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
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.