Varicose disease of the lower limbs has always been considered a pathology of secondary interest: in fact, it does not cause imminent dangers for the life of patients, except in exceptional cases. This is valid today as in the past, despite the diagnostic and therapeutic advances that have been seen in recent years. However, it is estimated that about 70% of the population aged between 18 and 75 should consult their doctor about problems related to their legs, ranging from the need to eliminate a simple blemish (telangiectasia) to a thrombophlebitis or to a lesion ulcerative.

The university discipline that has governed the science of phlebology in Europe has always been Vascular Surgery, which also contemplates the study of the noblest pathologies of arteries and lymphatics. As a consequence, little space, time and attention have always been dedicated to phlebology.

These considerations mean that even nowadays it is rare to find nosocomas equipped with specialized specialized centers with cutting-edge specialized training, in Italy as in Europe, although already there can be found more modern realities, for example in France, Spain or Austria. Personally, I am fortunate to lead a high-level phlebology center in Spain, where we are organizing a diagnosis and therapy unit that is among the most modern and efficient in the country. The latter completely embraces the problem of the "phlebopathic" patient, from the simple Doppler diagnostics in CW, to the Duplex 3D, to the CT fleboscan, to the sophisticated hyperbaric chamber.

In Parma we are doing the same: at the Hippocrates Center, in fact, there is the first Vein Clinic in the city, in collaboration with affiliated private facilities such as the European Diagnostic Center Dalla Rosa Prati, and the Hospital Piccole Figlie and Val Parma Hospital of Langhirano.