Mr Peter Laws

03 929 1254 Canterbury , Otago
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About Mr Peter Laws

Peter specialises in Varicose Veins Treatment

Areas of Specialisation
Peter Laws is a Specialist Vascular Surgeon with special interest in the investigation & management of venous disease, in particular the treatment of varicose veins with minimally invasive techniques including radiofrequency ablation, ambulatory phlebectomy, ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy & venaseal

Gender: male


Varicose Veins and Services
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, itchiness, cramping 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, Phlebectomy and Venaseal. The benefit of choosing a clinician that offers all modalities of treatment ensures the patient is more likely to receive the treatment that best suits their individual needs.

Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for
Duplex vein mapping, Endovenous laser treatment (EVLT), Endovenous radiofrequency ablation (closure procedure) for varicose veins, Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy (UGS), Varicose vein assessment, Varicose vein surgery



Membership and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland (FRCSI)
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Member of the Australasian College of Phlebology
Member of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland
Member of the New Zealand Vascular Society
Member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Vascular Surgery (ANZSVS)

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

Current Positions
Senior Clinical Lecturer University of Otago

Practicing At
Specialist Vein Care
Christchurch Vascular Group
St Georges Hospital
Southern Cross Hospital

Referral Info

To refer to Mr Laws Varicose Vein Clinic please send ERMS to: spveinca

Specialist Vein Care: Phone: +64 3 929 1254

Christchurch Vascular Group: Fax or phone: +64 3 365 4502


Contact Mr Peter Laws

03 929 1256
Lvl 3, Public Trust Bldg
442 Moray Pl

PO Box 1657,
Dunedin 9054

442 Moray Pl Dunedin 9016 New Zealand
Page last updated on 19 September 2023