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Auckland Vascular & Varicose Vein Clinic - Dr Peter Vann

Private Service


Dr Vann was the first New Zealand surgeon to obtain the FRACS (Vascular Surgery) by examination; he trained under the tutelage of vascular surgeons who worked with Professors Michael DeBakey & Stanley Crawford.

Dr Peter Vann worked with Professor Sir Peter Bell (UK, pioneer vascular surgeon), Professor Matt Thompson (London, one of the current world-leading endovascular surgeons) and Professor Ross Naylor (Leicester, carotid guru and world expert).

Dr Vann was former Head of Vascular Surgery, South and East Auckland Vascular Unit, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand.
Currently he is a Visiting Specialist Vascular Surgeon in the following institutions:
Auckland Regional Vascular Unit - Auckland City Hospital
MercyAscot Group of Hospitals, Remuera /Epsom
Brightside Southern Cross Group, Epsom
Apollo Medical, Albany
Ormiston Hospital, Botany/Flat Bush

He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer Vascular Surgery, University of Auckland Medical School;
Supervisor of Vascular Surgery Training, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons; and a
Trustee, Medical Aid Abroad New Zealand.


Referral Expectations

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.
After your scan and investigations, you need to make an appointment to see your surgeon again. Once a diagnosis has been made, your surgeon will discuss treatment options with you. In some instances this will mean surgery or interventional radiology, 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.

Common Conditions

  • Vascular Disorders

    Vascular (blood vessel) disorders treated by vascular surgery include varicose veins, blockages and narrowings in the arteries or abnormal swellings of the arteries (aneurysm).… More

  • Aortic Aneurysm

    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

  • Varicose Veins

    These are bulging veins that lie just beneath the skin (superficial veins).… More

  • Ulcers

    Vascular ulcers are open wounds on the skin that do not heal or that keep coming back once they do heal.… More

  • Skin Disorders

    Skin conditions dealt with by general surgery include lumps, tumours and other lesions of the skin and underlying tissues.… More

  • Carotid Endarterectomy

    Carotid surgery is usually done to prevent stroke. This constitutes a "cleaning" out of the main artery in your neck taking blood to the brain.… More

  • Abdominal Aortic Disease Treatment - Endovascular or Open Surgery

    The abdominal aorta is the main artery from the heart to come down to your abdomen.… More

  • Peripheral Vascular Disease Treatment with Bypass OR Endovascular Methods

    This is usually done for severe limb pain, arterial ulcers, gangrene or necrosis.… More

  • Vascular Access for Dialysis or Oncology

    Access for dialysis is done by a small incision under anaesthesia, to create a fistula in the upper limbs by connecting a superficial vein to an artery, so that it can be used for dialysis.… More


Initial consultation charge $200

Contact Details

Ascot Hospital, Remuera

Central Auckland

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eastMED Integrated Medical Centre, St Heliers

Central Auckland

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East Care, Auckland

East Auckland

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181 Shakespeare Road, Milford, Auckland

North Auckland

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Ormiston Hospital Specialist Centre & Consulting Suites

South Auckland

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119 Apollo Drive, Rosedale, Auckland

North Auckland

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This page was last updated at 9:48AM on July 6, 2017. This information is reviewed and edited by Auckland Vascular & Varicose Vein Clinic - Dr Peter Vann.