Deep vein thrombosis or DVT is clot formation within the deep veins. Thousands of Australians suffer from DVT every year. The vast majority are successfully treated with only blood thinning medication with good outcome. Sadly some patients suffer with very extensive clot formation involving the veins in the chest and abdomen. Most of these patients develop longterm problems with obstructed veins. Leg swelling, pain on walking, skin changes and even ulcers are some of these long term complications.
Thanks to the latest technology, we can help some of the patients with acute (usually less than 3 weeks) extensive DVTs (iliofemoral) by removing the clot using minimally invasive techniques. This shortens the recovery period and reduces the severity of their symptoms.
Patients who have had extensive DVT in the past may have persistent obstruction of the central veins and now suffer from 'post thrombotic syndrome' or PTS. PTS symptoms include leg swelling, pain in the legs, skin pigmentation and even ulcers.
At Yarra Vascular Surgeons, we have incorporated into our practice recent significant advances made in both how we investigate and treat these 'blocked veins'. We can now 'look' inside these veins using intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and gain valuable information about the content and calibre of these veins. We also have access to the latest in stents designed specifically for veins. With these advances and the skills that we have developed in treating these obstructed veins - we are now able to help many patients with post thrombotic syndrome.
What Makes Us Different
First group Vascular practice in Melbourne which means that you will always receive 24/7 care.
Full range of minimally
invasive and surgical options.
Complimentary vein health consultations & vein health assessment for cosmetic veins for new patients.
Experience dealing with
Insured and non-insured patients are welcome.
Fair and reasonable
Experts in the very latest in minimal invasive endovascular techniques.
Wide range of consulting locations in Victoria.
Book your initial consultation to receive a thorough assessment of your condition
- 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.