Venous Disease for General Practice

Confirmation of Attendance

Please register your attendance at the “Venous Disease for General Practice” online seminar with Dr Peter Paraskevas.

After you confirm your attendendance at the online seminar, Vein Health Medical Clinic will send you:

  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Venous Disease Classification Guide

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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