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1 Litfield Place, Clifton, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS8 3LS - 272.72 miles
The Whiteley Clinic - Bristol - 272.72 miles
1 Litfield Place, Clifton, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS8 3LS
Recommended by 6 specialists
36 years of experience
Varicose Veins, Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA), Thread Veins, Varicose Veins Surgery + 12 more

Professor Mark Whiteley is becoming known as the "Celebrity Veins Doctor" following his highly public treatment of Virgin DJ and Celebrity Chris Evans in November 2019. Using his pioneering techniques for varicose veins and thread veins, Mark has treated many celebrities over the last 20 years. Those who have gone public include Kate Lawler, Ian Hyland, and Eve Cameron. Mark has been featured in Tatler as "Best for veins" for the last 11 years.

Professor Mark Whiteley is a Consultant Venous Surgeon at The Whiteley Clinic 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 Whiteley Clinic in 2003, which is now a network known as The Whiteley Clinic. He has a research and education unit there and his team has 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 the recommended vein surgeon by Tatler for over 11 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".

In February 2019 he performed the first microwave treatment of varicose veins in the UK.

In May 2019 he performed the first Echotherapy (Sonovein using HIFU - High Intensity focused ultrasound) treatment of varicose veins in the UK.

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Echotherapy or SONOVEIN (HIFU - High Intensity focused ultrasound) for varicose veins

  • In May 2019, Mark was the first doctor in the UK - and the second doctor in the world - to perform Sonovein treatment for varicose veins.
  • Sonovein uses HIFU - High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound - to ablate varicose veins. Unlike any other method of ablating varicose veins, this is totally non-invasive. The treatment happens by beaming Ultrasound across the skin and concentrating the power on the target vein (see:

ENDOVENOUS MICROWAVE Varicose veins ablation (emwa)

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.


  • For leg spider veins (Telangectasia).
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1 Litfield Place, Clifton, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS8 3LS - 272.72 miles
The Whiteley Clinic - Bristol - 272.72 miles
1 Litfield Place, Clifton, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS8 3LS
Recommended by 4 specialists
15 years of experience
Varicose Veins, Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA), Thread Veins, Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation + 25 more

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr is a Consultant Venous Surgeon and Phlebologist with a special interest in walk-in, walk-out surgery for varicose veins. He has over 12 years of experience in treating varicose veins.

Mr Abu-Bakr is a specialist in General Surgery. He is a member of the American College of Phlebology, the International Union of Phlebology, and the European Venous Forum. He is a fellow of the College of Phlebology, UK.

Mr Abu-Bakr completed The Whiteley Clinic training in endovenous ablation of varicose veins and thread veins in 2012. He also trained in glue closure therapy of varicose veins in Sapheon in Germany.

Mr Abu-Bakr has a research interest in varicose veins, endovenous treatment of severe varicose veins, and treatment of venous ulcers.

For more information visit Mr Abu-Bakr's personal webpage:


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Sherwood Burntstump Country Park, Arnold, United Kingdom, NG5 8RX - 185.48 miles
The Park Hospital - 185.48 miles
Sherwood Burntstump Country Park, Arnold, United Kingdom, NG5 8RX
Recommended by 3 specialists
34 years of experience
Varicose Veins, Varicose Veins Surgery, Painful Legs, Thread Veins + 29 more

Bruce Braithwaite is a Senior and experienced consultant Vascular and endovascular Surgeon.

He trained in Cambridge, London, Oxford and the USA and has been a Consultant Vascular Surgeon since 2000. He has over 29 years experience in the treatment of varicose veins and other vascular conditions. He has worked in NHS and private settings and is the founder of Veincare.

He is an expert in Local anaesthetic, walk-in walk out treatments for people with varicose veins. Mr Braithwaite aims to treat all the varicose veins in one session, so people seldom have to return for a further procedure. He can also provide the same service for people who wish, or need, to have their treatments under General anaesthetic or sedation as a day case or overnight stay.

