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Miss Sharmila Balanathan


Miss Sharmila Balanathan

Vascular Surgery

Dr Sharmila Balanathan is an experienced Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon with regular consulting at Knox Private Hospital and Thompson Road Clinic, Cranbourne. She operates regularly at Knox Private Hospital.

Sharmila has developed wide-ranging skills in complex vascular surgery, renal transplantation, trauma surgery and renal access surgery. She splits her time between her private and public practice, as she is dedicated to public service and training the next generation of surgeons, as well as philanthropic foreign aid work.

Miss Balanathan graduated from the University of Otago in 1999 and underwent surgical training in Queensland and Victoria. She has attained Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Vascular Surgery in 2011 and was awarded the AVT travelling fellowship in Endovascular Surgery with the prestigious Angiology Group in Leipzig, Germany.

Special interest areas include:
Peripheral Arteial Disease: conventional open and endovascular treatment
- Aortic Aneurysm: endovascular and open surgery
- Endovenous treatment of varicose veins
- Carotid Disease
- Renal access surgery
- Complex Wound/ Ulcer management
- Diabetic Foot Ulcer Management

Sharmila has a particular clinical interest in minimally invasive endovenous treatment of varicose veins. There has been significant advances in the latest technology for the treatment of varicose veins, which greatly improves patient outcomes by reducing pain, swelling, bruising, operative time and other more serious consequences of varicose vein surgery. Sharmila also treats spider/surface veins using injection sclerotherapy.

Please note: Dr Michael Bruce, Vascular and Endovascular surgeon retired in 2023 and transferred his practice to Dr Balanathan who is now caring for his patients.

Public hospital appointments: Eastern Health – Box Hill Hospital |  Austin Hospital



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262 Mountain Hwy, Wantirna 3152