Open Vascular Surgery has been used for reconstructing the diseased vascular system for a long time. Despite the invasiveness of the treatment it often the best choice in the suitable patient.
Combined in a "Hybrid Theatre" with Endovascular surgery it allows for treatment of complex pathology while minimising morbidity.
Mayo's training as a specialist General Surgeon has allowed him to develop his skills as an Open Vascular Surgeon. He has trained in centres of excellence of Open Vascular Surgery such as Auckland City Hospital.
Endovascular Surgery has revolutionised the treatment of vascular pathology. It provides a safe & minimally invasive solutions to suitable patients.
Endovascular surgery requires the skills of support staff such as specialised nurses, radiographers and product specialist. Mayo is grateful to be surrounded by enthusiastic and talented staff.
There is ongoing development in this field and Mayo keeps up to date with the current technology and introduces them to patients when the technology has been proven.
Varicose Veins can not only be a cosmetic concern but result in significant symptoms for the patient.
There are many options available to the patient such as compression stockings, injection sclerotherapy, endovenous thermal ablation 'laser or RFA', endovenous glue and traditional open surgery.
Treatment options are based on the anatomy of the venous insufficiency, prior treatments and patient preference.
An anterior lumbar inter body fusion (ALIF) spares the back from trauma but requires delicate manipulation of the major blood vessels in front of the spine.
Because of the risks and special skills involved with manipulating blood vessels, a vascular surgeon is best suited to assist with the anterior approaches to help gain exposure to the disc.
The neurosurgical team can then perform the spinal surgery when the spine is reached.
Dialysis access creation and maintenance is vital for patients with renal failure. Caring for them involves close collaborative work with Renal Physicians.
Fistula surveillance intervals depends on if they are your own veins or if they have made with prosthetic or a combination of both.
Mayo has performed renal transplants as an independent consultant surgeon. He was involved with the 1000th Renal Transplant at The Austin in Melbourne. Mayo offers the service currently with Dr Tony Graham at St Vincent's Private Sydney.
Vascular Ultrasound is a vital tool in the practice of vascular surgery. It has little to no risk to the patient and provides information that is used to tailor care.
Vascular Ultrasound requires the skills of specialised ultrasonographers to provide reliable scanning.
Mayo’s patients are offered bulk billed services often on the same day as their clinical review. Referrers can request an ultrasound when they refer based on clinical suspicion.