In the past 10 years Mr Braithwaite has treated over three thousand private patients with varicose veins and other vascular conditions. This is in addition to many more in his NHS job where he set up the Venous service in Europe’s largest day case facility: the Circle Treatment Centre.

Mr Braithwaite’s has a 5-star patient feedback rating published by Doctify and more feedback can be viewed at  and twitter @veincareclinics.

Mr Braithwaite is an international expert in treating Varicose Veins and other vascular conditions. His research work has been used by NICE to guide the best treatments for both Private and NHS patients.

Mr Braithwaite’s advice is often sought by other consultants, who want to know how to treat people with varicose veins and deep venous disease.

He has treated many of his medical colleagues, who have sought his opinion, because of his reputation for giving a sound opinion and only advising a procedure is done, when it is necessary, and based on the best evidence.

A pioneer of research into varicose vein treatment, Mr Braithwaite led the team that introduced the Olympus RFiTT keyhole technique. He also enjoys other roles including Council Member of the Venous Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine; Clinical Lead for the Cardiac, Vascular and Respiratory Department at Circle Healthcare, Nottingham and Founder Member of the International Society for Vascular Surgery.

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One Chapel Place, London, United Kingdom, W1G 0BG - 298.96 miles
The Whiteley Clinic - London - 298.96 miles
One Chapel Place, London, United Kingdom, W1G 0BG
Recommended by 5 specialists
46 years of experience
Varicose Veins, Angioplasty, Chronic Venous Insufficiency, Claudication + 17 more

Professor Jameel Mohideen is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon with a special interest in endovascular surgery, varicose veins, leg ulcers, peripheral vascular disease and lymphoedema.

Professor Mohideen completed his undergraduate training in Sri Lanka and his surgical training was in Lancashire and Sussex. He went on to join the Academic Vascular Surgery Department at St. Mary’s Hospital, London and the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London. He now works at the Whiteley Clinics where he has adopted The Whiteley Protocol.

Professor Mohideen has a keen interest in teaching and he was Clinical Lecturer at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford and Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham. 

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Bancyfelin, Carmarthen, United Kingdom, SA33 5NT - 248.18 miles
Werndale Hospital - 248.18 miles
Bancyfelin, Carmarthen, United Kingdom, SA33 5NT
Recommended by 3 specialists
36 years of experience
Varicose Veins, Painful Legs, Foam Sclerotherapy, Thread Veins + 17 more

Mr Louis Fligelstone is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon, in South Wales, with over two decades of experience in the field. Louis' main interest is the diagnosis and modern treatment of varicose veins and venous conditions. He utilises cutting edge, non-invasive technology including endothermal (heat treatments to seal the vein) such as radio-frequency ablation and injection treatments including ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy. He is also very experience in microsclerotherapy - the gold standard for treating thread and flare veins.

Louis is an elected, executive member of the council of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland - the specialist society for Vascular Surgeons in the UK. He chairs the Annual Scientific Meeting Committee, which is responsible for the providing up to date information and education for Consultant and Trainee Vascular Surgeons.

Louis initially qualified as a doctor in 1986 at the University of Wales College of Medicine, after which he undertook a fellowship in Cardiff, during which he focused his research on abnormal clotting and peripheral arterial disease, for which he was awarded his Doctorate (MD), by the University of Wales. He undertook his Senior Registrar training at the Charing Cross Vascular Unit for training in Vascular surgery, after which he took up his Consultant Surgeon post in 1998.

During this post, Louis focused on achieving excellence regarding the diagnosis and treatment of vascular patients, and was the driving force behind a number major improvements of vascular and general surgery in Wales, such as the set up and quality assurance of the Wales Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme. He is also an active trainer of junior and trainee vascular surgeons and is a founding member of the Surgical Acreditation Committee (SAC) for Vascular Surgery.

