P484 Teletext 484 Jun19 11:10:10       ————————————————————————————————  THE CUTTING "HOLE" OF SURGERY   Major surgery is now a mere  pin-prick, say surgeons who are working on the latest operation breakthrough. Pinhole surgery involves making a 3mm cut into the body and inserting a tiny tube which is steered towards the operating area. By contrast, keyhole surgery incisions are about 20mm wide, allowing less pain and faster recovery and reducing the risk of complications, say researchers. ——————————————————————————————————1/3—— Eco-friendly wine 463 TRY A HEALTHIER SNACK! p487 Men & Women Food Diet On-line
P484 Teletext 484 Jun19 11:10:02       ————————————————————————————————  THE CUTTING "HOLE" OF SURGERY   Pinhole surgery (or interventional radiology) can drain fluids and block or unblock tubes and blood vessels — all techniques used in heart, lung and kidney operations. cont... ———————————— COMPETITION —————————————— For a chance to win one of 35 pairs of tickets to this year's Natural Health Show XMvly 6-9), answer this poser: What would a reflexologist massage? a) Your hair b) Your feet c) Your hands Call 0891 787 352 Lines close July 2 ——————————————————————————————————2/3—— T+ Cost/min 39p cheap, 49p other Winner selected at random on July 3 Ticket Hotline: 01733 890187 Men & Women Food Diet On-line
P484 Teletext 484 Jun19 11:11:10       ————————————————————————————————  THE CUTTING "HOLE" OF SURGERY   New pinhole surgery may take  the edge away from going snder the knife - but it's still early days, cautions Teletext's Dr Roy McGregor. "Many of my patients may benefit from pinhole surgery. However, as with any new technique, its success lies largely in the hands of the operator," he says. "I would approach with caution any offer of pinhole surgery that is still in the experimental phase." ——————————————————————————————————3/3—— Pensioners go high-tech 673 CUTTING THE COST OF MEDICINE p481 Men & Women Food Diet On-line