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The formation of Yarra Vascular Surgeons (YVS) came about after a realisation that a team approach to Vascular Surgery care was far superior to what we could each achieve as individuals in solo private practice. Despite the simplicity of this premise, YVS is the first Vascular Surgery group practice in Melbourne. Our goal is to provide continuous care for Vascular Surgery patients with a multi disciplinary approach through teamwork and collaboration. 

The surgical team at YVS are all highly trained, skilled vascular and endovascular specialists with the main focus on expeditious and holistic treatment. The surgeons have all been trained in Melbourne predominantly, with overseas and interstate experience. 

The YVS team are like minded and work collaboratively as visiting specialists, and maintain regular tertiary appointments at leading teaching hospitals in Melbourne including The Northern Hospital and The Royal Melbourne Hospital. YVS takes pride in providing a multi-disciplinary led, evidence based, comprehensive vascular service with excellent communication and continuous coverage.


All three surgeons are fellows of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons and members of the Australasian New Zealand Society for Vascular Surgery.


  • Excellence in care

  • Evidence based practice, up to date and continually improving

  • Seamless communication with the patient, family, and treating physicians

  • Unparalleled teamwork, multiple professionals achieving patients’ health goals 

  • Always there, working around the clock for our patients


To implement team care into mainstream vascular surgery private practice and to be a world leader in caring for patients with vascular disease 


Access and Equity - As providers of world-class treatment at YVS, we ensure equity for all patients who would like to access our services. To that end, we travel to regional centres across Victoria.  We offer our services to those with and without private health insurance, and are involved in public-private partnerships.  Given that all of our surgeons have appointments at public hospitals within Melbourne (and some regional centres), we confidently welcome referrals for insured and non-insured patients.


Informed Financial Consent- At YVS we understand that high quality health care can involve out of pocket costs.  We believe in fair pricing that is reflective of the service we provide and that incorporates the standards set by the Australian Medical Association.  We strongly endorse and practice the process of detailed written and informed financial consent prior to any procedure.  A procedure is often a major milestone in life; we support and encourage patients to take time in coming to any decision.  


Shared Decision Making- At YVS our goal is to make a thorough assessment, formulate a sound diagnosis, and provide the patient with all the options available, both surgical and non-surgical.  We then undertake a shared discussion (including the patient, their family and treating physicians) to determine which option should be pursued.  Where we believe having a procedure is not in the patient’s best interests, we will not recommend it.  


  • We aim to see all referrals within two weeks

  • Our team approach ensures we are always available for our patients and colleagues

  • On site vascular ultrasound allows diagnosis and an immediate treatment plan in the majority of cases

  • We have regular peer chaired audit meetings to ensure best practice

  • We work closely with other specialists and allied health practitioners to provide our patients a true multidisciplinary care plan



  • Minimally invasive & open arterial surgery for peripheral vascular disease

  • Minimally invasive & open aortic aneurysm surgery

  • Carotid occlusive surgery

  • Dialysis and renal access surgery

  • Minimally invasive varicose vein procedures

  • Spinal access surgery for anterior spinal procedures 

  • Diagnostic vascular ultrasound service  

  • Patients suffering from vascular disease often have other serious medical conditions including diabetes, ischaemic heart disease and renal failure and want their doctors to work together to bring them the very best care – at Yarra Vascular Surgeons we achieve this and work closely with other leading specialists and allied health practitioners to bring our patients a truly multidisciplinary holistic service. 

At Yarra Vascular Surgeons, we are committed to providing you and your loved ones with exceptional care in a compassionate and friendly atmosphere. We believe that our patients deserve the best care and we make an effort to make sure you always feel welcome and at ease.

Yarra in the indigenous language means 'free flowing' which is an appropriate name for a Vascular Surgery Practice. We will ensure we flow with modern practice and deliver you the most up to date and evidence based care. 


Yarra Vascular Surgeons 

Iman, David and Raj 

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