Our specialist services

 

Surgery

An extensive range of specialist surgical services are provided by Dr Joanne Chionh and Mr Chek Tog.

 

Mr Tog is highly regarded in his field of upper gastrointestinal and general surgery. His expertise encompasses surgery in the oesophagus, stomach, gallbladder, liver and spleen, as well as a range of general surgical procedures.  In addition, he also specializes in gastric banding and weight loss surgery. He can operate laparoscopically, and can perform both gastroscopy and colonoscopy.  These procedures may be performed locally, at Epworth Eastern and Bellbird Private Hospitals.  Mr Tog is fluent in English as well as Mandarin.

 

 

Dr Joanne Chionh is a highly regarded specialist endocrine and breast surgeon.  An expert in the field of thyroid, parathyroid and breast cancer surgery, she also performs a wide range of general surgical procedures.  Dr Chionh has a loverly personality, and great, caring, compassionate bed manners.  She can perform operations locally, at Epworth Eastern and Bellbird Private Hospitals.

 

 

Physiotherapy.     

Theresa Tan is an expert in assessing and treating difficult musculoskeletal conditions.  Techniques used include soft tissue massage, muscle stretching and strengthening, heat, TENS, ultrasound, joint mobilisation, posture correction, supportive taping, straping and bracing.  In addition to treatment of acute injuries, she provides treatment for chronic arthritic conditions, gait and balance disorders, and specialist services including chest physiotherapy and continence work.

 

 

Acupuncture

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Julie Tsung is a well regarded expert in acupuncture.   She specializes in acupuncture using both laser or needles.  Acupuncture is a time-proven traditional therapy, which is well tolerated and effective in treating many conditions including migraine, nasal allergy, musculoskeletal disorders, and chronic pain syndromes.  It is particularly effective for neuropathic pain (eg. pain associated with shingles).  Acupuncture performed at this clinic is medicare rebatable so out of pocket cost is small.  Please inquire at reception for further details.

 

 

Dietetics

 

Ms Anhly Bui has many years of experience in assessing patient diets and providing realistic and personalised nutrition advice. Medical nutrition therapy can be used to manage and treat a wide range of conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, gastrointestinal disorders, cancer, obesity, food allergies and intolerance, physical or mental disability. Anhly is accredited through Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) and undertakes ongoing professional development. A consultation would generally include a diet and lifestyle assessment and nutritional education and counselling. Progress is monitored at regular follow-up consultations as required.


 

Podiatry

 

Alison Shaw is a highly experienced expert in podiatry.  Her work include foot assessment and monitoring in chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, peripheral neuropathy and peripheral vascular disease.  She is an expert in the treatment of many foot conditions including corns and calluses, blisters, ulcers, bunyons and pressure areas; as well as nail conditions such as onychomycosis, fungal infection and ingrown toenails.

 

   

Pathology

Australian Clinical Laboratory performs pathology collection and testing 6 days a week.  Their opening hours are:

Monday to Friday:    8:30am to 4:30pm

Saturday:               9am to 12pm

All tests are bulk-billed.

Tests  performed include general blood and urine tests, ECG, and 24hour holter monitor.

 

 

Heart Imaging   

Australian Cardiac Diagnostic Services performs echocardiography on Saturday every 4 weeks.

The service is bulk-billed for all patients with referrals.