Prof. Judy Holdstock

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Prof. Judy Holdstock

Vascular and General Sonographer

Honorary Professor at The College of Phlebology

Short Biography

Judy is from the North East of England where she trained in radiography in the early 1980’s and gained a post-graduate qualification in Diagnostic Ultrasound in 1989. In 1990 she became Chief Sonographer at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle before moving to Tasmania, Australia as Chief Sonographer at the Royal Hobart Hospital. On return to the UK in 1998, Judy became Ultrasound Superintendent at The Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford where she met Prof. Mark Whiteley and set up a vascular ultrasound service.

Judy and Mark performed the UK’s first minimally invasive varicose vein procedure in March 1999. Their mutual interest in diagnosis and treatment of complex varicose veins led to the inception of The Whiteley Clinic in 2003. Judy is now Chief Sonographer at The Whiteley Clinic and has a specialist interest in the diagnosis of pelvic and ovarian varicose veins in addition to ultrasound guidance of minimally invasive varicose vein treatment.

In March 2024 Judy Holdstock was awarded an Honorary Professorship at The College of Phlebology.

Professional Profile

INTERNATIONAL
  • Charing Cross International Symposium – London, April 2015
Certificate of Merit
The Role of Intra-Operative Transvaginal Duplex Ultrasound during Pelvic Vein Embolisation
P Diwakar, D Beckett, JM Holdstock, CS Harrison, MS Whiteley
  • 2017- American College of Phlebology 31st Annual Conference – Austin, Texas 
GOLD AWARD/ First Prize
Nutcracker Phenomena can be over diagnosed by duplex ultrasound- left ovarian vein reflux can be the cause of renal vein narrowing rather than an effect of obstructive flow.
JM Holdstock, AM White, D Beckett, TJ Fernandez-Hart, H Aspitel, JL Nemchand, MS Whiteley
NATIONAL
  • Society of Vascular Technologists, Annual General Meeting – Belfast, November 2002:
PRIZE FOR BEST PAPER:
Superficial Femoral Vein Velocities using currently available products aimed at reducing Venous Thrombo-Embolism (VTE) during air travel
A.G. MacKinnon, A Clarke, C Smith, JM Holdstock, BA Price, MS Whiteley
  • Vascular Surgical Society of GB & I (VSSGBI) – Harrogate, November 2004:
VENOUS FORUM PRIZE
Perforator Veins Do Not Remain Closed Following Long SaphenousVein Stripping – Results Of A Randomised Trial With A One Year Follow Up.
Kianifard B, Holdstock J M, Allan C, Smith C, Price B, 
Whiteley MS.
  • Society of Vascular Technologists, Annual General Meeting – Edinburgh, November 2006:
PRIZE FOR BEST PAPER: Circulation Foundation Prize
Prevalence of Pelvic Vein Reflux in Female Patients Presenting with Leg Varicose Veins
JM Holdstock, C Harrison, C Smith, P Marsh, BA Price, 
CL McGuinness, AJ Lopez, MS Whiteley
  • Annual Spring Meeting of the Venous Forum of The Royal Society of Medicine – Bristol, March 2007
PRIZE – Second prize for best paper
Is it possible to damage a laser fibre during delivery of tumescent anaesthesia for endovenous laser ablation (EVLA)?
JM Holdstock, CC Harrison, C Smith, P Marsh, CL McGuinness, MS Whiteley, BA Price
REGIONAL
  • South West Thames Vascular Group – Wimbledon, January 2005:
PRIZE FOR BEST PAPER
Strip tract re-vascularisation after stripping of the long saphenous vein – Histological and duplex evidence
A Munasinghe, P Wilkerson, MB Sikkel, B Kianifard, C Smith, BA Price, JM Holdstock, MS Whiteley

Vascular and general Sonographer/Technologist (self-employed)

Chief Vascular Scientist for The Whiteley Clinic

 

 

