Will Adams NHS Treatment Centre
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Welcome to Will Adams NHS Treatment Centre

We’re here to provide high quality outpatient and diagnostic procedures to NHS patients in Gillingham and the surrounding areas. Whatever treatment you are visiting us for, you’ll receive the best possible care – helping you to feel better, faster.

The Will Adams NHS Treatment Centre is run by Care UK, an independent company that provides services to NHS patients. We have an impressive track record in patient care and clinical success. Find out more.

We hope you find what you need on this site. If you have any questions, please give us a call.

Whatever procedure you visit us for, you’ll be given the best care and the undivided attention of our experienced and professional team. We deliver a comprehensive range of services and reduced waiting times. So we can help get you back to feeling fit and well again soon.

Take a look at the treatments below to see exactly what we offer:

Orthopaedics
Bunion removal

A bunion is a painful bony deformity of the joint at the base of the big toe which usually get worse over time. Surgical removal commonly involves part of the toe bone being cut or removed and the bones being realigned.

 
Carpal tunnel syndrome

CTS is caused by the compression of the median nerve at the wrist in the carpal tunnel, resulting in pain and numbness in the fingers. It can be treated with steroids, splinting and physiotherapy, and, in severe cases, surgery.

 
Claw toe

Tightened ligaments and tendons cause the middle and end joints in the toe to contract, causing the toe joints to curl downwards. This condition is often caused by arthritis. Treatments can include physio, or surgery for severe cases.

 
Contracture release (frozen shoulder)

Frozen shoulder is also known as shoulder contracture and is a painful condition that affects shoulder movement. It is caused by the flexible tissue surrounding the shoulder joint becoming inflamed and thickened. Steroid injectionsmay help but in severe cases surgery may be necessary to remove the inflamed tissue.

 
Dupuytren's release

Dupuytren's contracture occurs in the hand where the fingers bend towards the palm and cannot be fully straightened. Treatment includes surgery (fasciectomy) to remove the tissue causing the fingers to bend, or an injection to break down this tissue.

 
Fasciectomy
Another name for the surgery to the hand that is performed to treat Dupuytren's contracture, where the fingers bend towards the palm and can't be fully straightened.
 
Flat foot correction

Flat feet or fallen arches cause the arch, instep or inside of the foot to be flat on the ground when standing - normally it should be raised. Treatment is usually in the form of corrective insoles (orthotics) in shoes. Surgery is rare and usually only if a child has a congential problem and the foot needs straightening.

 
Ganglion cyst removal

A ganglion cyst is a fluid-filled swelling that develops near a joint or tendon, usually on the wrist, hand or fingers. The fluid is either drained out of the cyst using a syringe, or the cyst is removed during surgery.

 
Ganglions and minor lumps and bumps removal

Lumps like ganglions beneath the skin can be removed if they are causing pain or difficulty with footwear.

 
Hammer toe

A condition that often occurs with bunions: the toe bends downwards at the middle joint. This usually happens in the second toe and causes the middle toe joint to rise up. Suitable pads, shoes and exercises can treat this condition. Surgery is used to treat severe cases.

 
Ingrown toe nail

This develops when the edge of the toenail grows down and cuts into the surrounding skin, causing pain, swelling and/or bleeding. Over the counter remedies usually solve the problem. In severe cases surgery is possible to remove some or all of the nail.

 
Knee arthroscopy

A knee arthroscopy is used to investigate knee problems, including inflammation and injury, or to repair damaged tissue. An arthroscope - a telescope on a long, thin cord - is inserted through small cuts in the skin - enabling the patient to recover faster from surgery.

 
Lateral release

In this surgical procedure, tight structures on the outer part of the kneecap are released to ease knee pain caused by the kneecap being pulled away from its normal alignment.

 
Minimally invasive foot surgery

Any surgical procedure on the foot that uses the latest technology to make fewer, smaller incisions, resulting in reduced tissue damage and scarring. Cases can often be treated on a day patient basis.

 
Minor lumps and bumps

Minor lumps and bumps on the hands and wrists, such as cysts, moles and lipomas (benign tumours) are easy to treat via minor surgery on a day patient basis.

 
Muscle debridement

Debridement is the removal during surgery of damaged or infected tissue - skin or muscle - to help healthy tissue to heal.

 
Rotator cuff repair
The rotator cuff is a group of muscles closely wrapped around the shoulder that may be damaged through trauma or general wear and tear, causing pain and weakness. During keyhole surgery, the tendon attaching the muscle to the bone is reattached.
 
Shoulder arthroscopy

This surgical procedure is performed  using keyhole surgery using an arthroscope attached to a video camera. It is used to repair damage caused to the shoulder through trauma, wear and tear or damage to the ligaments and tendons.

 
Shoulder joint aspiration

If a patient is experiencing pain in a shoulder joint, a needle may be inserted into the joint to remove any fluid build up, and/or to diagnose the problem. This is a quick procedure.

 
Shoulder joint manipulation

This is performed under general anaesthetic and has been used for many years to treat frozen shoulder. The shoulder is moved through a range of motion to separate adhesions. Anti-inflammatory medication may also be injected into the shoulder.

 
Shoulder stabilisation

This surgical procedure repairs damage done to shoulder cartilage if it has dislocated, helping to re-stabilise the shoulder joint.

 
Stiff big toe

A condition also known as Hallux Rigidus, a form of degenerative arthritis, which causes pain and stiffness in the joint where the big toe meets the foot. Using shoe pads and shoes with plenty of room may help, but surgery may be necessary if pain continues.

