An arterial tear (also called dissection) can occur in the inner lining of the arterial wall, which is made of three layers.  It may be caused by a traumatic injury, or be associated with high blood pressure, or related to a prior procedure.  It can cause a ‘tearing’ back pain or chest pain in the acute setting, or may not cause any symptoms at all if it is chronic in nature.  Arterial tears can occur in any part of the body, and are often monitored over time to assess if the affected vessel degenerates, requiring surgical treatment.

At Yarra Vascular Surgeons, we are experienced in the management of arterial tears.  An acute tear will often be a clinical emergency requiring inpatient evaluation and management.  Chronic tears may require treatment, and if so generally require complex planning to ensure the most durable repair.

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What Makes Us Different


First group Vascular practice in Melbourne which means that you will always receive 24/7 care.

full range options

Full range of minimally
invasive and surgical options.


Complimentary vein health consultations & vein health assessment for cosmetic veins for new patients.


Experience dealing with
complex cases.


Insured and non-insured patients are welcome.

competitive fees

Fair and reasonable
fee structure.


Experts in the very latest in minimal invasive endovascular techniques.


Onsite ultrasound


Wide range of consulting locations in Victoria.

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  • Yarra Vascular Surgeons consult at various locations across Victoria.
  • We offer initial consultations and review appointments, and we can see patients who would like a second opinion.
  • At Yarra Vascular Surgeons we aim to see all referrals within two weeks or less, depending on the urgency of the condition.
  • We are focussed on providing accessible and timely care to our patients, eliminating  waiting times and providing an after hours service.

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