About American Vein & Lymphatic Society (AVLS)

The AVLS’ mission is simple but powerful: to advance vein and lymphatic care. We are the largest association in the United States dedicated to venous and lymphatic disease study and treatment. Our focus is to provide Advocacy, Research and Educational opportunities in the field of venous and lymphatic medicine. It’s who we ARE.

The American Vein & Lymphatic Society (formerly the American College of Phlebology) is the premier association for physicians and allied health professionals dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of venous and lymphatic disease.

As the industry’s leading experts, the AVLS seeks to improve the standards of medical practitioners, the quality of patient care and the level of assistance practitioners can access. Health professionals can use the AVLS as a forum to exchange medical knowledge, access one-on-one, group and online training, accredited continuing medical education (CME) or access resources to help with practice and patient management.

The AVLS is comprised of 2,000 vein care professionals, setting the pace and direction for the growth of the field of vein and lymphatic medicine.

The Leading Advocate for the Field of Vein and Lymphatic Care

Since its inception, the AVLS has been the leading advocate for quality care, standards of practice and recognition of phlebology as a specialty. As a direct result of initiatives undertaken by the AVLS, the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) now recognize phlebology as a self-designated specialty. As a representative to the AMA House of Delegates since 2008, the AVLS has a direct voice on the floor of the AMA and in Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recommendations. The AVLS also has a direct influence in appointments to the CPT coding committee, the Residency Review Committee and the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPTF).

The AVLS has worked with the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM) to develop standards of care in the field through a certification exam based on ABMS standards, as well as the development of The Fundamental of Phlebology textbook and guideline documents for the treatment of various venous disease conditions.

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The AVLS is the premier association for venous and lymphatic medical professionals. Our focus is to provide Advocacy, Research and Educational opportunities. It is who we ARE.

Real Resources for Real Results

The AVLS is the largest association dedicated to venous and lymphatic disease study and treatment. We provide our members:

Advocacy

In this dynamic health care environment with rapidly moving policymakers and payors, it is imperative that we work to ensure that our patients’ quality of life remains a core part of the national health care mission. Patient care cannot be compromised due to a lack of understanding of venous and lymphatic disease by policy decision makers.

How we serve in advocacy:

  • Rapid response team of physicians addresses payor policy changes.
  • Representative to the AMA House of Delegates since 2008.
  • Advocacy volunteers meet with payor relations teams and formally respond to policy coverage determination proposals.
  • Host key advocacy speakers at annual events, including U.S. Congressman Mark Green, MD and Juan Schaening, MD with First Coast Service Options.
  • Improving Wisely project with Johns Hopkins University works to improve standards of care.
  • Advocate for fair reimbursement for vein procedures in the national CPT and RUC process.
  • Publish position statements regarding coverage of vein procedures.

Research

Our commitment to research began with the development of the Patient Reported Outcome (PRO) Venous Registry. By embracing research as a core tenant of the Society, we are committing to expanding the field of venous and lymphatic research.

How we serve in research:

  • Over 175 PRO Venous Registry Licensed Users contribute to the database.
  • Merged the Venous Patient Outcome Registry (VPOR) into the PRO Venous Registry.
  • Present studies from the PRO Venous Registry at annual events, including two recent studies of Epidemiology and Endovenous Ablation.
  • Host an Annual Research Summit to determine the best strategies and queries for the registry and research in venous and lymphatic medicine.

Education

Since the founding of our Society, a core principle remains to provide the highest quality medical education in venous and lymphatic medicine available in the United States.

How we serve in education:

  • AVLS Education opportunities are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) with accommodation.
  • Multiple Live Regional Symposia are hosted across the United States every year.
  • A vast library of online educational courses.
  • The AVLS Annual Congress, which is the leading gathering of venous and lymphatic practitioners in the United States.

Additional Member Benefits

  • Practice management resources.
  • Coding and reimbursement tools.
  • Complimentary subscriptions to essential industry publications.
  • A community of peers dedicated to advancing the field of venous and lymphatic care.

Our Diversity is Our Strength

Our members come from a variety of specialties and backgrounds. With more than 2,000 members, the AVLS provides access to a comprehensive network of colleagues dedicated to the study and treatment of venous and lymphatic disease.

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VEIN Magazine & Vein Therapy News

Receive a complimentary subscription to VEIN Magazine & Vein Therapy News with your AVLS Membership.

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Phlebology Journal

One of the great benefits we offer AVLS members is a complimentary subscription to Phlebology Journal. One of the field’s preeminent professional publications, Phlebology Journal is essential for any medical professional incorporating venous disease treatment into their practice. Each issue provides the latest scholarship and research in the diagnosis, complications and treatment of venous and lymphatic disease.

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AVLS Phlebologists

American Vein & Lymphatic Society is a medical organization dedicated to Phlebology. Doctors and practitioners associated with AVLS have special training and skill in the diagnosis and treatment of vein disorders. American Vein & Lymphatic Society members perform diagnostic, minimally-invasive, botanical, and surgical procedures for venous disorders. Phlebology is the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic venous diseases. Significant diseases and conditions treated by many AVLS members include varicose veins, venous stasis ulcer, venous thromboembolism, chronic venous insufficiency, and deep vein thrombosis. Medical tests, procedures and therapies provided by AVLS healthcare providers include medical history review, physical exam, duplex ultrasound, CTV, MRV, horse chestnut extract, gradient compression stocking and blood thinning medication prescriptions, ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, endovenous laser treatment, ambulatory phlebectomy, sclerotherapy, thrombolysis, and vein stripping.