 
Sub-acromial decompression

Surgery on the shoulder that prevents the bones and tendons in the shoulder rubbing against each other when the arm is raised, causing inflammation, pain and reduced movement. Inflamed tissue and bone spurs are removed to open up the joint again.

 
Tennis elbow
A condition that causes pain around the outside of the elbow, usually caused by overuse of the muscles attached to your elbow and used to straighten your wrist.
 
Therapeutic injection for joint pain relief

An injection made into the shoulder or elbow joints to ease pain and reduce inflammation caused by any number of conditions. The effects of the injection may last some weeks.

 
Trigger finger release

Trigger finger is where the finger or thumb gets locked into place when bent towards the palm. Surgery, either keyhole or open surgery, involves dividing a ligament to release the tendon.

 
Ulnar nerve release
The ulnar nerve goes around the back of the inner side of your elbow and through a tight tunnel between the forearm muscles. Pressure or compression on the nerve can result in numbness in the ring and little fingers, which minor surgery can release.
 
 
General Surgery
Hernias

This is where an internal part of the body pushes through a weakness in the muscle or surrounding tissue wall. Hernias can occur anywhere in your abdomen, and there are a number of different types.

 
Lumps and Bumps

A procedure involving the surgical removal  of small skin cysts or lesions. These are usually performed as a day case, so you can go home afterwards. These are procedures that require your GP to secure funding prior to referral and treatment.

 
Minor Plastic Surgery

Minor plastic surgery is performed to remove unsightly moles, scars, birth marks and cysts that are benign. These are procedures that require your GP to secure funding prior to referral and treatment.

 
Repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm

An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a bulge in the largest blood vessel in the body. Surgery is recommended if a rupture is thought likely. In this case, the weakened section of the blood vessel is replaced with a piece of synthetic tubing.

 
Repair of femoral hernia

A femoral hernia is when fatty tissue, or part of your bowel, pokes through a weak spot in the abdominal wall into the femoral canal, through which blood vessels pass to and from your leg. During surgery, the bulge is pushed back into place, and the abdominal wall is strengthened.

 
Repair of inguinal hernia (laproscopic and open)

An inguinal hernia is common and occurs mainly in men when fatty tissue or a part of the bowel pokes through a weak spot in the abdominal wall into the inguinal canal, through which blood vessels pass to the testicles. Surgery pushes the bulge back into place and strengthens the abdominal wall.

 
Repair of umbilical hernia

Umbilical hernias in adults are common, they result from a weakness in the abdominal wall and usually cause few symptoms. If they become painful or cause problems with activities of daily living, they can be simply repaired using a mesh to close the defect.

 
Surgery for haemorrhoids

There are various surgical treatments for haemorrhoids (piles), depending on the patient's particular condition. A haemorrhoidectomy, Haemorrhoidal artery ligation or rubber band ligation are some options.

 
Varicose vein stripping

If varicose veins become painful and problematic you may opt to have them treated surgically. Ligation and stripping is a common treatment done under general anaesthetic whereby the vein in the affected leg is tied off and removed.

 
 
Endoscopy
Colonoscopy

A procedure often used to screen for colon cancer. An endoscope (a very thin, long camera) is passed through the anus to view the large bowel and parts of the small bowel. It also enables polyps to be removed.

 
Gastroscopy

An endoscope is used to look into the stomach to diagnose conditions. This is a very common procedure: more than 500,000 are performed by the NHS each year in England alone.

 
Sigmoidoscopy

An examination of the large intestine using a rigid endoscope. It enables the doctor to look into the rectum and bottom part of the colon.

 
 
Urology
Cystodistension

A procedure where a cystoscope (a narrow telescope) is passed through the urethra (the tube that takes urine from the bladder to the outside of the body) into the bladder. The bladder is then filled with water causing it to stretch. This is usually done to aid diagnosis for patients with painful bladder syndrome.

 
Cystoscopy

A procedure used to examine and diagnose problems with the bladder. A cytoscope is inserted into the urethra and moved up into the bladder. The camera on the cytoscope relays images to a screen where they can be viewed by a specialist.

 
Excision of epididymus

The epididymis is a small organ over the back of each testicle where sperm are stored. A cyst can develop in this area and enlarge with fluid, becoming uncomfortable. The cyst can be removed during surgery under general anaesthetic.

 
Excision of lesion of scrotum / testes

The surgical removal, or excision, of lesions on the scrotum or testes is performed in order to prevent the spreading of a condition. Tissue can also be removed and tested, aiding in the diagnosis of problems.

 
Flexible Cystoscopy

When a cystoscopy is performed using a flexible cystoscope, a thin, flexible tube used to look inside the bladder.

 
Frenuloplasty

This is an operation to release a fold of skin on the underside of the penis in order to prevent pain and discomfort during intercourse.

 
Hydrocoelectomy

This operation removes fluid that collects around a testicle, called a hydrocoele. Most hydrocoeles are harmless and only need treatment if they become uncomfortable.

 
 
Ophthalmology
Cataract surgery

One of the most common and quickest forms of surgery, cataract surgery involves the removal of cloudy patches in the lens of the eye which make the vision blurred or misty.

 
Oculoplastics

This term covers a wide range of surgical procedures that deal with the eye socket, eyelids, tear ducts and face. It also deals with the reconstruction of the eye and its associated structures.

 
WAMD

'Wet' AMD is a painless eye condition that leads to the gradual loss of central vision due to abnormal blood vessel growth. It can be treated with medication and in some cases laser surgery.

 

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May 7th 2014

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