Mr Venu Bhamidi is an internationally trained Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Venu completed his basic medical training in Queensland, Australia before relocating to be with his family in Perth where he started his surgical training. He commenced sub-specialty training in vascular surgery in Perth following which he spent several years doing advanced training in Auckland, Melbourne & Toronto, Canada. He returned to Auckland in 2014 to commence practice as a Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon in Auckland.

As with most surgical specialties there is now a trend towards minimally invasive surgery to treat arterial disease and varicose veins. As a vascular specialist, Venu’s practice involves all aspects of vascular surgery including open and minimally invasive (endovascular) therapies for carotid, aortic, upper and lower limb vascular disease as well as endovenous (laser and radiofrequency ablation) varicose veins treatment. He has a sub-specialty interest in diabetic peripheral arterial and foot disease/wounds and is the Clinical Lead of the ADHB Multi-Disciplinary Diabetic Foot Clinic, which he runs along with his endocrinology, podiatry and nursing colleagues. He is currently involved in setting up similar clinics in Waitamata and Northland DHBs. Following on from the success of this clinic, Venu is the clinical lead for the Mercy Ascot Vascular Wound Clinic, which provides multi-disciplinary care for all vascular lower limb wounds.

He has published in numerous journals internationally, written book chapters and has a strong academic interest. He is the current assistant specialty editor (Vascular Surgery) for the ANZ Journal of Surgery. He was appointed as a Senior Lecturer (Hon) at the University of Auckland in 2014. 

His main private consulting suites are located at Ascot Hospital, with satellite clinics in Warkworth and Silverdale and the North Shore. He has operating rights at Mercy Angiography, Mercy Hospital and Ascot Hospital.


  • High Risk Diabetic Foot
  • Vascular Surgery including:
    • Open and Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
    • Carotid Surgery
    • Lower Limb Arterial Bypass Surgery
    • Lower Limb Percutaneous Angioplasty
    • Endovenous and Surgical treatment of varicose Veins
    • Central Venous Port Placement
    • Dialysis Access Surgery
    • Medical Management of Peripheral Vascular Disease


MB BS 2006 James Cook; FRACS (Vasc Surg) 2014


  • Diabetic peripheral arterial and foot disease/wounds

Title or Designation

Vascular Surgeon

Post-fellowship Training

Toronto General Hospital, Canada



Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Member of Australian and NZ Society of Vascular Surgery
Member of NZ Society of Vascular Surgery

Full NZ Registration Date

29 May 2014

Vocational Scope

Vascular Surgery

Contact Details

Mr Venu Bhamidi is available at the following services:

This service is available at the following location:

Auckland City Hospital

  • Patient enquiries

    (09) 375 4300

  • Known extension/pager

    (09) 307 4949

  • Admission & Planning Unit

    Ext 24210 / 23225 | Fax: (09) 375 7038

  • Acute Referrals Service

    (09) 375 7030, Ext: 24048 |Fax: (09) 307 2858

  • Emergency Department

    (09) 376 0000, open 24 hours / 7 days

  • Outpatient appointments & surgical booking enquiries

    (09) 638 0400 / scheduling@adhb.govt.nz 

Mental Health Services

  • 24 Hour Crisis Line

    0800 800717

  • GP / External Specialist Help Desk

    (09) 307 2800

Private Services

Auckland Vascular & Varicose Veins Centre

This service is available at the following locations:

Ascot Hospital, Remuera

Silverdale Medical Centre, Silverdale, Auckland

Northcare, Albany


This service is available at the following locations:

Mercy Hospital, Epsom

Northern Clinic - Southern Cross North Harbour Campus

MercyAscot Vascular Wound Clinic

This service is available at the following locations:

98 Mountain Road, Epsom

Northcare, Albany

Private Surgical Services

MercyAscot Vascular Surgery

This service is available at the following locations:

Ascot Hospital, Remuera

Mercy Hospital, Epsom