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)
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.
MBCh, FRCSI, FRCS (Gen Surg) Ireland
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
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
Senior Clinical Lecturer University of Otago
Christchurch Vascular Group
St Georges Hospital
Southern Cross Hospital
To refer to Mr Laws Varicose Vein Clinic please send ERMS to Christchurch Vascular Group:
Fax or phone: +64 3 365 4502