Information about varicose veins and their treatment can be found at his website

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

Ultrasound guided foam sclerotherpy - varicose veins

Microsclerotherapy for thread veins

Radiofrequancy ablation (RFA)

Laser ablation EVLT

Cosmetic phlebectomy

Open varicose vein surgery

Surgery to treat Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)

Carotid surgery for stroke prevention

Varicose Veins

Thread veins, Flare or Spider veins of the legs

Venous insufficiency

Peripheral arterial disease

Painful legs / claudication

Carotid artery disease

Aortic aneurysm, popliteal aneurysm assessment and management

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

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1 Litfield Place, Clifton, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS8 3LS - 272.72 miles
The Whiteley Clinic - Bristol - 272.72 miles
1 Litfield Place, Clifton, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS8 3LS
Recommended by 5 specialists
28 years of experience
Varicose Veins, Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA), Thread Veins, Chronic Venous Insufficiency + 9 more

Mr Rocker is a consultant vascular and endovascular surgeon - he completed his undergraduate training in London and has gained general and vascular training in Wales prior to his endovascular fellowship. 

He was part of the first endovenous varicose vein treatment in the UK performed and has introduced both endovascular aneurysm repair as well as endovenous vein treatments. He is passionate about patient treatments in a relaxed and friendly environment and believes rapid recovery contributes to reducing stress in having varicose veins treated. Mike is well versed in The Whiteley Protocol, bringing the most up to date varicose veins treatments to his patients.

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Boundary Way, Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom, HP2 7YU - 278.16 miles
OSD Healthcare - 278.16 miles
Boundary Way, Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom, HP2 7YU
Offers video consultation
Recommended by 1 specialist
35 years of experience
Hernia, Varicose Veins, Inguinal Hernia, Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) + 38 more

Mr. James Crinnion is a Consultant Surgeon at the Royal London and Whipps Cross University hospitals with over 20 years’ experience specialising in general, vascular and endocrine surgery. He has particular expertise in the minimal access treatment of varicose veins, laparoscopic and open hernia surgery, treatment of gall stones, thyroid and parathyroid surgery and all arterial surgery.

Mr. James Crinnion qualified from Leeds University Medical School in 1987 and trained in Leeds, Sheffield, and London. In 1998 he was awarded an MD thesis for vascular surgical research.

Mr. Crinnion continues his interest outside of his clinical work by dedicating time to surgical education and he has published extensively with many original articles and book chapters. He has been Chairman of the Court of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons, an invited member of Council of the Royal College of Surgeons and Chairman of the North Thames Training Committee for General surgery. He has also been the Trust clinical governance lead (2003-9) and Clinical Director for General Surgery for Bartshealth (2012-2016).

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75 Rodney St, Liverpool, United Kingdom, L1 9EX - 137.87 miles
Liverpool Varicose Veins Clinic - 137.87 miles
75 Rodney St, Liverpool, United Kingdom, L1 9EX
Recommended by 1 specialist
44 years of experience
Varicose Veins, Foam Sclerotherapy, Thread Veins, Varicose Veins Surgery + 5 more

Mr Stephen Blair has over 35 years of experience in pioneering new techniques to treat varicose veins and their complications. This is illustrated by over 60 publications and presentations on varicose veins.

In 1988 I describe the 4 layer bandage which has revolutionised treatment of venous ulcers and is still the gold standard over 30 years later.

In 1994 I first described sequential avulsions instead of stripping which made surgery far less painful, with 35% not even needing a paracetamol after surgery. 

In 2000 I started early research into early endovenous treatments such as the V clip and then went on to use thermal methods such as Laser which I stopped doing due to the pain and complications involved.

In 2010 I started using ClariVein ablation and have developed a protocol so that patients can have a procedure taking 30 minutes which is virtually pain free and enables them to drive home and carry on a normal life. I am a leading exponent of this technique in the UK.

In 2018 I started the Liverpool Varicose Veins Clinic which gives high quality specialist care at as cheap a price as possible. The motivation for this is that now, most people can no longer get treatment on the NHS unless they have severe complications due to advances varicose veins. 