Honorary Professor at The College of Phlebology

Member of Society of Radiographers

Member of the Society for Vascular Technology of Great Britain and Ireland

  • Incompetent perforating veins are associated with recurrent varicose veins.
    Rutherford EE, Kianifard B, Cook SJ, Holdstock JM, Whiteley MS.
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2001 May;21(5):458-60.
  • The Saphenofemoral Valve: Gate Keeper Turned into Rear Guard
    Fassiadis N, Holdstock JM, Whiteley MS
    Phlebology 2002; 17: 29
  • Ultrasound changes at the saphenofemoral junction and in the long saphenous
    vein during the first year after VNUS closure.
    Fassiadis N, Kianifard B, Holdstock JM, Whiteley MS.
    Int Angiol. 2002 Sep;21(3):272-4.
  • A novel approach to the treatment of recurrent varicose veins.
    Fassiadis N, Kianifard B, Holdstock JM, Whiteley MS.
    Int Angiol. 2002 Sep;21(3):275-6.
  • A novel Endoluminal technique for varicose vein management: The VNUS Closure.
    Fassiadis N, Kianifard B, Holdstock JM, Whiteley MS.
    Phlebology 2002: 16: 145-148
  • Radiofrequency ablation (VNUS Closure®) does not cause neo-vasularisation at the groin at one year: Results of a case controlled study.
    Kianifard B, Holdstock JM, Whiteley MS
    Surgeon 2006 4:2; 71-74
  • Minimally invasive technique for ligation and stripping of the small saphenous vein guided by intra-operative duplex ultrasound.
    MS Whiteley, G Lewis, JM Holdstock, C Smith, CS Harrison, CL McGuinness, BA Price
    Surgeon 2006: 4; 6: 372-377
  • Strip-track revascularization after stripping of the great saphenous vein
    A Munasinghe, C Smith, B Kianifard, BA Price, JM Holdstock, MS Whiteley
    British Journal of Surgery 2007 Vol 94; 7: 840-3
  • Randomized clinical trial of the effect of adding subfascial endoscopic perforator surgery to standard great saphenous vein stripping.
    Kianifard B, Holdstock J, Allen C, Smith C, Price B, Whiteley MS.
    Br J Surg. 2007 Sep;94(9):1075-80.
  • It is possible to cause damage to a laser fibre during delivery of tumescent anaesthesia for endovenous laser ablation (EVLA).
    Holdstock JM, Marsh P, Whiteley MS, Price BA.
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2008 Oct;36(4):473-6
  • Pelvic vein embolisation in the management of varicose veins.
    Ratnam LA, Marsh P, Holdstock JM, Harrison CS, Hussain FF, Whiteley MS, Lopez A.
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2008 Nov-Dec;31(6):1159-64. Epub 2008 Aug 28
  • Five-year results of incompetent perforator vein closure using TRans-Luminal Occlusion of Perforator.
    Bacon JL, Dinneen AJ, Marsh P, Holdstock JM, Price BA, Whiteley MS.
    Phlebology. 2009;24(2):74-8
  • Pelvic vein reflux in female patients with varicose veins: comparison of incidence between a specialist private vein clinic and the vascular department of a National Health Service district general hospital.
    Marsh P, Holdstock J, Harrison C, Smith C, Price BA, Whiteley MS
    Phlebology. 2009;24(3):108-13.
  • One-year outcomes of radiofrequency ablation of incompetent perforator veins using the radiofrequency stylet device
    Marsh P, Price BA, Holdstock JM, Whiteley MS
    Phlebology 2010; 25: 79-84
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) after Venous Thermoablation Techniques: Rates of Endovenous Heat-induced Thrombosis (EHIT) and Classical DVT after Radiofrequency and Endovenous Laser Ablation in a Single Centre.
    Marsh P, Price BA, Holdstock J, Harrison C, Whiteley MS
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2010 Oct;40(4):521-7. Epub 2010 Jul 23.
  • Healing rates following venous surgery for chronic venous leg ulcers in an independent specialist vein unit.
    Thomas CA, Holdstock JM, Harrison CC, Price BA, Whiteley MS
    Phlebology 2013; 28: p132-139
  • Haemorrhoids are associated with internal iliac vein reflux in up to one-third of women presenting with varicose veins associated with pelvic vein reflux.
    Holdstock JM, Dos Santos SJ, Harrison CC, Price BA, Whiteley MS.
    Phlebology. 2014 May 2.
  • Strip-tract revascularization as a source of recurrent venous reflux following high saphenous tie and stripping: results at 5-8 years after surgery.
    Ostler AE, Holdstock JM, Harrison CC, Price BA, Whiteley MS.
    Phlebology. 2014 May 20.
  • Primary Avalvular Varicose Anomalies (PAVA) is a naturally occurring phenomenon that might be misdiagnosed as neovascular tissue in recurrent varicose veins
    Ostler AE, Holdstock JM, Harrison CC, Fernandez-Hart TJ, Whiteley MS
    Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders 2014:Vol 2(4);390–396 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvsv.2014.05.005
  • Transvaginal duplex ultrasonography appears to be the gold standard investigation for the haemodynamic evaluation of pelvic venous reflux in the ovarian and internal iliac veins in women.
    Whiteley M, Dos Santos S, Harrison C, Holdstock J, Lopez A
    Phlebology. 2014 Oct 16. pii: 0268355514554638. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Ovarian Vein Diameter Cannot Be Used as an Indicator of Ovarian Venous Reflux.
    Dos Santos SJ, Holdstock JM, Harrison CC, Lopez AJ, Whiteley MS
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2014 Nov 22. pii: S1078-5884(14)00582-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ejvs.2014.10.013. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Long-term results of tran-jugular coil embolisation for pelvic vein reflux - Results of the abolition of venous reflux at 6-8 years.
    Dos Santos SJ, Holdstock JM, Harrison CC, Whiteley MS.
    Phlebology. 2015 Jun 17. pii: 0268355515591306.

ONLINE PUBLICATIONS

  • Treatment of the Great Saphenous Vein by catheter based thermoablation is associated with Anterior Accessory Saphenous Vein treatment in almost a third of cases. M.S. Whiteley, X. Chen, L.E. Chase, J.M. Holdstock, C.C. Harrison, B.A. Price

http://www.collegeofphlebology.com/for-specialists-outer/research-abstracts/whiteley-ms-15-oct-12/

  • Comparison of Post-operative Pain after Segmental Radiofrequency Ablation (VNUS™ ClosureFAST™) and Endovenous Laser Ablation using 810nm bare tip fibre for the Treatment of Primary Great Saphenous Vein Reflux

P. Marsh, B.A. Price, J.M. Holdstock, C. Harrison, C. Smith, M.S. Whiteley

http://www.collegeofphlebology.com/for-specialists-outer/research-abstracts/marsh-p-26-oct-2012/

  • Aneurysm of the Giacomini Q4 Q2 vein Q5 Simon D. Muschamp, Judy M. Holdstock, DMU, DCR, Victoria L. Davies, BSc (Hons) PGd, Q3 Q1 Paul E. Herbert, PhD, FRCS, MBBS, and Mark S. Whiteley, MS, FRCS(Gen), FRCSEd, MBBS Guildford, UK,
  • Whiteley MS, Holdstock JM. (2022) Non-thrombotic superficial venous phlebitis secondary to Covid-19 vaccine or subsequent Covid-19 infection. SAGE Open Medical Case Reports. https://doi.org/10.1177/2050313X221124378
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