What is a phlebologist?
Phlebologists are specialists in the examination, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of venous diseases. Any general practitioner, dermatologist, surgeon or internist can train as a phlebologist.
The field of phlebology (venous medicine)
The name of the specialty is derived from the Greek word phlebos meaning “blood vessel”. Vein specialists therefore deal with the diagnosis, therapy and rehabilitation of diseases of the veins. Diagnostic procedures include ultrasound and vein function tests. The focus of treatment is:
- Varicose veins (varices)
- Vein inflammation (phlebitis)
- Thrombotic diseases such as deep vein thrombosis
- Sclerotherapy of spider veins
- Leg ulcer therapy (Ulcus cruris)
- Venous and skin changes caused by chronic venous insufficiency
Various forms of venous disease
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