What are your business hours?

Our practice hours are from 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Appointments can be made by telephoning our practice at 631.689.4189.

What should I bring with me when I come for an appointment?

When you come for your first appointment remember to bring the following:

  • Referral letter
  • Medicare card, DVA card, Pension Card
  • Private Hospital Insurance information
  • X-rays, CT scans and relevant test results you have
  • Please have a list of your medications and previous significant operations and illnesses. This may be contained in the Referral letter from your GP.

What is deep vein thrombosis?

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition in which blood clot (thrombus) is formed within deep veins in your body. The blood clot occurs when the blood thickens or clumps together. It commonly affects the large veins in the lower leg and thigh, although it can affect any part of the body.

How do anticoagulants help in treating deep vein thrombosis?

Anti-coagulants, also called blood thinners, decrease the blood’s ability to clot and may be prescribed. These medications do not dissolve the existing clots, but helps in preventing the clot from becoming bigger. Clot busters or thrombolytics are used to break the clots and are prescribed only in life threatening situations.

What are the regions that an aneurysm can develop?

An aneurysm can develop anywhere along the aorta:

  • Aneurysms that occurs in the segment of the aorta that transcends down the chest are called thoracic aortic aneurysms
  • Aneurysms that occur in the segment of the aorta that passes through the abdomen are called abdominal aneurysms

What are varicose veins?

Varicose veins are blood vessels that are abnormally dilated which appear swollen, twisted and can be painful. Varicose veins can form anywhere in the body, but they are usually seen in the back of the calf or on the inside of the leg.


Dr Baker’s Privacy Policy

Vascular Surgery WA complies with the Privacy Act (2001) and as part of their Privacy Policy, they are committed to protecting the privacy of individuals and their personal information. The purpose of collecting personal information is to provide quality medical and health related services and associated account keeping. Patients have the right to request access to their own information except where access would be denied. Vascular Surgery WA and Dr Baker make every effort to manage information in accordance with the National Privacy Principles and keep records up to date and accurate. Patients may withdraw consent for Vascular Surgery WA to use and disclose personal information (except when legal obligations must be met).

Agreeing to Vascular Surgery WA and Dr Baker’s Privacy Policy indicates that consent is given to:

  • Dr Baker collecting, using, storing and disposing of personal information.
  • The release of relevant personal information to other health professionals (e.g. Specialists, etc.).
  • In the case of a work related consultation or service, the release of relevant personal information to an employer, their authorised representative, and their insurer.