Dr. René Milleret

Dr. René Milleret

Vascular Surgery

Dr. René Milleret is a renowned vascular surgeon in Europe, with numerous research papers and scientific publications, an innovator in the field of vascular surgery, with several modern operating methods that he has developed and that have begun to be used successfully in vascular surgery. The most recent of these, the Venosteam steam method. Developed by Dr Milleret in 2008 out of a desire to address some of the shortcomings of traditional thermal methods of treating varicose veins.

With more than 40,000 varicose vein operations to his credit, and in the last 15 years performed only by minimally invasive methods (radiofrequency, laser, steam) Dr. R. Milleret is one of the reference doctors of these methods in vascular medicine worldwide.


Photo-dynamic sterilization of infected venous ulcers
UIP World meeting, Rome September 2001

Infra-red imaging of varicose veins
UIP World meeting, Rome September 2001

Cryo-phlebectomy of varicose collaterals
UIP World meeting, Rome September 2001

Imagerie infra-rouge des veines variqueuses
Société Française de Phlébologie, Nice, June 2002

Chirurgie de l’Insuffisance Veineuse Superficielle après 75 ans
Société Française de Phlébologie, Paris, October 2002

Cryo-phlebectomy versus hook phlebectomy; randomized study
American College of Phlebology, Fort Lauderdale, November 2002

Sclérose à la mousse par catheter long
1° réunion du GREAT, Grenoble, May 2003

Comparative study of vein shrinkage following different endo-venous procedures
European Venous Forum 4th meeting, Lisbonne, June 2003

Comparative study of vein shrinkage following different endo-venous procedures
UIP World meeting, ACP meeting – San Diego, August 2003

Popliteal vein entrapment as a cause of multiple recurrences of small saphenous vein insifficiency
UIPWorld meeting, ACP meeting – San Diego, August 2003

Techniques endoluminales: Closure, Laser, Mousse – Evaluation
Société Européenne de Phlébectomie Ambulatoire, Berne, March 200

Scléro-mousse de la Grande Saphène par long cathéter
Société française de Phlébologie, Paris, March 2004

Amélioration ses symptômes d’insuffisance veineuse par stimulateur électrique
Société française de Phlébologie, Paris, December 2004

Ultrasonic Valvuloplasty
30th meeting of the Doppler Club, Titisee (Allemagne) May 2005

Scléro-mousse par cathéter long: résultats à 3 ans
Société Française de Phlébologie, Paris, June 2005-08-29

Endovenous obliteration of superficial veins by a resorbable braid
European Venous forum 6th meeting, Heraklion, June 2005-08-29

External Ultrasonic Valvuloplasty
European Venous Forum 6th meeting, Heraklion, June 2005
2° Prix de la meilleure communication

Comparative study of foam occlusion of the GSV versus thermal techniques at 3 years
19th meeting of the American College of Phlebology, San Francisco, November 2005
Bronze award for Excellence

Etude comparative des récidives à 3 ans après Eveinage et Laser endoveineux
Société Française de Phlébologie, Paris, December 2005

External Ultrasonic Valvuloplasty
American Venous Forum 18th annual meeting, Miami, March 2006

Traitement de l’Insuffisance Veineuse Superficielle chez la femme après l’age de la conception
Société Française de Phlébologie, Lyon, June 2006

Water: the ultimate sclerosing agent? Veion obliteration by hyperheated steam
European Venous Forum, Londres, June 2006

Vein obliteration by hyperheated steam
20th American College of Phlebology meeting – Ponte Vedra, Floride – 9/11 November 2006
Platinum Award for Excellence

Laser assited repair of venous valves
19th Meeting American Venous forum, San Diego – 12/14 February 2007

Preservation of the Sapheno-Femoral junction
Canadian Society of Phlebology Meeting, Vancouver – 28/30 April 2007

Résultats à long terme de la chirurgie des varices avant 25 ans
North Sea Meeting, Anvers – 18/20 May 2007-10-03

Sclérose à la mousse par cathéter endoveineux
Congrès de la SCV, Lyon – 2/4 June 2007

Popliteal Vein Entrapment and SSV recurrence
European Venous Forum, Istanbul – 28/30 June 2007

Obliteration of varicose veins by hyperheated steam
50° Congrès de la Société Allemande de Phlébologie, Mainz – 27/29 September 2007

Obliteration veineuse par vapeur à haute température
Congrès du GELEV, Marseille – October 2007

