Mr Dilip K. Naik - Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon
Dilip Naik is a Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon who is currently the Clinical Leader of Vascular Surgery at Wellington Hospital. He is a graduate of Otago University and did his postgraduate training in general surgery predominantly in Wellington and his advanced training in Vascular Surgery at the Royal Melbourne and Royal Brisbane Hospitals in Australia. He has extensive experience in Vascular Surgery and has worked at Wakefield from 1994 until 2011 and Wellington Regional Vascular Centre at Southern Cross since 2011. He is an affiliated provider for Vascular Surgery with Southern Cross Healthcare and is experienced in the management of venous disorders, carotid, aortic and peripheral vascular disease.
Mr Naik is presently developing experience in Endovascular Surgery and endovenous procedures such as ultrasound guided sclerotherapy and endovenous laser treatment.
- Consults at Wellington Regional Vascular Centre at Southern Cross Hospital
- Consults at Bowen
- Consults at Ropata
- Consults at Fergusson Drive
- Consults at Waikanae
- Operates at Southern Cross
What is Vascular Surgery?
Vascular surgery is the branch of surgery that involves the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the vessels that carry blood away from (arteries) and back to (veins) your heart.
Vascular disorders include blockages and narrowings of the vessels, abnormal swellings of the vessels (aneurysm) or vessel malfunctions.
The disease processes involved in vascular disorders often involve other body systems and your treatment may therefore require the combined efforts of other medical specialists such as radiologists and general physicians.
Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon
I hold clinics at my various locations regularly during the month as detailed below:
Wellington Regional Vascular Centre - all day clinics every Tuesday. Please note, 1st Tuesday of the month is a 1/2 day afternoon clinic only and the third Tuesday is a 1/2 day morning clinic and third Wednesday is a 1/2 day morning clinic.
Ropata Specialist Centre - 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 3pm
Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt - 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 12.30pm
Waikanae Specialist Centre - 4th Wednesday of each month from 12.30pm
Bowen Specialist Centre - 1st Thursday of each month from 2pm
When you come to your appointment, your surgeon will ask questions about your illness and examine you to try to determine or confirm the diagnosis. This process may also require a number of tests (e.g. blood tests, x-rays, scans etc). Sometimes this can all be done during one visit, but for some conditions this will take several follow-up appointments. Occasionally some tests are arranged even before your appointment to try to speed up the process.
Once a diagnosis has been made, your surgeon will discuss treatment with you. In some instances this will mean surgery, while other cases can be managed with medication and advice. If surgery is advised, the steps involved in the surgical process and the likely outcome are usually discussed with you at this time.
This is the dilatation or ballooning of a section of the aorta which is the main artery coming out of the heart.… More
Carotid Artery Disease
You have two carotid arteries, one on either side of your neck, that supply blood to your brain.… More
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Peripheral arterial disease refers to the narrowing of arteries outside the heart and brain, usually as the result of atherosclerosis or "hardening of the arteries" (a build up of fatty deposits on the inner wall of arteries).… More
These are bulging veins that lie just beneath the skin (superficial veins).… More
Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating that may occur over the entire body or only in certain parts, most commonly the face, underarms, palms of the hands and soles of the feet.… More
Vascular ulcers are open wounds on the skin that do not heal or that keep coming back once they do heal.… More
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This page was last updated at 2:03PM on March 12, 2014. This information is reviewed and edited by Mr Dilip K. Naik - Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon.