Below are both text and video testimonials we have received from patients over the years.
At The Whiteley Clinic I was given my first treatment for complex veins, for which two other consultants had told me there was no treatment. Professor Whitely and his team excel with ground-breaking treatments. The team are friendly, and aftercare is explained clearly.
TrustPilot, June 2023
Just following on from our follow up meeting on friday 26th May i wanted to express my sincere thanks and gratitude to you and the team for making me pain free after 3 years of hell. I came to you after having various scans and procedures over a 3 year period only to be told that there was nothing wrong with me and that I would just have to manage my pain indefinitely. At this point I had been on opiods for appx 2 years even though the prescription said do not take for longer than 3 days. I had severe abdominal pain which consisted of a dragging sensation in my pelvis along with bloating. This made it impossible to live a normal day to day routine. I was declining invitations for social gatherings. Not being able to stand for any period of time made it impossible to have a normal life.
I followed an influencer on social media that described the symptoms that I was experiencing and she was seeking medication with yourselves. After researching your clinic I decided to come and have a scan to see if I could be helped, AMAZING !!! I had reflux in my left side , so I could have a procedure !!!! Dr Willis, you and your team were amazing, making me feel so comfortable and relaxed throughout my time with you.
A week after having the coils fitted I was pain free , a day of having flu like symptoms and I was cured.
I can not thank you enough. It feels like you have given me my life back. I am still waiting for a laparoscopy on the NHS that they said I should have, not that it would help ????
The procedure took my savings but gave me my life back. I will always be grateful.
I am happy to share on your website as a testimonial and would be more than happy to be an advocate as I feel so passionately that so many ladies and gentlemen are misdiagnosed and I want to spread the word about your amazing work.
Jackie, May 2023
The review is dated 31/03/2023 for the right leg.
It also includes the varicose vein surgery on my left leg 17/03/2023.
I am very pleased with the results.
The team at The Whiteley Clinic Bristol were extremely professional from the initial consultation to completing the operations on my legs.
They made me feel very relaxed (as one can be) throughout the entire process.
I had no complications afterwards and everything was explained to me in detail on what to expect and what to do if I had any concerns.
The Whitely administration team were very helpful and the entire process was very slick and streamlined.
– Trustpilot, April 2023
The care that I received at I received at The Whiteley Clinic was excellent in every respect. I attended the clinic as part of my treatment for varicose veins, and two procedures were carried out on the day concerned. Dr. Pankhania and the clinical team involved in my treatment were professional, kind and considerate and soon put me at ease. It was reassuring to be told what to expect at each stage as the procedures were taking place, and I felt comfortable and in safe hands at all times.
I would like to thank Dr. Pankhania and the members of staff involved in my treatment and care for making it such a positive experience.
– Trustpilot, February 2023
I had the new Sonovein treatment – and would highly recommend it. With Professor Whiteley you feel like you’re in very good hands and Amanda was lovely and really helped me to feel as relaxed as possible throughout the treatment and afterwards. A few hours after treatment I was feeling almost as if I hadn’t had the treatment at all! Very impressed with the whole experience here.
– Doctify, January 2023
Why the Whiteley? Dr Price,Vicky and Claire are a formidible team. The best. Reassured by expertise and experience. At the forefront of venal care. My wife had successful treatment. I am a Whiteley convert. Laser treatmentfor me x2.:)
– Doctify, December 2022
Do not hesitate to contact the Whiteley Clinic if you are at all worried that you are suffering from problematic veins . I have done all the research for you and truly believe this is the gold standard of vein treatment. Doctor Whiteley life passion is venous disease and the treatment of such conditions at the same time he and his team are approachable with a wonderful manner towards you the patient I highly recommend them I have received wonderful treatment and care.
– Doctify, October 2022
Prof. Mark Whiteley’s outstanding scientific achievements motivated me to choose his clinic. You can appreciate his scientific contribution on the pages of research platforms and thousands of citations from around the world. And indeed, his work is virtuoso, he is a professional of the highest nature. I respect that this is coupled with managerial talent. The clinics are organized in an original and intelligent way, which makes you think that you have come to exactly the desired place. I am amazed at the ease with which he lives up to all the high expectations and manages to make you feel special. His professionalism, subtle sense of humor and personal charm and the work of the whole wonderful team make me think that I will look for further occasions to visit his clinics-:)
Professor Whiteley, your work is visible from afar, please accept my thanks and my best wishes to you and your entire team!
– Trustpilot, October 2022
This was my second visit to the clinic, five years later. Everything was explained very clearly beforehand and reiterated on the morning of the operation. Mr Price also explained what he was doing during the procedure. All the staff were were very friendly and helpful and did their best to make things as comfortable for me as they could. The treatment is not without discomfort (!!) but the results for me from my initial treatment five years ago were truly life changing and this follow up treatment was to sort out a few remaining issues.
– Doctify, August 2022
After years of pain in my legs due to my varicose veins not to mention how bad they looked I had a scan of my pelvis and legs at the Whitely clinic in Guildford. The nurse who performed my scan was very professional, she took her time doing everything properly and she really put me at ease. I was very surprised to find that had pelvic congestion syndrome. This was a condition I had not even heard of but it is often linked to varicose veins.
Professor Whitely himself is great. He is extremely knowledgeable and he comes across as being very passionate about what he does when he talks about varicose veins and all the research he does in this area. I felt like I was in the best hands. Plus unlike some doctors I felt at ease and he has a sense of humour!
I had treatment on my legs a few months ago with the stripping and laser ablation then 6 weeks later having foam scelotherapy. The whole team were so professional and they really put me at ease despite my anxiety (I have definitely had worse trips to the dentists.) The pain I used to get from walking or standing has now completely gone, my legs look like they did 10 years ago before I had this and I can wear shorts again!
