Depending on the severity and location of the problem, chronic blockages of the veins caused by deep vein thrombosis typically in the leg or pelvis can be re-opened to restore blood flow and reduce the symptoms of post thrombotic syndrome or chronic venous hypertension – namely swelling, pain, skin damage and ulceration.
During the procedure, the veins are access with ultrasound guidance and a radio-opaque X-Ray dye is used to visualise the veins, particularly looking at their size and the presence of any blockages. With the latest endovascular techniques, specialised equipment using wires and catheters can be used to open up the blockages, restoring blood flow.
Intravascular ultrasound can be utilised to evaluate the cross sectional diameter of the vein channel, thereby looking at the vein channel in concert with traditional angiography to achieve a more detailed assessment of the problem. The use of intravascular ultrasound with angiography gives us the most accurate and complete information to allow further treatment with angioplasty ballooning and stenting.
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.