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Expert Treatment of Varicose Veins & related Vein conditions based on Award Winning research

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Most Popular Vein-related Treatments

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Highly effective varicose veins treatment based on our Award Winning research
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Safe and effective treatment for Pelvic Congestion Syndrome that gives long lasting results
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Walk in, walk out Rafaelo procedure for haemorroids that relieves symptoms almost immediately
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Comprehensive treatments for thread veins that give excellent cosmetic results
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What are the Whiteley Clinics?

Whiteley Clinics are private medical facilities specialising in the treatment and research of varicose veins and other venous conditions, like thread veins, leg ulcers and phlebitis.

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.

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Individually Tailored Treatment Plans

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 Whiteley Clinics 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.

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The benefits of Whiteley Clinics

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 Whiteley Clinics. 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 Whiteley Clinics.

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"Whiteley Clinics have truly saved my life and I can't thank each and every one of them enough!"
Rod Stacey
"Dr Beckett, Susan and the theatre staff were all so kind, caring and knowledgable and really put me at ease."
Natalie Elizabeth Glover Chisholm
"The Whiteley clinic not only diagnose/treat patients with PCS but they are dedicated to research and ultimately trying to improve care."
Rebecca Gallagher
16 November 2018
Leg ulcers – Legal implications of not referring
On Thursday evening (15th November), Prof Mark Whiteley gave a lecture about venous leg ulcers. The title was “Legal implications of failing to refer leg ulcer patients for surgery”. He gave the lecture at Litfield House, Clifton, Bristol. Interested general practitioners from the Bristol area gave up their evenings to attend the talk. Prof Whiteley presented […]
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15 November 2018
Huge varicose veins treated with endovenous surgery
Huge varicose veins can look awful. It has often been said that varicose veins are “only cosmetic”. However, research has shown that about 1 in 20 patient with varicose veins deteriorate every year. Deterioration of varicose veins is described by the CEAP scoring system. Varicose veins can deteriorate in different ways: swelling of the ankle […]
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14 November 2018
Leg Ulcer Treatment Revolution – cure for venous leg ulcers
Please be aware that some of the images on this blog are of a graphic nature. “Leg ulcer treatment revolution”  is a new book that has been published this week. It has been written by Prof Mark Whiteley, founder of Whiteley Clinics. This book highlights the fact that most venous leg ulcers can now be […]
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13 November 2018
Whiteley Clinics supports Royal Marines Charity
This year was the 10th annual Medics Rugby Challenge. This annual rugby match is played to support the Royal Marines Charity.  Founded by Anthony Lambert, the Medics Rugby Challenge is played at the Plymouth Albion RFC ground. It comprises a whole evening of activities, based around the main rugby match – the Marines versus the “medics”. […]
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Your Questions Answered
My veins are cosmetic do I still need a scan?

Only a venous duplex ultrasound scan can accurately diagnose varicose veins and “hidden varicose veins”.

Can I bring my own scan to a consultation?

Feel free to bring your own scan. Our expert sonographers always conduct a fresh scan so we have the latest information to treat you.

I've had my varicose veins treated elsewhere before, can you still help me?

Yes, we treat many clients who have had ineffective treatments elsewhere.

What are the cost of treatments?

For full details of our pricing please Contact Us

The Whiteley Protocol

Research Based Methodology

Diagnostic Phase
Identify underlying problem
Successful treatment starts with finding out what is causing the disturbance of the blood flow and then correcting the underlying problem in order to get the venous blood to flow correctly again. In accordance with NICE clinical guidelines, Whiteley Clinics use multi-disciplinary teams for each patient. This means we have venous scanning experts performing detailed 30-40 minute scans and avoid missing the relevant veins.
Correct underlying problem
Depending on the exact nature of your veins and your own wishes, possible treatments include:
Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA & EVLT™)
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) Glue (ie: Venaseal™) MOCA™ (Clarivein™)
Ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy Closure of perforators (TRLOP)
Phlebectomies Pelvic Vein Embolisation
Post Operative Bandages for 12 hours Stockings for 3 days
Treatment Phase
Completing medical & prevention
Finishing the medical treatment and reducing future risks. Once the underlying problem has been fixed and the venous blood flow to the leg(s) has been restored, there are usually several abnormal veins that remain from the years of damage caused by the underlying vein problem. Whiteley Clinics audits have shown that not addressing these remaining problems, leads to a much higher risk of further vein problems occurring – often within a year or less.
Post Operative
Treatment in Phase 2 is usually ultrasound guided Foam Sclerotherapy.
Bandages and Stockings for 14 days and nights
Cosmetic / Post-op
Cosmetic
The finishing touches
Once the venous blood flow has been restored to normal and all of the underlying vein problems have been treated, the green reticular veins and red, purple and blue thread veins can then be treated with the highest chance of success using Microsclerotherapy.
Post Operative
Stockings up to 14 days and nights
The Right Price For You

You can come to any of our Whiteley Clinics locations for your Consultations and Treatment Plan for £495 now! What to expect:

  • An initial expert consultation with one of our team of specialist consultants who will perform a clinical examination of the veins you are worried about.
  • Explain the underlying cause of varicose veins and what may happen if they are not treated properly.
  • Explain best treatment practice as recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE).
  • Discuss the treatment options available to you and what to do next.
  • Take plenty of time to answer any questions that you might have.
  • A HD Duplex Ultrasound Scan by one of our specialist Sonographers which will provide a map of your veins and possible causes of your venous condition.
  • A Treatment Plan Consultation with a Venous Consultant who will review the scan results and create a personalised treatment plan with a quote.

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