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    Hi

    I'm just wondering after you have seen your GP about rosacea/thread veins, what steps does anyone
    take next. I've been referred to a dermatologist, but not through (e-referrals formerly choose and book)
    and it seems very difficult to find someone with a proven track record. I've watched Victoria Derbyshire 11 2018
    recently with the athlete Dai Greene and they were discussing the failure rate for hernia meshes is 33%
    and there is no national database recording the failure rate. Dai Greene had a recommendation from
    other athletes. I'm still not sure whether I need a cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist. Can anyone recommend
    a check list of how to make the best decision of which surgeon/dermatologist to try?

    Thanks

    Phil

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    Hi,
    Iíve seen three dermatologist in the uk and only one suggested or does lasers. His name is Prof Chu and he has a private practice in Chiswick, very knowledgeable about Rosacea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Countrygirl View Post
    Hi,
    Iíve seen three dermatologist in the uk and only one suggested or does lasers. His name is Prof Chu and he has a private practice in Chiswick, very knowledgeable about Rosacea.
    Hi

    Thanks for your reply. How did you choose Prof Chu. How did you find out he has good track record? Have you had any
    laser treatment? Have you heard of veinwave? I've seen it on GMTV and Embarrassing bodies and it has achieved
    good results.

    Regards

    Phil

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    I'd love to help but I live on an island with one dermatologist. And that's how I became her patient.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by aguycalledphil View Post
    Hi

    Thanks for your reply. How did you choose Prof Chu. How did you find out he has good track record? Have you had any
    laser treatment? Have you heard of veinwave? I've seen it on GMTV and Embarrassing bodies and it has achieved
    good results.

    Regards

    Phil
    Hi Phil
    Veinwave can be good to treat the telangiectasia (broken veins) but long term results are not good. It doesn't address any other symptom of rosacea. Prof Chu has a very good reputation, with laser and other treatments. He can be a good starting point.
    Best wishes
    Miguel

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    Quote Originally Posted by aguycalledphil View Post
    Hi

    I'm just wondering after you have seen your GP about rosacea/thread veins, what steps does anyone
    take next. I've been referred to a dermatologist, but not through (e-referrals formerly choose and book)
    and it seems very difficult to find someone with a proven track record. I've watched Victoria Derbyshire 11 2018
    recently with the athlete Dai Greene and they were discussing the failure rate for hernia meshes is 33%
    and there is no national database recording the failure rate. Dai Greene had a recommendation from
    other athletes. I'm still not sure whether I need a cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist. Can anyone recommend
    a check list of how to make the best decision of which surgeon/dermatologist to try?

    Thanks

    Phil
    I spoke to a NHS dermatologist on 21 12 2018. She told me that the NHS do not employ cosmetic surgeons so you
    should go to see a dermatologist who does surgery.

    There does not appear to be a tripadvisor site for dermatologists or surgeons, so you get more feedback on a Holiday Inn!

    Cosmetic surgeons are unregulated in the UK and you can be a cosmetic surgeon with a basic medical degree. I'm not sure
    whether you could go from working at A and E (with 5 years at Uni) to cosmetic procedures? Dr Leah the apprentice winner did a basic medical degree.
    She has 5 years at Uni and now has www.drleah.co.uk. To be a GP you need 5 year undergraduate degree, this will be five years long.
    You will then need to complete two years of foundation training, followed by three years of specialist GP training.

    From watching Channel 5 - Where there's a blame there's a claim - Season 1 Episode 3 - The Hospital Group - based at
    Dolan Park, Bromsgrove UK you need to be careful to check your surgeon is employed full time. The Hospital Group went into administration and
    the affliated/self employed surgeon Arnaldo Paganelli went bankrupt so compensation could not be paid. His GMC complaints rating wasn't
    high enough to be stuck off. He started up again back in Italy.

    Panorama - How safe is your operation - Individual self employed doctors working at a private hospital UK means you cannot sue the private
    hospital as they are not employed by the private hospital.

    On an American show I heard the best advise when you get older is don't fall and stay away from doctors!

    If you have any comments I would be interested in them.

    Thanks

    Phil

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