CONTACT

 

For all appointments contact 

P: (03) 9132 9828 

F: (03) 9015 6446 

E: info@yarravascular.com

MAIN LOCATIONS 

Epworth Centre Richmond

Suite 9, Level 7, 32 Erin Street 

Richmond VIC 3121

 

Martin Street Medical Centre

Level 5, 10 Martin Street

Heidelberg VIC 3084

 

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SATELLITE LOCATIONS 

 

Vineyard Medical Centre 

2-6 Sussex Court 

Sunbury VIC 3429  

Bendigo Hospital  

100 Barnard Street

Bendigo VIC 3550 

Hawthorn East Specialist Centre 

790 Burwood Road

Hawthorn East VIC 3123

 

 

ENDOVASCULAR SURGERY

Thanks  to the latest advancement in minimally invasive endovascular technology, we are now able to successfully treat the majority of patients with narrowed or blocked arteries and aneurysmal disease without resorting to major open surgery.

 

The procedures are typically done under local anaesthetic via a small puncture in the groin. Through a small (often a only 2mm in diameter) tube placed in the vessel, we are able to gain access to the narrow and blocked arteries and veins. Using specialised wires we have the option of either ballooning (angioplasty) or placing a stent within the vessel. More recently we also have the ability to remove plaque through a specialised technique called atherectomy. As all cases are unique, we will discuss which option will be best suited for your condition. 

Given the minimally invasive nature of these procedures, the recovery time is minimal. Patients are usually only kept in hospital for overnight. Patients can return to normal activity including driving the next day. Heavy exercise including lifting heavy objects and running is not recommended for a short period of time to reduce the risk of delayed bleeding at the puncture site.