MercyAscot Vascular Wound Clinic
The MercyAscot Vascular Wound Clinics aim to provide a ‘one-stop’ wound assessment clinic for your private and ACC** patients with lower limb venous, arterial, and diabetic foot wounds, and provide an uninterrupted journey to better health*.
Why refer to us?
We are committed to working closely with you to heal wounds, educate your patients, and prevent recurrence.
We work with ACC to provide your patients with a service that will help them through their treatment and rehabilitation pathway.**
Wounds treated include:
- Mixed etiology
- Complex soft tissue
A multi-disciplinary team at every clinic
The integrated Vascular Wound Clinics bring together specialists from the fields of Vascular Surgery, Vascular Nursing, Wound Care Nursing, Podiatry, Radiology, Sonography, and Community Nursing if needed.
By adopting an integrated multi-disciplinary approach to wound care, the team is committed to working closely with primary care providers and community services to heal wounds, educate patients and prevent recurrence.
Meet the team
The clinics are led by Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon, Mr. Venu Bhamidi, and supported by a multi-disciplinary team
The team also has close links with - and refers when appropriate to - Orthotic Specialists, Dietitians, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, and other specialist physicians and surgeons.
Together the team provides a comprehensive service:
- Initial, complete assessment and treatment plan with first visit
- Follow-up visit as required
- Vascular/laboratory studies
- Surgical procedures
- infection control
- Referrals to other specialists, physicians and/or primary care physicians and/or primary care physicians
- Ongoing patient follow up
*The MercyAscot Vascular Wound Clinics are a partnership between MercyAscot, Mercy Radiology and Auckland Vascular Ltd.
**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.
On presentation to the clinic, the patients’ care involves the following:
- Initial complete vascular examination to identify the underlying cause of the wound
- Review of the major medical co-morbidities
- Wound care assessment
- Non-invasive lower limb arterial assessment.
Each patient will be provided with an arterial and venous assessment, ongoing vascular interventional plan, wound care recommendations, and a community wound-care plan.
Comprehensive management plan
Depending on the findings of the initial assessment the patient may proceed to have an arterial or venous ultrasound in the same clinic visit, with a vascular surgical review following the scan.
A comprehensive management plan is then created for each patient, encompassing management of any underlying arterial and venous disease, optimisation of major medical risk factors, and wound care and/or compression therapy.
Advice is given for patients who require podiatric, orthotic, and nutrition assessment, and additional consultation may also be provided in the same visit.
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This page was last updated at 2:26PM on June 20, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by MercyAscot Vascular Wound Clinic.