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Kedah Medical Centre is committed to offer the community its state-of-the-art cutting edge technology and comprehensive wide range of medical services, supported by a group of expertise and experts to answer all questions, worries on illnesses, treatment and other health related issues. We have a reputable team of Resident and Visiting Medical Consultants who are well-qualified and experienced in their respective field. They are strongly supported by a dedicated nursing team and paramedical staff in all the disciple of medicine to deliver quality and personalised services.
You may not realise but the Anaesthesiologists play an important role to keep you safely sedated and comfortable during surgery. The Anaesthesiologists make vital decisions on the level of anaesthetic drugs you need and continue to be on stand-by throughout the surgery and after. Anaesthesiologists provide care for patients during surgeries by helping them undergo certain procedures and surgeries without pain and distress. This specialty also provides relief from chronic pain. Anaesthesia basically is a “reversible lack of awareness”, which is a total lack of awareness (e.g. general anaesthetic) or a lack of awareness of a part of the body such as a spinal anaesthetic or another nerve block would cause. Anaesthesia is a pharmacologically induced reversible state of amnesia, analgesia, loss of responsiveness, loss of skeletal muscle reflexes and decreased in stress response.
Your heart is the most hardworking organ in your entire body; pumping blood and life throughout your veins. Heart problems may be resulted from various factors such as family history, smoking, sedentary lifestyle, high fat and low fibre diet, prolonged stress and others. Our Cardiologists are also trained in Interventional Cardiology using minimally-invasive procedures to treat heart problems without major surgery. Cardiology is a branch of internal medicine, a specialty dealing with disorders of the heart and blood vessels. Cardiologists deal with the diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease (CAD), heart failure, valvular heart disease and aneurysms of the blood vessels. Cardiologists are not to be confused with Cardiac Surgeons, Cardiothoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons, who perform cardiac surgeries – operative procedures on the heart and great vessels.
The skin is the largest organ, providing crucial protection for your blood, flesh, veins, internal organs, bones and muscles. Skin problems do not only cause physical discomfort but they can also be emotionally distressing. Skin problems ought to be treated early before more severe disfigurements and scarring happen, which will eventually take longer time to recover. Dermatology or the knowledge of skin disease is a branch of internal medicine. It is a specialty with both medical and surgical aspects. Dermatologists deal with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases like allergies of the skin, skin acne, skin cancer, psoriasis, skin blisters, skin warts and other problems related to skin, nails, hair and scalp. Skin Specialists work closely with both Physicians and Surgeons.
The ear, nose and throat are connected by the sinus network which is why a cold or flu often results in a runny nose, sore throat and ear infection. Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) Specialists or Otorhinolaryngologists also look into the throat and neck conditions such as infections and abnormal growths. Special devices are used to probe into the ear, nose and throat to check for abnormalities and the ENT Specialists will recommended the necessary treatment. Otorhinolaryngology or ENT is the branch of medicine that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of the ear, nose and throat; extending to the treatment of head and neck disorders. ENT Specialists deal with diseases such as throat infection, enlarged tonsils in the throat, ear problems, deafness and its treatment. Nose problem such as sinusitis, nasal tumours and bleeding are also few of those that can be treated by our ENT Specialists.
Physicians practicing in this field of medicine are called Gastroenterologists; whereby they are skilled in various procedures which help in the diagnosis and treatment of digestive disorders, including advanced diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy intervention. All procedures and investigations performed are supported by modern facilities. Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine whereby the digestive system and its disorders are studied. Diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract, which includes the organs from mouth to anus, along the alimentary canal, are the focus of this specialty. Gastroenterologists perform a number of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including colonoscopy, endoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiancreatography (ERCP), endoscopic ultrasound and liver biopsy.