The pelvic vein embolism is one of the best things I have ever done. The procedure itself sounds so much worse than it is. The team were amazing with putting me at ease and answering all of my questions. The procedure was very quite and I only experienced minor discomfort. Before I had my pelvic vein embolism I thought that getting up to go to the toilet resulting in a poor nights sleep and having severe period pain was just something I had to live with not knowing it could be linked to this underlying condition however since having the procedure two months ago these issues have improved massively and I turn so has my quality of life.
I cannot thank the Whitley clinic enough. I have would highly recommend them to anyone experiencing similar issues.
– Trustpilot, June 2022
I felt totally relaxed during the whole procedure. After the necessary consent forms and measurements were carried out the procedure was explained thoroughly. I was constantly asked if everything was ok- which it was, and the Prof was very informative throughout the procedure answering all my questions.I experienced very little discomfort and in case I did was provided with a little distraction ball to squeeze on which is a really neat idea. I would totally recommend The Whiteley Clinic to anyone with problems with their veins.
– Doctify, January 2022
Professionalism and a high level of care provided by Dr Herbert from start to finish. Everything was explained clearly which allowed me to feel comfortable around what to expect during consultations and the surgical procedures.
Would definitely recommend The Whitely Clinic for varicose vein treatment.
– Trustpilot, December 2021
So thankful that I was put in touch with the Whiteley Clinic. Previously, I believed I had developed a chronic long term issue with both legs. The relief was immense to discover there was a simple cure. Simply life changing in so many ways. Prof Whiteley and his team was amazing from start to finish. I only regret waiting so long to discus the issue with someone. I didn’t need to have worried so much.
– Trustpilot, June 2021
From the time I arrived Natasha the receptionist, health care assistants Tina and Andrea all were very approachable and friendly. On arrival my varicose veins were mapped out by Omar my consultant and then checked by Sonographer Justyna . I felt like I was treated by experts in their field of varicose vein surgery which was reassuring. Throughout the ENVA ,scanning continued to ensure optimum treatment. I was able to go and walk after the local anaesthetic surgery and returned for the removal of problem veins in afternoon. Consultant Omar explained everything he was doing throughout and if I had any discomfort to inform him so that more local anaesthetic could be given. I’m due to come back next week so that the other leg can be treated and will feel confident to return. Well done The Whiteley Clinic.
– Doctify, January 2021
I shall forever be sincerely thankful to Professor Whiteley.
… he reaches out in such a knowledgeable inspiring way and succeeds with remarkable results.
Pain, unhappiness and embarrassment are no longer part of one’s life.
Professor Whiteley is without a doubt, second to none.
So gifted & always approachable.
It is a joy to know him.
Keep safe Professor and your beautiful family.
– Trustpilot, December 2020
My treatment at The Whiteley Clinic was world class. Being a consultant venous surgeon myself, and knowing about The Whiteley Protocol, there is no other place I would’ve gone to for treatment. Professor Mark Whiteley and his team were superb. I highly recommend The Whiteley clinic to anyone needing venous treatment or even if you’re just concerned about your vein health – you will certainly be in the BEST hands and care.
– Doctify, August 2020
I have Pelvic Congestion Syndrome and had multiple veins embolised last week by Dr. David Beckett. Everyone at the Whiteley Clinic in Guildford and London were super kind, professional and knowledgable regarding my condition. Dr. Beckett answered all of my questions multiple times and was very patient and understanding with me. The nurses were also there for me all through the process and during the procedure itself which was painful at times. Even Professor Whiteley himself took to time to answer my mails and to reassure me that the embolisation was the right way to go. Hopefully I will recover from PCS soon and will write a follow up review then but so far they were pure perfection.
– Doctify, February 2020
Dr Omar Abu-Bakr and his team were wonderful and made me feel very calm and relaxed during the whole procedure. I felt in very safe hands compared with my recent experiences with the NHS. I now look forward to my ulcer healing quickly and getting back to a normal life once again. Without a doubt I would recommend The Whiteley Clinic to anyone wanting to heal their leg ulcers permanently.
– Doctify, December 2019
I cannot speak highly enough of the Whiteley Clinic! After fifteen fruitless years of trying, and failing, to find a remedy for my spider veins I began to fear they were resistant to treatment. At the Whiteley Clinic I learned that treating the visible veins was not enough and the underlying veins had to be treated first. After getting the correct treatment I haven’t looked back. I need to have top up treatments to get rid of pesky new veins every now and again but Professor Whiteley was the only person who helped me get rid of veins that had been developing for years. He is an incredibly approachable and friendly guy who was happy to answer any queries or doubts I had before starting the treatment. I know how disheartening it can be to cover up your legs because of spider veins but you don’t have to put up with them! My experience has been one of success in getting rid of the blighters since getting treatment at the Whiteley Clinic. 10 out of 10!
– Trustpilot, August 2019
The experience from start to finish has just been First class! The staff are amazing and the standard of care is exceptional. I was a particularly complex case and had suffered for a prolonged time but the Whiteley Clinic have been effective in treating me and the difference already is incredible! Thank you so much!
– Doctify, May 2019
Very professional and polite staff. Very efficient and thorough.
After coming home and taking in what I was told and looking into the the terms used, and researching. I have a TBI, so takes time for me to understand and absorb what I was told. I think I might finally be on the way to a proper diagnosis after just one visit. After twenty four years of living in pain, with multiple unexplained symptoms. No one ever put the pieces, the symptoms and causes together. Then I saw Professor Whitely yesterday, who went straight to the cause. I have been living with major pain, numbness, tingling and weakness and vascular symptoms for so long. I’d just been living with the problems for so long, I no longer even acknowledged or complained about them. They had become part of my life. It finally all makes sense. I will be returning for further investigations for TOS. Highly recommended.
– Trustpilot, May 2019
I have attended the Whiteley Clinic a few times and I have always felt I was in safe hands. All of the staff are not only professional but also very kind and thoughtful. The service / care they provide is excellent.
