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Professor Mark Whiteley
MS FRCS(Gen) FRCSEd MBBS FRCPhleb
Vascular Surgery
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About

 

Professor Mark Whiteley is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon at the Whiteley Clinics and a visiting Professor at The University of Surrey. He is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of Pelvic Congestion Syndrome and he was the first surgeon to perform endovenous (keyhole) surgery for varicose veins in the UK.

Professor Whiteley opened The Whitelely Clinic in 2003, which is now a network known as the Whiteley Clinics. He has a research and education unit there and his team have won national and international prizes for their advances in venous surgery for leg and pelvic veins. They have also published over 130 papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Professor Whiteley has been named as by the recommended vein surgeon by Tatler for over 10 years. In 2001, he and Judy Holdstock invented the TRLOP technique used for closing incompetent perforating veins. He has also written a book - "Understanding Venous Reflux: The Cause of Varicose Veins and Venous Leg Ulcers" and had edited a book with Emma Dabbs "Advances in Phlebology and Venous Surgery Volume 1".

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Medical Procedures

Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) - Walk in Walk out local anaesthetic only 

  • Radial laser for larger veins 
  • Jacket fibre laser for smaller veins
  • All treatments based on The Whiteley Protocol - a research-based protocol to optimise treatments

Endovenous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) - WALK IN WALK OUT LOCAL ANAESTHETIC ONLY

  • RFiTT - using the Whiteley Protocol proven technique to assure closure
  • VenClose

VenAseal glue "Superglue" for varicose veins - 

  • Non-thermal and so reduces the need for local anaesthetic injections

Clarivein (MOCA)

  • Mechanochemical ablation (MOCA) called "Clarivein" uses a rotating wire and sclerotherapy to close varicose veins without needing many local anaesthetic injections.

Foam Sclerotherapy

  • Made using the published "Whiteley-Patel" technique and CO2:O2 (not air) to keep as safe as possible 

 

TRLOP - Transluminal Occlusion of Perforator veins

  • Invented by Mark Whiteley and Judy Holdstock in 2001, the TRLOP technique is used to close incompetent perforating veins. Failure to treat these veins has been shown to be one of the commonest reasons that varicose veins come back again after treatment.  

Phlebectomy of forehead and facial veins

  • Removal of large veins from the forehead and from around the eyes under local anaesthetic with virtually no scars.

Coil embolisation of pelvic veins

  • At the Whiteley Clinics we have specialist radiologists that work with us who perform coils embolisation of pelvic veins in patients with pelvic varicose veins or pelvic congestion syndrome.

Microsclerotherapy

  • For leg spider veins (Telangectasia) 

 

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Special Interests

  • Varicose veins
  • Venous leg ulcers
  • Pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS)
  • Varicose veins of vulva and/or vagina
  • Forehead veins and bulging veins around the eyes

 

 

Education

  • Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey
  • Founder of The College of Phlebology
  • Founder of The Leg Ulcer Charity
  • Founder of The Whiteley Clinic
  • International Committee of the American Venous Forum 
  • Council Member of the Venous Forum 2012-6 
  • Lecturer in vascular surgery at Oxford University - 1995-8
  • Research fellow then lecturer in vascular surgery Unversity of Bath 1992-4
  • Portsmouth surgical registrar rotation
  • Bristol surgical SHO rotation
  • Demonstrator in  human anatomy - St Batholomew's Hospital, London
  • Medical School - St. Bartholomew's Hospital Medical School.

 

Reviews

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

18-02-2019
Always attentive and answers all my queries. Professor Whiteley takes his time with me and made sure what procedures I am having and let’s me know what I will be getting myself into

Professor Mark Whiteley

Thank you for your lovely review. It is lovely to get such positive feedback. With best wishes, Mark.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

18-02-2019
Amazing at what he does

Professor Mark Whiteley

Thank you for that lovely comment. With best wishes, Mark

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

18-02-2019
Very helpful and friendly

Professor Mark Whiteley

Thank you. Best wishes, Mark

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

18-02-2019
I’ve been coming seen 2016 and Professor Whiteley has always accomdated me when I was unable to come in person. Thank you for everything

Professor Mark Whiteley

You are very welcome. Thank you for the lovely review. With very best wishes, Mark Whiteley

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

18-02-2019
Professor Whiteley made me feel calm before the procedure and I felt my concerns are heard

Professor Mark Whiteley

Thank you for your lovely review. I am delighted that you had a good experience during your procedure. With kindest regards, Mark Whiteley

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

18-02-2019
Professor Whiteley has been amazing and I feel brand new after my legs are treated.

