This weekend, Prof Mark Whiteley was a guest lecturer in Barcelona (51éme Réunion Société Européenne de Phlébectomie). He was asked to debate what was the best treatment for varicose veins – whether foam sclerotherapy could be used alone or if it was a complimentary treatment.
Using his research produced from The Whiteley Clinic and University of Surrey, Mark Whiteley was able to show that there are some veins that cannot be treated successfully with foam sclerotherapy. Such veins need endovenous laser ablation, readiofrequency ablation, TRLOP, phlebectomy or coil embolisation.
As such, he was able to show that to achieve the best treatment for varicose veins with current technology, a combination of treatments is necessary in virtually every patient.
Over the last 15 years, Professor Mark Whiteley and his team have been researching and developing endovenous surgical techniques to improve the result for this patients.
Being the first to perform the endovenous surgery in the UK in March 1999, Mark and his team went on to invent TRLOP. They have won several prizes for their developments in the field of varicose vein surgery.
All of the research is encapsulated in The Whiteley Protocol®. This protocol is the way that all patients coming to The Whiteley Clinic with any venous condition (spider veins, varicose veins, phlebitis, venous eczema, leg ulcers etc) are investigated and treatment is planned.
By using The Whiteley Protocol®, the optimal combination of treatments can be tailored for each individual patient to give each the very best chance of getting a good result from their treatment.