Welcome to the website Victoria Vascular Specialists. The site is designed to assist patients, their families and the care team as we move through the process of diagnosis, investigation, assessment of options and achieving the best resolution possible. We are hopeful that the website will serve two distinct purposes:
- Educate the patient and family about the condition, options for treatment and post-operative expectations. Being well informed is important to a successful recovery.
- Facilitate communication and preparation for procedures. This includes the complex investigations as well as the procedures for treatment.
We will be able to assist you or your family member much more efficiently if this website is used early in the process. We need each individual to carefully view and understand the material that is relevant to their condition and upcoming treatment. An email acknowledgement will be generated when you have done this so we know we can proceed with the surgical booking. This ensures the individual has had the opportunity to fully understand the planned surgery or intervention. There is a lot of information to absorb and it is difficult to cover it all in one visit and be certain that it is all understood. This approach is far more comprehensive and helpful.
We do not use email to attempt to make any form of clinical decision or assess a patient’s problem. This will still require a formal consultation or follow up visit.
Relaying of the important information to the patient regarding the complex process of pre hospital preparation is increasingly important. When combined with the educational material on our website we find this approach to be very valuable. It has been rated very highly by the patients and families using this approach since 2003.