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Hospital HCB Dénia offers a new hip surgery technique for its Irish patients

The Team of HCB Hospitals has launched its hip and knee surgery program with intensive rehabilitation in HCB Dénia with a novelty: the collaboration with Lucas Kleijn M.D., from the Elkerliek Hospital in Helmond (Netherlands), who will carry out hip interventions with the previous approach technique. Dr. Lucas Kleijn, a Dutch orthopedic surgeon, carries out…

HCB Denia improves its Gynecology service with the incorporation of Dr. Jorge Muñoz Cabrera and a multidisciplinary team that allows the care of any gynecological problem

HCB Hospitals has reinforced the Gynecology service in its hospital center in Dénia with the incorporation of Dr. Jorge Muñoz Cabrera. Degree in Medicine from the National University of Rosario, specialized in Tocogynecology from the National University of Cuyo, Mendoza and in Breast Diseases in Mendoza. Dr. Jorge Muñoz developed academic, teaching and professional work…

Europe offers a vast array of high quality healthcare options.

Overall, Switzerland is regarded as one of the most advanced countries for medicine. It has two major research centres at the University of Bern and the University of Zurich. The best hospital in the world is regarded as Charité in Berlin, Germany, according to a major study by Newsweek last year. But it’s not all…

The world is experiencing wars in Europe and in the Middle East and the impacts are many.

War can have severe health effects, both direct and indirect. Direct effects include injuries, trauma, and deaths caused by violence. Indirect effects involve displacement, disrupted access to healthcare, spread of diseases in crowded conditions, and psychological impacts such as post-traumatic stress disorder. Also wars often lead to the destruction of infrastructure, hindering the delivery of…

Welcome to what will probably be the most expensive hospital ever built.

At over €2.5 billion and counting, the new National Children’s Hospital at the St James’s Hospital campus in Dublin has been delayed by years and dogged by controversy. The project has become a political and financial nightmare. The new hospital is due to be finished late next year but will then have to be fitted…

What do you think is the most commonly prescribed drug in Ireland by doctors?

It’s about cholesterol – and the drug to lower your blood-cholesterol called Atorvastatin. In fact, cholesterol lowering drugs are the most commonly prescribed drugs world wide. The next most commonly prescribed drug is for treating excess stomach acid using a drug called Omeprazole. Millions of these drugs are prescribed every year, in Ireland, to public…

There have been some spectacular advances in surgery in recent years.

Two of the big ones are robotic surgery and wireless connectivity. Telesurgery involves both technologies. Using telesurgery, surgeons can operate surgical robotic instruments from anywhere in the world with wireless networks. With surgery, there is no room for error, yet doctors are human and mistakes can happen. Robotic surgery helps doctors to improve precision, control…