What is Vascular Surgery?
Vascular surgery describes the medical branch of surgery that deals with interventions on the human blood vessel system. Vascular constrictions (stenoses) and vasodilations (aneurysms) are the focus here. Surgical interventions, which can be performed preferably endovascularly (using catheter interventions), but also openly surgically (by exposing the surgical area), are often necessary on the abdominal aorta, the carotid arteries and the leg arteries. Subjects closely related to vascular surgery are phlebology and cardiac surgery.
The specialty of vascular and endovascular surgery includes the examination and treatment of disorders in the blood vessels. Blood vessel diseases are common and often serious health problems, especially in affluent society. The technical term endovascular surgery stands for the surgical treatment inside (“endo-”) the blood vessels (“vascular”). The term vascular surgery generally describes essentially the treatment of vessels by interventions.
The treatment of vascular surgical diseases takes place partly through operations such as z. B. the installation of a bypass. In vascular surgery, operations often only require small access routes (minimally invasive surgery) so that they can be carried out gently and without great impairment. In vascular and endovascular surgery, treatment with a catheter is used very often, in which, among other things, constrictions in the vessels can be expanded. Conservative treatment measures, i.e. treatments without intervention, can also be carried out in vascular and endovascular surgery.
What does a Vascular surgeon do?
The vascular surgeon treats blocked or dilated arteries all over the body as well as chronic venous diseases (for example varicose veins or deep vein thrombosis). The operations are also carried out preventively, for example to avoid a stroke, a loss of a leg or acute kidney failure, which leads to dialysis due to a blockage of the kidney vessels.
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⇒ Dr Jonathan Rice
Dr Jonathan Rice completed his surgical training in both Australia and the United Kingdom and was awarded Fellowship of The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1997. He undertook further specialised training in the United Kingdom in General and Vascular Surgery and spent a year as Clinical Lecturer in the Department of Vascular Surgery at Oxford University where he obtained Fellowship of The Royal College of Surgeons, England.
- laparoscopic and open treatment of hernia, general laparoscopy
- laparoscopic treatment of gallbladder disease
- management of melanocytic and non-melanocytic cancers of the skin
⇒ DR Bradshaw Stephen
DR Bradshaw Stephen is a practising Vascular Surgeon who operates privately at Calvary Bruce Private Hospital and The National Hospital Private Hospital in Garran, he is registered as a Specialist Vascular Surgeon. He is in private practice and attends the vascular surgeon Canberra Hospital as a Visiting Medical Officer. A/Professor Bradshaw has lived in Canberra for the last 25 years having trained in surgery in Sydney and the United Kingdom.
- Vascular Surgery
- open surgery or newer endovascular keyhole surgery
- Carotid disease and stroke prevention
⇒ Dr Gert Frahm-Jensen
Dr Gert Frahm-Jensen is an Australian trained Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon. Graduating from the Australian National University, he completed his Vascular Surgery Fellowship through placements in Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane. Specialising in both Vascular and Endovascular surgical techniques, Dr Gert Frahm-Jensen has experience in a full range of vascular conditions.
- Peripheral vascular disease, Aortic and mesenteric disease
- Carotid disease including carotid body tumours, Varicose Veins
- Vascular Access – AV Fistula, AV Graft and Venous Catheters, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
⇒ Dr Wendell Neilson
Dr Wendell Neilson is an Australian trained Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon. He has been in clinical practice for over 10 years as a consultant surgeon in the ACT region. He has appointments in both the public and private health systems, and also runs a clinic in Young, NSW. He has an interest in both arterial and venous disease and is skilled in both open and endovascular techniques.
- Arterial and venous disease
- Vascular and Endovascular surgery
⇒ Dr David Hardman
⇒ Dr Alister Jones
Dr Alister Jones completed his Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Bachelor of medicine and surgery (MBBS) at the University of Queensland. His resident training was undertaken on the Gold Coast before successful completion of his Vascular Surgery Fellowship at posts in Queensland, NSW and the ACT. This broad training experience has allowed significant experience in both open and endovascular surgery. In Canberra he has appointments in both the public and private health systems, and also runs a clinic in Goulburn, NSW.
- peripheral arterial disease
- complex aortic endografting, carotid surgery
- open and endovenous surgery and vascular access surgery