Dr Deepak Williams | North Coast Vascular Centre
Dr Williams MBBS, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Edin), FRCPS (Glas) FRACS, FRACS (Vasc) completed his undergraduate qualifications in 1985 at Rajasthan University in Jaipur, India and Christian Medical College in Ludhiana, India. He completed his internship in New Delhi’s largest public hospital at the time – Safdarjang Hospital.
Dr William’s post-graduate interest in surgery began when he undertook surgical training in the United Kingdom. He then moved to New Zealand to further his studies and undertake more training. Dr Williams and his family decided to relocate to New Zealand and, as he had completed his primary degree in India, he was required to undertake his surgical training once again. Once this was completed, he was awarded his FRACS in 2000.
He moved to Melbourne in 2001 to work as a Fellow in Vascular Surgery to further his studies. He was awarded his FRACS in Vascular Surgery by the Australasian College of Surgeons in 2004.
Dr Williams started practicing in Lismore, as a specialist Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon in 2004 and he was the first specialist endovascular surgeon in the region. Dr Williams is a VMO (Visiting Medical Office) at St Vincent’s Hospital (Lismore), Lismore Base Hospital and Ballina District Hospital. He now works at North Coast Vascular Centre.
Procedures of special interest;
- Endovascular procedures which are minimally invasive with shorter recovery times for patients
- Peripheral Vascular Disease – angioplasty, stenting, bypass surgery
- Varicose Veins
- Arterial and Venous ulcers
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) repair
- Carotid Endarterectomy
- Dialysis Access: fistula creation and management
- Ovarian Vein Coiling
Education is a passion for Dr Williams and he has been involved with teaching of medical students and junior doctors since 1988. He was appointed as Junior Lecturer by Melbourne University while working in Melbourne and he is heavily involved with training the next generation of doctors rotating through Lismore Base Hospital and medical students coming through the University Departments of Rural Health program.
When he is not in surgery at North coast vascular centre, he has a keen interest in cricket, loves reading, gardening and can be found taking his dogs for yet another walk around the block.