– Trustpilot, April 2019
The Whiteley Clinic is focussed on identifying and treating varicose veins; that is what they do and they do it brilliantly. Their point of difference is the techniques that they have developed and implemented over 20 years are proven to work. Ground breaking technology such as the use of lasers rather than the barbaric “stripping” of veins, leads to minimal invasive surgery and rapid healing. As a result you can literally walk in and walk out on the same day of your surgery. So if you have a varicose problem, don’t ignore it, it won’t get better on its own. Do talk to the experts, do go to the Whiteley Clinic and get it treated.
– Doctify, February 2019
I have had an excellent experience at the Whitely clinic. The issues with the veins in my legs that I have had for several years have finally been dealt with properly. I now look forward to wearing skirts in the summer! I would thoroughly recommend this clinic to anyone with any issues whether big or small – they will find the solution!
– Doctify, January 2019
Dear Prof Whiteley’s Bristol team,
I am writing to thank Prof Whiteley and his team for their expert care and treatment.
I had laser treatment in 2017 followed by foam sclerotherapy on 15th-16th of February this year.
The prof, Rachel and Amanda do an amazing job in a friendly atmosphere. I am absolutely thrilled with the result.
MiraDry has changed my life! I no longer feel wet, dirty or smelly!I can now wear the type of clothing I’ve always wanted to but never could before due to huge sweat patches!My confidence has grown hugely, I now don’t have to be paranoid about my wetness and how I smell.I don’t have to wear deodorant anymore, it’s an amazing feeling!Louise Johnson – September 2018
I have two children, now in their 20’s. We are told that your body is never the same after childbirth, and it certainly isn’t. We feel tired more frequently than we used to and there are little nagging pains within our body we ignore, because we are busy working mums. I often put these pains down to having too much to do. Over the years family life changes. It doesn’t get any less stressful, it just becomes ‘different’ my working life became more demanding as I worked my way up the career ladder.
However, the aches and pains that once I could ignore, encroached more into my daily life. For example, repeated bouts of laryngitis were causing me to have two weeks of time off work at least once a year. In the background, as a lesser issue I was having problems with my stomach and chest pains.
I had several appointments with my GP who finally diagnosed with Helicobacter Pylori – a bacteria found in the stomach which causes gastritis and stomach acidity this had burnt my oesophagus and back of my nose, eyes and part of the ear canal. I was given treatment for the Helicobacter Pylori but the pain didn’t cease, it became clear that the bacteria which I had had for many years, was so severe I had to have another round of treatment to eradicate it completely. I still have trouble with my ENT which I will always have to have medication for. Also, daily medication for my stomach which was badly ulcerated.
However, I still struggled with lower abdominal pains and assumed that it was related to my menstrual cycle which had always been heavy and prolonged, but over the years had settled into a 9 day event with 2 days of very heavy flooding.
In February 2017, on a family holiday, with no warning, I experienced a sharp stabbing pain on the right side on my lower pelvis and bled very heavily. I was quite frightened especially being abroad. I just wanted to get home. Even walking out of the room to get something to eat took a long time due to the pain. That was the only time I left the room, to eat.
Thankfully I got home ok and I was seen by a gynaecologist that same week. I explained the symptoms I had been experiencing. The gynaecologist suggested that the cause could have been a burst cyst growing in my uterus but couldn’t see it on a scan. I underwent a hysteroscopy to clear out the walls of the Uterus. At my post op check I was told that there was no nasty underlying problems and that to reduce my menstrual bleeding I could either take medication or undergo a hysterectomy which she was happy to do.
I was already taking enough medication for other things, the last thing I wanted was more tablets for a ‘natural’ symptom. A hysterectomy seemed a little drastic as, although routine, it is a big procedure. So, again, I carried on as usual with my job and normal family life.
In January 2018, I found a lump the size of an egg underneath, when I was showering one morning. I went straight to see my GP. They examined the lump and suggested that it might be connected to an internal vein problem. She described it as similar to a varicose vein in the leg but internal. I was prescribed penicillin and told to return in a week.
When I got home that day, I decided to research pelvic vein related health problems – just on the off chance that something useful would come up. That’s when I came across a website for The Whiteley Clinic and noticed that I ticked every single box when it came to the symptoms for a condition called Pelvic Congestion Syndrome. Including, the swelling in my feet at the end of the day when travelling long distances on trains and very achy, heavy legs.
I returned to my GP the following week. She examined me and found that the penicillin had reduced the swelling of the swollen vein a little which was good news. I was armed with the information I had found on The Whiteley Clinics website, and thankfully, she didn’t just brush me off, she listened and read what I had brought in. I am very lucky to have a GP who did actually listen. She thought it sounded likely and happily gave me a private referral.
I went home and booked the appointment for a Consultation at The Whiteley Clinic in London. As I travel to London most weeks it wasn’t a problem., where I underwent a Duplex Ultrasound Scan. The scan revealed that I had a very nasty case of Pelvic Congestion Syndrome, and that I would require treatment in all four main areas.
I had a consultation with Dr Diwakar after the ultrasound, enabling me to be scanned and diagnosed all in the same day, which was great for me due to the distance I had to travel. Dr Diwakar chatted to me in a professional way, yet his approachable manner made him easy to talk to even though the problem is so very personal. He understood not only my physical symptoms but the emotional effects it was having. Emotional effects I didn’t even realise were there until we talked about it all. I can’t tell you how happy I was to finally receive a diagnosis. I left feeling a mixture of exhaustion, relief and delight that something could be done.
The following month I underwent a minimally invasive procedure called Pelvic Vein Embolisation at The Whiteley Clinic. I was awake the whole time and watched the procedure on a screen as it happened. The team were so friendly and amusing, I hard part was not moving when I joined in their conversations! There was no way I could be worried whilst it was going on. The procedure was carried out during the day, I arrived about 10am and by late afternoon I was on my way home, on the train!
