A team approach ensures comprehensive care

Dr Ling works closely in conjunction with other medical specialists to provide you with comprehensive care for your vascular needs. Dr Ling works in close collaboration with the following specialists:

Vascular Ulcer Treatment
  • General practitioners
    • Dr Ling works in collaboration with your primary care provider – your general practitioner – in the management of vascular health and mostly importantly, in the prevention of complications from vascular risk factors. Risk factors for vascular disease include high blood pressure (hypertension), high cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, ischaemic heart disease, family history of vascular disease, male sex and age over 60 years. 
  • Renal physicians
    • These specialists manage people with kidney failure.
    • Dr Ling is involved in the provision of dialysis access for patients through creation and maintenance of arterio-venous fistulae.
  • Endocrinologists
    • These specialists manage the medical aspects of diabetes.
    • Dr Ling is a vascular specialist on the Diabetic Foot Unit at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Holding a special interest in the treatment of vascular disease that is compounded by diabetes, he is able to offer patients expert care in this area. Prevention of amputation is a key focus of Dr Ling’s practice.
  • Peri-operative physicians
    • Dr Ling works with a team of physicians who will see you pre-operatively and during your inpatient hospital stay. They will ensure you are ‘medically fit for surgery’ and optimised to make the quickest recovery possible.