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The Medical and Vein director Dr Mark Elvy has decided to dedicate his practice from June 1st 2003 to the treatments of

  • Venous disease
    • Varicose veins
    • Spider veins
    • Leg Ulcers
    • Swollen legs
  • Non-scalpel vasectomy

Appointments

  • Honorary General Practitioner Coffs Harbour Base Hospital
  • VMO General Practitioner Baringa Hospital with Credentials for Venous surgery
  • VMO and Medical Staff Member at Coffs Harbour Day Surgical Centre
  • Senior Lecturer at Coffs Harbour Rural Clinical School UNSW
  • MSOAP consultant
  • Leg Ulcer Consultant Coffs Harbour Health Campus
  • 2003 Investigator Van Gogh DVT trial Coffs Harbour
  • Medical advisory Committee Baringa private and day surgical centre
  • Editorial Advisory Board ANZ Phlebology journal 2003
  • Board Australasian College of Phlebology

Education

  • Graduated UNSW MBBS(hons)1980
  • Intern St George, Canterbury hospital 12 months
  • Resident Hornsby hospital 12 months
  • Senior resident Coffs Harbour Hospital 18 months
  • Entered General Practice
  • Ridley, Scott, Jackson and Power as Trainee 6 months
  • Began Own Solo General Practice Toormina 1984
  • Moved Phlebology Practice to Coffs Harbour Medical and Vein Centre 1997
  • Retired General Practice in Coffs Harbour to concentrate on Phlebology 2003
  • CEO MNCDGP 2000-2002
  • 2002 Foundation Fellow of Australasian College of Phlebology
  • Graduate Certificate in Medical Sonography (University of Sydney)

Medical Interests

  • General Phlebology
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Venous Surgery
  • Leg Ulcers
  • No Scalpel Vasectomy
  • Endovenous Laser and Ambulatory Phlebectomy
  • Wound Management
  • Lymphoedema
  • Lipoedema

Memberships

  • AMA
  • Mid North Coast Division of General Practice
  • Full member ANZ Society of Phlebology
  • Fellow Australasian College of Phlebology
  • Faculty member The 3rd Annual Scientific Meeting on The Modern Treatment of Varicose Veins and telangiectasia Sept 1996
  • Faculty member of Trans Pacific Phlebology Meeting Hawaii June 1997
  • United Medical Defence Procedural General Practice

Scientific Publications

  • Quality assurance Program of 'Varicose Vein Surgery in General Practice'
    Practice assessment the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners 1995
    (Note this on going and I plan to publish my results after 1000 episodes of 'Venous Surgery in General Practice')
  • A Case Study in Phlebology
    Australian Family Physician. The Journal of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners 1997
  • Thrombophilia in Phlebology
    Sclerotherapy society of Australia June 1997
  • 'Superficial Thrombophlebitis'
    Sclerotherapy society of Australia March 98
  • Lipoedema A Case Presentation 2003
    ANZ Phlebology journal
  • No Scalpel Vasectomy review of 190 cases Mid Coast medico April 2003
    Scientific Presentations and Lectures
  • 'Combined Duplex guided Sclerotherapy and Surgical Ligation of the 'Medial Thigh Vein' in Primary Recurrent varicose Veins of the Long saphenous distribution'
    The Third Annual Scientific Meeting on The Modern Treatment of Varicose Veins and telangectasia
    Sept 1996 Cairns Australia
  • The Interventional Phlebologist 'The best of both Worlds'
    Transpacific Phlebology Forum June 1997 Hawaii USA
  • 'Combined Duplex guided Sclerotherapy and Surgical Ligation of the 'Medial Thigh Vein' in Primary Recurrent varicose Veins of the Long saphenous distribution.
    Transpacific Phlebology Forum June 1997 Hawaii USA
  • 'Ambulatory Phlebectomy'
    Combined Australian and New Zealand Appearance Medicine Conference
    Radisson Surfers Paradise Sept 98

Scientific Presentations

  • 16th Scientific meeting & Workshop of the ANZ Society of Phlebology in association with The 5th Scientific Meeting of the Sclerotherapy
    • 'Functional Anatomy and Physiology of the Venous System'
    • 'Should Surgeons be performing Sclerotherapy and Sclerotherapists (General Practitioners) be performing surgery?'
  • 8th Scientific Meeting The Australasian College of Phlebology April 2004 Gold Coast QLD
    • 'Chronic Venous Disease and its long term complications'
    • 'Diagnostic approach to the swollen limb'
    • 'Atypical Leg Ulcers'
  • 9th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian College of Phlebology, September, 2005, Coffs Harbour.
    • Basics of Ultrasound Physics
    • Swollen Limb
    • Chronic Venous Disease
  • ACP 10th Annual Scientific Meeting & Workshops
    Millennium Hotel Queenstown
    Queenstown, New Zealand
    20-24 August 2006
    • Introduction to Sclerotherapy
      Chronic Venous Disease
      Sunday, 20 August 2006
    • Introduction to Sclerotherapy
      SVT in a Phlebology Practice
    • Advanced Phlebology
    • Basics of Ultrasound Physics
    • Advanced Phlebology
    • Swollen Limb
    • Unusual Presentation of a Teenager with Thrombophlebitis
    • ABPI Workshop (30mins repeated x 3)
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