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Auralia Medical Group has implemented all recommended protocols as issued from the HSE and the National Public Health Emergency Team and WHO in relation to Covid 19, and adhere to them strictly.
We are constantly monitoring additional protocol elements and reacting accordingly.
Auralia does not accept walk-in patients, and all Patients that do attend must comply with the HSE Covid 19 precautions.
The safety and well-being of our Patients, Team members and their families are our key priority at this time.
It is important to understand that Auralia, unlike all Public and many other Private hospitals is a private hospital specialising exclusively in elective cosmetic/plastic surgery and weight loss surgery. All our medical teams are exclusive to Auralia.
We are a fully equipped Internationaly accredited surgical unit, where there is no opportunity for an unannounced walk-in by any unvetted sick patient.
At Auralia, we operate fully accredited HEPA air filters throughout, we have upgraded our disinfectant protocols, PPE and Structural protection in response to the current outbreak, and extensive hand sanitation and protective equipment, when needed is available on site.
All Patients are invited to avail of hand sanitisers located throughout the Hospital/Clinics and at the entrances, while our aim is to create a safe environment for both Patients and Staff.
We have implemented best practice standards for Cosmetic/Plastic and Bariatric hygiene, and we currently vet all Patients prior to attending the hospital/clinics to further enhance measures to prevent the spread of the Virus.
All Patients are temperature tested, surgical Patients are tested for Covid 19 on arrival, and Staff are tested weekly.
Our Occupational Health Advisor regularly checks on all members of staff and providing and updating our Medical Director and Clinical Governance Committee on best practice advice ongoing.
We are engaged with the relevant authorities for guidance on best practice as we continuously monitor the situation on a daily basis, and update our communication channels to any change in approach as the situation develops.
Our key objective is to provide a safe and controlled environment for our Patients and Staff and continue to minimise the spread of Covid 19.
It was the best decision I made. I’m 1.5 months after a tummy tuck. The results are amazing. Huge Thank you to Dr Salman and Dr Ahmad and all staff.
Both my sister and I got work done here and I must say They are brilliant! All the staff from when you enter with the first consultation to the last consultation. Anyone looking for work and is nervous I was the same, I have done a lot of research for a few years and I’m delighted I chose them! I got liposuction will be going back for a tummy tuck also.
Wonderful experience, I am delighted with my results! Dr Salman and the team are very professional, kind and helpful. I would definitely recommend, it was one of the best things I have done.
Treated by: Dr Ahmed Salman MB. BCH. BAO. BMEDSC. COSMETIC SURGEON
Obesity increases the risk of a number of serious conditions, not least, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. However, being clinically obese also hastens the ageing process, a fact which, over the last few years, has been pinned down to certain molecular processes.
Earlier research has shown that obesity increases levels of reactive oxygen species (free radicals) in fat cells, leading to a shortening of the telomeres – a marker of ageing. Telomeres are structures found at the ends of each chromosome, providing protection to the DNA. Each time a cell divides, a small portion of the telomere is lost. Once the telomere reaches a critical limit, the cell goes through a process of senescence (cells stop dividing permanently) or apoptosis (cells commit suicide). In other words, the rate of loss of the telomere is a good indicator of ageing.
It turns out that various lifestyle factors can increase the rate at which the telomeres are degraded. These factors include smoking, poor diet, physical inactivity and – obesity. Obese people are known to have shorter telomeres, but they also show other hallmarks of premature cellular ageing, including inflammation. A recent study at the University of Vienna, examined whether weight-loss surgery could reverse these cellular signs of ageing.
Results showed that not only did the patients undergoing weight loss surgery, lose a substantial amount of weight, they also showed a marked reduction in inflammation. Most striking of all, 2-years after surgery the patients’ telomeres were an impressive 80 percent longer in both cells and blood samples. In addition to measuring the telomeres, the research team also evaluated a process called telomere oxidation, one of the causes of telomere shortening. After 2-years, oxidative damage to the telomeres had been reduced three-fold.
The conclusion of this study and others, is very encouraging. Weight loss surgery can reverse the ageing process – and may do so in as little as 6-months. Whilst being obese puts stress on the entire body, the good news is that after weight loss surgery, the body can repair itself – and turn back the clock!
Dr David Ashton MD PhD