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  1. Termination of pregnancy

    22 Feb 2018

    What is a termination of pregnancy? A termination of pregnancy (or abortion) is when a pregnancy is ended early. In Victoria abortion is legal and any woman can access a termination before 24 weeks of...

  2. Removing metalware

    22 Aug 2017

    What is metalware used for? Metalware includes plates, screws, rods and wires. These are specially made from stainless steel or titanium for operations on bones (see figure 1). What are the benefits...

  3. General anaesthetic (child)

    08 Aug 2017

    A general anaesthetic is usually a safe and effective way for your child to have an operation or procedure. Most children do not have any problems...

  4. Laryngoscopy

    08 Aug 2017

    What is a laryngoscopy? A laryngoscopy is a procedure to look at your voice box (larynx) using a rigid telescope (see figure 1). What are the benefits of a laryngoscopy? Your doctor is concerned that...

  5. Stapedectomy

    08 Aug 2017

    What is the stapes bone? The stapes bone is the innermost of the three hearing bones in your middle ear (see figure 1). Sometimes the stapes bone can get stuck, and locks in place. This decreases the...

  6. Turbinectomy

    08 Aug 2017

    What are turbinates? The turbinates (or nasal concha) are bony shelves in your nose covered by glandular tissue rich in blood vessels and nerves. The turbinates help to regulate the flow of air...

  7. Upper GI endoscopy and colonoscopy

    What is an upper GI endoscopy and colonoscopy? An upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy is a procedure to look at the inside of your oesophagus (gullet), stomach and duodenum using a flexible...

  8. Endoscopic ultrasound

    What is an endoscopic ultrasound? An endoscopic ultrasound is a procedure to look at the lining of your oesophagus (gullet), stomach and duodenum using a flexible telescope (see figure 1). The...

  9. Laparoscopic abdominal surgery for Crohn's disease

    What is Crohn’s disease? Crohn’s disease causes inflammation of your bowel. The disease most often affects the end part of your small bowel (see figure 1). However, it can affect any part...

  10. Laparoscopic reversal of Hartmann's procedure

    What is Hartmann’s procedure? Hartmann’s procedure involves removing a piece of large bowel (colon). It is usually performed as an emergency. The two ends of bowel were not joined together...