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Vascular surgery

Area of medical practice that uses surgery to treat health conditions of the blood vessels and lymphatic system

Procedures:

Endarterectomy (removal artery lining blockage)

Surgery to remove a blockage in one or more arteries located in the neck.

Varicose veins

Surgery to correct varicose veins. The surgery may include removal or blocking of these faulty veins to improve blood flow in the leg.

Services:

Diagnostic imaging services
MBS item 55054

A type of ultrasound scan performed during surgery (cross sectional echography).

MBS item 55238

A procedure using ultrasound (duplex scanning) to look at and measure how blood moves through arteries or a grafted blood vessel (bypass graft). This is in one leg.

MBS item 55244

A procedure using ultrasound (duplex scanning) to look at and measure how blood moves through arteries or a grafted blood vessel (bypass graft). This is in one leg.

MBS item 55246

A procedure using ultrasound (duplex scanning) to look at and measure how blood moves through veins which are not working properly (chronic venous disease). This is in one leg.

MBS item 55248

A procedure using ultrasound (duplex scanning) to look at and measure how blood moves through arteries or a grafted blood vessel (bypass graft). This is in one arm.

MBS item 55252

A procedure using ultrasound (duplex scanning) to look at and measure how blood moves through veins. This is in one arm.

MBS item 55274

A procedure using ultrasound (duplex scanning) to look at and measure how blood moves through blood vessels of the face and neck region (extra cranial, bilateral carotid, vertebral, subclavian, innominate).

MBS item 55276

A procedure using ultrasound (duplex scanning) to look at and measure how blood moves through blood vessels of the abdominal and pelvic regions (intra abdominal, aorta and iliac arteries, inferior vena cava and iliac veins).

MBS item 55278

A procedure using ultrasound (duplex scanning) to look at and measure how blood moves through blood vessels of the kidney, abdominal and pelvic regions (renal, visceral, aorta, inferior vena cava, iliac vessels).

MBS item 55292

A procedure using ultrasound (duplex scanning) to look at and measure how blood moves through a connection created by surgery for dialysis access connection (arteriovenous fistula, arteriovenous access graft).

MBS item 55294

A procedure using ultrasound (duplex scanning) to look at and measure how blood moves through arteries or veins. This is performed before blood vessel (vascular) surgery.

MBS item 55296

A procedure using ultrasound (duplex scanning) to look at and measure how blood moves through veins of the leg. This is performed before surgery to correct swollen, twisted veins (varicose veins).

Diagnostic procedures and investigations
MBS item 11602

A procedure using specialised ultrasound (CW Doppler or pulsed Doppler) to investigate if blood vessels in the arms and/or legs are working properly.

MBS item 11610

A test which measures the difference in blood pressure between the ankle and arm. This is to measure the severity of artery disease in the leg.

MBS item 11612

A test which measures the difference in blood pressure between the ankle and arm. This is to measure how well blood vessels in the lower part of the leg are working.

Professional attendances
Follow-up specialist appointment

A follow-up appointment with a specialist at their rooms or in-hospital. The specialist may provide additional services which may have their own costs.

Initial specialist appointment

The first appointment with a specialist at their rooms.

MBS item 91822

The first appointment with a specialist for a specific condition and/or course of treatment. The appointment is by telehealth and is longer than 5 minutes.

MBS item 91823

A follow up appointment with a specialist for a specific condition and/or course of treatment. The appointment is by telehealth and is longer than 5 minutes.

MBS item 91832

The first appointment with a specialist for a specific condition and/or course of treatment. The appointment is by telehealth and is for more than 5 minutes.

MBS item 91833

A follow up appointment with a specialist. The appointment is by telehealth and is for more than 5 minutes.

Therapeutic procedures
MBS item 18272

Injection of an anaesthetic into the one or more nerves of the leg (saphenous, sural, popliteal, posterior tibial).

MBS item 32500

A treatment for varicose veins larger than 2.5 mm in one or both legs. Chemicals are injected and compression bandages are used. This is for up to 6 treatments in 12 months.

MBS item 32520

A treatment for a varicose vein in one leg using laser therapy.

MBS item 32523

The treatment of varicose veins in one leg, using radiofrequency energy to close the veins. Some other veins may be removed or have medicine injected into them to block them.

MBS item 32526

A treatment using radio frequency waves for varicose veins in one leg. This is when blood is flowing in the wrong direction.

MBS item 32528

The treatment of varicose veins by blocking a vein in one leg using medical glue. This is to stop blood flowing the wrong way.