Dr Majid Alinia

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Special Interests: Skin Cancer, Minor Surgery, Vasectomy and Paediatric circumcision, Cosmetic Treatments, anti-wrinkle injectables and Fillers.

Dr Majid Alinia graduated in 1993 from Shahid Beheshiti University. He did his military service as a a General Practitioner from 1993 to 1995. He continued to work as a General Practitioner in Iran from 1995 to 2008.

In 2008, he moved to Australia and started to work with Wamuran Doctors where he continued to provide a range of General Practices services to the local community.

He received RACGP Fellowship after passing the exams successfully in his first attempted in 2010. 

After he started working in Australia, he felt that skin cancer is a major medical issue here. Therefore, he attended some relevant courses and achieved qualifications including:

·         MD, FRACGP – Fellow of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

·         Australian Dermatology Diploma

·         Certificate in Dermoscopy

·         Certificate in Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery

·         Diploma in Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery

Skin Check

Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world!!

Two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70, with more than 434,000 people treated for one or more non-melanoma skin cancers in Australia each year.

The majority of skin cancers in Australia are caused by exposure to UV radiation in sunlight. Everyone should familiarise themselves with their skin in order to identify any changes that may occur.

Things to look for include:

·         any crusty, non-healing sores

·         small lumps that are red, pale or pearly in colour

·         new spots, freckles or any moles changing in colour, thickness or shape over a period of weeks to months (especially those dark brown, too black, red or blue-black in colour).

Having your skin checked regularly gives you a better chance of identifying problems and may also avoid surgery, disfigurement or even death. (Cancer council of Australia, 2016)

SKIN CANCER DIAGNOSIS

Dr Majid Alinia will first discuss your past medical history and identify risk factors which might include taking a family history of skin cancers and your personal history of sunburn.

Following this a skin examination will be carried out noting any suspicious looking areas of the skin. A biopsy may be required in order to definitively diagnose a skin cancer. This procedure is usually carried out under a local anesthesia in our procedure room and sent to pathology for testing.

SKIN CANCER SURGERY

Dr Majid Alinia is very proud of the work he has done over the years including skin grafts and skin flaps.

CORRECTIVE SURGERY OF THE EAR LOBES (after earrings)

CHILDHOOD IMMUNISATION

Childhood immunisation is extremely important as it helps to protect our children against some of the harmful infections within our communities.

Immunisation is safe and effective and the more people who are immunised, the less chance the infections have to spread.

If your child is immunised they are less like to contract the infection or if they do, it is generally a very mild case. The minimal risk associated with side effects of immunisation far outweigh the devastating effects of the infection themselves.

The Australian Government funds childhood immunisation under the National Immunisation Program (NIP)

You can rest assured that all vaccinations utilised in Australia are extremely safe. This is because they are legally required to pass rigorous testing before being approved the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for use in Australia

Your child may be unable to receive their immunisation on the day of your appointment if they have been sick and had temperatures over 38degrees. If this is the case the immunisation should be rescheduled for when the child is well.

CIRCUMCISION

Since 1993, Dr Majid Alinia has performed over 7000 successful circumcisions in both Australia and abroad. Dr Alinia has experience in the GOMCO method and Surgical method, however his preferred method is the Plastibell Technique.

Dr Alinia performs circumcisions on babies from birth with the assistance of our Practice Nurse.

PRIOR TO CIRCUMCISION

Before the procedure the nurse will apply a topical anesthetic cream to your child’s penis and replace nappy. This will then be left in place for approximately 20 minutes.

DURING CIRCUMCISION

Our Practice Nurse will take your baby into the procedure room to prepare for the circumcision.

Dr Majid Alinia will administer a penile nerve block to ensure your baby feels no pain during the procedure.

“Pictures of the procedure as per brochure?”

The procedure will take approximately 15minutes too complete

Once the procedure is complete an antibiotic cream/ointment is applied to the penis to prevent infection and avoid the nappy sticking.

AFTER CIRCUMCISION

You should not bath your child for the first 24 hours following the procedure.

If your baby becomes soiled, you can clean them with warm water then reapply an antibiotic cream and nappy.

After 24hrs you can bathe the baby as per usual.

After approximately 5-7 days the bell will fall away from the penis and from this point it is necessary that the skin surrounding the penis be retracted every day for 6weeks to avoid adhesion.

The penis may look a little red and swollen however this should subside and not worsen.

If you have any concerns or there is any bleeding, please contact the surgery without delay.

FAMILY PLANNING SERVICES

MIRENA

MIRENA is an IUD (intrauterine device). It is a small, T-shaped device that will be placed into the uterus by your Dr with the assistance of practice nurse.

It provides continuous, highly effective birth control. The MIRENA IUD releases small amounts of a progestin hormone called levonorgestrel locally into the uterus.

MIRENA lasts for as long as you want, for up to 5 years and can also treat heavy periods in women who choose intrauterine contraception.

MIRENA should be placed within 7 days of the start of your period. If you’ve just had a baby, MIRENA should not be placed earlier than 6 weeks after you give birth or as directed by your healthcare provider.

Let your Dr know if you are breastfeeding and plan to continue breastfeeding after having MIRENA placed.

Your Dr will place MIRENA into your uterus during a routine office visit. You may feel some discomfort during the procedure. Ask your healthcare provider about over-the-counter pain medications to help minimize cramps. Placement typically takes only a few minutes.

MIRENA does not protect against HIV or STDs.

IMPLANON

IMPLANON is a hormone-releasing birth control implant for use by women to prevent pregnancy for up to 3 years. The implant is a flexible plastic rod about the size of a matchstick that contains a progestin hormone called etonogestrel.

Insertion of IMPLANON requires a minor surgical procedure by your Dr, who will insert the implant just under the skin of the inner side of your upper arm.

You can use a single IMPLANON implant for up to 3 years. IMPLANON does not contain estrogen

IMPLANON® does not protect against HIV infection (the virus that causes AIDS) or other sexually transmitted diseases.

ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES 

VASECTOMY 

VASECTOMY is a surgical procedure for male sterilization or permanent contraception.

During the procedure, the male vas deferens are divided to prevent sperm from entering into the seminal stream and preventing fertilization.

Dr Majid Alinia has performed over 3000 vasectomy procedures over the past 8 years in Australia using his preferred technique the open end method

The VASECTOMY usually takes less than thirty minutes to complete.

 After a short recovery at the clinic, the patient is sent home to rest. As the procedure is minimally invasive, many VASECTOMY patients can resume their typical sexual behavior within a week, with minimal or no discomfort

Within a couple of hours following the procedure the anesthetic will begin to wear off.

You may experience some cramping in the lower abdomen or minor pain around the scrotum. Minor swelling or bruising of the scrotum is normal and should diminish after a couple of weeks. Ice packs should be used to reduce any swelling or discomfort and are great for pain relief.

Paracetamol or panadine can be used for minor pain however you should avoid taking ibuprofen or aspirin the first 48 hours after the procedure, because these can increase the risk of bleeding or bruising around the incision.

Be mindful that ejaculate after a vasectomy still contains some sperm and it may take up to several months before the remaining sperm in the vas deferens is removed by the body.  Alternative methods of contraception should be used until a post vasectomy semen analysis and clearance is provided from the clinic.

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PREGNANCY TESTS