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What you need to know about ovarian cancer podcast

29 January 2021 Podcast
Womens health Podcast
Do you know the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer? Sadly, over 1200 cases of ovarian cancer are expected to be diagnosed this year and many are found at an advanced stage.

In this health and wellness podcast episode, Gynaecologic Oncologist Dr Stuart Salfinger provides invaluable insights into the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer, and the role that genetics and family history play in the condition. 

Learn more about Gynaecological surgery and services at St John of God Health Care. 

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.