This clinic offers professional, specialist care for all types of varicose veins in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Outside Interests

I am a family man living locally. I am a trustee of the Rock of Joy Trust ( ) and we oversee three primary schools in needy parts of Uganda. In addition I do regular medical trips with a joint Ugandan/English team and we go to remote areas where there is no regular medical care. I enjoy sports and play tennis, golf and ski.

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70 - 72 Lisburn Road, Belfast, United Kingdom, BT9 6AF - 113.28 miles
Fitzwilliam Clinic - 113.28 miles
70 - 72 Lisburn Road, Belfast, United Kingdom, BT9 6AF
Recommended by 2 specialists
38 years of experience
Varicose Veins, Foam Sclerotherapy, Thread Veins, Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation + 13 more

Mr Colin Weir is a Consultant Surgeon and Honorary Lecturer in surgery as well as Fellow of 2 Royal Colleges and the Faculty of Surgical Trainers

Visit Mr Weir's website

He has over 25 years experience in treating all types of venous disease for symptomatic and cosmetic reasons

He is a member of the British Association of Sclerotherapists, and previously been a board member of this national organisation

He undertakes hundreds of vein procedures a year in NHS, health and social care and private settings.

He is skilled at ultrasound assessment and offers, surgery, laser surgery, ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy and microsclerotherapy among the treatment options

His training was in Belfast and included research at Queen's University, Belfast and a travelling fellowship to Philadelphia

He has been a member of the Advanced Trauma Life Support steering group nationally and has taught basic skills courses to young surgeons, including in India

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Chadwick Drive Saxon Street Eaglestone West, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, MK6 5LR - 256.28 miles
The Saxon Clinic - 256.28 miles
Chadwick Drive Saxon Street Eaglestone West, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, MK6 5LR
Recommended by 1 specialist
45 years of experience
Hernia, Inguinal Hernia, Varicose Veins Surgery, Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy) + 17 more

Professor McWhinnie is a Consultant Vascular, General and Laparoscopic Surgeon at Milton Keynes University Hospital. He trained in Medicine and Surgery at Glasgow University and continued in Oxford. He is a past president of the British Association of Day Surgery, currently President of the International Association for Ambulatory Surgery and Editor-in Chief of the Journal of Ambulatory Surgery.

Professor McWhinnie is Post-Graduate Dean of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Buckingham. He has over 100 publications on patient safety, ambulatory surgery and the treatment of varicose veins. He has authored and contributed to over 25 chapters in surgical textbooks including Bailey and Love’s Short Practice of Surgery, Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Surgery and The Oxford Textbook of Surgery. In 2012 He co-edited the popular specialist handbook ‘Day Case Surgery’ for Oxford University Press.

Professor McWhinnie is a senior examiner of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh for the MRCS national and international examinations and is an Intercollegiate examiner for the FRCS final examinations.

As a surgeon with over 40 years of surgical practice, his areas of clinical expertise include general abdominal surgery, all types of hernia repair, both laparoscopic and open, laparoscopic gallbladder procedures, varicose vein surgery, minor surgery and removal of lumps and bumps.

Professor McWhinnie is currently Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) at The Saxon Clinic.




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What is a vascular surgeon?

Vascular surgery is a surgical branch focused on disorders of the circulatory system (arteries, lymphatic vessels and veins). Vascular surgeons are trained for radiological and surgical procedures on the circulatory system.

When to see a vascular surgeon?

You may want to consult a vascular surgeon if you have been diagnosed with an aneurysm (enlargement of an artery), atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and strokes most commonly. Vascular surgeons treat a number of conditions including lower leg ulcers and poor circulation, aneurysms (dilatation of blood vessels) and strokes (cerebral vascular accidents).

What conditions does a vascular surgeon treat?

What procedures can you find at a vascular surgery clinic? 

  • Angioplasty
  • Pelvic Vein Embolization
  • Keyhole Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
  • Carotid Surgery For Stroke Prevention
  • Varicose Veins Surgery
  • Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Foam Sclerotherapy
  • Microsclerotherapy For Thread Veins
  • Bypass Surgery For Blocked Arteries
  • Video Consultation