Professor Mark Whiteley

General Surgeon

General Surgeon

Guildford, GU2 7RF

37 years of experience

Verified profile

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General Surgeon

Guildford, GU2 7RF

37 years of experience

Verified profile

Video
Consultation

Patient Trust Score

4.98

313 patient reviews

6 professional endorsements

4.98

Overall Experience

4.98

Bedside manner

4.97

Explanation

132 of 144 total recommendations are for:

Varicose Veins

(85)

Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)

(40)

Vascular Surgery

(7)

Other

(12)

Recent patient review

19 Jan 2023

Truly excellent service and I am so grateful I was able to be treated by...

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About

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.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

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: https://thewhiteleyclinic.co.uk/sonovein-hifu-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound/)

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.

Microsclerotherapy

  • For leg spider veins (Telangectasia).

Areas of expertise

Based on patient reviews & endorsements by other professionals

  • Varicose Veins
  • Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Thread Veins
  • Varicose Veins Surgery
  • Others

Subspecialties

  • Vascular Surgery

All conditions and treatments

  • Varicose Veins
  • Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)
  • Thread Veins
  • Varicose Veins Surgery
  • Foam Sclerotherapy
  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency
  • Endoscopic Vein Surgery
  • Painful Legs
  • Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Leg Ulcers

Registered with

General Medical Council

3120134

Qualifications

  • 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.

 

languages spoken

  • English

consultation fees

  • New appointment: £275
  • Follow-up appointment: £175

insurers

  • Groupama
  • Aviva Health
  • Bupa Fee Assured
  • Freedom Healthcare
  • Simply Health
  • Bupa
  • Allianz Worldwide Care
  • Vitality Health
  • The Exeter
  • WPA
  • Cigna

Location

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The Whiteley Clinic - Guildford

4.94

(714)

Specialist's working hours

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Reviews

All reviews
Varicose Veins (79)
Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) (40)
Thread Veins (4)
Varicose Veins Surgery (3)
Foam Sclerotherapy (2)

313 reviews

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Truly excellent service and I am so grateful I was able to be treated by such a knowledgable and friendly expert.

19 Jan 2023

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Varicose Veins

Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)

Chronic Venous Insufficiency

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Extremely clear in explanation and in the thorough surgery provided. Really excellent treatment.

17 Jan 2023

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Varicose Veins

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

I knew i was in very safe hands with Prof. Whiteley.

22 Dec 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Varicose Veins

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Professor Whiteley puts you at complete ease and makes the experience actually enjoyable! He chats as he works which is fabulous because you don’t have to think about the treatment. Equally, if you have a question about what is being done, he explains it in such fascinating detail. First class!

02 Dec 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Varicose Veins

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

O.verall a much easier and less painfull experience than I imagined clearly helped by the professional and relaxed approch

01 Dec 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Varicose Veins

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

An innovator in this field, Prof. Whiteley was able to diagnose and treat my leg pain when no other doctor has been able to over the past 10 years. Very experienced and knowledgable

04 Nov 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Excellent

20 Oct 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Professor Mark Whiteley is a trailblazer a leading light in the treatment of varicose veins and venous disease and I for one am so grateful to have found him and to have had treatment from him and his wonderful team.

20 Oct 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Varicose Veins

Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)

Thread Veins

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

His constant talking put me at my ease.

20 Oct 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Varicose Veins

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Professional, funny and reassuring.

18 Oct 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Varicose Veins

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Varicose Veins (6)
Vascular Surgery (6)

6 endorsements

Prof. Mark Whiteley.. He is like a legend in Phlebology, always eager to get what is beyond the very best result in veins treatment and he translates that in studies and continuous research, and he combines that with a very gentle and kind attitude with his patients and colleagues.

13 Apr 2019

Endorsed for

Vascular Surgery
Varicose Veins

Dr. Omar Abu-Bakr

General Surgery

Is a colleague

Prof. Mark Whiteley is a colleague and owner of The Whiteley Clinic. He is a world renowned leader in the management of varicose veins. His research has been presented internationally and this allows Mark and the clinic to practice the most up to date techniques in the management of varicose veins and pelvic congestion syndrome. Mark strives to give patients the best and world leading treatments. He has a great rapport with patients and staff and is one of the easiest doctors to speak to. He is a great colleague to work with and his patients give him great reviews.

10 Apr 2019

Endorsed for

Vascular Surgery
Varicose Veins

Dr David Beckett

Radiology

Is a colleague

Prof Whiteley is second to none in the world of varicose vein treatments. I had the privilege of having been trained by him in person. His personality and the rooted passion for venous diseases are the driving force of the Clinic. Not only prof Whiteley is a brilliant vein surgeon, he is also a great colleague and a friend. I could not recommend Prof Whiteley high enough for any venous related condition.

09 Apr 2019

Endorsed for

Vascular Surgery
Varicose Veins

Mr Gabriele Bertoni

Vascular Surgery

Is a colleague

Founder of the Whiteley Clinic and my mentor. Excellent venous surgeon and innovator.

09 Apr 2019

Endorsed for

Vascular Surgery
Varicose Veins

Dr Ajay Pankhania

Radiology

Is a colleague

FAQ

What are Professor Mark Whiteley's reviews like?

Professor Mark Whiteley's overall patient rating is 4.98 out of 5 stars on Doctify. This is based on 313 reviews

What languages does Professor Mark Whiteley speak?

Professor Mark Whiteley speaks English

Where is Professor Mark Whiteley located?

Professor Mark Whiteley primarily practices at The Whiteley Clinic - Guildford, located at 1 Stirling Road, Stirling House, Guildford, United Kingdom, GU2 7RF
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