Austin Vascular & Vein Specialists
Welcome to Austin Vascular Specialists, a recognized leader in the treatment of vascular, vein, and cardiovascular diseases. Our board-certified vascular surgeon specialists are dedicated exclusively to the treatment of diseases of the circulation / circulatory system. The services that we provide include the diagnosis and management of patients with artery, vein, and lymphatic diseases. We provide medical management, endovascular catheter management, and vascular surgery treatments.
Austin Vascular Specialists provides the highest quality care in the treatment of circulatory disorders. By combining the clinical expertise of our team with the latest technologies we are able to provide the best cardiovascular care available. We strive to achieve complete satisfaction for every patient through exceptional care.
At Austin Vascular Specialists we have a dedicated Vein & Laser Center at which we perform state-of-the-art treatments for varicose veins and spider veins. The most common vein therapies that we perform 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 most modern technologies.
Our vascular and vein specialists are leading experts in the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular diseases. Our specialists are highly trained in the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral artery diseases (i.e. PAD or PVD), carotid artery diseases , artery atherosclerosis and dissections, claudication, and aneurysms. Common vein conditions that we treat includes deep venous thrombosis (DVT), blood clots, varicose veins, spider veins, and venous reflux disease. Our vascular specialists are also experts in the workup and management of circulation conditions that lead to leg & ankle swelling, leg or foot pain, or and ankle / foot ulcers & wounds. We also specialize in diagnostic screening tests for vascular circulation problems throughout the body.
Our board-certified and fellowship trained Vascular Surgeons & Vein Specialists offer the latest state-of-the-art vascular and vein treatments. This includes catheterizations, angiograms, venograms, angioplasty, stents, laser therapy, ultrasound guided sclerotherapy, endarterectomy, dialysis access procedures, AV grafts and fistulas, peripheral vascular catheter interventions, and artery bypass surgery.
Joel Gotvald, MD, the director of our vascular center, 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. Gotvald has two active board-certifications. He is board-certified in Vascular Surgery by the Vascular Board of the American Board of Surgery. He is phlebology certified in venous and lymphatic disease management by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM). Lastly, he is board-certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery (ABS).
Dr. Joel Gotvald, MD, FACS, RPVI has been recognized by his 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. He is a respected member of the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) 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.