The Department of Vascular Surgery treats patients with the diseases of the arteries, veins, and lymphatics.
- All aspects of arterial disease, occlusive, non-occlusive and aneurysmal disease are managed with open and endovascular therapy. Common conditions treated include extracranial disease for treatment and prevention of stroke. Aneurysms of thoracic and abdominal aorta with state of the art stenting, fenestrated grafts, hybrid and open surgery.
- Conditions treated include traumatic and atherosclerotic dissections. Occlusive disease of aorta, visceral, renal arteries and peripheral arteries are also treated with open and endovascular therapy.
- Venous abnormalities treated include varicose veins, venous ulcer, venous thrombosis and compression syndromes. Methods used include radiofrequency ablation, ultrasound guided sclerotherapy and open embolisation venous stenting.
- The department provides vascular access procedures for dialysis and administration of drugs. The surgeons support the St Vincent’s Public and Private Hospital renal transplant program and the neurosurgical service with spinal access.
- Non-invasive diagnosis and monitoring is available on site by the St Vincent’s Clinic Vascular Laboratory.
The Department of Vascular Surgery is active in researching and introducing new techniques in treatment of all aspects of Vascular Surgery.
All members have conjoint teaching appointments at UNSW and University of Notre Dame.