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Care to Share


Creating a healthier community.

Your health and the health of your family are the most important things in the world. But there's a lot of misinformation out there, and getting healthcare support you can really trust isn’t always easy. That’s why The Wesley Hospital created CARE to SHARE - a video series aimed at providing simple information, inspiration and support from our passionate team of healthcare professionals.

It’s real doctors and real clinicians, sharing real tips to help you get more out of life. Because your health matters.

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Understanding endometriosis     

Endometriosis is a disease which can cause a lot of pain for women and its effects can impact on many areas of a woman’s life. Work, relationships, motivation and health and well-being can all suffer due to the pain of endometriosis.

Understanding the cause of these problems is key to helping someone living with endometriosis.

Watch Gynaecologist Dr Graham Tronc as he discusses the treatments available for endometriosis and how best to support someone with the condition.


Prenatal genetic testing

Prenatal genetic tests can offer mothers a great deal of information about their unborn babies. Once fairly invasive, some of these tests can now be conducted with a simple blood sample from the mother.

Doctors can test for hereditary diseases, chromosomal problems and developmental issues to make sure a baby is healthy. If a test returns positive, doctors can consider treatment – even inside the uterus – to give the baby the best possible outcome.

Watch Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Associate Professor Gino Pecoraro, as he discusses what tests are available for expectant parents to consider.


Are young people at risk of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries?

Did you know Australia has the highest rate of ACL injuries in the world?

With our country’s love of sport, comes an increased risk of knee injuries and doctors are now seeing an increase of ACL injuries among children and adolescents.

Watch Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr John Roe explain how these injuries come about and what is involved in repairing an ACL.


How to recognise an asthma attack

Knowing what to do if someone is having an asthma attack could save a life.

Signs of a serious asthma attack can include shortness of breath, difficulty speaking or not responding to regular asthma medication. It’s important that effective first aid is administered to try and bring the episode under control while further medical help is sought.

Thoracic Physician, Dr Luke Garske explains the symptoms of an asthma attack, when to seek assistance and what you can do while waiting for professional help.


What is a colonoscopy?

Going in for a colonoscopy can seem intimidating, but this relatively simple day procedure could help save your life.

Changes in bowel habits can be an indication of something more serious. If you’re experiencing symptoms such as bleeding, abdominal pain or unintentional weight loss, a colonoscopy can help diagnose your condition. In fact, they play a key role in the early detection of bowel cancer.

In this video,  Gastroenterologist Dr Kevin O’Regan explains what a colonoscopy is and what you can expect before during and after the procedure.

How robots can help your knees and hips

Hip and knee replacement procedures have developed over the past 25 years, allowing doctors to perform precise operations.

The Mako robot can take that accuracy to a whole new level. Hear from Orthopaedic surgeon Dr Paul Pincus about the Mako robot and when to consider a joint replacement.

Palliative Care: thinking about the end of life differently

Palliative care is a holistic approach to end of life treatment. Along with managing physical symptoms, care providers can help address emotional, psychological, social, spiritual and economic distresses that come with end of life.

More than a service at the time of death, palliative care can begin at the time of diagnosis helping to improve a patient’s quality of life for weeks, months, and even years. In many cases, it can help ease treatment processes by helping patients manage the symptoms and stresses that can arise during this time.

In this video, Palliative Care Physician and Director of Palliative Care Dr Ralph McConaghy discusses palliative care and how it can help patients and their families find peace in end of life.


Could you benefit from the services and skills of a midwife?

Having a baby is an exciting time, but there’s a lot to consider through all stages of your pregnancy. Midwives can be an excellent source of support throughout the process, providing you with a personal connection and valuable source of information.

Midwife Sarah Moulton explains the role midwives can play during and after a pregnancy and how they can help improve your experience.

What do improved cancer treatments mean for patients?

Cancer treatments have improved over recent years, with patients seeing improvements to their conditions and longer lives through effective medication, decreased side effects and a more holistic approach that provides both emotional and practical support.

Clinical Haematologist, Dr Ian Irving explains more about how cancer treatments have changed for the better.

Monitor your heart from home

Cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) save lives, and now, with advances in technology, they’re even easier to manage. Doctors used to need their patients to visit them to interpret the data from the device.

Now, remote management allows for continuous monitoring of a patient’s heartbeat with daily reports sent to their doctor. Not only does this ​reduce hospital visits, but it also helps to ensure that any problems are detected immediately.

Hear from Cardiologist Dr Stephen Pavia, who has large cohort of patient with these devices as he discusses the purpose of remote management of CIEDs and the life-saving benefits it can have for patients of all ages.


Is your child’s fever cause for concern?

All children are likely to experience a fever in their young lives, but it’s important to know when a fever warrants a trip to Emergency.

Age can be used as a guideline for whether or not you should seek further help, but if you’re concerned, you should always take them to hospital.

Dr Gavan Doig, Director of Emergency Medicine, outlines when a feverish child should go to ​Emergency and what happens next, from calling the ambulance through to arriving at Emergency.


How does bariatric surgery aid weight loss?

If you suffer from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes or a have body mass index over 40, bariatric surgery may be a viable weight loss solution.

Age can be used as a guideline for whether or not you should seek further help, but if you’re concerned, you should always take them to hospital.

General Surgeon Dr Reza Adib explains bariatric surgery and how it can assist with weight loss and lead to a better quality of life.


Robotic vs open prostate surgery – which is better?

As medical technology advances, patients are offered a wider range of treatment options. This is now the case with prostate surgery.

Robotic surgery offers a few advantages over open surgery, which benefit you as the patient. This includes being less invasive and having a quicker recovery time.

Find out more about robotic surgery from Urologist Dr John Yaxley


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