Mr Damien Holdaway is an Endovascular and Vascular Surgeon with a strong interest in minimally invasive vascular procedures. He has been a surgeon in Geelong for over 13 years and has been involved in over 5000 surgical cases. As a leader in his field, Mr Holdaway was the first to introduce many leading procedures to the Geelong region:

  • Endovenous laser ablation introduced in 2007
  • Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy (UGFS) for treatment of varicose veins
  • Radio Frequency Ablation for treatment of varicose veins
  • Endovascular stent grafting for Aortic Dissection. Begun in conjunction with the cardiothoracic surgeons in Geelong
  • Fenestrated and branched stent graft for complicated aortic aneurysms involving arteries supplying the gut and kidneys
  • New Peripheral Vascular Disease Endovascular techniques such as retrograde access, the use of re-entry devices and vessel closure methods which allow patients to sit up immediately post procedure
  • Endoscopic Vein Harvest for FEM POP bypass grafting, reducing the size, pain and risk of wound complications
  • Femoral Vein Fistulas and Snuff Box Fistulas for people with renal failure who need dialysis
  • Eversion Carotid Endarterectomy, reducing the time of surgery and the need for artificial patches.

Subspecialty training:

  • Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
  • Alfred Hospital in Cardiothoracic surgery including heart and lung transplantation. Exposure to cardio pulmonary bypass procedures and great vessel exposure in the chest
  • Preceding this, Mr Holdaway undertook a full fellowship in Gastrointestinal and Breast Surgery at the Alfred including a six month rotation to the UK.

Epworth hospital locations


Epworth Geelong

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Epworth Geelong

1 Epworth Place
Waurn Ponds VIC 3216

Consulting Location

Suite 2, Level 4 88 Myers Street
Geelong VIC 3220

Education and training

  • Senior lecturer for Deakin University


  • MBBS
  • FRACS (Vasc)
  • FRACS (Gen)

Professional Associations

  • Member of the Geelong Vascular Unit
  • Member of the Melbourne Vascular Surgical Association
  • Member of the International Society of Vascular Surgeons
  • Member of the Australian Medical Association
The Urology and Vascular Clinical Institute groups together surgical specialties in the areas of endocrinology, nephrology, urology and vascular surgery.