Please find links to some useful information for patients below.
Depending on the surgery you are undergoing and your weight (more accurately, your Body Mass Index – BMI for short), Mr Eugene Ong may recommend that you undertake some intensive weight loss prior to surgery. Whilst it is ideal to undertake a weight loss program incorporating diet and exercise under supervision by your GP, in…Continue Reading →
Bowel preparation instructions may vary for your situation. You can find common bowel preparation instructions used by Mr Eugene Ong below. The instructions vary slightly if you are having a colonoscopy or bowel surgery (colonoscopy requires stricter diet restriction). If you have any questions about which bowel preparation instructions are relevant for you, or the…Continue Reading →
Following bowel surgery, it is normal to experience a change in bowel habit. This can be due to a combination of factors, including having less bowel remaining, a change in diet, and receiving other treatment such as antibiotics, pain relief medications and chemotherapy. Most often, once the bowels start to work after surgery, patients find…Continue Reading →
Prolapse, pelvic pain/discomfort, faecal incontinence and constipation are common and distressing problems. Whilst some severe forms of constipation and incontinence require surgery, the majority of cases can be managed with non-operative treatment. This usually requires a combination of lifestyle modification, diet modification and pelvic floor exercises. Dedicated counselling with a pelvic floor physiotherapist or a…Continue Reading →
Please find forms and other useful information for admission to hospital below. St Vincent’s Private Hospital Address: 59-61 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy, VIC 3065 Phone: (03) 9411 7111 Information on location, parking and transport can be located here. Please fill out a patient admission and registration form and return it to the hospital as soon as…Continue Reading →
These patient information sheets have been produced by the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ). Anal abscess and fistula Anal fissure Bowel Cancer: Answers to questions Bowel Cancer: After the operation Colonoscopy Constipation Crohn’s Disease Diverticular Disease Faecal Incontinence Haemorrhoids Irritable Bowel Syndrome Polyps Proctitis Pruritis Ani (Itchy Bottom) Rectal Prolapse Ulcerative…Continue Reading →
Before your appointment: Please obtain and fill out a Patient Registration Form. If you are able to send it back to us prior to your appointment, then this will streamline the process. You may return it via fax (9034-4811) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) What to Bring: Referral from your GP: All patients require a current referral…Continue Reading →