Weight Loss Prior to Surgery

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…

Bowel Preparation Instructions

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…

Improving bowel function after surgery

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…

Resources for patients with Pelvic Floor Problems

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…

Hospital Admission Information

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…