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Online Seminar for General Practitioners

Please register below for our next “Venous Disease for GPs” online seminar on the date/time agreed with your practice.

Dr Peter Paraskevas, Medical Director of the Vein Health Medical Clinic, will present the latest advancements in varicose vein assessment and management.

  • The role of the phlebologist in scanning, diagnosing & managing venous disease
  • Presentation of the CEAP classification of venous disease
  • Modern treatment modalities and the role of duplex ultrasound

Confirmation of Attendance – GP Education Session

Refer a patient for varicose vein assessment and treatment

What will the phlebologist do?

Dr Paraskevas will assess the patient’s medical history and perform a clinical examination of the areas of concern. The Vascular Sonographer will conduct a duplex ultrasound, mapping out the abnormal veins in the legs and groin. Dr Paraskevas will explain the findings and create a treatment plan. This may include the use of treatments such as sclerotherapy, ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, endovenous laser ablation, radiofrequency ablation, and VenaSeal (superglue for veins).

Classifying the severity of varicose veins

CEAP stands for:

Clinical – The patient’s clinical presentation. There are 6 categories ranging from CEAP 0 (no venous disease) to CEAP 6 (venous ulceration). See below.
Etiology – Is the problem congenital, primary or secondary.
Anatomy – Which veins are involved? Are superficial, deep, or perforating veins involved?
Pathophysiology – Is there reflux or obstruction?

CEAP Classifications

CEAP 0 – No visible or palpable signs of venous disease
CEAP 1 – Superficial spider veins, telangiectases, or reticular veins
CEAP 2 – Varicose veins only
CEAP 3 – Ankle oedema (swelling) of venous origin, not foot oedema
CEAP 4a – Dermatitis/eczema and/or hyperpigmentation
CEAP 4b – Lipodermatosclerosis and or atrophie blanche
CEAP 4c – Corona phlebectatica paraplantaris (CPP)
CEAP 5 – Healed venous ulcer
CEAP 6 – Active venous ulcer (open sore)

Learn more about CEAP classification of varicose veins.


About Dr Peter Paraskevas


  • 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 – FACP (Fellow of the Australasian College of Phlebology). Note: the Australasian College of Phlebology is not an AMC Accredited Speciality.

Positions Held

  • Medical Director Paras Clinic – Vein Health Medical Clinic
  • Executive Board Member of the Australasian College of Phlebology (ACP)
  • Committee Chair of Continuing Professional Education, ACP
  • Committee Chair of MBS Committee, ACP
  • Committee Chair of Membership Approval Committee, ACP
  • Committee Member Board of Censors, ACP

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Papers & Further Reading

Read more about venous disease and its treatment.
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