Keeping your veins healthy
Once you have had your leg veins treated using The Whiteley Protocol®, you have the lowest possible chance of getting any varicose veins or thread veins back again in the future. By using our The Whiteley Clinic trained specialist Vascular Scientists, who only scan veins with up-to-date duplex ultrasound machines, we are able to target all of the veins causing venous problems in the legs. Using our proven techniques, the veins that we treat have the lowest possible chance of ever reopening.
However, even The Whiteley Protocol® cannot stop further deterioration of once normal veins becoming varicose veins or ‘hidden varicose veins’ due to failure of the valves associated with the passing of time and your genetic make-up. Studies such as the Framingham study have shown that even when leg veins are perfect at one stage, patients prone to varicose veins are at risk of developing new varicose veins in previously healthy veins by approximately 3% to 4% each year.
Because we know that smaller varicose veins are easier to treat and by stopping a deteriorating vein early, we can prevent complications such as skin damage, thrombophlebitis and further development of thread veins of other varicose veins, many patients are now very keen to be kept under regular review to make sure that any future deterioration is treated as quickly and inexpensively as possible.
To achieve this, we have introduced the Leg MOT for patients previously treated at The Whiteley Clinic by The Whiteley Protocol®
Any patient who has completed their treatment at The Whiteley Clinic by The Whiteley Protocol® within the last three years and who wants to have a review, or a regular review, to make sure that their previously healthy veins have not deteriorated and are becoming varicose veins or “hidden varicose veins”.
Having a Leg MOT entails booking a Leg MOT appointment at one of the The Whiteley Clinic at a time convenient for yourself. At this point, a specialist The Whiteley Clinic trained Vascular Scientist will perform venous duplex ultrasonography on all of the deep and superficial veins of the legs, making note all of the normal veins and in particular any veins that have deteriorated and lost their valves. If there are veins that have deteriorated and that appear to be coming from the pelvis, a pelvic scan will be offered to identify the underlying cause of the problem. Please be aware that this will incur an additional cost.
You will then see a The Whiteley Clinic consultant who will explain any findings of the report to you and decide with you whether any treatment is appropriate or necessary. At this point any questions can be answered and, if treatment is needed, this can be planned and then consent taken.
The Leg MOT costs £675 and includes:
Contact The Whiteley Clinic Patient Service Centre by one of the following routes requesting a Leg MOT:
Tel: 0330 058 1850
E-mail: [email protected]
Letter: The Whiteley Clinic, 1 Stirling House, Stirling Road, Guildford GU2 7RF