When I got off the train there was no swelling in my legs. I couldn’t believe it. I was just tired from my day out but nothing more. In fact, I had two weeks off work, and did as instructed by the clinic, but, I felt so well, it was difficult to make myself not do the big jobs that needed doing at home!
I returned to the clinic a few weeks later for another Duplex ultrasound to be told that the operation was a success. I feel so much better, no leg aches or swelling, more energy, no painfull periods and not so prolonged (5 days now), although still heavy a couple of days, and the benefit of an additional diagnosis of ‘Adenomyosis’ which is what causes the heavy bleeding, so at least I know what causes that.
I am back to doing the things I love like long walks in the countryside. Holidays had been a once every two year event because of the swelling and pain after flying, I’ve been away three times in the last year since my procedure!
I can’t thank Dr Piwakar and his team enough. They really have changed my daily life for the better!
Samantha Mccarthy – August 2018
I really wanted to thank Vicki Smith for curing my sweating issues. This treatment has been life changing and enabled me to regain my confidence. After two treatments I am almost sweat free. The slight discomfort for the procedure was far outweighed by the results. I would recommend this to anyone who has similar issues. Vicki was very professional and reassuring.
I wanted to say thank you for making such a lovely job of my legs! For the first time since my early twenties I can wear skirts, shorts and dresses. I can’t even begin to say how lovely that is!
Thank you for the excellent care I received when I had both of my legs made beautiful! I really appreciate the skilled work and professionalism from the nurses! Thank you!
I have had problems with my varicose veins since my late teens which caused me both cosmetic and medical problems. I underwent basic ‘stripping’ on the NHS when I was 21 but this failed to resolve the problems I was experiencing and left me with some rather unsightly scarring.
I managed the symptoms thereafter with a combination of support hosiery, elevating my legs when tired, eating well and exercising regularly. These steps merely brought short term relief.
The appearance of my legs and the symptoms worsened significantly after 3 pregnancies and I sometimes found the itching, throbbing and heaviness in my legs unbearable. I avoided wearing any clothing which revealed my legs – so shorts and skirts were out. Once I had lost the pregnancy weight and ‘reclaimed’ my body I wanted to get back in shape and I figured that I owed it to myself to have one more attempt at trying to improve the situation with my legs. I was sick of feeling so self-conscious of them and keeping them wrapped up even on the hottest of days (when the itching and throbbing was generally at its worse). I therefore arranged to have another stripping procedure done, this time on a private basis.
Initially, when the bandages came off I was encouraged by the results but it soon became clear that there was yet more scarring. I then developed a hydrocele in the left groin which had to be surgically removed and left me with a permanent, ugly indentation at the top of my thigh. The only option left to me seemed to be to accept the situation – that this was a problem I was just going to have to live with and that I should simply be grateful that I had 2 functioning legs that would get me from A to B – this is what I did, at least until I eventually came across an article on the Whitely Clinic.
I decided to make an appointment to have an initial scan and consultation with Professor Whiteley and it was whilst I was sitting in the consultation room after that initial scan that I really felt for the first time that someone was taking my problems seriously. He explained in very clear terms what could be done to help me and that he was confident that he could improve the appearance and symptoms. I was especially interested to learn that I appeared to have pelvic varocities which would need to be dealt with first before any procedures on my legs – that seemed to make perfect sense to me – namely that the root of the leg problem lay higher up in the pelvis and whatever you did to the legs would be largely futile until the problem higher in the pelvis was resolved.
I subsequently underwent a PVE procedure to deal with the veins in the pelvis followed by Sclerotherapy and Microsclerotherapy. Initially I was cautious, given the history of previous procedures. I was worried that I would be the one it wouldn’t work for. However, I am pleased to report that both the appearance and symptoms in my legs have improved significantly.
I no longer have a thick blue lumpy vein that snakes down the inside of my leg, the other blue veins which wrapped around the front of my left shin have disappeared and apart from a few minor thread veins (which I don’t mind) the appearance has massively improved.
The other aspect which I am delighted about is the fact that my legs finally feel as though they ‘belong’ to me. They are no longer heavy, throbbing and itchy and I now walk with a spring in my step. On a recent shopping trip with my daughter I no longer felt as though I had to keep sitting down to rest my legs.
I am so grateful to Professor Whiteley and his team for giving my legs a new lease of life and I cannot recommend them highly enough. Mark is generous with his time and knowledge and I urge anyone who has been plagued by Varicose Veins to give the clinic a call and find out what they can do to help.
I came to whiteley clinic on august 21st 2017 i just wanted to say how cheerful and helpful juley the receptionist was and angie was very informative and made me feel at ease. i then went to see dr Deen who was also very imformative and helpful i would like to thank you all for everything.
The Whiteley Clinic have truly saved my life and I can’t thank each and every one of them enough! At 48 I was told by the NHS and a local private hospital that they couldn’t treat my post thrombotic leg following a major deep vein thrombosis. I was left with severe leg swelling and pain with my leg close to ulceration. My first scans with Judy Holdstock highlighted treatment was available and Professor Whiteley and his amazing team carried out laser surgery on my badly damaged great saphenous vein. 12 weeks post surgery I’m back at work full time, playing the sport I love (tennis) and I’m able to go on very long walks. Without The Whiteley Teams great work none of this would have been possible and I’m eternally grateful that I found them. It’s the best money we’ve ever spent and the whole team really care about you as an individual and are so passionate about what they do that you will not be able to find a better clinic for treatment!
The Whiteley Clinic has done amazing work on my Venous condition in my left leg.
The prevention of a possible future complication with my leg has been of paramount concern for me so I’m very grateful to Professor Whiteley and his wonderful staff for treating me with this important procedure. I felt comfortable and relaxed, amongst such a warm and friendly environment.
So, it is with heartfelt thanks and appreciation that I leave this testimonial.
