At Yarra Vascular Surgeons you will receive a comprehensive evaluation which includes, in most locations, an on site venous ultrasound scan. After a thorough assessment of your condition and investigations, our vascular surgeons will advise you of the best treatment option for you. In some cases, a non operative approach may be the best option, whilst in others, treatment may be required to prevent further deterioration and complications.
Our surgeons are highly skilled in performing both minimally invasive varicose vein treatments including the latest radio frequency ablation (RFA), glue, and laser techniques. In most cases, these procedures can be done as a day procedure and you will be able to go home the same day. In certain circumstances, an open surgical procedure may be recommended to treat the veins sufficiently.
Endovenous ablation basically involves placing a catheter/probe inside an incompetent vein in order to permanently close it. The two most common techniques use heat produced by radiofrequency or laser. Other techniques include mechanical trauma or glue.
The procedures are minimally invasive and can be done under local anaesthesia alone. Often endovenous ablation is combined with sclerotherapy or phlebotomy for the best cosmetic results.
Most patients can resume light activity and work the day after
This procedure which is most commonly done in the office and involves injecting a foam solution into the targeted veins. The foam irritates the inner lining of the veins which causes inflammation. The inflamed veins either clot or close by the walls sticking to each other.
In some patients this can be a stand alone procedure, and in others it is used as an adjunct to endovenous ablation or surgery. The best results are with smaller veins.
This procedure is well tolerated and patients usually do not require any form of anaesthetic.
Although most of our patients are suitable and get excellent results with minimally invasive techniques - there are some patients where open surgery produces the best results.
Large veins are removed through small incisions which mostly do not require suturing and heal with minimal scarring.
In some patients our surgeons customise treatments by combing endovenous ablation and surgery for very large veins in order to get the best cosmetic results.
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.