Our story begins about 15 years ago with the medical understanding that the deep veins in the abdomen and pelvis of some people can be compressed by nearby arteries because of our upright posture. This new knowledge of how varicose veins can develop in the pelvis, their relationship with veins in the legs and the groin as well as the development of medical technologies like vein stents and intravascular ultrasound (where a tiny tube as thin as the tip of a ball pen is passed into the veins to look at them from the inside) meant medical science finally began to unravel the mystery of the symptoms of PCS.
With a greater understanding of the condition came better and more effective treatments, and early in 2021, leading vein, vascular and gynaecological experts from the USA, Canada, Europe, and Asia agreed that that PCS should be renamed as Pelvic Venous Disorders.
The condition has now been reclassified in medical literature, and the importance of a detailed pelvic duplex ultrasound diagnosis, pelvic floor assessment and physiotherapy, psychological treatments like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT and targeted minimally invasive treatments for vein problems in different regions within the pelvis is now recognised by expert clinicians dealing with PCS on a regular basis.
Recognising that these women have complex medical and psychosocial needs that may not be met in the usual busy medical clinic, the Venus Clinic was born as an environment dedicated to the management of women with PCS. Our team, led by Dr Ram, has been at the forefront of the PCS story, being globally recognised as thought leaders and trainers in intravascular ultrasound, duplex ultrasound, vein stenting and PCS treatments. At the Venus Clinic, we bring this team together to combine cutting-edge science with the empathetic care that these women need.