About Us

About Us


MIVIR, Melbourne Institute of Vascular and Interventional Radiology is a unique specialist medical practice founded in 2006 by Dr. John Vrazas, Vascular physician, Endovascular and Interventional Specialist.

Having trained in interventional radiology and cardiovascular diseases in Australia, the USA and Europe, Dr. Vrazas has a vision of providing an holistic approach to medical and surgical problems in adults and children using minimally invasive techniques under imaging guidance, coupled with diagnostic techniques and clinical patient care using a model that is the first of its kind in Australia. We provide a point of difference to traditional open surgical approaches to both complex and simple medical problems.

A hand picked team of sonographers, nursing and administrative staff ensure that all patients receive care of the highest quality in a modern and caring environment.

The diagnostic arm of the service involves clinical evaluation as well as a dedicated ultrasound and non-invasive vascular laboratory, managed by Mr John Donlan, Head of Vascular Sonography.

State of the art equipment, coupled with unique software and reporting modules ensures diagnostic studies of the highest quality, accuracy and reproducibility.

Renown for vascular diagnosis and intervention, MIVIR has evolved to provide the latest in treatments for varicose veins, hypertension and liver disease. Some of the latest innovations include renal denervation for difficult to control blood pressure, laser therapy for varicose veins and specialized ultrasound techniques to diagnose and follow up chronic liver disease.

In conjunction with some of Melbourne’s best neurosurgeons, MIVIR also offers treatments for brain aneurysms and other vascular conditions of the brain.

The range of procedures treatments is exhaustive ranging from vascular access, peripheral vascular disease to interventions for cancer patients.

A special interest area is vascular anomalies, or birthmarks, women’s health, especially fibroids and the special needs of sick children.