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About The Whiteley Clinic Bristol

1 Litfield Place, Clifton , Bristol , BS8 3LS

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Whiteley Clinics are private medical facilities specialising in the treatment and research of varicose veins and other venous conditions, like thread veins, leg ulcers and phlebitis.

 Our own continued research, audited results, inventions and new technologies used in varicose veins treatment have led to the development of The Whiteley Protocol®, a standard of excellence for the diagnosis and treatment of varicose veins. We introduced the minimally invasive, or ‘pin-hole’, surgery techniques to the UK by performing the first such procedure in March 1999.


We invented TRLOP technique for closing perforating veins in 2001 and have been the leading clinic in diagnosing and treating pelvic and vulval varicose veins. We have continued to stay at the forefront of this revolution and have both a national and international reputation for our work and innovation. We have now performed over 20,000 minimally invasive or ‘pinhole’ procedures using EVLA (Laser), Radiofrequency (RFiTT®), Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy (USGF), Transluminal Occlusion of Perforating veins (TRLOP) and Ambulatory Phlebectomy. We also treat spider veins with Microsclerotherapy.

Opened in April 2014, Whiteley Clinics Bristol is conveniently located within the spectacular Litfield House Medical Centre in the heart of Clifton Village and serves the Bristol and Bath area. Led by Consultant Vascular Surgeon Mr Mike Rocker and supported by Chief Vascular Technologist Judy Holdstock, Whiteley Clinics Bristol brings the advantages of The Whiteley Protocol® to the South West. Patients at Litfield House will benefit from the new high resolution duplex ultrasound techniques used by Whiteley Clinics to accurately diagnose underlying causes of varicose veins.



All procedures are walk-in walk-out and are undertaken in the brand new operating theatre suite located within the premises.

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Professor Mark Whiteley

Consultant Venous Surgeon and Consultant Phlebologist

Mark Whiteley is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon specialising in walk-in, walk-out surgery for varicose veins and the founder of Whiteley Clinics and The Whiteley Protocol.

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Dr Michael Rocker

Consultant Vascular Surgeon

Michael Rocker joined Whiteley Clinics in Bristol branch where he is delighted to be able to follow The Whiteley Protocol which he believes offers the finest care to his varicose vein patients.

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Dr Omar Abu-Bakr

Consultant Venous Surgeon and Consultant Phlebologist

Dr. Omar is a Specialist Venous Surgeon and Phlebologist, with a special interest in walk-in, walk-out surgery for varicose veins, leg ulcers with an experience of over 10 years in this field.

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Bristol Clinic

1 Litfield Place, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3LS



From the M5 Junction 18 Exit at Junction 18 and head northeast. Keep left at the fork and follow the signs for A4/Bristol/Airport/Shirehampton. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Portway/A4. Follow for approx 5 miles and take the sharp left onto Bridge Valley Road/A4176. Take 1st right onto Clifton Down. At the top of the hill keep left and the entrance to Litfield House is located by the red post box on the left.

From Wales Leave the M4 at Junction 22 and join the M49. At Junction 18 follow signs for Bristol along the Portway (A4). Follow for approx 5 miles and take the sharp left onto Bridge Valley Road/A4176. Take 1st right onto Clifton Down. At the top of the hill keep left and the entrance to Litfield House is located by the red post box on the left.

From London Leave the M4 at Junction 19 and join the M32. Follow M32 into Bristol City Centre and then follow signs for Clifton along the B4051. Continue along B4051 passing the Wills Memorial Building on the right and follow the one-way system. Keep left and follow the Queens Road passing the Palladian building. At the double roundabout go straight over the first and then take the third exit. At the second turning right into Pembroke Road. Take the second left into Clifton Park and continue up the hill into Harley Place. At the junction with Camp Road and Clifton Down, Litfield House is on your right. It has a large dark blue sign at the exit, enter through 2nd entrance on the right on Clifton Down, next to red post box. Parking is restricted and it is a drop off point only



Take the train to either Bristol Parkway or Bristol Temple Meads. Temple Meads is closest, located in the City Centre, and approx 3 miles away (15-20 minutes by taxi). Buses are also available from both stations.



Bus numbers 8 & 8A both depart from Temple Meads train station. They stop near Christ Church in Clifton, a few minutes walk from Litfield House. From the coach station catch the number 8 or 9 bus, which will take you to Litfield House. When exiting the coach station, turn left and head towards Debenhams and Primark. Bus stops are located on the main strip near Debenhams. Take the 8/9 bus to Christ Church in Clifton and Litfield House is located on the right approx 3 minutes walk up the hill on the corner of Camp Road. Bristol Airport Litfield House is about 30-40 minutes taxi ride from Bristol Airport

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Thu: 08.00 - 18.00

Fri: 08.00 - 18.00