About Us

Vascular Surgeon

454Mr Dilip Naik MBChB, FRACS, DDU(Vascular)

Dilip Naik is a Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon, formerly Clinical Leader of Vascular Surgical Services (2000-2016) at Capital Coast Health.

He is a graduate of Otago University and did his postgraduate training in General Surgery predominantly in Wellington and his advanced training in Vascular Surgery at the Royal Melbourne and Royal Brisbane Hospitals in Australia. He has a Diploma in Vascular Ultrasound and is the Clinical Director of Vascular Ultrasound Services.

He is highly trained and experienced in arterial surgery including aortic, carotid and peripheral vascular surgery.

He has extensive training and experience in all aspects of vein treatment including sclerotherapy, thermal ablation and surgery.

In association with Dr Billy Cheung an Interventional Radiologist, all endovascular treatments are offered – including balloon angioplasty and stenting.

He is an affiliated provider for Southern Cross Healthcare.

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Interventional Radiologist

Dr Billy Cheung MBBS, DMRD, FRANZCR

Dr ‘Billy’ is a specialist Interventional Radiologist with 25 years experience. He has performed thousands of interventional procedures using minimally invasive techniques as treatment options alternative to surgery.

He provides a comprehensive range of services, including angiograms and angioplasty, stenting and endovenous ablation for varicose veins.

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Practice Manager

Rachel Hyde

Rachel recently joined the team as our Practice Manager and Registered Nurse. She has a background in surgical and emergency nursing, and previously led a team of 12 specialists and 6 nurses in private practice.

Her role is to provide nursing and administrative support to the team.

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Vascular Nurse

Trish McKenzie

Trish has worked with Mr Naik for 22 years both in public and private practice. Her areas of expertise include post-operative wound care, compression bandaging, compression stocking management and all aspects of patient care and ongoing support.

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Vascular Sonographers

Jo Meredith DMU(Vascular) AMS(Vascular), Charge Vascular Sonographer

Jo started his career as a Radiographer before training in the specialist area of vascular ultrasound. He has worked with Wellington vascular surgeons for 12 years. As a Sonographer Jo plays an important role in the diagnosis of many vascular conditions. He enjoys all aspects of vascular ultrasound with a special interest in venous scanning and quality practice management. As Charge Vascular Sonographer Jo has oversight of ultrasound services to the clinic.

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Debbie Kelly DMU(General), General & Vascular Sonographer

Debbie started her career as a Radiation Therapist at Wellington Hospital. She retrained as a Sonographer and has worked in both the public and private sectors for 18 years. Her interests include all areas of vascular and general ultrasound with a special interest in post-operative surveillance, renal transplants and dialysis fistulas.

Together Debbie and Jo bring extensive knowledge and experience to the Wellington Specialist Vein Clinic.

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Personal Assistant to Mr Naik

Linda Crerar

Linda has extensive medical administration experience and has worked for a number of doctors in various specialities. Linda will be your point of contact throughout your treatment journey with Wellington Specialist Veins and ensure a helpful and easy process.

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Vascular Administrator

Glenys Doggett

Glenys is the friendly face you will be greeted by on arrival at our clinic. She is responsible for managing our ultrasound appointments and accounts. She is more than happy to assist with insurance queries and claims or any matter pertaining to your accounts.