Clinical service overview
Surgical services include:
- carotid artery endarterectomy
- aortic aneurysm repair
- lower extremity bypass for peripheral vascular disease
Special areas of expertise include:
- replacement of the thoracoabdominal aorta
- complex visceral and/or renal artery repairs
- endoscopic surgery including thoracic and lumbar sympathectomy
- ligation of incompetent venous calf perforators
- renal transplantation and the provision of access for haemodialysis
In addition to diagnostic angiography, a range of endovascular procedures are also undertaken including:
- endoluminal repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms
- carotid artery balloon angioplasty
- peripheral balloon angioplasty and stenting
- thrombolysis of acute arterial, venous and bypass graft occlusion
The Alfred also provides hyperbaric oxygen treatment for the treatment of local ischaemia in the absence of large vessel occlusive disease.
A full emergency service is available for the treatment of all acute vascular conditions either by direct referral to the unit or through the Emergency Department. Expeditious transfer is available by helicopter via The Alfred Trauma Centre.
A state of the art Vascular Laboratory is available on-site for the assessment and treatment of arterial and venous disease for both inpatients and outpatients.
Statewide Referral Criteria apply to some Vascular conditions.
In addition, the following conditions are not routinely seen at Alfred Health:
- Patients who are being treated for the same condition at another Victorian public hospital
- Children under 18 years of age
- Sclerotherapy for cosmetic management of varicose veins is not provided at The Alfred
- Lymphoedema - refer to The Mercy Hospital Lymphoedema Clinic.
Refer your patient
Fax referral to us
We accept GP and specialist referrals to this service.
All referrals are triaged by the service according to clinical urgency.
Patients requiring immediate assessment should be sent to the Emergency & Trauma Centre.
If a patient requires surgery, they will be placed on a surgical waiting list. The patient may also need to attend a Pre-Admission Clinic prior to surgery.
To refer your patient, complete and fax a referral to us. For urgent referrals, also contact the service Registrar to discuss the case.
To ensure appropriate and timely triage, include all demographic and clinical details as well as relevant investigation results.
If you are concerned about any delay of the appointment or if there is any deterioration in your patient’s condition, contact the service Registrar on call on (03) 9076 2000.
- Referral enquiries (03) 9076 2025
- Referral fax (03) 9076 6938
- Enquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org