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Mr Peter Laws

03 365 4502 Canterbury
Electronic Referral on Specialists & Referrals Service
Southern Cross Health Society Affiliated Provider for Consultations

About Mr Peter Laws

Mr Laws specialises in the treatment of varicose veins. He is the proctor and Advisor to Covidien for the treatment of Varicose Veins using The Venefit procedure and the VNUS Closure Catheter otherwise known as radiofrequency ablation. He was faculty member for the recent VenfitTM Radiofrequency Masterclass in Brisbane 2014 and has previously presented and performed live case demonstrations of Radiofrequency ablation on the RACS course in Hamilton.

For more information on Mr Laws and the services provided at his Christchurch Centered Varicose Vein Clinic GO TO http://www.veinsnz.com

Mr Laws other areas of specialisation include:

Arterial Aneurysm Surgery (Open & EVAR)

Carotid Endarterectomy (Local & General Anaesthesia)

Arterial Reconstructive Surgery (Upper & Lower Limb)

Varicose Vein Surgery (Open & Endovenous Procedures)

Management of the Diabetic Foot

Renal Access (Primary & Complex Tertiary Fistula Formation)

Gender: male

Services

Varicose veins are simply dilated and tortuous veins. The superficial veins have dilated as a response to increased pressure refluxing from the high pressure deep veins through an abnormal (Incompetent) valve in the groin, behind the knee or via perforators.  The increased pressure produces symptoms of aching, discomfort and swelling. Over time the increased pressure can lead to skin changes, staining, varicose eczema and even ulceration.

Imaging using duplex sonography (ultrasound) is used to identify the cause of the varicosities and the extent of the reflux. The scan gives vital information necessary to determine the most efficacious method of treatment, one that will give you the best results with the lowest risk of failure and or complications.

There are a number of treatment options available including open surgery, EVLT (LASER), VNUS (Venefit) Radiofrequency ablation, foam sclerotherapy.  The benefit of choosing a clinician that offers all modalities of treatment ensures you’re more likely to receive the treatment that best suits your individual needs.

Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for Selected Services

Credentials

Qualifications

MBCh, FRCSI, FRCS (Gen Surg) Ireland

Memberships

Membership and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland (FRCSI)

Member of the Australasian College of Phlebology

Member of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland

Member of the New Zealand Vascular Society

Training

Post graduate training in the West Midlands with two years research at the University of Adelaide & a further year as a vascular fellow at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Adelaide in South Australia

Current Positions

Senior Clinical Lecturer University of Otago

Practicing At

Christchurch Vascular Group

St Georges Hospital

Southern Cross Hospital

Referral Info

To refer to Mr Laws Varicose Vein Clinic please send ERMS to Christchurch Vascular Group:

Fax or phone: +64 3 365 4502

Contact Mr Peter Laws

Hiatt Chambers, Lvl 1
249 Papanui Rd
Strowan
Christchurch