Nelson Vascular

We provide specialist expertise for all vein and vascular diseases

Our Services

Varicose vein treatment
We treat using current gold standards, which means little or no time off work, as well as minimising any discomfort. Our vascular expertise means that you will receive the best care and advice.
Aortic aneurysm repair
We offer a full aneurysm service of detection, monitoring and repair. If you are concerned about a family history of aneurysms, we can offer specific tailored advice.
Carotid artery disease
Strokes and mini-strokes can be caused by carotid artery disease. Contact your GP urgently if you are concerned about these conditions.
Peripheral arterial disease
Hardening and narrowing of the arteries to the legs can cause pain when walking. We offer assessment and management of this condition.


Contact us for a customised quote based on your needs.

Meet Carmen Ruiz


Carmen is a vascular specialist living and working in Nelson. She has specialist expertise in managing varicose veins and can tailor your treatment based on your specific needs.

Carmen is from Glasgow, Scotland. She graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1998 and in 2007 was awarded a postgraduate MD for her research on arterial disease. Carmen trained in General and Vascular surgery across Scotland and completed this in 2012 with her Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Following this, Carmen completed a year-long fellowship in Christchurch before returning to Scotland where she began her Consultant practice in Ayrshire. She returned to New Zealand in 2016 to become the sole Vascular surgeon in Nelson Marlborough DHB.

In her spare time, Carmen enjoys running and cycling in the great Nelson/Tasman outdoors and plays for a local hockey team.

Contact Us

Nelson Vascular

The Collingwood Centre
105 Collingwood Street, Nelson
You’re in safe hands with our highly skilled team. Contact us today to find out how we can help. We are an affiliated provider for Southern Cross.