Training Courses

The College of Phlebology offers venous training courses for all levels from trainee to consultant. Learn the latest techniques such as HIFU Echotherapy closure of varicose veins, microwave ablation – or start with our basic introduction to endovenous surgery, one of our Observer positions or even start on a College of Phlebology six week endovenous fellowship

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Current Courses Available:

Echotherapy (SONOVEIN® – HIFU) for Varicose Veins

One day workshop and observational course in Echotherapy (SONOVEIN® – HIFU) for surgeons and medical professionals to learn and expand their knowledge on the latest development in the treatment of varicose veins.

Course dates available:

      • Monday 03rd February 2020
      • Monday 30th March 2020
      • Monday 20th April 2020
      • Tuesday 05th May 2020
      • Tuesday 02nd June 2020
      • Monday 27th July 2020
      • Tuesday 11th August 2020
      • Monday 07th September 2020
      • Tuesday 20th October 2020
      • Tuesday 17th November 2020
      • Tuesday 08th December 2020

Course location: The Whiteley Clinic, 1 Chapel Place, London W1G 0BG

Cost: £2500 (+VAT)

Fellowship in Endovenous Surgery – FCPhleb

Fellows will join the team at The Whiteley Clinic in London and Guildford for a total of 6 weeks – which can be broken up into blocks of 3 weeks or 2 weeks at a time if required.

Fellows will observe and then perform consultations, duplex ultrasonography of leg veins, endovenous laser, endovenous microwave, HIFU / Echotherapy, TRLOP for incompetent perforating veins, phlebectomy, ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy and microsclerotherapy. All fellows will observe transvaginal duplex for pelvic vein reflux and compression using the Holdstock Protocol and pelvic vein embolisation. If Fellows hold the relevant qualifications, will perform transvaginal duplex and pelvic vein embolisation.

Course dates available:

Fellowships run for 6 weeks in total. These 6 weeks can be consecutive, of broken up into blocks of 3 weeks or 2 weeks at a time. Fellows may wish to also be included in a research project during their time at the clinic.

Course location: The Whiteley Clinic London and The Whiteley Clinic Guildford

Cost: £10 000 (+VAT) (inc. full certification of theoretical and practical skills)

1 week Observational Endovenous Surgery Course

Learn The Whiteley Clinic approach to varicose veins, pelvic veins and other venous conditions first hand by joining The Whiteley Clinic team in London and Guildford. Observers will be exposed to consultations, duplex ultrasonography of legs and pelvic veins, endovenous surgery, incompetent perforating vein surgery, phlebectomy, ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy, microsclerotherapy, pelvic vein embolisation.

Course dates available:

  • Monday 3rd – 7th February 2020
  • Monday 10th – 14th February 2020

Course location: The Whiteley Clinic London and The Whiteley Clinic Guildford

Cost: £2 000 (+VAT) (can be added later as 1 week of Fellowship)

Endovenous microwave ablation (EMWA) course to treat for varicose veins and perforating veins

Microwave for varicose vein treatment

Learn the endovenous microwave ablation technique (EMWA) to effectively treat truncal veins and incompetent perforating veins under tumescent anaesthesia without the need for any eye protection.

Course dates available:

    • Friday 7th – 8th February 2020
    • Friday 28th – 29th February 2020
    • Friday 27th – 28th March 2020
    • Friday 3rd – 4th April 2020
    • Friday 24th – 25th April 2020
    • Friday 26th – 27th June 2020
    • Friday 14th – 15th August 2020
    • Friday 4th – 5th September 2020
    • Friday 18th – 19th September 2020
    • Friday 2nd – 3rd October 2020
    • Friday 23rd – 24th October 2020
    • Friday 30th – 31st October 2020
    • Friday 13th – 14th November 2020
    • Friday 27th – 28th November 2020
    • Friday 11th – 12th December 2020

Course location: The Whiteley Clinic, 1 Stirling House, Stirling Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7RF.

Cost: £500