someone you know is experiencing problems with vision, this event may provide all the answers you need.
For anybody suffering from arthritis in their hips or knees, the prospect of joint replacement surgery can be daunting, not least because of the waiting times that can sometimes accompany NHS referrals. On 14 February, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Mr James Robinson will offer advice to anybody who has been experiencing KNEE PAIN, either through arthritis or injury, and on 26 February, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Mr Sanchit Mehendale will be speaking about HIP PAIN, for anybody who thinks they may need a hip replacement. Also at these events, a member of Nuffield Health’s physiotherapy team will be available to tell you about the aftercare services which are available to our patients.

If you’ve been considering a new look in 2018, the event about COSMETIC SURGERY on 25 February could be just for you. Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Miss Lisa Sacks, whose areas of expertise include breast augmentation, tummy tuck and liposuction, will be available to answer your questions. And on 15 February, the topic will be VARICOSE VEINS­­. For many people who suffer with varicose veins, baring their legs when the warmer weather returns isn’t something they feel comfortable doing. Consultant Vascular Surgeon Mr William Neary will talk about the options for varicose vein removal, which unfortunately are no longer readily available on the NHS.

Places at these events are limited, so if you are interested in attending any of them or would like more information, please call 0300 131 1413 to book your place, or visit: www.nuffieldhealth/hospitals/bristol/events