An ulcer is any break in the integrity of the normal layers of skin. Ulcers can be a complication of venous or arterial disease, or secondary to diabetes. There are other causes including infective or traumatic. In many cases, there are multiple causes acting simultaneously to initiate or perpetuate an ulcer. They can lead to a number of complications, including bone infection (osteomyelitis) or blood stream infection, which can be very serious.

At Yarra Vascular Surgeons, we invest a great deal of effort into efficiently diagnosing ulcers to identify the precise cause or causes. We then formulate a thorough treatment plan that we deliver in the most efficient way in order to allow the ulcer to heal and allow the patient to return to function as soon as possible. A multidisciplinary approach is key, and we ensure collaboration with podiatry, wound specialists, as well as a diabetes specialists as may be required.

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What Makes Us Different

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First group Vascular practice in Melbourne which means that you will always receive 24/7 care.

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Full range of minimally
invasive and surgical options.


Complimentary vein screening assessment for new patients.


Experience dealing with
complex cases with a multi-team approach.


Options for both insured and non-insured patients.

competitive fees

Payment plan options
are available.


Experts in the very latest in minimal invasive endovascular techniques.


Onsite ultrasound


Wide range of consulting locations in Victoria.

Book your initial consultation to receive a thorough assessment of your condition

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  • 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.


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