-Hospital News

The Nuts and Bolts of Bowel Cancer Screening

The rapid evolution of bowel cancer screening and colonoscopic surveillance guidelines continues to create confusion in primary health care. The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) has been designed to screen for bowel cancer among Australians aged 50-74. What? From 2018 to 2020, every person aged 50 to 74 years [...]

2019-03-05T00:22:00+00:00March 4th, 2019|Hospital News|

Your lungs and how to care for them

May is Lung Health Awareness Month, so we took the opportunity to sit down with Thoracic Surgeon, Mr Naveed Alam from St Vincent’s Private Hospital Melbourne, for a fascinating chat about the low-down on our lungs and how we can take better care of them. We all understand the basic [...]

2019-03-05T00:22:26+00:00March 4th, 2019|Hospital News|

Making noise about the ‘silent’ cancer

Ovarian cancer seems to be one of the ‘tricky’ cancers. Early detection is difficult, often the exact cause is hard to pin down and early symptoms are non-specific. Despite all this, a discussion on the topic with Gynaecological Oncologist, Dr Adam Pendlebury, unveiled a positive future in fighting the disease. [...]

2019-03-05T00:22:51+00:00March 4th, 2019|Hospital News|

Looking after your pancreas

If everything's going well, chances are that you don’t spend a lot of time thinking about your pancreas. We spoke to Mr Simon Banting MBBS FRACS, a hepatobiliary and upper gastrointestinal surgeon, about what your pancreas does and how St Vincent’s Private helps patients with pancreatic pathology. Your pancreas does [...]

2019-03-05T00:23:02+00:00March 4th, 2019|Hospital News|

What you need to know about skin cancer

Anyone living in Australia needs to be aware of the risk of skin cancer. Each year in Australia around 80% of all newly diagnosed cancers are skin cancer. Most of these cases will be caused by sun exposure. We asked plastic and reconstructive surgeon Mr Ramin Shayan for his advice [...]

2019-03-05T00:23:12+00:00March 4th, 2019|Hospital News|

Should you be eating a low or high carbohydrate diet?

What's the latest? Low carbohydrate, high fat diets have recently re-emerged (having last been popular in the 1970’s), and have caught the attention of some members of the scientific community and the public. What is a low carbohydrate diet? In research, some have used ‘Very Low Carbohydrate Ketogenic Diets’ (VLCKD) [...]

2019-03-05T00:23:24+00:00March 4th, 2019|Hospital News|

25 Years of Open Heart Surgery

Cardiac surgery commenced at St Vincent’s in August 1993 and has continued steadily over the past 25 years. The vision to plan and implement cardiac surgery began in the early 90’s with the then CEO Mr Antolovich, Medical Director John Clareborough and Cardiothoracic surgeon Mr Tony Wilson. The first cardiac [...]

2019-03-05T00:23:36+00:00March 4th, 2019|Cardiology, Hospital News|