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.


  • 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

Vein treatments give mothers top results

VARICOSE veins and spider veins related to pregnancy are extremely common in the general community. About 8 out of 10 women who have had two or more pregnancies will develop varicose veins, particularly in the groin area, but also in the upper thighs and lower legs.

Vein treatment stops nasty complications

WHAT most people don’t realise is that varicose vein disease can progressively worsen and contribute to the development of complications, says vein specialist Peter Paraskevas.

Laser and Varicose Veins

ONE of the most common statements that phlebologist Dr Peter Paraskevas hears from patients is that doctors have told them laser treatment won’t work for their varicose veins. He says it’s hard to know whether these doctors are referring to superficial laser (laser used in treating surface pigmentation or hair removal) or endovenous laser (laser used to treat internal varicose veins.)

What expectant mothers need to know about varicose veins

Statistics show that 8 out of 10 women who have had 2 or more pregnancies will experience varicose veins in the lower half of their body. Dr Peter Paraskevas, Executive Board Member of The Australasian College of Phlebology and a leader in the non-surgical treatment of varicose veins has provided the following insights into an important health concern for all women who are pregnant.

Varicose Veins – The Facts

What causes Varicose Veins? Does your body need varicose veins? Get all the facts about varicose veins, everything you need to know and what treatment you should seek.