Dear Professor Whiteley,
I cannot speak highly enough of not only Professor Whitley, but Amanda, Rachel, and the rest of the team. Having suffered with varicose veins from my late teenage years, I had initially come to terms with the fact that I might not have ‘normal’ legs again. However, the level of professionalism, service, and human kindness that was provided to me by anyone I came into contact with at the clinic was exceptional. The assessment and procedure was extremely thorough, with minimal to no pain at all, and I was made to feel welcome and comfortable at all stages of my treatment. For anyone who I looking to seek treatment for varicose veins, I highly recommend the team at The Whitely Clinic.
Daniel Foster (31 years old)
Dear Professor Whiteley,
My doctor referred me to you for treatment as I had a problem with varicose veins in both legs. From my first appointment through to the vascular surgery then foam sclerotherapy and the final check up, I have always felt so well cared for by you and all your staff. I was very nervous and do not like needles but everyone – especially Amanda who held my hand throughout the procedure and Rachel who showed me how to put the surgical stockings on – was so helpful. Will you please pass on my grateful thanks to everyone who was involved in my care.
My legs looked so much better upon arrival in Tobago but after a few days the mosquitoes decided they liked me so much that they nibbled away at my shins and ankles to leave nasty red marks!!! All that is healed now and the photos don’t show too much damage but it is there nonetheless.
Please find below some photos (with legs!!!). We had an amazing time and you worked wonders with your needles.
Thank you so much Sue. It was worth it in the end and I am really happy with the results.
Dear Prof, Tim, Judy, Susan, Amanda, Tricia, Zara and the Ladies on reception who were brilliant – in (London and Guildford)
Just wanted to write a quick email to say a huge thank you to you all for my treatment last week and before.
It’s all early days yet but I looked down at my legs tonight and for the first time in over fifteen years I didn’t feel utterly repulsed. I actually might buy a swimming costume this summer (heaven help us) and wear clothes that aren’t solely based on coverage.
I do hope that Tricia is on the road to recovery and look forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks.
Thank you so much for the excellent care and treatment you provided. The treatment I received on my varicose veins was fantastic and exceeded all my expectations. The veins on both my legs have completely disappeared. My legs no longer ache and have now returned to their normal colour. I am looking forward to wearing dresses and showcasing my new legs! I would have no hesitation in recommending this treatment to my friends and family. The Whiteley Clinic uses the most up to date research and technology and has a wonderful team of staff who are always on hand to provide support.
I had not factored as many sessions with Sue Topp after initial consultation and disappointed that the treatment not covered by my work medical insurance. I believe you get what you pay for and the quality of everyone I’ve seen at Bond St has been faultless. The anaesthetist team are incredibly calm and instil confidence. Prof Whiteley oozes confidence and clearly loves his job. Sue has great attention to detail.
I have had various treatments with Prof Whiteley over the past 3 or 4 years and whilst I can’t say the procedures have been “enjoyable” the craic with the Prof during my appts certainly has been !! You have a great team at Guildford Prof Whiteley, they do you proud !
It might be assumed that varicose vein surgery is sought mostly for cosmetic reasons. However, this is not necessarily the case. My personal story is one of years of aching, heavy legs, so much so that I would have to wear compression tights even in the hottest of weathers both here and abroad or else be indoors with my legs elevated.
This summer, following treatment at the The Whiteley Clinic, which began in early January with Professor Whiteley, I was able to go on holiday abroad and enjoy walking around with no tights at all and was able to wear sandals on the beach for the first time in over 20 years.
Apart from this ultimate pleasure, I can now get up in the morning and potter about without rushing to struggle with hosiery and stand for long periods of time without being desperate to alleviate the aching. I can safely say my legs are transformed and so is my life!
I am absolutely delighted with the results from my varicose vein surgery after two previously unsuccessful operations on the NHS.
The team and the overall experience were both superb and I would not recommend you to go anywhere else!
I have had vein removal on my left leg to stop further venous ulcers coming back – this has definitely worked and I am very happy with the results.
Before visiting the The Whiteley Clinic, I was in intense pain from a horrendous leg ulcer. Previous treatment had been totally unsuccessful, so my leg and foot were very swollen and I was walking with difficulty. After hearing numerous recommendations about the successes achieved by the The Whiteley Clinic, in some desperation I made an appointment to visit. After a session to diagnose the severity of the problem, an operation was performed and miraculously the pain and swellings began to disperse.
How on earth can I convey the amazement I felt with the treatment the The Whiteley Clinic accorded me so swiftly. All of the staff with whom I came in contact went far beyond the call of duty in the tasks they were asked to undertake. The aftercare I received was superb! I would recommend the The Whiteley Clinic unreservedly.
I have had fairly extensive treatment for varicose veins over the last three months, all at the The Whiteley Clinic, Guildford.
My experience over the five procedures has been excellent. At every stage the information prior to the procedure was clear and reassuring. The atmosphere during surgery was both very professional and very aware of me as a person – no action was taken without informing me that it was about to happen and giving me an explanation of the purpose. The comprehensive (and very clear) notes and the concern from the staff gave me complete confidence about my aftercare at home.
All the staff were well-informed and obviously concerned for my welfare. They presented as a very friendly and well-integrated team, both interested in their patients keen to give them the best possible experience.
I would recommend the The Whiteley Clinic unreservedly to anyone considering vein treatment.
A massive thank you to Mr Price and his team at The Whiteley Clinic. I have felt looked after throughout the whole process, and appreciate the care and attention given to me. I will be recommending you to anyone in a similar situation.
I just wanted to thank Dr David Beckett for fixing my pelvic veins. (which came on with my 1st & 2nd pregnancies) The treatment was truly amazing and the results have been life changing for me.
I have had the best treatment here at the The Whiteley Clinic. Very pleased, cannot speak highly enough of the procedure and result.
