Associate Professor Villalba is Wollongong’s only female vascular surgeon. She is the Head of the Vascular department at Wollongong Hospital and founder of the Vascular Care Centre.
In 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 vascular surgeon to be a part of this prestigious group.
Laurencia became an Associate Professor in 2017 and has been teaching at Wollongong University since 2008. She is a highly sort after national and international speaker, speaking at medical conferences around the globe on topics such as May Thurner syndrome and DVT and PE treatment.
“I believe in quality of life, patient education and personalised care. I treat all my patients as if they were my own family”
Special interests include:
- Minimally invasive treatment of complex venous and arterial pathology
- Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism
- May Thurner syndrome
- Pelvic Congestion Syndrome