MercyAscot Vascular Surgery
Private Surgical Service
Our one-stop wound assessment clinics are for your private and ACC patients with lower limb venous, arterial, and diabetic foot wounds, and provide an uninterrupted journey to better health.
The MercyAscot Vascular Wound Clinics are a partnership between MercyAscot, Mercy Radiology and Auckland Vascular Ltd.
Why refer to us?
We are committed to working closely with you to heal wounds, educate your patients, and prevent recurrence. We are the only Southern Cross Affiliated Provider integrated vascular wound service.
We work with ACC to provide your patients with a service that will help them through their treatment and rehabilitation pathway. As an ACC-contracted provider of Specialist Wound Care assessment and treatment Auckland Vascular can offer specialist assessment for all your patients with high risk (especially diabetic foot) wounds. Also has the ability to link suitable patients to the Auckland Regional Multi-Disciplinary Diabetic Foot Service - for which Venu Bhamidi is the clinical lead.
Benefits to patients
- Multi-disciplinary team at every clinic
Vascular Surgeon, Sonographer, Vascular Nurse, Wound Care Nurse Specialist and Physician/Diabetologist (when needed)
- Comprehensive diagnostic service
What do we treat and how
Wounds treated at our clinics include:
- Diabetic foot wounds
- Mixed etiology
- Complex soft tissue.
With us your patients’ care involves:
- Initial complete vascular examination to identify the underlying cause of the wound
- Review of the major co-morbidities
- Wound care assessment & plan
- Non-invasive lower limb arterial assessment (including ABIs)
- Venous/Arterial lower limb ultrasound
- Wound biopsy where indicated
- Liaison with the primary care physician/nurse and/or district nurses to co-ordinate ongoing management.
Procedures / Treatments
Endovascular therapy: a long thin tube (catheter) is inserted through a small incision (cut) made in the groin in the groin.… More
Carotid Artery Disease
Carotid Endarterectomy: an incision (cut) is made along the side of the neck, the carotid artery opened and the fatty material (plaque) removed.… More
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Balloon Angioplasty: a long thin tube (catheter) with a tiny balloon attached to the tip is inserted through a small incision (cut) made over an artery in your arm or groin.… More
Renal Artery Disease
Balloon Angioplasty: a long thin tube (catheter) with a tiny balloon attached to the tip is inserted through a small incision (cut) made in your groin.… More
Sclerotherapy: a tiny needle is used to inject a chemical solution into the vein that causes the vein to collapse.… More
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This page was last updated at 2:19PM on June 20, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by MercyAscot Vascular Surgery.