The human body is a very complex network of organs and systems, sometimes more complex health problems arise and require a trained Specialist providing non-surgical treatment. A General Practitioner is a medical doctor who treats acute and chronic illnesses and provides preventive care and health education to patients. General Medicine or sometimes known as Internal Medicine is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis, management and non-surgical treatment of unusual or serious diseases and Specialists in General Medicine are commonly called, Physicians. Because their patients are often seriously ill or require complex investigations, Physicians work intensively in the hospitals. In modern practice, most Physicians are subspecialists: that is, they generally focus their medical practice to problems of one organ system or to one particular area of medical knowledge. For instance, Gastroenterologists and Nephrologists specialize respectively in the diseases of the digestive system and the kidneys.
Modern medicine has definitely made surgeries faster, safer and more effective than ever before. Supported by a multi-disciplinary team including Anaesthesiologists, Surgeons, attending Doctors and specialised Operating Theatre (OT) nurses; every surgery is given utmost level of priority to ensure maximum success. General Surgery, despite its name, is a surgical specialty that focuses on the abdominal organs, e.g. intestines including oesophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland (depending on the availability of the Head and Neck Surgery Specialists). General Surgeons also deal with diseases involving the skin, breast and hernias.
Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery is a subspecialty of surgery which specifically deals with the surgical management (including diagnosis and treatment) of diseases of the liver, pancreas and the biliary system. Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery typically involves complex and challenging surgical procedures that require special expertise and experience to ensure optimum outcomes. Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgeons works in partnership with a multidisciplinary team of Specialists comprising of Hepatologists, Gastroenterologists, Interventional Radiologists, Oncologists, Pathologists, Anaesthesiologists and others in order to provide highly specialised care for patients with diseases of the liver, pancreas and the biliary system.
The kidneys act as the body’s natural filters; eliminating excess water, salts and waste through the urine. Kidney problems can affect people of all ages. Failure to treat kidney problems will lead to end-stage kidney failure which needs haemodialysis or a kidney transplant. Patients with kidney problems will also require dietary advice such as reducing liquid intake and diet changes. Nephrology concerns the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases and the Specialists who are trained in the field are called Nephrologists. Nephrologists treat patients with kidney disorders and manage transplant protocols in hospitals and for transplant networks. Nephrologists also manage dialysis centres and programs. Like other subspecialists, Nephrologists serve an additional residency in their field, beyond the standard training and they are trained in other aspects of internal medicine as well as how renal failure can cause other body systems to fail.
Neurology is a medical specialty dealing with disorders of the nervous system. Specifically, it deals with the diagnosis and treatment of all categories of disease involving the central, peripheral and autonomic nervous system; including their coverings, blood vessels and all effector tissue, such as the muscle. A Neurologist is a physician who specializes in Neurology and is trained to investigate or diagnose and treat neurological disorders. While Neurology is a non-surgical specialty, its corresponding surgical specialty is Neurosurgery.
Before the age of menopause, a woman’s body is largely dependent upon her hormones. Various health problems may arise when there is an imbalance of hormones in the woman’s body. O&G Specialists look into the women’s intimate problems related to menstruation, vaginal dystrophy, infertility, family-planning, pregnancy and birth. Obstetrics and Gynaecology, also known as O&G or OB-GYN are the two surgical specialties dealing with the disease and conditions related to female reproductive organs and conditions associated with pregnancy. Obstetrics is the field of study concentrated on pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period while Gynaecology is the medical practice dealing with the health of the female reproductive systems and the breasts.
As they say, the eyes are the windows to the soul. Eye problems may be resulted from aging, injuries or other medical problems such as diabetes. Eye care is vital at any age, particularly after the age of 40. Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine which deals with the diseases and surgery of the visual pathways; including the eye, hairs and areas surrounding the eyes, such as the lacrimal system and eyelids. The term Ophthalmologist is a specialist for the medical and surgical problems of the eyes. Since Ophthalmologists perform operations on the eyes, they are considered to be both a medical and surgical medical specialty.
The bones form the structure of the body, giving us shape and balance. Joints – the spaces between the bones that are filled with synovial fluid, allow the body to have the flexibility to move, bend and turn at different places. Healthy bones and joints are necessary for mobility and independence. Orthopaedic problems can arise from age, injury, trauma or infection. Orthopaedic Surgery or Orthopaedics (also spelled Orthopedics) is the branch of surgery concerned with the conditions involving the musculoskeletal (muscle and bone) system. Orthopaedic Surgeons use both surgical and non-surgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, sport injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumours and congenital disorders.
