Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Mark Whiteley wins veins debate in New York

The Veith Symposium 2012 - New York

This morning, Mark Whiteley was involved in a debate against Steve Elias from the USA. The debate was about whether vein surgeons should treat perforator veins or not.

Mark Whiteley and Judy Holdstock from The Whiteley Clinic invented the method of ablating incompetent perforating veins in 2001 - their technique being called "TRLOP" - or TRansLuminal Occlusion of Perforators.

Steve Elias then subsequently renamed the technique "PAPS" - Perforator Ablation Procedure.

The debate lined up as:

  • Perforator Ablation IS Overused  - Steve Elias
  • Perforator Ablation IS NOT Overused - Mark Whiteley
The debate from Steve Elias was that he accepted that Incompetent Perforator Veins need to be ablated - nut only selectively.

Mark Whiteley argued that there is very good evidence that Incompetent Perforator Veins can be treated, reduce recurrence of ulcers and excellent circumstantial evidence that NOT treating them is a major cause of recurrent varicose veins.

The audience vote was decisive - 90% agreed with Mark Whiteley that Perforator Ablation is NOT overused.

This is excellent support from international vein experts who agree with one of the most important differences in the treatment for varicose veins and leg ulcers that The Whiteley Clinic and The Whiteley Protocol offers over that offered by most vein doctors and clinics.

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