The latest research into a new laser for varicose veins treatment won First Prize today at The Venous Forum at the Royal Society of Medicine.
Harry Ashpitel, PhD Student from The Whiteley Clinic and University of Surrey, was selected from 12 researchers who presented their papers over the 2 day national meeting.
Endovenous Laser is now one of the first line treatments recommended by NICE, to treat varicose veins (Click here to see NICE Guidelines).
The Whiteley Clinic specialises in varicose vein treatments. Prof Mark Whiteley and his team have spent the last 16 years researching the best ways to treat varicose veins. The results of this research is used to make sure The Whiteley Protocol® is always up to date and uses the optimal treatment methods.
Over recent years, The Whiteley Clinic has been sponsoring PhD students through the University of Surrey and guiding them in their venous research. Henry Ashpitel is our latest PhD student, and started his research in October 2014.
In 2013, Daniel Taylor of The Whiteley Clinic won the Poster Prize at The Venous Forum at The Royal Society of Medicine. His research showed the 12 year results of endovenous surgery at The Whiteley Clinic.
In 2014, Salil Patel of The Whiteley Clinic won the first prize at the same meeting for his presentation about foam sclerotherapy.
Henry’s prize today is the third national prize in 3 years – this time showing how a new laser actually closes the varicose veins that are treated.