Hi Andy & Staff @ The Whiteley Clinic,
Just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful treatment and care you all showed me during the removal of my veins. 🙂 I can’t remember all the names of the people sorry (Sharon I do!), but I have to say since I came to the clinic by chance 6 months ago and not knowing anything about this minimal invasive treatment to where I am now, I am surprised and still can’t get my head around how quick and effective it was to solve my underlying issue.
I have to say the word laser in the leg would probably make anyone feel apprehensive at first but the way the procedure was explained and constant communication throughout made it actually quite a pleasant experience. 🙂 I was surprised how quick it was and within 2 hours I had finished, coffee, nice biscuit and off I go and walk home – I experienced very minimal discomfort afterwards. I just wish I done it earlier and now I can look forward to a summer holiday without bumps on my legs, very annoying itching or that dull ache feeling!
Aftercare is great as well and the attention I received and advice from nurses was great – you have a good team there that know how to take care on people.
Thank you all once again – see you in 6 weeks.
Thank you The Whiteley Clinic for now being the proud possessor of two ‘vein free’ legs. Everything was done to make this a good experience with a cheerful atmosphere, and kind, dedicated staff.
Special thanks to Barrie Price, such a warm and kind person as well as being an excellent surgeon. I enjoyed a wonderful recitation of The Owl and the Pussy Cat during my last procedure – I shall always remember it!
Just to say that I am astonished at the progress of the ulcer on my lower left leg which has been with me for the last 8 years but now treated correctly by the wonderful and skillful team at the whiteley clinic leading to an amazing transformation and healing of this long and painful episode.
Dear, Dr Beckett, Anne, and the rest of The Whiteley Clinic Team
Thank you all so much for ending my rollercoaster of a journey positively.
Dr Beckett, I can’t thank you enough for changing my quality of living after a successful pelvic embolisation. Your skills, technique, passion and caring ways are exceptional.
the rest of the team were so friendly and helped me through the embolisation from start to finish, everyone at The Whiteley Clinic was compassionate and very understanding.
Amazing how your life can change in an hour and a half!
Thank you everyone.
Am really impressed. Results are amazing although bandages and stockings were a nightmare!! Well worth the discomfort for the results acheived.
I found all the staff kind, helpful and cheerful, with special thanks to Barrie Price for making the experience a positive and happy one.
I had heard a lot about Professor Whitley through the media and after having a consultation with him I felt very confident he was the man for the job!!
I am very pleased with the result of my treatment and if anyone asked would I recommend Whiteley, I certainly would.
Dear Prof Whiteley,
I am absolutely thrilled with the results achieved by you on my legs and I only wish I had discovered you years ago, it would have saved a lot of wasted visits to other clinics. What you have achieved is little short of a miracle for me.
I am coming back for some tidying up and will see you then.
In earlier years I had experienced very poor NHS treatment and surgery, the results were dreadful-after two years my legs were in a worse state than before surgery. I lost confidence and firmly believed that I would live with the discomfort and ugliness of varicose veins for the rest of my life. (For many years I refused to display my legs and wore trousers to cover the unsightly, lumpy veins)
Whoever advised me to contact the The Whiteley Clinic, thank you – I am so glad I did! My laser treatment and subsequent results have been amazing. After the procedures, the overall improvement was considerable (following minimal discomfort)-I could not recognize my own legs. I would honestly recommend the The Whiteley Clinic, and the procedures it offers, to anyone who suffers from the misery of varicose veins.
Thank you Whitely Clinic for now being the proud possessor of two ‘vein free’ legs. Everything was done to make this a good experience with a cheerful atmosphere, and kind, dedicated staff. Special thanks to Barrie Price, such a warm and kind person as well as being an excellent surgeon. I enjoyed a wonderful recitation of The Owl and the Pussy Cat during my last procedure – I shall always remember it!
Dear Mr Price and all the Staff at The Whiteley Clinic.
I cannot thank you enough for your wonderful care and attention.
My “old” legs are completely different and I can now show them off again.
They were in such a bad state with varicose veins, that I kept them covered for the last few years. Not any longer.!!!!!!
I can recommend the The Whiteley Clinic, and Mr Price in particular, for the wonderful job they have done.
Thank you and Best Wishes to you all.
I had no comprehension of how my veins were affecting my life until after they had been fixed. I was first diagnosed at the age of 21 as having varicose veins in both legs but it took 26 years before being recommended to the The Whiteley Clinic by my GP. The service and treatment of both Dr Price and all the staff from start to finish has been outstanding. Everything was clearly explained throughout with very clear instructions of what to do after surgery. The results have been extraordinary. Whilst there is an obvious change in the visual appearance the improvement in the other symptoms, aching and sometimes sore legs and night cramps, has been the biggest impact.
I would really like to thank not only Dr Price but also all of his staff for their excellent work throughout.
My only regret is that I didn’t get this done years ago.
The experience at the The Whiteley Clinic has been First Class. Professor Whiteley and all his staff have been extremely polite, courteous and professional throughout all my consultations and treatments to my veins and I am delighted with the outcome. I would not hesitate to recommend the The Whiteley Clinic to my friends and family.
I was impressed from the start at how nice you all were at the clinic, how approachable you were personally, which is not the case with some surgeons. This meant I felt relaxed, although I was not looking forward to the procedure at all but it was necessary. I felt no pain other than the initial injection.
Your nurses during the procedure were warm kind and explained all to me, one even holding my hand. Afterwards I walked out bandaged heavily, The first three months were scary, the bruising on my fair Scottish skin was a sight, but phone calls to your nurses re-assured me as you did yourself at my check-up.
You said look at it in six months, I did, pretty good, but you said wait until a year passes. It has. My leg looks great, I am absolutely delighted, you said trust me and I did, I panicked, you didn’t.
You are amazing, leg modelling? Perhaps, Seriously I want to thank – you for an amazing result, a great clinic and team, for not getting cross with me when I rang worried about little lumps. Such a difference to my life, I can travel long haul without any worry, and walk all day.
