The College of Phlebology has been formed by a group of vein experts who wish to do two things:
- Firstly to help the public understand more about veins in the very best vein treatments that are available;
- Secondly to help fellow professionals understand the new research about veins, and the latest information about the new endovenous techniques for treatment.
With 40% of the population suffering from venous problems such as varicose veins, thread veins, venous reflux disease ("hidden varicose veins"), swollen ankles, skin changes at the ankles, phlebitis, leg ulcers etc - and with only approximately 20% of them seeing varicose veins on the surface - there is a huge number of patients suffering from venous disease without knowing the cause of their problems.
Even worse, a great many patients who turn up to doctors and nurses who are not venous experts, get sent away without treatment when they could actually be cured.
The College of Phlebology, being worldwide and Internet-based, allows any member of the public who is concerned that they might have venous disease or who might have been offered a certain treatment, access to information about their condition or their treatment. It also allows them to find their closest member of The College of Phlebology so they can get advice or treatment from a professional who has access to the latest information. For professionals, it allows anyone with an interest in veins to have access to some of the best experts in the world for training and problem solving.