Our own continued research, audited results, inventions and new technologies used in varicose veins treatment have led to the development of The Whiteley Protocol®, a standard of excellence for the diagnosis and treatment of varicose veins.
We introduced the minimally invasive, or ‘pin-hole’, surgery techniques to the UK by performing the first such procedure in March 1999.
We invented TRLOP technique for closing perforating veins in 2001 and have been the leading clinic in diagnosing and treating pelvic and vulval varicose veins.
We have continued to stay at the forefront of this revolution and have both a national and international reputation for our work and innovation. We have now performed over 20,000 minimally invasive or ‘Keyhole’ procedures using EVLA (Laser), Radiofrequency (RFiTT®), Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy (USGF), Transluminal Occlusion of Perforating veins (TRLOP) and Ambulatory Phlebectomy.
We also treat spider veins with Microsclerotherapy.
The basic aim of varicose veins treatment is to remove the underlying cause of the varicose veins as well as the visible varicose veins. This not only gives the best possible result in the short term, but also the lowest possible chance of recurrence in the long term.
In order to do this, we use a co-ordinated system with the best possible understanding of what the problem is and then tailor the treatment individually to that patient. It’s this approach that we have been following since 1999 that has made The Whiteley Clinic unique.
By using our protocol, we can work out exactly what pattern of problem each individual patient has and make sure each patient gets the very best treatment tailored for themselves. Because we offer tailored treatment plans and don’t just assume that every patient has one of a very limited number of simple conditions, we are unable to give exact prices until we have performed the extended venous duplex ultrasound scan performed by our specialist scientists.
Patients benefit by getting a fully bespoke treatment plan tailored to their individual needs, using the very latest techniques. This leads to not only our high patient satisfaction, but also excellent results with the lowest chance of recurrence.
Doctors, nurses, and other health professionals can benefit by having their patients treated optimally, by using our advice line or by arranging teaching by one of our experts.
Medical companies can benefit by using our services for studies ranging from in vitro scientific studies through developmental work to clinical studies.
Students or junior doctors who wish to get involved in research can benefit from one of the research activities provided by The Whiteley Clinic. We support research fellows who wish to get involved in our cutting edge research, as well as sponsoring and supervising Ph.D. students through the University of Surrey on specific projects of interest to The Whiteley Clinic.