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December 19, 2018| Epworth News /

The spirit of Christmas

Mr Claus required an emergency ‘Candy-Canectomy’ this week, he has now fully recovered and ready for Christmas Day.

May 30, 2018| Epworth News /

More robots for Epworth

We’re excited to announce our investment in six new da Vinci robots!

May 4, 2017| Health and Wellbeing /

Weak at the knees?

Every year around 8000 Australians experience their first kneecap dislocation, with many going on to suffer repeat dislocations.

May 4, 2017| Health and Wellbeing /

Breaking down bariatric surgery

Surgery for weight loss has become an increasingly common solution to the rising incidence of obesity. But, as with any procedure, a patient exploring bariatric surgery has a number of options to consider. Goodness Me looks at who bariatric surgery might suit, what is involved and what to expect a typical day’s meals to look like post-surgery.

December 19, 2016| Health and Wellbeing /

Don’t put up with faecal incontinence

It’s estimated up to five per cent of the population suffer from faecal incontinence. Sadly, many choose not to seek help for a condition that, in the majority of cases, can be treated simply without surgery. 

December 13, 2016| Epworth News /

Spinal surgery in Geelong a first

Neurosurgeon Girish Nair inserted a small titanium disc in his patient’s upper spine at Epworth Geelong in September.

Dr Nair says an increasing number of patients suffer from disc prolapse due to incorrect posture using digital devices, including laptops and smarts phones.

November 21, 2016| Epworth News /

Ironman Ian gets back on track

Ian Rea is not your average rehabilitation patient. At 61, he exercises an average of four hours every day. He walks; is a regular deep water runner; swims; rides and runs. And that was after his back operation!

March 21, 2016| Health and Wellbeing /

Understanding varicose veins

Varicose veins can be unsightly and uncomfortable but are they dangerous? What causes them and what can be done to treat them?

February 15, 2016| Health and Wellbeing /

Just press print

3D printing might seem more at home in the world of design and engineering, but this technology is also making tremendous waves in healthcare.

April 2, 2015| Healthcare News /

Using gravity to improve recovery

Recovery after a major accident or orthopaedic surgery can be long and challenging. An exciting new piece of equipment is getting patients back on their feet sooner, greatly increasing their mobility and fitness.