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Dr Armstrong graduated from the University of New South Wales and trained in Anaesthetics at the St George Hospital. Fellowship training at the Childrens Hospital Camperdown and overseas at the University of Washington Medical Centre, Seattle USA and the Nuffield department of Anaesthetics, Oxford UK.
His current interests include cardiothoracic anaesthesia and perfusion, transoesophageal echocardiography and anaesthesia for Obesity surgery. He is a conjoint lecturer at the University of New South Wales and an anatomy demonstrator for the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.
Dr Coady completed his medical degree at the University of NSW before training in anaesthesia in both the UK and Australia. This training has included obstetric experience at the Royal Hospital for Women, along with Fellowships in cardiac Surgery at St Vincent's Hospital and liver/peritonectomy surgery at St George Hospital. His current practice includes anaesthesia for obstetric, cardiac, liver, peritonectomy, upper gastrointestinal and opthalmic surgery. He maintains special interests in blood transfusion therapy and the perioperative use of ultrasound and echocardiography.
Dr DaSilva graduated from the University of NSW and spent the early part of his career in Intensive Care medicine before commencing his anaesthesia training at St George Hospital, Sydney. He also trained at The Royal Hospital for Women, The Children's Hospital at Westmead and St Vincent's Hospital before completing his Fellowship year with NRMA CareFlight. Following this he worked as a retrieval specialist with NRMA CareFlight and the NSW Ambulance Helicopter Rescue Service.
His current clinical profile includes anaesthesia for plastic surgery, obstetrics, bariatric and upper gastrointestinal surgery, liver and colorectal surgery. He has a special interest in anaesthesia for trauma surgery and anaesthesia in the elderly and critically ill.
Dr DeSouza obtained his medical degree from the University of Sydney, and completed anaesthetic training at St. George hospital. He worked at the Liver Transplant Unit in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, and was an attending Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologist at the University of Washington Medical Center.
His current interests include cardiothoracic anaesthesia, perioperative transoesphageal echocardiography, anaesthesia for liver surgery, and sedation for medical procedures.
Dr Fang obtained her medical degree through the University of New South Wales. She underwent specialist anaesthetic training through the St George Hospital network in Sydney, and worked as a Provisional Fellow at National University Hospital in Singapore. She underwent further subspecialty training in cardiothoracic and transplant anaesthesia at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney, and completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Ultrasound.
Dr Fang currently holds clinical appointments at St George and St Vincent's Hospitals in Sydney. Her clinical interests include anaesthesia for cardiothoracic, heart and lung transplant, trauma, orthopaedic, gynaecological, colorectal and upper gastrointestinal surgery. She has a special interest in regional anaesthesia and echocardiography.
Dr. Stephen Ford has both science and medical degrees from The University of Sydney. He undertook specialist anaesthetic training at Royal Prince Alfred and Royal North Shore Hospitals in Sydney and additional overseas training at St. George's Hospital, London and Sunnybrook and Women's Hospital, Toronto (Canada). He is a senior lecturer (conjoint) in anaesthesia at The University of NSW.
Dr Fransi has been a specialist anaesthetist at St George Public Hospital since 2005. He trained in anaesthesia at major teaching hospitals in Melbourne before moving to Sydney for his fellowship year
.He practices at St George Public and Private Hospitals, and Kareena Private Hospital with privileges at other private hospitals in Sydney.
He has experience in all areas of anaesthesia, but his areas of expertise include anaesthesia for cardiothoracic surgery (heart and lung surgery), liver and upper gastrointestinal surgery, major abdominal cancer surgery, and obstetric anaesthesia.
His areas of interest include techniques for minimising blood transfusion, the use of bedside tests of blood coagulation, and the use of ultrasound technology both in general and regional anaesthesia.
He runs the weekly departmental meetings at the public hospital and is involved with specialist training.
Dr Guy obtained his medical degree from the University of Sydney. He completed his specialty training in anaesthesia at both Concord and St George Hospitals, with additional training at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital in the United Kingdom. He is currently a visiting specialist at St George Hospital, Sutherland Hospital, St George Private Hospital and Kareena Private Hospital.