Professor Mark Whiteley

Thank you for your lovely review. I am thrilled that you feel that way. With thanks and best wishes, Mark

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

14-02-2019
Excellent and attentive. Very understanding and supportive

Professor Mark Whiteley

Thank you for your lovely review. I am very pleased that you found that your consultation with me met your expectations. Thank you for taking the time to review me. With kindest regards, Mark Whiteley

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-02-2019
A Rolling Stones fan and rugby too - what more can I say - honest and straightforward - doesn’t talk in jargon - keeps the whole team involved during procedures and is obviously passionate about his profession.

Professor Mark Whiteley

What a lovely review - and giving away my secrets too :-) Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. With kindest regards, Mark Whiteley

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-02-2019
Excellent treatment given over a year! Professor Whiteley put me at total ease during my treatment, professional attending staff members who chatted away!

Professor Mark Whiteley

Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure treating you. Our research has shown how to reduce anxiety during local anaesthetic varicose vein endovenous surgery. I am thrilled it worked for you. With best wishes, Mark Whiteley

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

05-02-2019
Reassured after my appointment

Professor Mark Whiteley

Thank you. I am very pleased that you are reassured. If we can help further, don't hesitate to contact us. With kind regards, Mark.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

05-02-2019
Very pleasant man who made me feel at ease through all procedures undertaken.

Professor Mark Whiteley

Thank you for the lovely review and compliment. It was a pleasure treating you today. With very best wishes, Mark

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-02-2019
Excellent

Professor Mark Whiteley

Thank you

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-02-2019
Professional and friendly

Professor Mark Whiteley

Thank you.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-02-2019
I have complete confidence in Professor Whiteley as one of the most knowledgeable, experienced and dedicated vein specialists in the world. He has taken great care to answer all my questions and give me a result that I’m delighted with. Having the confidence to wear skirts again is pretty life-changing. Thank you.

Professor Mark Whiteley

Thank you for your lovely review. I'm thrilled with your comments and I am so pleased that you have the confidence to wear skirts again. Thank you so much for taking the time to write the review for me. With kindest regards, Mark Whiteley

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-02-2019
Really friendly.

Professor Mark Whiteley

Thank you very much. With best wishes, Mark Whiteley

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

29-01-2019
Thank you professor whitely. Felt completely at ease throughout the procedure. Can’t wait to see the results

Professor Mark Whiteley

You are very welcome - I look forward to seeing your results too. I am so pleased you were at ease throughout the procedure. With best wishes Mark

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

29-01-2019
Professor Whiteley is a renowned World leader in vein research and treatments. He is extremely knowledgeable, very jovial and a wonderful raconteur. He puts you at ease immediately and you know you’re in good hands.I have had several varicose vein procedures prior to coming to this clinic,none of which were particularly successful. He explained that my previous treatments were” of their time” but had not addressed the problem. Thankfully the current treatments I am receiving will rectify this and I am very pleased with the results so far.

Professor Mark Whiteley

Thank you for your lovely review. we have the most amazing vascular technologists who work under the developments the Judy Holdstock have brought to the veins world and specifically to The Whiteley Clinic. with such good duplex, we often see what has been missed in previous operation elsewhere. I am sure we will get you the results that you wish as you go through The Whiteley Protocol. With best wishes Mark

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-01-2019
Professor Whiteley is quite unlike any consultant I have ever met. Although the knowledge differential between clinician and patient is vast, he never patronises. He explains everything clearly, at whatever level you choose, and is eager to enter into proper discussion about the procedures he undertakes. His manner with his patients is friendly and welcoming, designed to put you at your ease and his excellent relationships with his colleagues evident at every interaction.

Professor Mark Whiteley

Thank you for your lovely review. I am very pleased that you were satisfied with my explanations. I always try my utmost to explain things fully and am glad that I achieved this with you. Thank you for your lovely review. With best wishes, Mark

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-01-2019
Puts you at total ease - u r in good hands

Professor Mark Whiteley

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We aim to not only give the best service available, with the best results possible but if we can also put you at your ease then we have fulfilled our aims. With best wishes Mark

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-01-2019
Very professional and caring,

Professor Mark Whiteley

Thank you very much for your lovely review. Mark

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-01-2019
Thank you professor Mark Whitley , you have been very kind and very thorough in explaining everything and thank you for putting up with my low pain threshold

Professor Mark Whiteley

Thank you for your lovely review. I am glad that you had a good experience and that my explanations were well received. We are always happy to take things very slowly if patients let us know about having a low pain threshold. I am thrilled you had a good experience. With best wishes Mark

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