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Emphysema is a progressive lung disease usually caused by cigarette smoking. It causes shortness of breath and coughing.
Emphysema and COPD statistics
Emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have a significant impact on Australians. See some trusted statistics and learn more here.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for certain long-term lung conditions including emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) is a common, inherited genetic condition that can cause chronic lung and liver disease. Treatment can slow down the progress of the disease. Learn more here.
Learn all about lung conditions and diseases, such as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, whooping cough and more.
Reversal of Hartmann's Procedure
Reversal of Hartmann’s procedure will allow you to open your bowels in the normal way. You will no longer need a stoma bag.
Silicosis is a lung disease caused by inhaling unsafe levels of silica dust, usually over a period of many years. Find out how to minimise the risk.
Laparoscopic Heller's cardiomyotomy
Achalasia is not life-threatening but the symptoms can be disabling. A Heller’s cardiomyotomy is a dependable way to help you to swallow more easily for a long time.
Gallstones are a common problem. An operation to remove your gallbladder should result in you being free of pain and able to eat a normal diet.
Acid reflux can cause heartburn or acid in your mouth. The acid can cause the lining of your oesophagus to become inflamed or scarred. Surgery may be recommended if your symptoms continue while you are taking medication.