He has wide ranging clinical experience. His current practice includes anaesthesia for major orthopaedic surgery, urology, colorectal surgery, general surgery, maxillofacial surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology.
VMO Anaesthetist with special interest in obstetric anaesthesia and anaesthesia for laparoscopic surgery, maxillo-facial surgery, back surgery and urological surgery. Appointments at Royal Hospital Women (supervisor of registrar training) and St George Private Hospital, Kareena Private Hospital, Hurstville Community Hospital and Prince of Wales Private Hospital.
Dr Harper undertook his medical training at the University of New South Wales, and proceeded to Anaesthesia training at St George Hospital, including experience from St Vincent's, The Childrens' Hospital Westmead, The Royal Hospital for Women and The Canberra Hospital. He undertook his Provisional Fellowship with the Sydney Aeromedical Retrieval Service, before completing five years as a Staff Specialist with the Ambulance Service of NSW Aeromedical Unit.
His current practice profile includes anaesthesia for Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Uro-gynaecological Surgery, Interventional Radiology, Laparoscopic Bariatric and Upper Gastrointestinal surgery, and Obstetric Care.
Dr Harper is a Conjoint Associate Lecturer at the University of New South Wales, and has participated in several research programs with UNSW and the Black Dog Institute examining anaesthesia and treatments for depression.
Dr Christine Huang obtained her medical qualifications from the University of Tasmania and completed her anaesthetic training at the Prince of Wales and St George Hospitals in Sydney.
Her current clinical profile includes anaesthesia for orthopaedic, breast, endocrine, ENT surgery and endoscopic procedures. She has a keen interest in regional anaesthesia particularly for post operative pain relief.
Dr Jones is a graduate of Sydney University Medical School. He trained in anaesthesia at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney; The Children's Hospital, Westmead; Sydney Children's Hospital and St Luc Hospital, Brussels, Belgium.He has a wide experience in all areas of anaesthesia, but has a special interest in hand and orthopaedic surgery, daystay surgery, ear nose and throat surgery, paediatric anaesthesia and obesity surgery. He taught physiology and pharmacology to anaesthesia trainees on a weekly basis at St George Public Hospital between 2000 and 2008.
These documents tell you useful information about your upcoming surgery and anesthesia.
|Dr Nick Smith
|Blocks for Hand Surgery
|Information about having "blocks" for hand surgery as an alternative to general anaesthesia
|Dr Ted Smith
|ENT Anaesthesia for Children
|What to expect when your child has anaesthesia for ENT surgery such as tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy and insertion of grommets
|Pain Relief for Children after ENT Surgery
|How to manage medications for pain relief after ENT surgery such as tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
|Anaesthesia for Adults undergoing ENT Surgery
|What to expect when you have anaesthesia for ENT surgery
|Medications and Anaesthesia
|Information on how to manage your medications before you have surgery and anaesthesia
|Diabetes and Anesthesia
|Information about managing your diabetes before surgery - fasting, tablets, insulin
|Pain Relief after Surgery
|Information about pain relief medications you may be prescribed after surgery
Dr Lambros is a Visiting Specialist at St George Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Women Randwick. He trained at the University of NSW and gained specialist qualifications in Anaesthesia at the Prince of Wales and St George Hospitals.
His clinical interests include Paediatric and Regional Anaesthesia (especially for shoulder and elbow surgery) as well as the use of ultrasound (including echocardiography) in wider anaesthetic practice.
He is also involved in investigating major allergic reactions related to anaesthesia (anaphylaxis) for the benefit of patients both at the public and private institutions in which he works.
Dr Andy Liew graduated in Medicine from the University of New South Wales in 1993. After an Internship and Residency at St George, Concord and Prince of Wales Hospital, Andy worked as a provisional fellow at the Royal Womens' hospital and The Children's hospital Randwick, before finishing his training as a Specialist Anaesthetist. In his time as a practicing specialist anaesthetist, he has worked and developed particular interest in various sub-specialty areas of anaesthesia including, upper GI, colorectal, urology, plastic faciomaxillary, paediatric otolaryngology and laparoscopic gynaecological surgery.