I wanted to firstly thank you for all you did in preparing me for my procedure on Saturday. You have been fantastic and always so helpful with any enquiry I had. Secondary I would like to say how AMAZING Dr Beckett and his team were.
David is incredibly skilled at what he does and as such I had total trust in him. The whole set up was incredibly professional and slick and the team are so passionate about what they do and are clearly leading the way in terms of PVE. Thank you!
I am very pleased with the result of my legs and I found the experience very pleasant.
I couldn’t praise you more. Thank you.
I was very, very pleased.
I can’t speak highly enough of them. It’s been money very well spent.
To Rachel, Dee, Big M and not forgetting The Prof,
Many thanks, I know I was very lucky to have you all helping me in my goal to have healthy legs!
I’m leaping for Christmas joy after having my legs treated at The Whiteley Clinic!
Dear Dr. Beckett,
Thank you so much for taking the time to give me the confidence to have the pelvic vein embolisation procedure and for carrying it out so sensitively and completely. I really am much more comfortable which is marvelous.
Thank you to you all and very best wishes.
I wanted to testify how amazing and life changing the Laser Sweat Ablation really is.
Now I can wear a top two days in a row if I want to, I can do what a normal person does. It’s really liberating.
I just wanted to send a card saying thank you for the level of care and attention you showed to me last week. The detailed examination and the way you explained my condition to me was so clear, for the first time in 6 years i understand more about what’s going on.
The level of care and attention and clinical expertise you gave me was outstanding.
Thanks you so much.
I am so impressed with my experience at The Whiteley Clinic.
My specialist was so professional yet friendly, putting me completely at ease. I am absolutely thrilled with the results – and only wish I had plucked up the courage to come here years ago!
I had an extremely good care at The Whiteley Clinic. The staff, particularly, nurse Sue have looked after me very well.
My legs look great and I cannot wait to show them off. So, huge thank you, Mr Price and the team.
Dear Mr. Price,
It is over 5 years since you undertook surgery on my legs to improve the problems that i was having with ulcers.
I am delighted to report that my legs are now entirely ulcer free.
I wanted to tell you that your surgery has transformed my life.
Thank you very much.
Perfection from A To Z.
Just how a clinic should be. Beyond 5 star.
I really hope the world will use The Whiteley Clinic to learn from and follow suit.
Massive thank you to Professor Mark Whiteley and his amazing team from me.
I have been treated at The Whiteley Clinic for the last 9 months, having had an ulcer on my leg for nearly 2 years. The results have been incredible. I’m in no pain now and have no dressings, just compression and I sincerely hope it stays that way.
Professor Whiteley, Dr. Diwakar, Susan and Sarah to name a few have all been amazing. There were 3 visits to London and 7 to Guildford in total and each time everyone was very confident that the procedures would work on me which was so good to hear as the NHS could not do anything.
So a big thank you to everyone for understanding what is a depressing, painful and also embarrassing condition. Keep up all your good work.
For me this was life changing. My sweat level went down to nearly noticeable level. I can even get away with no deodorant on the average day. And after whole day at work and sometimes also a session in the gym, my armpits do not smell even a bit.
I have changed all my clothes. No more black! I wear what I want, any colour and fabric I want. It is amazing! It helps with contacts with people, helps my confidence. The list is long.
I’m very happy I have tried LSA.
I am extremely pleased with the results of my treatment for varicose veins. The London clinic is in a good location, convenient for travel and shops. I found all the staff very polite, courteous and friendly and they worked well together as a team. All the procedures were carefully explained to me and I would have no hesitation in recommending anyone to The Whiteley Clinic.
Dear Mr Price,
Now that you have signed off my legs, I wanted to thank you and the Whiteley team for the excellent care and treatment that I have been fortunate enough to receive.
Ever so grateful!
Thank you for all your professional care, humour and relaxed atmosphere.
Many thanks to Dr Whiteley and his staff. I had a serious problem of hyperhydrosis/bromhydrosis on my armpits. In November 2014 I had the keyhole surgery and since that day I have never had sweating from underarm. Now I work in Japan, where this thing is considered worse than the plague, I can stand between other people without troubles.
I’m a medical doctor too and as a M.D. I recommend Dr Whiteley to whoever has hyperhydrosis/bromhydrosis
The clinic is in a good location, convenient for travel and the shops.
I found all the staff very polite, courteous and friendly and they worked well together as a team.
All the procedures were carefully explained to me and I would have no hesitation in recommending anyone to the The Whiteley Clinic.
Margaret, TWC London patient
Dear Mr Price,
I’m writing to say how grateful i am for all your superb and extensive surgery last Wednesday. You and your lovely team were all so kind.
Thank you for taking such good care of me in Guildford and Bistol. Knowing what to expect helped and all is progressing well.
A big thank you to you, Justyna and Toni for my treatment and care last week.
Very best wishes and thank to you all.
Dear Professor Mark Whiteley, Tim and team,
Many thanks for a pain-free experience during the EVLT procedure and post-op recovery last Monday 16 February. I did appreciate you and the team creating such a relaxed atmosphere during the laser treatment, which really helped to put me at my ease, especially as I was quite apprehensive. In fact, on reflection I found it to be an altogether more pleasant experience than I had anticipated, which is rather bizarre considering I was having a surgical procedure !
I will be highly recommending The Whiteley Clinic to my GP and surgery. I’m so glad I chose The Whiteley Clinic.
Once again, many many thanks.
Many thanks for your detailed replies to my questions. Thus far, (disappointingly) you are the only clinic to have taken the trouble to respond to my email. For you to have provided such an extensive reply to each of my questions – when others can’t be bothered to even send an acknowledgement – is surely a reflection upon the extent of customer care that one can expect from the Clinics in question!
Many thanks for caring enough to take the time to provide me with such a detailed response, I am extremely grateful to you.
