Echocardiogram, often referred to as a ‘cardiac echo’ or simply an ‘echo’, is a sonogram of the heart. Echocardiography uses standard two dimensional, three dimensional and Doppler ultrasound to create images of the heart. Echocardiography has become routinely used in the diagnosis, management and follow up of patients with any suspected or known heart disease. It can provide a wealth of helpful information, including the size and shape of the heart, pumping capacity, and the location and extent of any tissue damage. Not only can an echocardiogram create ultrasound images of heart structures, but it can also produce accurate assessment of the blood flowing through the heart. This allows assessment of both normal and abnormal blood flow through the heart.
MBBS, (Hons), MD, FRACP
Hello, my name is Hugo Fernandes, thank-you for taking the time to get to know a little about me. I am a consultant gynaecologist and advanced laparoscopic surgeon practicing in Melbourne, Victoria. My main rooms are in Richmond near the Epworth and I also consult in Box Hill at Epworth Eastern and at St Vincent’s Private Hospital in Fitzroy.
I completed my specialist training at Monash Health in 2011 where I had a strong focus on gynaecology, oncology and open and laparoscopic surgery, including a 6 month rotation in colorectal and general surgery. I have been fortunate to work with and be trained by some of Australia’s best surgeons.
In 2012 I was appointed the advanced laparoscopic surgical fellow at The Royal Women’s Hospital where the additional 2 years of speciality training further refined and advanced my specialist surgical skills. I am currently a consultant gynaecologist at The Royal Women’s Hospital, Monash Health and Box Hill Hospital.
As a gynaecologist and laparoscopic surgeon, my focus is always on delivering the best possible outcome to my patients. I remain abreast of the latest and most effective treatment options by being actively involved in Australian and international gynaecological societies and through my ongoing research in adenomyosis, endometriosis and infertility at Monash IVF.
I am committed to delivering the highest level of professional care with diligence, integrity, respect and compassion. As such I choose to only practice in gynaecology, laparoscopic surgery and infertility so that I can concentrate on the patient I am consulting with, or operating on, without the concern of having obstetric patients in labour.
When you choose to see me, I will provide you with the most up-to-date and relevant information I can to help you make informed decisions. I will not overstate my abilities nor downplay your concerns and I will always do my best by you.
I live in Melbourne with my partner and our 4 girls (teens to newborn!). I am a tragic supporter of the Melbourne Football Club and enjoy travelling, good food, good coffee and all things WWII and aviation related.
MBBS, DPM, MD, FRANZCP
Dr Yogendra Agrawal completed his specialist training in India and subsequently obtained Fellowship from Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in Australia. He has been working as a consultant Psychiatrist in Latrobe Regional Hospital – Latrobe Valley and Sale Community Mental Health Service from more than 11 years and in private practice since 2009. He is an adjunct lecturer at Monash Rural School of Medicine and is involved in teaching medical students and trainee registrars at Latrobe Regional Hospital. He is particularly interested in working with General Practitioners on primary care model.
His areas of interests are Mood & Anxiety Disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder, Perinatal Mental Health and organic & functional psychotic disorders in late adolescent and adult groups. He is fluent in English, Hindi, Rajasthani, Bhojpuri and Oriya. He also provides consultations at Breed Street Clinic, Traralgon, Inglis Medical Centre, Sale and Mid Valley Family Medicine Morwell, Pinelodge Clinic, Dandenong and via video conferencing.
Endocrine and General Surgeon
Mr Siva Ravindran is an Endocrine and General Surgeon who sees patients of all common general surgical conditions. He has an interest in Endocrine and Salivary Gland surgeries. He underwent General Surgical Training at The Austin Health and Western Hospital ( Melbourne) and completed his surgical fellowship in General Surgery (FRACS) with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2011.He has also obtained Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) accreditation in gastroscopy and colonoscopy.
He underwent further specialist training programs in Endocrine Surgery for two years at the Western Health, (Melbourne) and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (Perth). His current public appointments include Western Health and Latrobe Regional Hospital (Traralgon). His private appointments include the Valley Private Hospital, Dandenong and the Maryvale Private Hospital, Morwell.
Mr Ravindran is a surgical supervisor and is heavily involved in the teaching for surgical trainees. He is also a surgical tutor for advanced surgical trainees at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
He joined the team at Central Clinic in 2014.