Prof Mark Whiteley was fortunate enough to be invited to present his team’s research at the Veith Symposium in New York again this year.
The Veith Symposium is one of the biggest vascular conferences in the world. It is held annually in New York in November. It covers both arterial and venous surgery.
Prof Mark Whiteley talking about varicose veins and pelvic congestion at Veith in New York Nov 2016
Mark gave two talks.
The first was a summary of 10 years of work from The Whiteley Clinic, understanding how different techniques should work when treating varicose veins – and why some fail when used in certain ways by certain doctors.
The second was about the diagnosis of pelvic congestion syndrome and pelvic vein reflux.
It is only by the constant research and development into veins and venous conditions that is undertaken at The Whiteley Clinic, and through the clinic at University of Surrey, that ensures that we can provide the very best treatment possible for our patients.
This research and development is embodied in The Whiteley Protocol. By making this Protocol, we can be sure that every patient coming to The Whiteley Clinic gets they same benefits from our research – regardless of which doctor they see.
The first talk outlined research showing which is the best treatment for varicose veins.
Some devices do have advantages over others. However our research shows that some of the settings and techniques used by doctors (and sometimes those recommended by companies) give a suboptimal result.
Therefore the Whiteley protocol only recommends settings and techniques pros to give the very best chance of success.
The second talk explained why transvaginal duplex ultrasound scanning is developed by Judy Holdstock and her colleague Charmaine Harrison at The Whiteley Clinic, appears to be the gold standard test for pelvic congestion syndrome and pelvic vein reflux.
Other hospitals, clinics, and doctors use a variety of different methods including venogram, MRI, CT, ultrasound across the abdomen and laparoscopy.
Mark explained the research that suggests that all of these are less accurate than the transvaginal duplex ultrasound scan performed by the Holdstock-Harrison protocol.
All of this research, as well as research from many other units from around the world, will be presented at College of Phlebology’s first international veins conference in London in March 2017.
Not only will there be research presented, but live operating will be broadcast to the delegates every day of the three days of the conference.