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Varicose veins on TV – Don’t Tell the Doctor

by – March 27, 2017

Don't tell the doctor

The Whiteley Clinic featured on ‘Don’t Tell The Doctor’

This week on TV’s ‘Don’t Tell the Doctor’, a patient with varicose veins is treated at The Whiteley Clinic.

The female patient presents with varicose veins of the legs. ‘Don’t Tell the Doctor’ brought her to The Whiteley Clinic, a private medical facility specialising in the treatment of varicose veins and other venous conditions.

The TV show followed her through the process of getting rid of her varicose veins, using The Whiteley Protocol®. By following this protocol, we make sure that we identify and correct not just the surface veins, but also the underlying problems.

She followed the patient pathway, which includes:

  • Consultation and Examination
    Professor Mark Whiteley examines the patient. He explains what varicose veins are and what causes them.
  • Diagnosis – inclusing Venous Duplex Ultrasound Scanning
    Tim Fernandez-Hart of The Whiteley Clinic performed the scan to show exactly where the underlying problems lie.
  • Planning the varicose veins treatment and consent
    Mark Whiteley goes through the scan results and they discussed her treatment options.
  • Varicose veins operation
    The varicose veins operation was performed under local anaesthetic at The Whiteley Clinic and is recorded for TV.
  • Follow-up
    The patient returned for her follow up and to discuss the results from her treatment.

Don’t Tell the Doctor – Episode 7

Unlike most varicose veins clinics, The Whiteley Clinic find out exactly what pattern of problem each individual patient has, to make sure each patient gets the very best treatment tailored for themselves. By using this protocol and planning each individual treatment plan, our doctors can give their patients the lowest possible risk of recurrent varicose veins in the future.

Varicose veins being treated on TV at The Whiteley Clinic on

Varicose veins being treated on TV at The Whiteley Clinic on “Don’t Tell the Doctor” – 5 Star on 30th March 2017

Don’t Tell the Doctor is on TV this week. If you want to see the full episode, the times of the shows are listed below.

  • 5STAR 9:00pm Thu 30th March
    Season 1 Episode 7 of 10
  • 5*+1 10:00pm Thu 30th March
    Season 1 Episode 7 of 10
  • 5STAR 11:00pm Sun 2nd April
    Season 1 Episode 7 of 10
  • 5*+1 12:00am Mon 3rd April
    Season 1 Episode 7 of 10

For more information, please see the Channel 5 website

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