(veins and arteries)
Our Vascular Surgery Department provides specialised services for people who have problems with their veins and arteries. The department is a satellite service of the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital (RBWH) vascular department. We provide surgical services for northern Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and as far north as Rockhampton. We also receive tertiary referrals from throughout Queensland and northern New South Wales.
We offer outpatient consultation and surgical services at two hospital sites including Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital (RBWH). We provide a full range of specialised diagnostic and surgical procedures. These include:
- diagnostic vascular ultrasound (scan to identify blockages and detect blood clots)
- diagnostic angiography (x-ray to look at the arteries)
- endovascular interventions (for peripheral vascular disease and aneurismal disease)
- carotid endarterectomy for carotid stenosis (narrowing of carotid arteries) and stroke prevention
- kidney failure treatment access for haemodialysis (dialysis)
- secondary risk factor prevention for patients with cardiovascular disease
- varicose veins and open venous surgery.
How to access this service
You need a referral letter from your GP or medical practitioner to access this service. Your doctor will need to send your referral letter to the hospital.
If there is a waiting list, you will receive a confirmation letter and be advised on what to do next. If there is no waiting list, you will receive an appointment booking letter or we will contact you to arrange a suitable time for your appointment.
We always try to ensure that clinics run on time. Sometimes there are unavoidable delays and it can take between 1-2 hours to see one of our specialists. Should this occur please inform the clinic staff if you have any concerns (e.g. long distance travel and/or need to catch transport at a pre-arranged time).
If you want to refer your patient to the Professor Phillip Walker Vascular Laboratory, please fill out the Metro North Vascular Surgery referral form.
After your hospital appointment
Your doctor may advise that you require surgery. If this is the case you will be placed on a surgical waiting list and may need to attend the Pre-admission Clinic before your surgery.
What to bring
- Your Medicare card
- Private health insurance card (if you have one)
- Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
- Current medications (prescription, over the counter and herbal medicine)
- Relevant x-rays, scans or any other test results or reports
- Glasses, hearing and mobility aids
- Your appointment letter
- Any special items listed on your letter
- WorkCover claim number (if relevant)
- Snacks, a drink or money to buy refreshments
- Something to read or do while you wait
- An adult carer to support you and take you home
- Copy of Advanced Healthcare Directive or Enduring Power of Attorney (if you have one)
- A jacket or cardigan in case you get cold
- A dressing gown or cardigan, sleepwear or comfortable day clothes
- Slippers and shoes (low heel, closed-in, non-slip, adjustable and firm fitting around the foot)
- Your toiletries and personal items
- Copy of Advanced Healthcare Directive or Enduring Power of Attorney if you have one
- Something to read or do during your stay
- Medical devices required for your care (e.g. CPAP machine)
- Do not bring large amounts of cash or valuables such as jewellery, watches or other items of value to you
TPCH Specialist Outpatient Clinics
Location: Ground floor, Main Building, The Prince Charles Hospital
Phone: (07) 3139 4207
Open: Monday-Friday 8.00am–5.00pm
Need help outside hours?
For non-urgent medical issues call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or visit your GP.
In an emergency call 000.
Refer a patient
GP and Specialist Referral Hotline: 1300 364 938
The full range of open and endovascular surgical procedures are provided on an elective and urgent basis. Our specialists team includes:
- Dr Quinn
- Dr Favot
- Dr Ogg.
We are also specialists in:
- thoracic and abdominal aortic endografting
- endovascular intervention
- carotid artery surgery and stenting.
Other services include:
- Combined General Surgery ward – allocated 3 Beds
- Satellite Ultrasound Laboratory for outpatient department
- Diagnostic angiography and endovascular interventions including iliac, femoral, tibial/renal and carotid artery angioplasty and stenting
- EVAR – endovascular AAA repair for abdominal aortic aneurysm.
- TEVAR – thoracic endovascular aortic repair for aortic aneurysms, trauma and dissections
- Type B dissection
- Lower extremity arterial revascularisation for peripheral arterial disease and limb ischemia
- Carotid endarterectomy for carotid stenosis and stroke prevention
- Vascular renal access (AV fistula creation) for renal failure haemodialysis
- Secondary risk factor prevention for patients with cardiovascular disease
- RFA varicose veins/open venous surgery
- Combined cardiac and vascular cases at The Prince Charles Hospital
- Haemodialysis AV access service with dedicated consulting clinics and operation lists, run as a satellite unit at The Prince Charles Hospital.