PACIFIC COAST VASCULAR

Compassion, Commitment, Competence



Welcome to Pacific Coast Vascular

Pacific Coast Vascular is a cutting edge, advanced, vascular and endovascular practice in the Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay Regions, dedicated to the management of vascular diseases, primarily the aorta, carotid arteries, peripheral arteries and veins under the leadership of Professor Ramesh K Tripathi.

Vascular
Conditions & Treatments

MEDICINE

MEDICINE

Risk Factors Management
Arterial
Venous Thrombosis Screening
Stroke Screening
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening

INVESTIGATIONS

INVESTIGATIONS

Segmental Pulse Wave Analysis- ABI
Toe Pressure Measurement
Duplex Ultrasound Scan
Angiograms
CT Angiogram
MR Angiogram

CONDITIONS WE TREAT

CONDITIONS WE TREAT

Peripheral Vascular Diseases
Abdominal and Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms & Dissections
Extracranial Carotid Arterial Diseases
Venous Diseases
Dialysis Vascular Access (A-V Fistulas)
Lymphatic Diseases
Vascular Malformations

SURGERY

SURGERY

Aortic Aneurysm Surgery (Open repair / Endovascular repair)
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) (Angioplasty / Surgical distal bypass)
Venous Disease (Varicose veins ablation / Venous stent/ Thrombolysis)
Renal Vascular Access (AV Fistula/ angioplasty/ re-do surgeries)
Vascular Malformation (Embolotherapy)
Wound Care

About
Vascular Conditions

AORTIC ANEURYSMS

The aorta is the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body.  Advanced age, hypertension, genetic predisposition, smoking and connective tissue disorders may cause a portion  of the aorta to weaken and expand like a thin- walled balloon. This enlargement over time leads to rupture and death. Prevention of rupture is achieved by screening by a simple abdominal ultrasound scan if the patient has the above mentioned risk factors. Treating the aneurysm early prior to rupture is safe and can be accomplished by minimally invasive techniques.

VARICOSE VEINS

Normal healthy veins have uni-directional valves that help to return venous blood flow from our legs to the heart. Factors such as age, genetic predisposition, clotting in veins, standing occupations, hormonal influences  predispose to formation of swollen enlarged veins under the skin known as varicose veins due to pooling of blood in the legs. This leads to a condition called Chronic Venous Insufficiency that leads to itching, pigmentation, scar formation in skin and eventually leg ulcerations that become difficult to treat.

PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISEASE

Peripheral arterial disease is narrowing and hardening of blood vessels caused by cholesterol deposits within the arterial wall,  supplying the blood flow to the end organs like kidneys, bowel, upper and lower limbs. This leads to ischaemia of these organs leading to damage to tissues within the end-organs. PAD is most prevalent in lower limbs especially in diabetic patients leading to leg pain, gangrene, and foot ulceration or amputation. Early treatment is crucial as “ time is tissue”.

THORACIC OUTLET OBSTRUCTION

A group of conditions that result from compression of the nerves or blood vessels that serve your arms. Usually affects otherwise healthy, young and active people.
The compressive element is usually an abnormal rib or its muscle and ligament attachments. Decompression of the thoracic outlet by removal of the compressive element can give effective relief from symptoms.

DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS

This is a condition  resulting in spontaneous  or provoked blood clot formation  in the deep veins of the lower or upper limbs. The danger is two-fold. The clot (DVT) may break off and travel to heart and lungs and cause Pulmonary Embolism, right heart failure  and death. In the long term, DVT may cause chronic venous insufficiency in the legs.

CAROTID ARTERY STENOSIS

This is the narrowing of the arteries in the neck (carotid artery) that form the main blood supply to the brain. Narrowing and blockage of the carotid arteries can result in reversible strokes or transient ischaemic attacks (TIAs), blindness in one eye  and minor or major stroke.




OUR LOCATIONS

  • Bundaberg / Wide Bay

    Suite 306, Friendlies medical Suites
    70-72 Crofton St
    Bundaberg QLD 4670

  • Sunshine Coast

    Suite 16a Nucleus Medical Suites
    23 Elsa Wilson Drive
    Buderim Qld 4556

  • Operating Hours

    Monday – Friday: 8.00am – 5.00pm

Wide Bay: 07 4331 1093
Sunshine Coast: 07 5444 0027
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