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Other Specialties

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    Gleneagles, Other Specialties
    • Anaesthesiology

      Anaesthesiology is concerned with general anaesthetics to induce reversible sleep, eg. during surgery or some medical tests, to prevent pain and discomfort. This allows medical procedures to be done that otherwise would not be possible.

      Nuclear Medicine

      Nuclear medicine is concerned with diagnosis and treatment of diseases using radioactive materials, the doses used are usually small.

    • Dentistry

      Dentistry is concerned with the teeth and mouth. This specialty involves repair or removal of decayed teeth, straightening and adjustment of teeth, and design, manufacture, and fitting of false teeth and other devices.

      Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

      Oral and maxillofacial surgery is concerned with treatment of conditions of the face, mouth and jaw. This includes the repair of cleft lip/palate, facial trauma and surgery for cancer.

    • Dermatology

      Dermatology is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases of the skin, hair, nails, mouth and genitals, and can include cosmetic care.

      Pathology

      Pathology is concerned with looking at tissues and cells through a microscope to diagnose illness, and improve the treatment and understanding of diseases.

    • Geriatric Medicine

      Geriatric medicine, also known as care of the elderly, is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases of old age, and social aspects of illness in older people.

      Plastic Surgery

      Plastic surgery is concerned with repair of missing or damaged tissue and skin due to surgery, illness, injury or birth abnormality, and it can include cosmetic surgery.

    • Haematology

      Haematology is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of disorders of the blood and bone marrow. This specialty also supports the blood transfusion service.

      Psychiatry

      Psychiatry is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental health conditions. Psychiatrists use communication as therapy, but can also prescribe medicines.

    • Infectious Diseases

      Infectious diseases is concerned with diagnosing and treating diseases caused by micro-organisms, eg. bacteria or viruses. This specialty is also involved in preventing the spread of infection from one person to another.

      Public Health

      Public health is concerned with preventing diseases, promoting health and prolonging life among a specific population.

    • Internal Medicine

      Internal medicine is concerned with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adult diseases by non-surgical techniques. This specialty is also called general medicine and the doctors are sometimes known as physicians or internists.

      Rheumatology

      Rheumatology is concerned with diagnosing and treating arthritis and rheumatic diseases (conditions affect the joints, muscles and bones).

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      *This is not a complete list of all the medical specialties available. The information provided is for educational reference only and should not be seen as medical advice.

      Please consult one of our qualified healthcare specialists for an accurate diagnosis before starting on any treatments.