Children are highly prone to infections because their immune systems have yet to be fully develop and mature. Children’s illnesses ought to be treated promptly as their bodies can deteriorate quickly when there is any treatment provided. Infectious diseases are also easily transmitted as children share food, utensils, playing space as well as the same living environment. Paediatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of infants, children and adolescents. The upper age limit of such patients ranges to age of 12 in Malaysia. A medical practitioner who specialises in this field of study is known as a Paediatrician.
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery is not only meant to help people achieve superstar looks; in many cases, people who seek this treatment just want to look normal. Cases can vary widely, from simple treatments to remove wrinkles and fine lines to comprehensive makeovers to reconstruction procedures following surgery and/or accidents or trauma. Plastic Surgery is a medical specialty concerned with the correction and/or restoration of forms and functions. While famous for aesthetic surgery, plastic surgery also includes many types of reconstructive surgery, hand surgery, microsurgery and the treatment of burns. The word ‘plastic’ derives from the Greek word ‘plastikos’, meaning to mould or to shape; its use here is not connected with synthetic polymer material known as plastic. Plastic surgery is especially dedicated to reconstruction of facial and body defects due to birth disorders, trauma, burns and diseases. The field of medicine is intended to correct dysfunctional areas of the body and is reconstructive in nature.
Psychiatrists offer more than just counselling. In many cases, emotional disturbances such as stress, depression, road rage, suicidal tendencies and other arise due to the abnormal changes in the brain cells. They may also be caused by nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, and exposure to toxic substances, medications or underlying medical conditions. Tests are carried out to ascertain the root cause of one’s emotional disturbances with counselling provided as supporting therapy. Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the diagnosis, prevention, study and treatment of mental disorders. Psychiatric assessment typically starts with a mental status examination and the compilation of a case history. Psychological tests and physical examinations may be conducted; on occasion, neuroimaging or other neurophysiological techniques are used.
Modern imaging devices such as X-Rays, Ultrasounds, CT Scans and MRIs allow medical practitioners to look into your body for accurate diagnosis and recommend appropriate treatments. Medical images taken are stored digitally in the Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) where they can be viewed by all members of the healthcare team within the same healthcare system and compared later on with future imaging examinations. Radiology is the branch of specialty of medicine that deals with the study and application of imaging technology like X-Ray and radiation in diagnosing and treating of diseases. Radiologists are physicians that utilize an array of imaging technologies [such as Ultrasound, Computed Tomography (CT) scan, nuclear medicine, Positron emission Tomography (PET) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)] to diagnose or treat diseases. Interventional Radiology is the performance of, usually minimally invasive, medical procedures with the guidance of imaging technologies. The Diagnostic Radiologist, a specially trained doctor, interprets or ‘reads’ the images and procedures a report of their findings and impression or diagnosis.
Breathing is such a natural part of our daily life that we seldom stop to think about it until we experience breathing difficulties. Respiratory specialists treat lung disease and infections including pneumonia, COPD, asthma and others.
Men often experience urinary problems as they aged as a result of an enlarged prostate. Urologists also provide treatment for sexual problems in men such as erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. Urology is the surgical specialty that focuses on the urinary tract of men and women as well as on the reproductive system of men. Medical professionals specializing in the field of Urology are called Urologists and are trained to diagnose, treat and manage patients with urological disorders. The organs covered by Urology include the kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, urethra and the male reproductive organs (testes, epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, prostate and penis). Both Urologists and General Surgeons operate on the adrenal glands. Urology combines the management of medical (i.e. non-surgical) problems such as urinary tract infections and benign prostatic hyperplasia, as well as surgical problems as the surgical management of cancers, correction of congenital abnormalities and correcting stress incontinence. Urology is closely related to, and in some cases, overlaps with the medical fields of Oncology, Nephrology, Gynaecology, Andrology, Paediatric Surgery, Gastroenterology and Endocrinology.
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