Advanced Preventive Testing at Durdans Hospital

‘Preventive Care’ is any medical intervention that defends against health emergencies. It includes proactive measures such as screening and diagnostic tests that can help individuals check their health status and identify illnesses at an early stage. Regular health check-ups not only help to reduce sickness but over the longterm can also greatly reduce healthcare costs…

Milestone Recap: 20 Years of Cardiac Care Excellence

Last year, the Durdans Heart Centre celebrated its 20th year as a Medical Centre of Excellence in Sri Lanka. Over recent years, the centre has maintained its pioneering status by continuously enabling the achievement of a multitude of cardiac care breakthroughs within the country. As Mr Ajith E Tudawe, Chairman of Durdans Hospital explains: “from…

#FightCOVID19

What is the new coronavirus? Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that infect humans and other animals. Over the recent past, these viruses have emerged as a major threat to humanity: The SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) outbreak in 2003, MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) outbreak in 2012 and the Coronavirus Disease outbreak in…

What you need to know about 3D mammograms

A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast that’s used to screen for and diagnose breast cancer. 3D mammography (known as Tomosynthesis) is the most modern screening and diagnostic tool available for early detection of breast cancer. While conventional methods generate flat images, Tomosynthesis creates a detailed three-dimensional depiction of the breast. This enables greater…

Managing Hip and Knee Pain in Osteoarthritis

The Durdans Orthopaedic Clinic focuses on the management of a variety of orthopaedic (musculoskeletal related) conditions inclusive of hip and knee pain as a result of osteoarthritis. The scientific term osteoarthritis accounts for the natural wear and tear of the articular cartilage as a result of multiple factors. Cartilage is a smooth thin-film layer between…

First Time Re-do Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (MIDCAB) at Durdans Heart Centre

Durdans Heart Centre successfully performed Re-do (re-operative) Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (Re-do CABG) on a cardiac patient who had gone through a bypass surgery 18 years ago. This is also the first time that a“re-do” MIDCAB surgery through a small incision on the left side of the chesthas beenperformed in Sri Lanka.…

Durdans Hospital Announces Special Offers and Packages for Agrahara Beneficiaries

Durdans Hospital has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with National Insurance Trust Fund (NITF) launching a range of exclusive discount offers and packages to serve state sector employees better. Agrahara beneficiaries are now eligible to a 20% discount on laboratory investigations, radiology services and cardiac investigations and special rates on room charges. In addition,…

5 instances that you should see a Urologist

Urinary Tract Infection that won’t resolve with antibiotics Common symptoms of UTIs are burning, painful and frequent urination, pain in lower abdomen and pelvis, cloudy and smelly urine, etc 2. Persistent frequent urination or Incontinence (leaking urine) Urine leaks when you put pressure on your bladder, for example when coughing sneezing laughing or lifting something…