Vascular Surgeon Melbourne
Modern treatment of arterial and venous disorders
Mr Sam Farah MBBS(Hons) MMed FRACS is a Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon in Melbourne. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Vascular Surgery (ANZSVS). Mr Farah is employed at a number of major public teaching hospitals including The Alfred, The Austin and Box Hill Hospital.
“My approach to vascular surgery is simple: I treat patients with care and compassion and treat them all as individuals, with individual needs and expectations.”
Frequently asked questions
What is the cost of a consultation?
For an initial consultation, the appointment fee is $185 (rebate of $76.80 from Medicare – total cost $108.20). A review appointment is $120 (rebate of $36.80 – total cost $81.40).
However, all pensioners and health care card holders are bulk billed for new and review appointments.
Why visit your practice?
As a vascular surgeon with qualifications and accreditation from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons I am able to offer the full range of treatment options from minimally invasive surgery to open surgery for both arterial and venous disorders. Having specialist qualifications allows me to offer treatment in hospital as well as out of hospital.
What happens on the first visit?
A detailed history and examination is undertaken and an ultrasound is performed. Sometimes additional investigations may be required such as an MRI scan or CT, or more specialised forms of ultrasound. A definitive plan and strategy will be formulated and a letter will be sent to your GP and accessible yourself, with all your results via our patient portal.
What is a vascular ultrasound?
A vascular ultrasound is a non invasive imaging technique used to look at the circulation either in arteries or veins. A vascular sonographer is highly skilled at obtaining accurate imaging to help reach the correct diagnosis.
What is a vascular surgeon?
A vascular surgeon is a doctor who has trained in the full complement of arterial and venous surgery by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Vascular Surgery. The vascular training program is a a highly competitve program where 8-10 individuals are selected per annum in Australia and New Zealand. Once a 5 or 6 year training program is completed they are recognised by Australian Health Practioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a specialist, and are Fellows of The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS). Many surgeons adopt the historical title of “Miss” Or “Mr” to denote their training in the art of surgery. Although many doctors offer treatment for vascular disorders, most of them are not vascular surgeons due to the highly selective nature and gruelling training program vascular surgeons undertake.
Mordialloc Medical Centre
554 Main Street Mordialloc 3195
Warringal Private Hospital
Suite 6, 216 Burgundy Heidelberg 3084
Level 1 Specialist Consulting Suites. 183 Wattletree Road Malvern
Ekera Medical Centre
Level 2, 116 Thames Street Box Hill North.
New patients seen within 7 days
In & out of hospital treatment
Public & private options
T: +61 3 8362 3780
F: +61 3 8677 1755
M: PO Box 42 Heidelberg VIC 3084
- Austin Health
- Alfred Health
- Eastern Health
- Cabrini Malvern
- Epworth Eastern
- Warringal Private Hospital
- Holmesglen Private Hospital
“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” — Helen Keller
© Sam Farah 2022