Dr Sze Ling Wong performs over 500 endocrine
and general surgical procedures annually.
ENDOCRINE SURGERY – PETRH
About the organ. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that sits in your neck, draped across the windpipe (trachea). It produces thyroid hormones that control your metabolism, including heart rate, temperature, weight, digestive function and cognitive abilities.
About the organ. The parathyroid glands are small pea-sized glands located around the thyroid in the neck. Most people have four parathyroid glands, two in the left side and two in the right side of the neck. The parathyroid glands control the balance of calcium in your blood by making parathyroid hormone (PTH).
About the organ. The adrenal glands sit above your kidneys. They are endocrine glands that produce various hormones (adrenaline, aldosterone and cortisol) which help regulate essential functions like your blood pressure, metabolism, immune system, and response to stress.
GENERAL SURGERY – PERTH
About the condition. A hernia occurs when an organ pushes through an opening in the muscle or tissue that holds it in place. There are various types of hernia including inguinal, femoral, umbilical and incisional.
About the organ. Gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ that sits below your liver, in your upper right abdomen. It stores and concentrates bile from the liver. The bile then helps to digest and absorb fats from food in your small intestines.
- Carpal tunnel surgery. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when a pinched nerve in the wrist causes numbness and tingling in the hand. The surgery involves an incision in the palm of your hand over the carpal tunnel ligament and cuts through the ligament to relieve pressure on the median nerve.
ST JOHN OF GOD MURDOCH
Wexford Medical Centre
Suite 78, Level 5
3 Barry Marshall Parade
Murdoch WA 6150
T: (08) 6266 6974 F: (08) 9200 5799
ST JOHN OF GOD MIDLAND
Suite 6 & 7, Level 1
1 Clayton Street
Midland WA 6056
T: (08) 9462 5694 F: (08) 9462 4490