What to expect in intensive care
The intensive care unit (ICU) provides 24-hour care from a highly-trained team of specialists. Learn more about what to expect from the intensive care unit.
Preparing for surgery
It's best to be prepared if you're planning to have surgery. Make sure you know exactly what your operation is for and the risk involved.
Edwards syndrome (Trisomy 18)
Edwards syndrome, also called Trisomy 18, is a genetic disorder in babies that causes severe disability. It is caused by an extra copy of chromosome 18.
A laminectomy is recommended to ease back pain but only if alternative treatments such as physiotherapy and medication have not worked.
This rare but potentially fatal condition is caused by infection of the inner lining of the heart. A quick diagnosis of endocarditis is vital.
What you need to know about organ donation
Think you're too old, unhealthy to be an organ and tissue donor? Think again. Find out how myths that are stopping Australians from registering to be donors.
Aortic valve replacement
The aortic valves in the heart keep blood flowing in the correct direction. Learn how to prepare for an aortic valve replacement and what to expect.
What do paediatricians do?
Paediatricians diagnose, treat and provide care for babies, kids and teenagers. They deal with illnesses and children’s physical, mental and behavioural development.
A tracheostomy is performed to create a small opening in the front of the neck into the windpipe to allow breathing through the throat.
Coronary artery bypass graft
Coronary artery disease can cause pain, shortness of breath and heart attacks. A coronary artery bypass graft can relieve your pain and may help you to live longer.