What is a Phlebologist?

A Phlebologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the veins. A significant part of a phlebologist’s work is involved with the treatment of superficial venous disease, most frequently of the leg but includes other areas as well. Conditions often treated include venous ulcers, varicose veins and spider veins . Other conditions managed by phlebologists include deep venous thrombosis (DVT)), superficial thrombophlebitis and venous malformations.

To become a Phlebologist requires extensive training. In the USA, licensed physicians with documented experience in treating veins can receive certification by passing a test created by the American Board of Phlebology, which addresses knowledge of both venous disease and health. Successful testing results in certification as a “diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology.” Providers with this designation have completed rigorous criteria to sit for the exam and comprehension of vein care principles to passthe exam.

Dr. Leary has received his board certification in Phlebology and is a diplomat of the
American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine.



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