About Vein Health

Dr. Peter Paraskevas

MBBS, FACP, GCertHSc (Med Sonography)

Dr Peter Paraskevas is a qualified phlebologist and a full member of the Australasian College of Phlebology. In addition to his formal training, Dr Paraskevas has trained with world renowned phlebologists and vascular surgeons both in Australia and abroad and continues to improve on his skills in a rapidly evolving field.

He attends annual conferences of the Australasian College of Phlebology and remains actively involved providing lectures in anatomy and ultrasound.

Dr Paraskevas is currently involved in the training of basic registrars of the College of Phlebology. He provides education and hands on clinical tuition to doctors wishing to enter into the specialty field. He is a regular examiner of both Basic and Advanced Registrars, sitting their preliminary and final oral examinations with the College of Phlebology. In addition to this, Dr Paraskevas regularly provides lectures in the field of phlebology both in a conference and seminar setting.

Qualifications

  • MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery – Monash University)
  • Certified Sclerotherapist (Australasian College of Phlebology)
  • Graduate Certificate of Health Science (Medical Sonography – University of Sydney)
  • PHLEBOLOGIST – F.A.C.P. (Fellow of the Australasian College of Phlebology)

Professional Memberships

  • Full Member of the Australasian College of Phlebology
  • Member of the Australian Institute of Ultrasound
  • Graduate Fellow of the Australasian College of Phlebology
  • American Academy of Aesthetics Medicine (AAAM)
  • Affiliate Member of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgeons
  • Full Member of the ISHRS (International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons)

Recent articles by Dr Peter Paraskevas

How to prevent varicose veins

Varicose veins and spider veins can be painful, lead to complications, and might even be a hit to your self-confidence. Prevention being better than a cure – how can you prevent varicose veins from developing on your legs and groin?

Varicose vein removal: Do I need these veins?

If varicose veins have been identified in your legs, do you still need these veins or can you have them removed? Aren’t they performing a function that the body needs?

Varicose Vein Myths: Let’s do some mythbusting

Myths and misinformation may keep people from seeking help when they could find treatment, relief for their symptoms, and avoid the unchecked development of chronic vein disease. Let’s bust some varicose vein myths!

Should I be concerned about reticular veins?

Reticular veins are the visible veins below your skin that appear blue-purple in colour, but they don’t bulge out as varicose veins do. But are they dangerous?

Ultrasound: A crucial diagnostic test for varicose and spider veins

An ultrasound scan allows your phlebologist to not only identify the veins that may be causing you direct pain and symptoms – it also allows them to trace the origin of the problem veins.