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We are moving!!!

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We are excited to announce that we will be moving in late July to our new premises located at 72 Churchill Avenue, Subiaco.

We are giving you a little sneak peak today, but we have big plans for our new home with a massive renovation already underway.

Make sure you stay tuned to this post as we will be showing you every step of the way – from demolition to decoration!

We can’t wait to see you all at our new home!

DO NOT COME UNSTUCK – the facts about Medical Glue and Varicose Veins.

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DO NOT COME UNSTUCK – the facts about Medical Glue and Varicose Veins.

The use of  “Medical Superglue” in the treatment of varicose veins has recently gained a lot of publicity with a story televised on Channel 9 News.

Whilst medical super glue (cyano-acyrylate) is one of the newest ways to treat varicose veins, the procedure is actually not new at all.  Medical grade adhesives have been used all of the body by various types of surgeons for over 50 years.

There are many benefits to the glue procedure for patients including;

  • Outpatient treatment
  • Minimal downtime
  • No tumescent anaesthesia
  • Medicare rebates are available

However, as a Doctor who has worked as an Interventional Radiologist at a teaching hospital, I have been using medical adhesives for over 20 years in a range of different procedures.  It is important to remember that this particular treatment is NOT suitable for everyone.  Each case should be examined and assessed on his own merits.

There are many alternative well established and evidence based  vein treatment procedures.  Minimally invasive non-surgical options such as laser ablation, phlebectomy and sclerotherapy  have had well documented success for over 18 years.   Many of these procedures are used in combination with each other and even in combination with the glue procedure to maximise the results for the patient.

At Endovascular WA we will continue using medical glue to treat the varicose veins on patients whom we deem it will be suitable for with care and caution rather than because it offers an uncapped rebate via medicare.

The other vein treatments listed in this article also offer medicare rebates although capped.

With over 20 years experience treating veins as an Interventional Radiologist, I sincerely believe it is too early to make unsubstantiated claims that glue is the best and only option for all vein patients. We at Endovascular WA have been seeing patients who have had complications associated with the use of glue treatments at other vein clinics where perhaps it wasn’t the best option for their particular case.

Please discuss all available options with your treating doctor and do not be afraid to seek a second opinion.

The fact that “medical glue” for veins is now rebateable and uncapped by Medicare does not mean that it should be promoted unscrupulously or as a miracle cure.

Dr Sanjay Nadkarni

Upcoming GP Education & Networking Evening

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Tuesday, June 26 2018
6.45pm to 9.45pm in the private dining room


Topics to be covered include;

What’s new in Vein Treatment;

  • Radial laser fibres
  • Medical glue (adhesive ablation)

What’s new in Men’s Health;

  • Interventional Radiology Management of Benign Prostate Hyperplasia.
  • Interventional Radiology Management of Varicoceles.

What’s new in Women’s Health;

  • Interventional Radiology Management of Pelvic Congestion Syndrome (as seen on Today Tonight).
  • Interventional Radiology Management of Uterine Fibroids.

What’s new in Pain Management;

  • Bone marrow derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells.
  • Vertebroplasy for Osteoporotic Fractures -results of the VAPOUR trial
  • The latest news on Platelet Rich Plasma.
  • Radio Frequency Ablation of knee, hip and shoulder pain.

Please register your interest and/or attendance with Kelly Kinahan,

**To Watch Pelvic Congestion Syndrome as seen on Today Tonight click here**



Medical “glue” treatment for Varicose Veins now covered under Medicare!

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The use of medical grade adhesive to treat varicose veins and venous disease is otherwise known as Endovenous Adhesive Ablation.
Medical professionals have been using medical grade adhesive “medical superglue” for years to treat a large number of ailments.
As of May 1 2018 this procedure for vein treatment will offer patients a Medicare rebate!
There are many benefits to Endovenous Adhesive Ablation including;
* minimally invasive
* both legs can be treated at the same appointment
* one needle entry point
* excellent published success rates as high as 98.9% (VeClose study)
* patients can generally return to work and normal activities immediately after treatment
* no pre-procedure drugs required
To see if this treatment is right for you, book a consultation with Dr Sanjay Nadkarni.

