Roger Bell, MBBS, FRACS

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Melbourne Vascular Surgeon
59 Holmes Road
Moonee Ponds, VIC 3039 AU
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Personal Statement

Mr Roger Bell at North Western Vascular provides a comprehensive vascular service treating the entire range of vascular conditions using open and endovascular techniques as well as specialising in the treatment of hyperhidrosis and facial blushing with either ETS, lumbar sympathectomy or MiraDry.

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Bell has hospital affiliations at John Fawkner Hospital, Cabrini Hospital Malvern, Epworth Hospital Richmond, Jessie McPherson Clayton, Southern Health Hospital .


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MBBS, The University of Western Australia, 1979
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Fellowship: Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Vascular, 1991

Treatments offered at North Western Vascular

Blog Posts and Articles

What is miraDry? How does it work?

MiraDrymiraDry is now available in Australia since having received positive reviews from the U.S. following FDA approval in 2011. The hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) treatment was approved in Australia by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in June 2014. The device has proven highly effective in treating excessive underarm sweating, which can be a source of stress and embarrassment for the many Australians who suffer from excessive underarm sweating and/or body odour.Explaining...

Potential Complications of ETS

Potential Complications of ETSAs with all surgical procedures, individual reactions to the operation will vary. Our aim is to fully inform you of all the complications that may arise, even though the majority of patients do not experience them.Rebound hyperhidrosis involves a slight increase in sweating in areas of the body not affected by the sympathectomy. This occurs frequently in as many as 30 - 40% of patients. Some studies suggest the incidence is higher. For most patients this is not...

What is ETS? Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy

What is ETS - Endoscopic Thoracic SympathectomySympathectomy is the term applied to the division, excision or ablation of the sympathetic nerves. The sweat glands responsible for perspiration are supplied by the sympathetic nerves and if these nerves are ablated or destroyed, the sweat glands will cease to function.The sweat glands of the hands, armpits, face and scalp are supplied by sympathetic nerves that originate from within the chest (or thorax). These nerves can be identified clearly...

ETS has helped restore Confidence and Self Esteem to many people with Hyperhidrosis

WHAT IS HYPERHIDROSISHyperhidrosis Treatment in MelbourneHyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating. This results from excessive sympathetic nervous stimulation of the sweat glands. In virtually all cases, there is no other underlying disorder. The palms of the hands, the soles of the feet and armpits (axillae) are the most affected by hyperhidrosis.CauseThe exact cause for hyperhidrosis has not yet been identified. It is known that the anxiety experienced by sufferers can...

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