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Understanding TAVI

You may have heard of a TAVI procedure. Perhaps you, or someone close to you, has even been recommended they have the procedure done. It can feel overwhelming to hear, and you’ve no doubt got a few questions. Firstly, you may have wondered what a TAVI procedure is? TAVI stands [...]


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+00:00Hospital 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+00:00Hospital 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+00:00Hospital 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+00:00Hospital 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+00:00Cardiology, Hospital News|


While preparing to celebrate Christmas with family, Marion went to bed on Christmas eve with the feeling she wasn’t breathing properly. After a few hours with no improvement and trying all of her usual solutions, including asthma medications and anxiety assistance, the issue kept getting worse. She soon called an [...]

2019-03-05T00:23:49+00:00Hospital News|