Meet Bristol Vein Specialists – 21 March 2019 – 18:30 – 20:30
Come and meet Bristol vein specialists at The Whiteley Clinic open evening, 21 March 2019. Three Bristol vein specialists will talk on:
There is a question and answer session after each talk.
All attendees can book a free 15-minute mini-consultation with a Bristol vein expert to be held in the next few weeks.
The Bristol vein specialists that you will meet are:
The subjects covered will be:
Between 500,000 and 1.5 million women in the UK suffer from pelvic pain due to pelvic varicose veins.
Many women are told that they have endometriosis or other causes for their pelvic symptoms. However, if they have symptoms in the pelvis and varicose veins of the vulva, vagina, haemorrhoids or leg varicose veins, there is a much higher chance that the problem is pelvic congestion syndrome.
Pelvic congestion syndrome can also cause pain or discomfort in women even if they have no veins showing externally.
The vein specialists at The Whiteley Clinic are recognised as an international expert in pelvic congestion syndrome. The talk will explain the latest investigation and treatment for pelvic congestion syndrome and varicose veins of the vulva, labia, vagina and also haemorrhoids. All of these can now be treated under local anaesthetic.
Destroying varicose veins with heat is called endovenous thermal ablation. The NICE guidelines call this “endothermal ablation” of varicose veins.
The first endovenous thermal ablation technique in the UK was the VNUS Closure. This occurred on 12 March 1999. Prof Mark Whiteley and Judy Holdstock performed this first case.
VNUS Closure was a sort of radiofrequency ablation. Over the subsequent years, radiofrequency ablation followed by endovenous laser ablation have become the common endovenous thermal ablation techniques.
On 15 February 2019, Prof Mark Whiteley and Judy Holdstock performed the first microwave of varicose veins treatment in the UK. In fact, it appears that this was actually the first microwave of varicose veins treatment in the whole of Europe!
The microwave has all of the best features of radiofrequency and laser but does not need any laser protection for patient or staff. It is possible to use microwave varicose vein treatment on any size of veins.
Currently, microwave varicose vein treatment is only available in the UK at The Whiteley Clinic. Doctors who want to train on this new technique have to attend a training course at The Whiteley Clinic.
The Bristol vein specialists will present microwave varicose vein treatment and answer any questions you may have about it.
Traditionally the treatment for venous leg ulcers is dressing and compression. However, randomised research trials have shown that this only heals the ulcers slowly, and they have a high chance of coming back.
The Whiteley Protocol identifies an approach to venous leg ulcers. It has proven to permanently cure 85% of patients with venous leg ulcers. 52% have never needed any compression again, and 33% only wear a support stocking.
The basis of this cure has been written in the book “Leg Ulcer Treatment Revolution“.
The Bristol vein specialists will explain this fully and will ask any questions you may have.
Thread veins and spider veins of the legs traditionally treated by cosmetic doctors, nurses or beauticians. However, they usually come back after treatment and sometimes leave stains.
Research shows there is usually an underlying cause for the thread veins. Our Bristol veins specialists explain how we find the underlying causes and treat them. This means that when we treat the thread veins, the underlying cause has gone reducing the risk of recurrence in the future.
The event will be at Litfield House in Clifton:
The Whiteley Clinic
Litfield House Medical Centre
Tel: 0330 058 1850