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

Email:       SpecialistClinics@nh.org.au

 

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.

Inclusion criteria:

All patients with arterial and venous pathology including non-healing ulcers and diabetic foot pathology.

Exclusion criteria:

We are unable to offer varicose vein treatment for purely cosmetic reasons.

How to Refer:

All referrals to Northern Health should be sent to:

Fax:                        9495 3510

*For detailed referral criteria and required supporting information please see HealthPathways Melbourne via the link below:

HealthPathways Melbourne – Vascular Surgery

The minimum mandatory investigations / workup to facilitate accurate triage to the Vascular Surgery Service can be accessed via the link below:

NH Referral Guidelines – Vascular Surgery

Please include in your referral:

  • Reason for referral
  • Medical History – current and relevant past history
  • Current medications and any allergies
  • Recent Urea and Electrolytes.
  • A note about requesting ultrasound scans:
  • If you are requesting vascular duplex ultrasound scans for your patients please request that the Sonographer’s Worksheet (not just the report) is also provided by the provider and include this in your referral. This is helpful to our surgeons and prevents duplication of tests.

Contact Us

For all emergency presentations including septic diabetic foot infections please send patients directly to the Northern Hospital Emergency department.

The vascular registrar may be contacted via Northern Health Switch for advice, (03) 8405 8000