Today Dr Sophie Strong won the silver prize for her PCS research – a presentation on Pelvic Congestion Syndrome. This was at the British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy Annual Scientific Meeting (BSGE ASM 2022) in Birmingham.
Sophie is a research fellow at The Whiteley Clinic. Her study showed that many current preconceptions about the PCS are incorrect.
Although many doctors still say that PCS only affects fertile women who have had children. Sophie’s research study has shown this is not true. She has shown that a very significant number of women with PCS have never had children before, and furthermore many are postmenopausal.
Furthermore, although a great many doctors who treat PCS only treat the ovarian veins, Sophie’s research has shown that the treatment of the internal iliac veins is critical to getting a good result.
The full reference for Sophie’s research is:
Now that this research has been presented, it will be submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal so that other doctors, nurses, healthcare professionals and patients can be aware of our findings.
This prize is the latest recognition of the 20 years of research into pelvic congestion syndrome and pelvic varicose veins on The Whiteley Clinic.
The Whiteley Clinic is a highly specialised vein unit, that started when Prof Mark Whiteley and Judy Holdstock performed the first endovenous surgery in the UK in 1999.
Since that time, The Whiteley Clinic has specialised in affecting endovenous surgery for varicose veins and venous leg ulcers, diagnosing and curing pelvic congestion syndrome, and more recently becoming a leading centre for aesthetic phlebology particularly the treatment of facial veins that are too large for cosmetic clinics to treat.
For more information about our treatment of pelvic congestion syndrome, varicose veins, leg ulcers or any other vein problems, please contact us through our website.