RSDC Ferntree Gully

Our Ferntree Gully branch is now operational for assessment of respiratory patient and comprehensive lung functions

CPET at RSDC

Milli Bongiorno, Australian Alpine Snowboarder champion, having Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test (CPET), at RSDC

Save the date: COPD dinner meeting Wednesday 27 September 2017

GSK sponsored, RACGP accredited meeting with 40 CPD points for GPs

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Respiratory and Sleep Disorder Centre is specialised in diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary (lung) conditions as well as sleep disorders. RSDC is particularly interested in Cardio-Pulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET), used for fitness/athlete assessment, preoperative work up and investigation of breathlessness.

We offer instant respiratory and sleep review and triage patients in a timely manner, including urgent assessment of patients with pulmonary nodules and masses (with quick and easy access to bronchoscopy and PET scans), assessment of pleural diseases (with bedside thoracic ultrasound in the rooms to manage a vast group of patients with different pleural pathologies) and easy access to inpatients and home based sleep studies both in private and public setting.

Our special interests include lung function testing, sleep studies and the management of
   • Lung diseases including COPD, Asthma, Bronchiectasis
   • Lung masses and nodules
   • Pleural disease
   • Obstructive sleep aponea and other more complex sleep disorders

We provide quality diagnostic testing including comprehensive respiratory function testing for paediatrics and adults as well as home-based sleep study. Please fill or download RFT request form or Medical review referral / Sleep study request form.

We look forward to being involved in your patient’s care.


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RSDC would like to invite you to our COPD management Seminar.

Date: Wednesday 27 September 2017 at 18.30
Venue: Hellenic Republic Kew, 26 Cotham Road Kew 3101 Melbourne

Guest speaker: Dr Ali Aminazad, (Respiratory and Sleep Physician, Monash University)

Topic: COPD management based on current medical guidelines with an approach to different phenotypes of the disease.

This seminar is for GPs and provides up to 40 RACGP accredited CPD points.

To register please RSVP to:
Monique George on 0414782212 or monique.x.george@gsk.com

Cardiopulmonary exercise testing is performed to evaluate your capacity to exercise. It will assess how well your lungs, heart and muscles tolerate exercise and may assist in finding a cause for unexplained shortness of breath.

You doctor may refer you to have a lung function testing to assess how well your lungs are working or to investigate respiratory symptoms such as chronic cough or shortness of breath. The following list describes respiratory function test which are commonly performed at our laboratory. Prior to attending your appointment check if you need to do anything to prepare for your test.

A sleep study is a test that is performed to find out how well you sleep and will be useful in evaluating many sleep problems.