My visit was a pleasure throughout and I was not a bit surprised to hear you speak of Judy’s high world standing. She was a personal and technical joy.
Thank you all for your calm and reassuring professionalism
I used their Clinic in Guildford and can’t recommend them highly enough.
After going for the consultation, I proceeded with the recommended treatment for my leg ulcer and since completing all the relevant treatment, I have not had a leg ulcer. I have my life back all thanks to Professor Mark Whiteley and his professional staff.
You were all so helpful and thoughtful, and I was most supremely well looked after. I cannot thank you enough.
My legs are doing brilliantly and I was able to do some Pilates yesterday!
All very friendly, efficient and good clear description of the issues and best options. Excellent ambience and facilities as well. Very pleased with everything.
I would say to anyone who has the same problem that I had, get in touch with The Whiteley Clinic.
I am deeply indebted to the staff at the The Whiteley Clinic for their kind attention and for clearing up my problem and giving me my life back.
The treatment that I received has changed my life. Looking at my leg, you wouldn’t even believe there was a varicose vein there.
I can’t recommend them highly enough.
I didn’t know that you could come to such a specialist and get such good treatment. It’s back to normal, I can cook, I can do gardening, I can drive a car.
I would recommend anyone to come to The Whiteley Clinic.
My legs feel much better, they’re not swelling, I’m sleeping better, I’ve got no itching but really it’s the appearance that’s made such a huge difference to me.
I left The Whiteley Clinic the same afternoon as I had the treatment, went home and within a few days I was back to normal.
It has been life changing because I don’t focus on what i’m going to wear anymore
I have been very impressed by how professional everyone has been.
To say it has been life changing would be a huge understatement.
Everything at the clinic has been excellent and everyone was very helpful. I can’t recommend them enough.
My advice to anybody that’s got an ulcer that’s not doing very well, come to The Whiteley Clinic.
I don’t have to wear stockings anymore and they were a real pain. It’s like a leg when I was 18.
I would recommend it to anybody.
The treatment enabled me to do things that i wasn’t able to do for 15 years. It has transformed the physical side of my life.
I am delighted with the results.
It was a breath of fresh coming to the The Whiteley Clinic and realising that my leg ulcer could be treated.
I’ve now got my life back and I have a healthy looking leg.
Everybody make me feel so welcome and nothing was too much trouble. Very professional from reception to theatre staff. Pleasant Experience.
Last year I attended The Whiteley Clinic in Guildford with an extremely painful leg ulcer which had resisted all treatment for six months. I met Mr Price and his team of lovely nurses whose care from the word go went over and above the call of duty.
Suffice to say the ulcer is now completely cured and I would be happy for anyone to see before and after pictures. Leg ulcers can be cured no matter how serious and Mr Price is the man who can do it.
Having struggled with bulging and unsightly veins on my arms for several years I am so thrilled that this summer I am going to be proudly wearing short sleeves. It is liberating to have a choice of clothes to wear, rather than having to buy whatever one can find that has long sleeves.
The warmer it was, the more the veins in my arms stood out, and thus I was constantly searching for summer clothes that would cover them. It has done wonders for my confidence to be able to bare my arms in the warm weather, and I am so thrilled that I was able to have the problem dealt with at The Whiteley Clinic.
After having my veins treated under the NHS 2-3 times with disastrous results, I am thrilled with the treatment from The Whiteley Clinic. I am really pleased with the results! Thank you!
After nearly 20 years suffering from numerous leg ulcers which many times left me in intense pain and impacted on my quality of life, I was introduced to Mr Mark Whiteley of The Whiteley Clinic with a consultation and the relevant treatment – I walked out of the clinic with a smile and in no pain.
The treatment was administered by experts who were professional, efficient, friendly and with a sense of humour.
I would have no hesitation in recommending The Whiteley Clinic as it has made such a significant change to my life.
Excellent, I am so pleased with the result with no interruptions to everyday life whilst having and recovering from the procedures.
Mr Price – The world is a better place because of folks like you who always take the time to do such extraordinary things. Thanks so much.
The consummate professional with a giant streak of tenderness.
Thank you Charmaine for making the day less worrying and so at ease with what you and the team were doing to me.
Mrs K has been a patient of The Whiteley Clinic for some time and has had some post-operative worries. Today, before she left, she took a moment to say that she had had the most wonderful experience at The Whiteley Clinic as far as her patient care was concerned. Although she had been concerned about DVTs and had other post-operative worries, she said that at every time she had had contact with the clinic, every single person had been lovely to her and very helpful.
She said it was a fantastic experience to be at the clinic for her treatment. She travels a very long way for her treatment but she would prefer to come and have the level of care provided at The Whiteley Clinic than to have travelled less far and to have gone to any other clinic.
Following my final consultation with Mr Whiteley, I really feel I must write to you.
Firstly to convey my sincere appreciation for the excellent treatment and care I received both from you personally and that of your team. I am delighted with the result and extremely grateful for the time given to me over the past few months.
Secondly, I would like to congratulate you on building such an excellent team. They were all clearly committed to the ethos of The Whiteley Clinic. The receptionist, sonographers, out-patient and theatre nurses were always kind, caring, consistent in their patient information, always delivering high standards of care. The team have achieved a balance of being friendly whilst remaining the epitome of professionalism. They are indeed a credit to you Mr Whiteley as teams like yours are not established overnight.
I will always recommend The Whiteley Clinic and have already sent two friends to you. Once again, my sincere thanks.
I can’t begin to thank Mr Price and his fantastic team of caring nurses. All my procedures have been very successful and now I’m free of the pain I didn’t realise I had been putting up with for the last 20+ years.
You’ve done a great job and I’m very thankful to you all.
Today is the last day I shall ever wear compression stockings! I am so pleased with the results – way beyond my expectations. I just wanted to thank you all for your care throughout my treatment. Can you please pass on to your wonderful team, my heartfelt appreciation. You are all just the best!