Day Surgery is an option for you to obtain excellent medical care and return home the same day. Today, more and more surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis, which reduces the need for inpatient hospitalization and results in associated cost savings.
Among the benefits are
- Non-hospitalization and major cost savings
- No long waiting lists
- Day surgery expense are claimable by major insurance companies
- Personalized attention in a peaceful and comfortable environment
At Alpha Specialist Centre, we are able to handle outpatient surgical procedures relating many specialist areas including:
- Breast surgery
- Colorectal surgery
- Dermatologic procedure
- General surgery
- Hand surgery
- Orthopaedic surgery
- Otolaryngology (ENT surgery)
For more information, please refer to our website at www.alphaspecialist.com or call 03 – 6141 8533.
You often hear people saying that once you have taken a cholesterol lowering drug, you can practically eat anything as you are safe. This statement is not true. Cholesterol in the bloodstream comes from certain foods while your liver makes some. Statins (class of drugs used to lower cholesterol levels) reduce the amount of cholesterol made by the liver but it does not reduce the cholesterol from the food we eat.
Doctors would always prescribed cholesterol lowering medication along with careful diet selection and lifestyle changes. Doctors would also suggest a nutritionist to assist you in the careful selection of meals that are high in cholesterol. Taking doctor prescribed medications with proper diet and lifestyle changes proves to be most effective in controlling cholesterol and reducing heart related problems.
High cholesterol would normally lead to other underlying conditions such as heart diseases, diabetes and other complications. It is good to consult a physician before the condition worsens.
Physicians practicing at Alpha Specialist Centre:
As you get older, higher blood pressure is normal. Blood pressure tends to rise with age. As the arteries become stiff, the heart is forced to pump harder. As the cycle continues, blood pound against the artery walls damages them over time.
The heart muscles become less effective and pumps harder to meet the body’s need for blood. This further damages the arteries and allows fat into the artery walls. The high blood pressure increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.