Foam and Lung: a scintigraphic study
21 St meeting of the American College of Phlebology, Tucson – November 2007

New endovenous techniques
6 th Franco-Italian meeting of Phlebology, Sorrente – November 2007

Late results of thermal and chemical endovenous techniques
German Society of Phlébology meeting, Bochum – September 2008

Steam obliteration of varicose veins
Tcheque Society of Phlebology – Prague – October 2008

Obliteration veineuse par vaepur hyperthermique
Société Française de Phlébologie – Aix en Provence –October 2008

Superficial veins and varicosities : how tot treat them?
American College of Phlebology – Marco Island – November 9th 2008

Obliteration des varices par vapeur à haute température
Controversies in Vascular Surgery – Paris, January 2009

Steam obliteration of varicose veins
Vein Society of India – Hyderabad – January 2009

New techniques in endovenous obliteration of saphenous trunks
European Venous Course – Maastricht – February 2009

The sclerosing agents
MEET – Cannes – May 2009-11-12

Steam: What else?
10 th Meeting of the Union of Vascular Societies of Switzerland – Lausanne – November 2009

Steam obliteration: a treatment for all veins
Venous Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine
London, April 2010-07-05

Venous Surgery in the office: how farcanwe go?
MEET – Marseille – June 2010

Steam: where are we now?
GermanSociety of Phlebology meeting
Aachen, November 2010

Steam obliteration: a promising new technique with R. Van den Bos and M. Neumann
European Venous Forum Antwerp, June 2010

1st Prize for best communication
Published in JVS, January 2011

Steam: the future?
Benelux Meeting of Phlebology
Maastritch, May 2011

Steam obliteration of varicose veins
1st Israeli meeting of Phlebology
Tel Aviv January 2011

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Chirurgie de l’Insuffisance Veineuse superficielle après 75 ans
Phlébologie, 2003, 56: 183-187

San Diego 2003 : les techniques endoveineuses prennent du recul
Phlébologie, 2003, 56: 405-406

Sclérose des grandes veines saphènes à la mousse délivrée par long cathéter
Phlébologie, 2004, 57: 15-20

Comment choisir la meilleure technique d’obliteration endovasculaire?
Phlébologie, 2004, 57: 31-36

External ultrasonic valvuloplasty for the treatment of superficial venous insufficiency
IEEE Proceedings of the Ultrasonic Symposium, 2004, 1796-1799

Partial shrinkage of venous tissues near valves using High Intentsity Focused ultrasound
Proc 4rd Int. Symp. Therap. Ultrasound , Kyoto, 2004: 264-268

Sclérose des grandes veines Saphènes à la mousse délivrée par cathéter écho-guidé: Alpha-
Technique. Bilan des 1000 premiers traitements.
Phlébologie 2006: 59, 53-58

In vitro experimental study on the treatment of superficial venous insufficiency with high
intensity focused ultrasound
Ultrasound in Med. Biol. 2006. 32, 6 – 883, 891

Steam obliteration of varicose veins
Phlébologie 2008: 60, 278/83

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Teaching and expertise activities

Training Course on Endovenous techniques
Montreal, 22/24 September 2005

Training Course on Ambulatory Phlebectomy
19th ACP meeting, San Francisco, November 2005

Laser Endoveineux
Collège de Chirurgie Vasculaire, région Paris – Ile de France
Paris, April 2006

Expert – 2nd European Consensus Conference on Foam sclerosis
Tegernsee, May 2006

Training Cours on Radio-Fréquence, Laser endoveineux
Certificat d’Angiologie, Montpellier, June 2006

Training Course on Chemical ablation of varicose veins
Vancouver, April 2007

2nd Workshop on Venous Surgery
Mumbaï, January 2010

Office Based Venous Workshop
32nd Charing Cross Meeting London April 2010

3rd Workshop on Venous Surgery
Rajkot, August 2010

ESVES Workshop on Veins
Amsterdam, September 2010

3rd Baltic Venous Meeting and Course
Riga, October 2010

Office Based Venous Workshop
33rd Charing Cross Meeting, London April 2011

2nd Workshop on venous diseases
Pr J. Leal Monedero
Madrid, May 2011

Laser in Phlebology
DIU of Laser in Medicine
Nimes, May 2011

FMC on Venous Surgery
Meeting of the SCV
Nantes, June 2011

Workshop on endovenous obliteration
Riga, September 2011

6th Septimus course on endovenous techniques
Lyon, September 2011

2nd EVF workshop on venous disease
Vienna, October 2011

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