Dr Liew works in the St George area with various public and private hospital appointments in the South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Area Health Service.
He is multilingual in Malay, Indonesian, Cantonese and Mandarin. He has a keen interest in soccer, badminton, tennis and culinary delights of any persuasion.
Dr Lightfoot completed his medical degree at the University of Sydney and trained in Anaesthesia at the Prince of Wales and St George Hospitals in Sydney.
His current clinical practice includes anaesthesia for bariatric, shoulder, plastic and gynaecological surgery. He is particularly interested in the use of ultrasound for regional anaesthetic nerve blocks.
He has always had a passion for the Australian environment and completed a Master of Environmental Management at the UNSW in 2006. He was a NSW councillor on the Council of the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) for 9 years.
The combination of his passion for the environment and his work as a medico has led to an interest in sustainable healthcare.
If you have any questions about your upcoming anaesthetic, please read the document below. If you have further questions please call Prime Anaesthetics who will get in touch with me.
These documents tell you useful information about your upcoming surgery and anesthesia.
|Anaesthesia and you
|What is an anaesthetic? What is an anaesthetist and what do they do? Who is Dr Lightfoot? All these questions and more are answered in this document
|Anaesthesia & Plastic Surgery
|A short discussion about anaesthesia for plastic surgery: What to expect and what you need to do before your surgery
Dr Ng is a medical graduate of the University of New South Wales. He trained as a specialist anesthetist through the St George Hospital network in Sydney. He undertook further training in obstetric anaesthesia at Westmead Hospital in his final year of training.
Dr Ng currently holds public and private hospital appointments within the St George and Sutherland Shire region. He has wide clinical experience in all areas of anaesthesia care and his current practice includes anaesthesia for obstetric, cardiac, orthopaedics, upper gastrointestinal and colorectal surgery.
He is an active participant of Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) and has a strong commitment to training.
Dr Jade Shandler is a specialist consultant anaesthetist who graduated from medical school with honours from the University of Cape Town in South Africa in 2007. She obtained her fellowship in Anaesthesia from the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists in 2016 and obtained a Merit award in the Fellowship examination. Dr Shandler subsequently completed a fellowship at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney with a focus on anaesthesia for major liver and cardiac surgery.
She is employed as a specialist anaesthetist at St George Public Hospital and a number of private hospitals throughout Sydney’s South and East.
Her main areas of interest are anaesthesia for obstetrics, bariatrics, major abdominal surgery, urology and ENT.
Dr Shandler believes in a complete approach to your care before, during and after your anaesthetic.
Dr Mark Stewart graduated in Medicine from the University of Sydney in 1987. After an Internship and Residency at St George Hospital, Mark worked in London before commencing his training as a Specialist Anaesthetist. During that time he worked in various sub-specialty areas of Anaesthesia including Obstetric Anaesthesia at Royal Women's Hospital, Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia at St Vincent's Hospital and Paediatric Anaesthesia at The Children's Hospital, Westmead. Furthering his sub-specialty interest in Paediatrics, Mark undertook a Provisional Fellowship year at The Children's Hospital before taking a position as part time Staff Specialist.
Dr Stewart currently lives and works in the St George area with various public and private hospital appointments in the South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Area Health Service. He has a particular interest in Anaesthesia for Paediatric Surgery, Paediatric Dentistry and Major Urological Surgery.
Dr Weston is a science and medical graduate of the University of Sydney. He underwent his specialty training in Anaesthesia at St George Hospital, gaining further clinical experience at Sutherland Hospital, Wollongong Hospital and The Children's Hospital at Westmead. He completed his Fellowship at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital working as part of the Liver Transplant Unit, and subsequently obtained recognition as a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.
Dr Weston works as an Anaesthetist in Southern Sydney and has several appointments in both public and private facilities throughout the region. His areas of special interest include anaesthesia for liver, obstetric, paediatric, orthopaedic, emergency, and head and neck surgeries. He also has a keen interest in ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia and teaching, and is an instructor for the Early Management of Severe Trauma.