Vascular Surgery

For Patients and Visitors

What is the Vascular Surgery Service?

The Vascular Surgery Service provides assessment and treatment for conditions involving blood vessels which include arteries and veins.

Vascular surgery also works closely with Podiatry and other specialities to provide The High Risk Foot Service which treats conditions such as diabetic foot ulcers.  Common conditions include diseases of the arteries such as peripheral vascular disease “blocked arteries”, aneurysms and varicose veins.

What can I expect from the service?

The Vascular Surgeons at Northern Health specialise in minimally invasive treatments such as angioplasty (ballooning of arteries) and stenting. We offer a range of specialist treatment options for venous disease including varicose vein sclerotherapy and intravenous ultrasound.

Our Team

The vascular surgery service includes Surgeons, Registrars, Residents, specialist nurses and podiatry.

Vascular surgeons:

  • Mr Iman Bayat (Head of Unit)
  • Mr Anthony Chan
  • Mr David Goh
  • Mr Franklin Pond
  • Mr Mayo Theivendran

What can I expect from the service?

Patients may be referred by their local General Practitioner or other doctor to be seen in the Vascular Surgery clinic, where a member of the vascular surgery team will see the patient, review their condition and recommended treatment plans which may involve surgery. Other members of the team may be involved for further care. Patients are also seen through the emergency department for more urgent conditions.

How to refer to the service

A referral is required. Please visit your GP clinic

What do I bring/need for my appointment?

Please bring with you/have available the following items:

  • Medicare card and identification.
  • A list of all the medicines that you take.
  • The name and clinic address of your current General Practitioner.
  • Any available reports and images of relevant tests that have been performed for your condition. (Eg ultrasound, CT scan, blood tests or Xrays).

Contact us:

Phone:      8405 8335



For Health Professionals

Service Overview

The Vascular Surgery Unit provides comprehensive and cutting-edge management of all arterial and venous pathology. At Northern Health we bring our patient the very latest in endovascular management of aortic aneurysms, peripheral arterial disease and complex venous disease. We work in close collaboration with Endocrinology, Haematology, Infectious Diseases, Podiatry, Radiology and Renal to bring our patients a multi-disciplinary service.

We specialised in Peripheral arterial Disease, Aortoiliac Aneurysms, Carotid disease, Chronic venous disease including post thrombotic Syndrome.

Our Service features:

  • Our vascular surgeons run several endovascular operating lists per week dedicated to the management of arterial and venous disease.
  • Latest Endovascular Technology such as atherectomy, mechanicopharmacologic thrombectomy, Endovascular repair of aortic aneurysms.
  • Ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy of varicose veins.
  • Intravascular ultrasound for investigation of chronic venous disease such as chronic leg swelling following previous DVT in collaboration with the Northern Health Haematology Clot clinic.
  • The weekly Northern Health Vascular Outpatient Clinic – which includes a comprehensive podiatry and wound service. This also includes the Renal/Vascular Clinic for renal access patients.
  • Broadmeadows Vein Clinic – Dedicated to patients with varicose veins and chronic venous disease such as post-thrombotic syndrome.
  • Broadmeadows Vascular and Chronic Wound clinic -this is a multi-disciplinary clinic including chronic wound physician, podiatry, chronic wound nurse and vascular surgeon.

Our Team

The Vascular Surgery Service includes Surgeons, Registrars, Residents, Specialist Nurses and Podiatry.

Consultant Vascular Surgeons:

  • Mr Iman Bayat (Head of Unit)
  • Mr Anthony Chan
  • Mr David Goh
  • Mr Nathanial Chiang
  • Mr Shrikkanth Rangarajan

Vascular Surgery Nurse Liaison:  Mrs Shan Law

Vascular Surgery Clinic Lead:  Ms Carmelita Sumanilog

Foot Procedure Unit (Podiatry):  Jaspreet Kaur & Paul Heland

Vascular Referral Criteria

For conditions outlined below, please refer to the Victoria Statewide Referral Criteria for Specialists Clinics: for detailed referral criteria and required supporting information.

  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • High-risk foot ulcers
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Lympoedema
  • Non-healing or chronic lower leg ulcers
  • Varicose veins *

For all other Vascular conditions, please continue to refer as per clinical assessment and need.

* Northern Health only offers treatment for patients that have (objective & physical) signs of complications of varicose vein including:

  • Symptomatic  varicose vein with a CEAP* classification of C3, C4, C5 or C6. That is varicose veins with these clinical characteristics:
    – chronic leg swelling/oedema
    – pigmentation, eczema, lipodermatoscerleosis, atrophie blanche
    – healed venous ulcer
    – active venous ulcer
  • Venous conditions with the following symptoms
    – Chronic dermatitis/eczema
    – Bleeding
    – Leg ulcers or infections
    – Superficial thrombophlebitis
  • Venous disorders in patients less than 16 years old

Excluded as indications for surgery are:

  • Venous conditions which are unlikely to lead to the conditions listed above
  • Cosmetic veins in patients greater than 16 years old
  • Spider veins in patients greater than 16 years old

For a comprehensive suite of clinical pathways, including detailed referral criteria and required supporting information, please see Healthpathways Melbourne via the link: Healthpathways Melbourne – Vascular Surgery

How to Refer:

All referrals to Northern Health should be via:

eReferral           or            Fax:     8405-8616

Urgent referrals can be made directly to the on-call Vascular Registrar via Northern Hospital switchboard: 8405 8000

Minimum Referral Information

To ensure safe, timely access to Northern Health, all referrals must contain the minimum referral information.

*Please note:  if a referral fails to meet the minimum referral information it will be declined with written notification to referring health professional and patient.