our surgeons

 

 

David Robinson

 

David Robinson FRACS FACP

Dr Robinson initially completed training in General Surgery at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney, followed by training in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Royal Melbourne, Royal Prince Alfred and Concord Hospitals. At the completion of his training he was appointed as a consultant at St Mary's Hospital, London, in the Regional Vascular Unit, a tertiary referral centre with an interest in aneurysms of the thoracic and abdominal aorta.

Since returning to Sydney he has worked as a consultant at both St Vincent's Hospital and the Central Coast prior to his current position as a VMO at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

Dr Robinson's research interests centre around cerebrovascular disease, in particular asymptomatic carotid disease. He has also published papers on aspects of both open and endovascular repair of aortic aneurysms.

 

Special Interests and Expertise include:
• Endovascular stent-graft treatment of Aortic Aneurysms
• Endovascular stent-graft treatment of Thoracic Aneuryms and Dissections
• Peripheral Vascular Disease (Angioplasty and Stent Treatment, Surgery)
• Carotid disease and Stroke prevention
• Venous disorders and varicose veins (injection treatments, or surgery)
• Upper limb disorders (thrombosis, hyperhydrosis/endoscopic sympathectomy procedures)
• Vascular diagnosis (angiography/ultrasound techniques)

 

Steven Dubenec

 

Steven Dubenec FRACS Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon
Dr Steven Dubenec is a Vascular Surgeon who has clinical appointments at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and the Mater Misericordiae Hospital.

He is currently involved in both National and New South Wales based committees devoted to improving the level of understanding, diagnosis and treatment of peripheral arterial disease. He is also involved in international clinical trials for peripheral arterial disease.
He is a member of the Australian & New Zealand Society of Vascular Surgeons, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and Royal Society of Medicine.

 

Clinical interests and areas of expertise include:
• Minimally invasive vascular interventions
• Angioplasty and stenting
• Endoluminal aortic stent grafting
• Carotid stenting
• Peripheral arterial disease
• Carotid artery disease
• Aneurysms
• Varicose Veins

 

Raffi Qasabian

Raffi Qasabian FRACS Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon
Dr Raffi Qasabian is a Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon, with clinical appointments at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Mater Misericordiae Hospital.

Dr Qasabian is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Vascular Surgeons, and has been newly appointed to the NSW Regional Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He is a lecturer and co-ordinator of the Surgical Course for 3rd year medical students at the Central Clinical School of the University of Sydney.

Following completion of his surgical studies in Australia, Dr Qasabian undertook a Fellowship year at St Thomas’ Hospital in London, where he gained valuable experience in open and endovascular surgical techniques.

 

Since returning to Sydney, he has established a practice in vascular surgery with a particular interest in:
• Aneurysm disease
• Carotid artery surgery
• Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
• Diabetic feet
• Varicose vein surgery
• Vascular insufficiency in diabetics
• Minimally invasive vascular interventions:
- Balloon angioplasty and stenting for PAD
- Endoluminal stent-grafting of aneurysms
• Thoracoscopic sympathectomy for excessive sweating
• Renal transplant and access for dialysis
• Trauma

 

Isuru Nammuni

 

Isuru Nammuni FRACS Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon

Dr Isuru Nammuni is a Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon with clinical appointments at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown and The Mater Misericordiae Hospital, North Sydney. After obtaining his medical degree from the University of New South Wales he gained his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Vascular Surgery. He has completed Vascular Surgery training at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, United Kingdom, and an Advanced Endovascular Surgery Fellowship in Aortic and Peripheral Interventions at the Park Hospital, Leipzig Germany. He is a member of The Australian and New Zealand Society of Vascular Surgeons, The British Vascular Society, and The British Society of Endovascular Therapy.


Dr Isuru Nammuni’s areas of clinical expertise include:

• Aortic pathology including aneurysms and aortic dissection

• Peripheral Vascular Disease leading to claudicant leg pain and critical limb ischaemia

• Diabetic Foot issues

• Carotid Artery disease and stroke prevention

• Dialysis access and fistula formation

• Chronic Venous Insufficiency and Varicose Veins

 

Dr Isuru Nammuni’s areas of special interest include:

• Minimally invasive management of Aortic Aneurysms

• Endovascular management of complex peripheral vascular disease including subintimal angioplasty and stenting, atherectomy, and retrograde recannalisation of chronic total occlusive disease

• Conventional surgical treatment and minimally invasive management of Varicose Veins including Laser and Sclerotherapy

• Carotid Artery Stenting and conventional Carotid Endarterectomy surgery

• Hybrid Open and Endovascular management of arterial disease