Austin Vascular Specialists | Austin Vascular Surgeons


Dr. Gotvald - Austin Vascular & Vein SpecialistsWelcome to Austin Vascular Specialists, a recognized leader in the treatment of vascular, vein, and cardiovascular diseases.  Our vascular surgeon specialists are dedicated exclusively to the treatment of diseases of the circulation.  The services that we provide include the diagnosis and management of patients with artery & vein diseases.  We are leading experts in the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular diseases, aneurysms, peripheral artery disease (PAD), carotid artery disease , artery atherosclerosis and dissections, claudication, deep venous thrombosis (DVT), blood clots, varicose veins, spider veins, venous reflux disease,  lymphedema, leg & ankle swelling or pain, diabetic wounds, and ankle / foot ulcers & wounds.  We also specialize in diagnostic screening tests for vascular circulation problems throughout the body.

At Austin Vascular Specialists we have a dedicated Vein & Laser Center at which we perform the most modern treatments for varicose veins and spider veins.  Our vein therapies include endovenous laser treatments (EVLT),  radiofrequency varicose vein ablation (Venefit), ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, surface laser procedures, and ambulatory micro phlebectomy.   We strive for the best possible cosmetic results using the latest state-of-the-art technologies.

Our board-certified and fellowship trained Vascular Surgeon & Vein Specialist offers the latest state-of-the-art vascular and vein treatments:  catheterizations, angiograms, angioplasty, stents, laser therapy, ultrasound guided sclerotherapy, endarterectomy, dialysis access procedures, AV grafts and fistulas, peripheral vascular catheter interventions, and artery bypass surgery. Our surgeon performed a formal residency and fellowship in vascular, endovascular, and vein interventions.  Dr. Gotvald is a distinguished Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and is a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI).

Dr. Joel Gotvald, MD, FACS, RPVI  has been recognized by peers and patients by receiving the Patients’ Choice Award, Compassionate Doctor Award, and is a Healthgrades Recognized Doctor with a five star rating.  He is listed in the US News & World Report directory of top vascular surgeons in the nation. Dr. Gotvald has recently been voted top doctor in his field in Austin, Texas by Austin Monthly magazine and has been voted the Top Vascular Surgeon in Texas by Health Tap and Castle Connolly Medical. The American Board of Cardiology has also designated Dr. Gotvald as a Distinguished Master Laureate of the American Board of Cardiology for 2014.  He is a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery and the American Academy of Peripheral Vascular Disease.

Austin Vascular Specialists includes a full-time Vascular Ultrasound Department.   We offer vascular screening  to assess for aneurysms, peripheral artery disease (PAD) , i.e. hardening of the arteries due to plaque, carotid artery stenosis (which can lead to strokes), varicose vein disease, and blood clots.  We provide testing to evaluate for poor circulation contributing to leg pain or leg swelling.  Our vascular center has the best available equipment to allow for the most detailed evaluation of those at risk for vascular disease due to medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiac disease, stroke, high cholesterol, smoking, or family history of blood vessel diseases.