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AVLS Lymphologists

American Vein & Lymphatic Society is a medical organization dedicated to Lymphology. Doctors and practitioners associated with AVLS have special training and skill in diagnosing and treating disorders of the lymphs, nodes, and vessels.. American Vein & Lymphatic Society members perform diagnostic and treatment procedures for lymphatic disorders. Lymphology is the study of the mechanisms, pathology, and functions of the lymphs, including their nodes and vessels. Significant diseases and conditions treated by many AVLS members include lymphedema, lymphadenitis, lymphangitis, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hodgkin's lymphoma, and lymphocytosis. Medical tests, procedures and therapies provided by AVLS healthcare providers include medical history review, physical exam, ultrasound, lymphography, lymphoscintigraphy, manual lymphatic drainage, compression stocking, botanical, and pharmaceutical prescriptions, lymphovenous bypass, chemotherapy, and lymph node transfer.

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AVLS Practitioners Treat:

  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Blood Clots
  • Chronic Venous Disease
  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency
  • Chronic Wounds
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Facial Vein
  • Hand Veins
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Leg Pain
  • Leg Swelling
  • Lipodermatosclerosis
  • Lymphedema
  • Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
  • Pelvic Varices
  • Perforating Veins
  • Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
  • Phlebitis
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)
  • Reticular Veins
  • Scrotum Varicose Veins
  • Spider Veins
  • Superficial Thrombophlebitis
  • Telangiectasias
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Varicose Veins
  • Varicose Veins in Pregnancy
  • Venous Reflux
  • Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)
  • Venous Ulcer

AVLS Practitioners Provide:

  • Ambulatory Phlebectomy
  • Ankle-Brachial Index
  • Ankle Brachial Index Test
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Treatment
  • Asclera (Polidocanol)
  • Blood Clot Removal Procedure
  • Blood Clot Testing
  • Blood Clot Treatment
  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency Treatment
  • ClosureFast
  • Complex Wound Repair
  • Cryotherapy
  • Custom Made Orthotics and Compression Stockings
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Prevention
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Treatment
  • Duplex Ultrasound Exam
  • Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas Treatment
  • Echosclerotherapy
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • Endovenous Chemical Ablation
  • Endovenous Laser Varicose Vein Treatment (EVLT)
  • Endovenous Thermal Ablation
  • Facial Vein Treatment
  • Focus Guided Imaging Endolaser Vein Treatment (FGI-EVLT)
  • Focus Guided Imaging Thermal Chemical Occlusion (FGI-TCO)
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Hemorrhoid Removal Surgery
  • Hemorrhoids in Pregnancy Treatment
  • Hemorrhoids Treatment
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) for Wound Healing
  • Infrared Coagulation (IRC)
  • Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Vein Removal
  • Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS)
  • Laser Small Vein Removal
  • Leg Exercises for Vein Health
  • Leg Pain Treatment
  • Leg Swelling Treatment
  • Leg Ulcers Treatment
  • Lymphatic Massage
  • Mechanochemical Ablation (ClariVein)
  • Microphlebectomy
  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
  • Non-Contact Normothermic Wound Therapy
  • Pelvic Vein Embolisation
  • Pentoxifylline (Trental)
  • Percutaneous Transcatheter Treatment of Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Perforator Closure
  • Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Treatment
  • Polidocanol Injectable Foam (Varithena)
  • Polypeptide Treatment for Wound and Scar Healing
  • Pulmonary Embolism Treatment
  • Radiofrequency Ablation Vein Treatment
  • Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) Treatment
  • Reticular Vein Treatment
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Scrotum Varicose Veins Treatment
  • Spider Vein Cosmetic Surgery
  • Spider Vein Removal
  • Spider Vein Therapy
  • Spider Vein Treatment
  • Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Telangiectasias Treatment
  • Thread Vein Treatment
  • Thrombosis Test
  • Thrombosis Treatment
  • Tissue Adhesive Closure (VenaSeal)
  • Topical Laser Therapy
  • Ultrasound Guided Ambulatory Phlebectomy (UGFS)
  • Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy (UGS)
  • Vacuum-Assisted Wound Closure
  • Varicose Vein Cosmetic Surgery
  • Varicose Veins®
  • Varicose Veins in Pregnancy Treatment
  • Varicose Vein Treatment
  • Vascular Ultrasound Imaging
  • Vein Closure
  • Vein Ligation
  • Veinlite Sclerotherapy
  • Vein Removal
  • Vein Stripping
  • Veinwave
  • Venous Insufficiency Treatment
  • Venous Reflux Disease Treatment
  • Venous Reflux Exam
  • Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Treatment
  • Venous Ulcer Treatment
  • VNUS Closure
  • Wound Care
  • Wound Closures
  • Wound Debridement
  • Wounds Treatment

Why Choose an AVLS Healthcare Practitioner?

AVLS trains phlebologists or physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of vein disorders. Our members are some of the top vein and lymph disease physicians in the world.