Are you due a Liver Function Test? A Hepatologist’s View

By: The Wellington Team | Published: July 30, 2015

Dr Ameet Dhar, Consultant Hepatologist writes that due to advances in the ways in which we diagnose and treat liver disease, there is no better time than now to have your liver tests checked.

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Undergoing a full hysterectomy: A patient’s experience of Robotic Surgery

By: The Wellington Team | Published: July 22, 2015

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I was referred to Mr Angus McIndoe by my GP after experiencing occasional, but severe pelvic pain. At a young age I had been diagnosed with breast cancer due to the BRCA1 gene mutation, which also raises the risk of ovarian cancer — and my GP was very cautious in her treatment of me. She was adamant that I see Mr McIndoe as soon as possible.

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Meat and Cancer Risk – A Dietitian’s View

By: The Wellington Team | Published: July 14, 2015

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Barbecue season is finally here, and who can resist the smoky scent of burgers and sausages on the grill? For many of us, meat appears on the dinner table on a daily basis. However, in recent years, media headlines have warned of its role in the development of certain cancers. Nicola Graves, Specialist Dietitian at The Wellington Hospital, looks further into this and what recent studies have suggested…

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Meet the Team: Sacha Newman, Gynaecology Clinical Nurse Specialist

By: The Wellington Team | Published: July 7, 2015

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This week, we meet Sacha Newman – our Gynaecology Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), and talk to her about her vast experience as a CNS, how she came about to choose a career in healthcare, and her role here at The Wellington.

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Health Screening: Back to basics

By: The Wellington Team | Published: July 1, 2015

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Health screening can help to identify if apparently healthy people may be at increased risk of a disease or condition. If anyone is found to be at increased risk, they can be offered information, further tests and appropriate treatment to reduce their risk and potential complications arising from the disease or condition.

Over the coming months Dr Lisa Anderson will be looking at different aspects of screening, starting with basics, before moving on to looking at what screening for women and men involves.

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The benefits of robotic surgery: explained

By: The Wellington Team | Published: June 26, 2015

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The introduction of robotic surgery into modern medicine has brought about incredible benefits to both patients and surgeons. Due to small incisions, a reduction in trauma to the body and greater surgeon precision — robotic surgery yields consistently impressive results.

Mr Angus McIndoe, Consultant Gynaecologist at The Wellington Hospital is considered a pioneer in robotic gynaecological surgery, and knows better than anyone, how these tiny robots are doing big things…

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The Paleo Diet: A dietitian’s view

By: The Wellington Team | Published: June 16, 2015

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This week, we spoke to Lauren Mothershaw, Specialist Dietitian at The Wellington Hospital, about the much-publicised paleo diet – its background, how it works, and the positives & negatives – from a dietitian’s point of view.

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Tackling Stress in the Workplace

By: The Wellington Team | Published: June 8, 2015

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Dr Tim Lebens is a private GP at The Wellington Hospital, he takes a look at how to manage the growing strain of workplace stress…

Stress is an important evolutionary trait, essential for our survival. It can also be helpful and a positive response to help motivate us, maximise our productivity and improve our performance. However, it can be extremely debilitating in the wrong circumstances. The primary sources of stress in the work place are: demands (workload), control (unable to follow one’s own methodology), lack of support, conflict with colleagues, changing roles and organisational change.

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Meet the Team: Andrew Roche, Clinical Services Manager

By: The Wellington Team | Published: May 28, 2015

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This week, we speak to Andrew Roche, Clinical Services Manager, about his experience in intensive care, his passion for improving the patient experience and his new role here.

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The Art of Robotic Surgery

By: admin | Published: May 21, 2015

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Robotic surgery is an exciting and important advancement in the medical field – changing the lives of thousands of people every single year. We hear about the pioneering work of Angus McIndoe, Consultant Gynaecologist at The Wellington Hospital and how this precise method of surgery, which utilises advanced robotic technologies to assist surgeons during an operation, can make a huge difference.

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