St Vincent's Private Hospital Melbourne Blog-

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+00:00Hospital News|

Returning to exercise after having your baby

There are numerous reasons why regular exercise is important for our bodies and minds throughout every life stage and the postnatal period is no different.  Regular Exercise aids in recovery, muscle strengthening, promotes social interaction and psychological wellbeing, just to name a few. However, what does differ at this stage [...]

2019-03-05T00:22:13+00:00Maternity, Women's health|

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+00:00Hospital News|

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 [...]

2019-03-05T00:22:37+00:00Cardiology|

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|