Cryoablation: The icy blast using freezing gas that kills off kidney cancer without the need for surgery

The icy blast using freezing gas that kills off kidney cancer without the need for surgery Cryoablation freezes and destroys the cancer using argon gas passed to the tumour tissue through fine needles in the patient's skinNo surgery is needed and patients can leave hospital the next day Suitable for patients with tumours less than 2in in diameter or for those where surgery is considered too risky | UPDATED: 10:26 GMT, 23 December 2012 A remarkable procedure that uses freezing gas to destroy kidney cancers is offering hope to the 8,000 Britons diagnosed with the disease each year.

The icy blast using freezing gas that kills off kidney cancer without the need for surgery

The icy blast using freezing gas that kills off kidney cancer without the need for surgery Cryoablation freezes and destroys the cancer using argon gas passed to the tumour tissue through fine needles in the patient's skinNo surgery is needed and patients can leave hospital the next day Suitable for patients with tumours less than 2in in diameter or for those where surgery is considered too risky | UPDATED: 01:14 GMT, 23 December 2012 A remarkable procedure that uses freezing gas to destroy kidney cancers is offering hope to the 8,000 Britons diagnosed with the disease each year.

How a mini-guillotine treatment beats the misery of sight blurred by floating particles

Spots in your eyes Then go for the chop: How a mini-guillotine treatment beats the misery of sight blurred by floating particles | UPDATED: 21:18 GMT, 21 July 2012 Tormented: Caroline Broadley says a 'floater' was like an oil slick in her field of vision At first, Caroline Broadley thought that she had a fly stuck in her left eye.

Don"t want any more children – but can"t face major surgery? The 20-minute op that lets you ditch the Pill for good

Don't want any more children – but can't face major surgery The 20-minute op that lets you ditch the Pill for good | UPDATED: 00:37 GMT, 24 April 2012 The idea of surgery under a general anaesthetic can put some women off sterilisation.

Cancer sufferer is first in UK to have a new bladder made by a robot

Cancer sufferer first in UK to have bladder replaced with a new one created inside his body by a robot The bladder was constructed from the patient's own bowel tissueThe Da Vinci robot is so dexterous it can peel a grape | UPDATED: 10:11 GMT, 20 March 2012 A cancer sufferer has become the first person in the UK to benefit from a robotically-constructed bladder.

Why keyhole surgery may not be your best choice

Why keyhole surgery may not be your best choice By Jenny Hudson PUBLISHED: 22:53 GMT, 12 March 2012 | UPDATED: 22:53 GMT, 12 March 2012 When Dr William Davis was told he’d need surgery for prostate cancer, he hoped to have it done using a keyhole procedure and chose urologist Alan Doherty, a surgeon renowned as a pioneer of the keyhole technique.