Professor Mark Whiteley

Professor Mark Whiteley

General surgery 03120134


  • Fee assured
  • Not in Open Referral network
Fee assured
Not in Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Vascular surgery


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About us

Professor Mark Whiteley is a venous surgeon specialising in veins and venous condiitions - NOT a "vascular surgeon" who specialises in arteries and does some veins as part of the job.

Mark was the first surgeon in the UK to perform endovenous treatment for varicose veins. This was in March 1999. He used VNUS Closure. H invented the TRLOP Closure of perforating veins and in February 2019 performed the first endovenous microwave ablation of varicose veins (EMWA) in the UK.

In 2019 he was the first in the UK to use HIFU Echotherapy (Sonovein) to treat varicose veins totally non-invasively - and won an international prize for his work.

His clinical and research and team at The Whiteley Clinic are nationally and Internationally recognised for their research into varicose veins, leg ulcers and pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS). They have won numerous international and national prizes for their research.

Mark founded The College of Phlebology and The Leg Ulcer Charity. He sits on the international committee of the American Venous Forum. He has previously been a council member of the Venous Forum in the UK and the Charing Cross Vascular Meeting Venous Section).

In April 2013 he was awarded a visiting Professorship by the University of Surrey for his research.

Mark has been featured in Tatler's "Cosmetic Surgery and Beatuy Guide" as "Best for veins" since 2018, and was last featured in March 2019 and 2020.

Mark has been running courses to teach endovenous treatments for varicose veins since 1999.

Areas of interest

Varicose veins, Leg ulcers; Pelvic Congestion Syndrome; PCS; HIFU; High Intensity Focused Ultrasound; Sonovein; Echotherapy; Echotherapie; Vulval Varicose Veins; Vulval Varicose Veins; Recurrent Varicose Veins; Hidden Varicose Veins: Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA /EVLT); Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA); Endovenous Microwave Ablation of Varicose Veins (EMWA); Foam Sclerotherapy; Glue for Varicose Veins; Research into Varicose Veins and Leg Ulcers; Forehead Veins; Breast Veins; Facial Veins; Hand Veins; Foot Veins

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