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The importance of cervical screening

13 July 2020 Podcast
Cancer care Womens health Podcast
Did you know most cervical cancers are preventable with regular screening?

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the main cause of cervical cancer. However, regular cervical screening can detect the virus in women before they have cancer.

In our latest health and wellness podcast, St John of God Subiaco Hospital Gynaecologic Oncologist Dr Stuart Salfinger shares valuable information about cervical cancer and how cervical screening can save women’s lives.

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Dr Stuart Salfinger - Gynaecologist, Gynaecological Oncologist

Dr Stuart Salfinger is a Gynaecologic Oncologist and current President of the Australasian Gynaecologic Endoscopy and Surgical Society.

Stuart’s particular clinical interest is in Gynaecologic Cancer Surgery and complex laparoscopic surgery. He specialises in this area with a particular emphasis in the laparoscopic management of gynaecologic cancers. He is also interested in surgical teaching and training and has recently completed a Masters in Surgical Education. 

He graduated in medicine from University of Western Australia in 1995. He completed six years of specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology training in Perth. 

He completed a fellowship in advanced laparoscopic surgery at Monash in Melbourne in 2004 and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 2005. 

He subsequently completed three years of subspecialty training in Gynaecologic Oncology working at The Royals Women’s Hospital and The Mercy Hospital in Melbourne and also the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and Mater hospital in Brisbane. He was awarded a subspecialist Certification in Gynaecologic Oncology. His private practice is based at St John of God Hospital, Subiaco where it has been since 2008. 

He has been on the board of the Australasian Gynaecologic and Endoscopy & Surgery Society since 2009 and is the current president. Dr Salfinger is on the National Medical Research and Advisory Group of Ovarian Cancer Australia. He is the Obstetrics and Gynaecology representative on the WA Anaesthetic and Surgical Mortality Committee and also sits on the NHMRC grants assessment panel for gynaecologic cancers.



Dr Stuart Salfinger Gynaecologist, Gynaecological Oncologist