Associate Professor Villalba is Wollongong’s only female vascular surgeon.
Laurencia is the Head of the Vascular department at Wollongong Hospital and founder of the Vascular Care Centre, located on Crown St, Wollongong.
As of 2018 Laurencia was selected to become a member of the Court of Examiners, which is a board of high performing surgeons who assess the competencies of candidates, in order to ensure that they are safe and competent to practice as surgeons. Laurencia is the first ever female surgeon to be apart of this prestigious group.
Laurencia became an Associate Professor in 2017 and has been teaching at Wollongong University since 2008. She is a highly sought after national and international speaker, speaking at medical conferences around the globe on topics such as May Thurner syndrome, Deep vein thrombosis and Pulmonary embolism treatment.
“I believe in quality of life, patient education and personalized care. I treat all my patients as if they were my own family”
- Minimally invasive treatment of complex venous and arterial pathology
- May Thurner syndrome
- Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
- Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism