It's incredibly normal to feel anxiety or jitters before a surgery. Day Procedure Unit Nurse Manager Summa Lewington walks you through how we help patients.
Colonoscopy. It’s the dreaded procedure that most over 50’s should be having on a regular basis but it can be uncomfortable to talk about and even worse to schedule into your diary. It’s important to remember that the team at Murdoch’s endoscopy suite undertake many colonoscopies every day and are here to make you feel … Continue reading Colonoscopies: are they really that bad?
Diana and Stephen Snelling do everything together. Including knee surgery, on their left knees, on the same day.
The long-term health benefits from living lighter are significant. For those whose weight consistently remains a struggle, or is severely limiting, bariatric surgery could be an option. Far from a quick fix, bariatric procedures are irreversible, require a hospital stay and mean a change in lifestyle.
For those whose weight consistently remains a struggle, or is severely limiting, bariatric surgery could be an option. This is Shaun's story.
Urology involves the diagnosis and treatment of urinary system conditions in men and women, as well as conditions in the male reproductive system.
Until recently, lung cancer diagnosis and determining a patient’s stage of cancer relied on CT and PET scans, as well as a biopsy, which often required an invasive operation. Interventional Pulmonologist Matt Salamonsen from Murdoch Chest says the introduction of Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) has revolutionised the field of respiratory medicine. “EBUS is a non-surgical procedure … Continue reading Revolutionary Approach to Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Staging
A recent study has found knee arthroscopy procedures for knee joint meniscal injuries give patients improved function and less pain, despite recent publications questioning the value of this procedure. Some recently published reviews have raised concerns about the effectiveness of knee arthroscopy, particularly in patients who have knee osteoarthritis. A retrospective study conducted by orthopaedic … Continue reading Knee Arthroscopy Shows Benefits For Many
If you are going into hospital for a procedure, chances are, you will meet an anaesthetist. Anaesthetists are doctors who specialise for a further five years on completion of their medical degrees. Anaesthetist and Director of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine at St John of God Murdoch Hospital, Dr David Borshoff, says he and his colleagues … Continue reading For your comfort and wellbeing
There are a number diet changes that are advisable to make to quicken your recovery after surgery. Senior Dietitian Preeti Chauhan at St John of God Murdoch Hospital recommends: Reducing dietary fibre soon after surgery to allow your bowel to rest Reintroduce gradually fibre into your diet four to six weeks after surgery Avoid caffeine, artificial sweeteners, alcohol and spicy foods which may make stools … Continue reading What to eat after bowel surgery