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.
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.