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The Australian and New Zealand Society for Vascular Surgery
The ANZSVS Virtual Scientific Update and AGM
The Australian and New Zealand Society for Vascular Surgery
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Raffi Qasabian

Professional Bio
Dr Raffi Qasabian is a vascular and endovascular surgeon with clinical appointments at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Mater Hospital (RPA) Sydney, Strathfield Private Hospital, Sydney and Macquarie University Private Hospital, Sydney. He also has a clinical appointment at Tamworth Hospital, which he attends once a month, providing general vascular and dialysis access services to rural NSW. He has been attending teaching hospitals in Armenia, where he is providing charity services to further the field of vascular surgery in that country. Dr Raffi Qasabian is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Vascular Surgeons, and is the immediate past chairman of the NSW State Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in which he served for 9 years. He is a keen teacher, and regularly gives lectures for medical students and provides regular teaching to surgical candidates preparing for their Part II Fellowship exams.  He regularly talks at local and international meetings, and convenes teaching courses. 

Following completion of his surgical studies in Australia, Dr Qasabian undertook a Fellowship year at St Thomas’ Hospital in 2007 in London, where he gained valuable experience in open and endovascular surgical techniques. Since returning to Sydney, he has established a busy practice in vascular surgery with particular interest in:
  • Aneurysm Disease
  • Carotid Artery Surgery
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
  • Diabetic Feet (working in multidisciplinary high-risk foot clinic settings)
  • Varicose Vein Surgery
  • Reconstructive Venous Surgery and Stenting
  • Vascular Trauma

Minimally invasive vascular interventions:
  • Balloon Angioplasty and Stenting for PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease)
  • Endoluminal stent-grafting of aortic aneurysms and dissections
  • Thoracoscopic sympathectomy for excessive sweating
  • Percutaneous maintenance of dialysis access
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