Immunology

We have immunologists with expertise in all aspects of immunology

St Vincent’s Private Hospitals offer a wide range of immunology related services, for details of the immunology services at your local St Vincent’s Private Hospital, click here.


Our immunologists treat autoimmune disease, immunodeficiency and allergies

Our immunologists study, diagnose, treat, and help to prevent immune system disorders.

The immune system protects us from infections and cancers. When the immune system is underactive, you can suffer repeated or chronic infections or other problems.

An overactive immune system can lead to allergies, sinus disease, asthma, hives and eczema. Other diseases caused by an overactive immune system include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and vasculitis.

Our immunologists

Our immunologists diagnose and treat autoimmune disease, immunodeficiency and allergies.

Our immunologists are amongst Australia’s leading and most respected practitioners, who have all undergone a rigorous process of assessment prior to gaining admitting privileges to our hospitals.

Asthma and allergy

Please check your relevant hospital below for their specific services. **Not all services are available at all hospitals.

Asthma is very common, affecting around 10% of Australians. Causes that trigger asthma symptoms or asthma attacks include allergens, infections, exercise, cold air, changes in temperature and cigarette smoke. Around 80% of people with asthma have positive tests to allergens.

If your asthma is poorly controlled despite regular use of asthma medications, you need to consider consulting an immunologist who can help you with management and education.
Your GP can refer you to an immunologist.


Disclaimer

This information is of a general nature, which may not be relevant to you. Any surgery or invasive procedure carries risk. We encourage you to speak with your doctor about your condition.

Find a hospital near you offering immunology services

We are an exclusively private 310 bed hospital, providing a wide range of specialised and general medical and surgical services, as well as a young adult inpatient and outpatient mental health service, Uspace, caring for the mental health needs of those aged 16 to 30.

On site we have 13 operating theatres including a state of the art hybrid theatre, lithotripsy procedure room and cardiac catheter laboratory. Our operating theatres and surgeons are supported by a 12-bed intensive care unit, post anaesthetic care unit, 4 bed post stroke unit and world leading central sterilising department.

We work in partnership with our patients and their families to take a compassionate and holistic approach to healthcare. Our experienced team of clinical professionals, care givers and support staff are equipped to provide the highest level of therapeutic, medical and surgical services. We work together to ensure your safety, wellbeing and recovery.

We aim to continually push the boundaries of healthcare and improve patient outcomes.

Your surgeon will recommend an immunologist.

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