EVLT stands for Endovenous Laser Treatment. It is one of the new minimally invasive ways used to treat varicose veins under local anaesthetic.
The National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) now recommends EVLT as one of the endothermal techniques that are the preferred treatment for varicose veins. These guidelines can be read on: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg168/chapter/1-recommendations#referral-to-a-vascular-service-2
Since August 2012, The Whiteley Clinic has been running a regular EVLT varicose veins course, sponsored by Angiodynamics, as the Angiodynamics International EVLT training academy.
Prof Mark Whiteley introduced endovenous surgery into the UK in March 1999 (see Telegraph article).
Ever since 1999, Mark Whiteley and Judy Holdstock have been running endovenous courses. In these courses they teach doctors, nurses and vascular technologists how to assess and treat varicose veins and other venous conditions.
Over the years, they have run courses in every area of venous surgery. These range from thread vein courses to varicose vein courses, leg ulcer courses and more recently pelvic vein courses.
With the large amount of research and development performed at The Whiteley Clinic, and now with the link with The University of Surrey, the training courses can cover all ranges of professional development.
Having run VNUS Closure (radiofrequency Ablation) courses since 1999, we introduced endovenous laser ablation in 2005.
Angiodynamics, a major international company that makes EVLT, asked The Whiteley Clinic to run their International EVLT Training Academy in 2012. We continue to do this, amongst our other venous courses.
In addition to these larger courses, we also train individual doctors who want to be top vein surgeons, on a one-to-one basis.
For more information about our training courses, or to ask one of our experts to talk to interested groups, please contact us on [email protected].