20 minute treatment for the athlete’s injury- partial anterior cruciate ligament tear

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The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of a pair of ligaments (the other being the posterior cruciate ligament) in the knee.

The two ligaments are also called cruciform ligaments, as they are arranged in a crossed formation.

The anterior cruciate ligament is one of the four main ligaments of the knee  and is one of the key ligaments that help stabilize your knee joint. The ACL connects your thighbone (femur) to your shinbone (tibia).

Anterior cruciate ligament injury is when the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is either stretched, partially torn, or completely torn.  Symptoms include pain, a popping sound during injury, instability of the knee, and joint swelling. 

It’s most commonly torn during sports that involve sudden stops and changes in direction — such as football, basketball, netball etc.

Treating partial anterior ligament tears with intraligamentary plasma rich has proven successful in many cases.  This is a 20 minute procedure conducted at the clinic.  Dr Sanjay Nadkarni has been performing this procedure for over 7 years, since it was first introduced.

A recent study published in the World Journal of Orthopaedics showed excellent results for this procedure. Click here to view the full study.



#ACL #ACLinjury #plasmarich #drsanjaynadkarni

Pelvic Congestion Syndrome – as seen on Today Tonight

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Adelaide suffered from chronic pelvic pain for years after her pregnancies.  After many GP and Specialist visits, Adelaide still had no answers as to what was causing her chronic pain.  It was even suggested that Adelaide look at a mental health care plan.  Deciding to take matters into her own hands Adelaide took to the internet to conduct her own research, stumbling across Dr Sanjay Nadkarni’s website

Adelaide finally had the answer to her chronic pain that she had been looking for.

Dr Sanjay Nadkarni was able to diagnose and treat Adelaide’s condition and restore her quality of life.

It took two minimally invasive procedures and Dr Sanjay Nadkarni interviewed Adelaide pre- operation and post operation for each procedure.  We will be posting these in a series of blogs.

If you are suffering chronic pelvic pain, you are not alone.  This condition is extremely common in women post pregnancy.  Get a referral from your GP to see Dr Sanjay Nadkarni.


#pelviccongestionsyndrome #chronicpelvicpain #womenshealth #pregnancy


Radial Artery Puncture Procedure – first in WA

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Congratulations to our very own Dr Sanjay Nadkarni who on Friday, April 6 became the first ever Interventional Radiologist in Western Australia to perform a radial artery puncture procedure as part of a uterine artery embolisation.

Uterine fibroids are extremely common in women and if left untreated can continue to grow in size and number.

This procedure allows patients to sit up and even walk almost immediately and in most cases the patient will be home the same day. Dr Nadkarni asked us to give a shout out to the interventional radiology department at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital who have been offering world class care to patients for 25 years.

#interventionalradiology#sircharlesgairdnerhospital #uterinefibroids#womenshealth

Varicose Veins increase the risk of DVT by 5 times!

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Varicose veins are NOT just a cosmetic issue. New research shows that people suffering from varicose veins are 5 times more likely to develop a DVT (deep vein thrombosis) which can result in amputation or even death and 2 times more likely to develop a pulmonary embolism which can also be fatal. With so many minimally invasive, non surgical vein treatments available there is no reason to risk your health.

As quoted in the article;


  • Varicose veins increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) by five times
  • DVT is a clot in the legs, which can lead to amputation or even death 
  • Varicose veins make people twice as likely to develop a pulmonary embolism
  • This is a clot that travels to the lung and can be life-threatening
  • Varicose veins double peripheral artery disease’s risk, which reduces blood flow

Read the full article here more:

APSCVIR Conference 2018 – Dr Sanjay Nadkarni & Dr Hugo Rio Tinto

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This is Dr Hugo Rio Tinto.  He is a world expert and one of the pioneers of Prostate Artery Embolisation (PAE) to treat symptomatic Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia . Dr Rio Tinto is from Portugual and has performed thousands of PAE cases and published extensively on the subject. It was a privilege to catch up with him at the recent APSCVIR meeting. Hoping I can visit his centre later this year to do some PAE cases with him.