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Regional Vascular Services

In November 2015 MIVIR opened a vascular ultrasound service in Bendigo. It was felt that there was a deficiency in providing a dedicated vascular diagnostic service to the patients in central Victoria. Martin Forbes, a vascular sonographer of 25 years, heads up the service based in Queen’s street, Bendigo. A full range of vascular ultrasound services are provided including resting and exercise pressure indices for evaluating the severity of lower…

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St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Melbourne proud to announce a first

St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Melbourne, cardiovascular centre and operating theatres are very proud to announce a first! An infant boy was delivered today in the vascular suite at the Cardiovascular Centre by caesarean section performed by Dr’s Olive and O’Callaghan. The patient was at 36 weeks gestation with a history of uterine fibroids and a low-lying placenta. This placed her and her baby at high risk of significant bleeding at…

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Our new website

As founder and Director of the Melbourne Institute of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, I would like to welcome you to our new website. I am proud to announce that MIVIR is progressing in its fourth year. What an exciting time we have had and even more is to come. We are still committed to be a truly independent clinical Interventional Radiology practice that provides state- of- the- art diagnosis and management of vascular…

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Uterine Fibroid Embolisation

Uterine fibroids are a troublesome and quite disabling problem for women of childbearing age, until menopause, when they generally regress and become smaller in size. They are the commonest tumour of the female genital tract and are thankfully benign. Diagram of the different types of  fibroids that can form in the uterus. Some symptoms of uterine fibroids are: Chronic pain in the pelvic and/or abdominal regions Heavy and/or prolonged bleeding…

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