Vascular Surgery

Associate Professor Bradshaw specialises in Vascular Surgery, which is the diagnosis and treatment of problems of the circulation including Arterial, Venous and Lymphatic disease. The treatment options are by medical treatments or traditional open surgery or newer endovascular keyhole surgery.

Aortic Surgery

Associate Professor Bradshaw is a very experienced aortic surgeon. He performed the first Aortic aneurysm repair by the keyhole technique of endovascular grafting in the ACT in 1999. Comfortable performimg open or endovascular surgery with the best operation being tailored to each patient.

Carotid disease and stroke prevention

Carotid revascularisation usually by cleaning out the build up of plaque is an extremely well researched and beneficial operation for the prevention of strokes in selected patients. Associate Professor Bradshaw is well trained in this surgery and can advise re the benefits of the surgery and the potential risks.

Venous Access

Some patients require frequent access to their venous circulation for dialysis for renal failure or to assist with chemotherapy for cancer treatments. Associate Professor Bradshaw can advise regarding the best options for either of these diseases to make treatments easier for the patients.

Varicose Veins and Chronic Venous Disease

Associate Professor Bradshaw is very experienced with the treatment of all venous diseases. As one of the few Specialist Vascular Surgeons in the ACT he can advise and individually tailor the treatment to each patient to achieve the desired outcome. The various treatments offered are Injection Sclerotherapy, Traditional Surgery and Endovascular treatment by way of Radiofrequency Ablation or conservative treatment with compression therapy.

About Associate Professor
Stephen Bradshaw AM

A/Professor Bradshaw is a practising Vascular Surgeon who operates privately at Calvary Bruce Private Hospital and The National Hospital Private Hospital in Garran, he is registered as a Specialist Vascular Surgeon. He is in private practice and attends the Canberra Hospital as a Visiting Medical Officer. A/Professor Bradshaw has lived in Canberra for the last 25 years having trained in surgery in Sydney and the United Kingdom. In Canberra, he has been involved in the administration of surgery as a previous Director of the Division of Surgery, and is the current head of the Vascular Surgery Unit, a position he has held for the past 18 years.

A/Professor Bradshaw has been involved with the John James Memorial Hospital in the past, as Director of Medical Services and Chairman of the Board. He served on the ACT Medical Board from 2001, and as President of the Board from 2006, to its demise in June 2010. A/Professor Bradshaw has been a member of the National Medical Board since its inception in 2009, and Chair of the ACT Board from 2010 till 2016.

In 2017 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to Medical Regulation, Vascular Surgery and Teaching.