Great news from ACHA recently, regarding their acquisition of the Medrobotics Flex® Robotic System!
A/Prof Eng Ooi is fully trained in the use of this innovative system for Trans-Oral Robotic Surgery (TORS), used for the treatment of patients with tonsil and throat cancer, snoring and OSA.
FROM THE SUMMER 2018/2019 ACHA NEWS….
ROBOTIC SURGERY AT FLINDERS PRIVATE HOSPITAL
Flinders Private Hospital is proud to share our newest robotic acquisition and is the first private hospital in Australia with the Medrobotics Flex® Robotic System for Colorectal Surgery.
Medrobotics expanded the use of the Flex® Robotic system to provide robot-assisted control of the Flex® Colorectal Drive during visualisation and surgical site access to the anus, rectum and distal colon.
The Flex® Robotic System is also used by Otorhinolaryngologists to treat benign and malignant disease of the oropharynx and larynx, as well as sleep apnoea surgery. The Flex® Robotic System gives Surgeons the ability to access anatomical locations that were previously difficult or impossible to reach minimally invasively.
Please contact Ms Mandy Burnett (Business Manager) at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information about the robot and other Otorhinolaryngology and Colorectal Surgery services at Flinders Private Hospital.
Associate Professor Eng Ooi will be speaking on the topic of Upper Airway Surgery in Snoring & OSA on Wednesday 17 October 2018 in Brisbane.
Associate Professor Eng Ooi is teaching at the 22nd Singapore FESS and skull base surgery course 11-13 August 2018.
World Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Day is on Friday 27 July 2018.
Free Oral screening is available in the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer (FCIC) function room on Wednesday 25 July 2018 from 12pm – 3pm.
See flyer below for details.
Head & Neck Cancer Forum
You are invited to attend a free public educational forum presented in association with World Head & Neck Cancer Day.
Suitable for both Health Professionals and patients. See flyer below for registration details.
Meet the Organ
Can we talk without a tongue? Why can only some people roll their tongue? What is a geographical tongue?
David Bevan from ABC Mornings radio recently spoke with our very own Associate Professor Eng Ooi to try to answer these questions and more on Meet the Organ.
“Stop the Sneeze, Stop the Wheeze. One Airway, One Disease”
Educational meeting for GPs providing clinical insights from A/Prof Eng Ooi and Prof David Price on the diagnosis and management of upper and lower airway disease.
Tuesday 29 November 2016 – 6.30pm at The Lion Hotel. Please contact Adelaide ENT Surgery if you would like to attend.
Sponsored by Meda Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd.
Do you suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)?
CPAP treatment not working for you?
Aged between 18 – 70?
Well, you may be a suitable candidate for the NHMRC trial on surgery for treating Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
Adelaide ENT Surgery would like to inform their patients and referring doctors that Dr Eng Ooi has recently received a promotion to Associate Professor with Full Academic Status at Flinders University.
Flinders researchers working on blood test to detect head and neck cancers.
A/Professor Eng Ooi on Channel 7 news
Exciting developments at Flinders Medical Centre with Associate Professor Eng Ooi (Southern Health News): Research to develop a blood test for head and neck cancer and an ENT nurse practitioner for head and neck cancer improving care for ENT patients
Flinders Medical Centre has people power to thank for a state of the art new laser (Channel 7 news)
Sinus surgery can improve a patient’s quality of sleep
The prevalence of sleep dysfunction is high in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and significantly improves after endoscopic sinus surgery; in patients with CRS and comordid obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), sinus surgery confers substantial improvements in quality-of-life, according to a new report (JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141:873-881).
The hay fever (seasonal allergic rhinitis) has started in Adelaide. It can cause you to have thick mucus rhinorrhea (runny nose), sneezing, nose feeling “blocked”, itchy eyes and nose. Treatment is allergen avoidance, nasal steroid sprays, antihistamines. Surgery can help with breathing although it is not a cure for your “allergies”. Please speak to your GP if initial treatment is not helping you as you may benefit from a referral to an ENT specialist to assess if surgery can help you breathe better.
Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
The most common cause of childhood OSA is enlarged adenoids and tonsils. It can cause the following signs and symptoms: snoring loudly, noisy breathing during sleep, pauses in breathing during sleep, choking, gasping during sleep, mouth breathing, hyper extended head position during sleep, tiredness on waking despite a long nights sleep, difficulty paying attention, behaviour problems and learning difficulties. Treatment with tonsillectomy and / or adenoidectomy is successful is most children with enlarged tonsils and adenoids. Your child should be referred for a specialist ENT assessment if you are concerned they could have OSA.
Cambodian Ear Care Project
Associate Professor Eng Ooi will be in Cambodia in October doing voluntary work with other ENT surgeons, anaesthetists, audiologists and nurses training Cambodian Ear Care workers to care for ear disease and providing clinics and operating services.
Dissection Courses for training ENT Surgeons
Associate Professor Eng Ooi is on faculty for the upcoming Adelaide Head and Neck Dissection and Airway Management Course 23rd to 24th November 2015 teaching registrars and consultants the knowledge and practical instruction in resection techniques on head and neck surgery and also experience with airway emergency and surgical resuscitation of airway. All ENT registrars and newly qualified ENT surgeons are welcome for this course
Associate Professor Eng Ooi is on faculty for the 18th Advanced Adelaide FESS course between 26th to 28th November 2015. He will be teaching ENT registrars and surgeons advanced endoscopic sinus surgery techniques at this cadaveric course.
ENT undergraduate teaching
Dr Trish MacFarlane is the lead for medical student teaching at Flinders University and Flinders Medical Centre. She has updated the medical student teaching program with a hands on approach to teaching basic ENT skills such as using a thudicum’s speculum, how to do otoscopy in children, using tuning forks, and interpreting audiograms. Dr MacFarlane has developed a MCQ test on basic ENT knowledge at the end of the medical student teaching program to assess their learning. Dr MacFarlane and Dr Ooi also actively teach medical students in clinics, on ward rounds and in the operating theatre. Several medical students under our supervision have successfully completed audit projects with the ENT Surgery Unit at Flinders Medical Centre, resulting in improvements in treatment protocols for ENT patients.
New academic ENT Surgery practice in Adelaide and Flinders Private Hospital
Associate Professor Eng Ooi has been providing specialist Ear, Nose and Throat surgical care for patients in the Southern region and Adelaide, South Australia for the last 6 years. A/Professor Ooi is an ENT surgeon with private appointments at Flinders Private Hospital, Memorial Hospital, public hospital appointments at Flinders Medical Centre, and Flinders University
Associate Professor Ooi’s research interests include developing a blood test for detecting tonsil cancer (currently there is no blood test available), NHMRC trial on surgery for treating obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), improving endoscopic sinus surgery techniques (the Sinus Stent study)), and innate immune causes of chronic sinusitis (research papers)
Associate Professor Eng Ooi opened a new Academic focused ENT Surgery practice to provide private care for patients at Flinders Private Hospital.
Adelaide ENT Surgery has 2 ENT Surgeons consulting at the practice. Our 2 surgeons have admitting rights at Flinders Private Hospital and Flinders Medical Centre. There are appointments available Monday – Friday. We can see urgent cases at short notice. Please speak to our practice nurse in the rooms if the referral is urgent.