Cardiology

Cardiology refers to the branch of medicine that deals with heart and blood vessels disorders. Cardiologists are heart doctors. A sub-specialty of cardiology is electrophysiology, which requires additional training in addition to a general training in cardiology. An electrophysiologist is a speciali...

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Cardiothoracic Surgery refers to the surgical treatment of diseases that affect organs in the chest (thorax) such as: Cardiac Surgery Surgery relating to restoring of the blood supply to the heart, coronary artery bypass grafting, heart valves repair or replacement and the great vessels in the che...

Dentistry

Dermatology

Dermatology refers to the branch of medicine that deals with the skin and related parts such as the hair, nails, sweat glands etc. A medical doctor who specializes in dermatology is a dermatologist. Venereology is a sub-specialty of dermatology that deals with sexually transmitted diseases. Dermatol...

Endocrinology

Endocrinology is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the endocrine system. It consists of endocrine or ductless glands which secrete a variety of hormones. They include the pituitary gland, thyroid gland, adrenal glands, pancreas, ovaries and testes, and the kidneys. Endocrinologists are...

Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology is a branch of medicine dealing with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. This would include problems relating to the esophagus, stomach, small intestines, colon, rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver. Gastroenterologists are doctors who undergo additional speciali...

General Surgery

General surgery is the branch of medicine that treats injuries, deformities and diseases using surgical procedures. It is usually done when a cure for the medical problem is not likely through medication alone. General surgeons perform surgery on the abdominal organs (intestines, stomach, colon, li...

Gynaecology

Hand Surgery

Nephrology

Nephrology or Renal Medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis of kidney diseases, treatment of kidney diseases (e.g., dialysis, medications) and follow-up of kidney (renal) transplant patients. Many nephrologists also provide medical care in the area of electrolyte disorders an...

Neurology

Neurology is the branch of medicine that deals with the medical management of the nervous system and its disorders. This encompasses a wide spectrum including nerve and muscle diseases as well as brain and spinal cord problems. Neurologists are doctors that specialize in treating patients with neur...

Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery is the branch of medicine that deals with surgery of the nervous system (brain, spinal cord or peripheral nerves). In the past 20 years, there have been many new developments including the use of computerised navigation, stereotactic radiosurgery and endoscopic surgery. These allow the...

Obstetrics

Obstetrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the care of women and their offspring during pregnancy, childbirth and the post-natal period. Most gynaecologists are also obstetricians. Gynaecology is the branch of medicine that deals with diseases of the female reproductive system (uterus, va...

Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine which deals with eye diseases and their treatment. Opthalomologists are medical doctors who specialize in the field of Ophthalmology. Most opthalomologists also perform surgery on the eyes. AN EYE OPENER Eye Diseases The best way to prevent eye diseases is t...

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery

Otolaryngology

Otolaryngology is the branch of medicine specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose, throat, head and neck disorders. Practitioners are called otolaryngologists or ear nose and throat (ENT) surgeons. ENTs are medical doctors who complete at least five years of surgical residency train...

Pain Medicine

Pain Medicine is a branch of medicine that focuses on helping patients with chronic and persistent pain problems. Unresolved chronic pain is a serious problem with significant consequences. As a result of poorly controlled pain, many people suffer reduced quality of life, decreased mobility, withd...

Prosthodontics

Psychiatry

Respiratory Medicine

Respiratory medicine is the branch of medicine that deals with diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the lungs and respiratory tract (trachea, bronchi and bronchioles). Surgery of the respiratory tract is generally performed by a cardio-thoracic surgeon. BREATHE IN, BREATHE OUT Is It Difficult to ...

Urology

Urology is the branch of medicine that deals with the urinary tracts of males and females, and on the reproductive system of males. The organs that are covered under this area of medicine include the kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, urethra, testes, epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, pro...

Vascular Surgery

Vascular surgery is a specialty of surgery in which diseases of the arteries and veins outside the heart are managed by medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures, and surgical reconstruction. The specialty has evolved to include minimally invasive techniques using endovascular approach...