Dr. Alan Kanter, MD

Dr. Alan Kanter, MD

Phlebology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 69
Dr. Alan Kanter, MD is a phlebologist in Irvine, CA and has been practicing for 43 years. He graduated from University Of Vermont / College Of Medicine in 1975 and specializes in phlebology, vascular sonography, and more.Read his story

250 E Yale Loop Ste D

Irvine, CA 92604

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  • Blue Shield of California
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Dr. Kanter's Experience

Dr. Kanter's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Phlebology
  • Board certified in Phlebology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Kanter's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kanter "A native of Boston, Dr. Alan Kanter received his M.D. degree from the University of Vermont in 1975. After his residency at Memorial Hospital in Long Beach, California, he practiced internal medicine in Torrance until 1990. At that time, Dr. Kanter decided to devote his full-time career to the emerging specialty of phlebology (the field of venous disorders), and took a fellowship based on European techniques recognized worldwide. Since opening the Vein Center of Orange County (VCOC), his expertise and clinical research have earned him several university-affiliated grants and a respected reputation among his colleagues as the local vein expert other doctors turn to for advice. His published landmark studies on the use of duplex ultrasound for real-time guidance of sclerotherapy to treat varicose veins have garnered international recognition from his peers. Dr. Kanter is a Diplomate of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine (formerly the American Board of Phlebology) (2008), and is also certified as a Registered Vascular Tech (RVT) by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (2008). Acquisition of these formal qualifications acknowledges his personal achievement of highly recognized professional standards of excellence, validating the distinguished reputation he has earned over the past twenty years in Orange County. VCOC is an exclusive vein practice. Since 1990 Dr. Kanter has devoted 100% of his practice to venous disorders after undergoing formal specialty training in the discipline. You may have some difficulty finding another doctor with as much experience and a singular focus, as most "vein doctors" also treat many unrelated cosmetic issues. Rather than doing many things reasonably well, Dr. Kanter prefers to do one thing exceptionally well. We have the most up-to-date, vein-specific equipment available on the market. This includes the latest 4th generation high frequency endovenous laser for painless recovery after thermal ablation (Angiodynamics VenaCure 1470 nm), the newest duplex ultrasound imaging system for accurate guidance (Terason USmart 3300), and VeinGogh radiofrequency for the smallest spider veins. We never use hypertonic saline for spider veins due to its limited application and associated pain; instead, we use more versatile FDA approved Sotradecol and Asclera solutions. At VCOC, there is no "disconnect" between diagnostic mapping of veins and their treatment. Dr. Kanter introduced ultrasound-guided endovenous treatment to Southern California in 1991, and performs both the diagnostic ultrasound and treatment, leaving no room for misinterpretation or error."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kanter "Dr. Kanter provides individualized care for venous disorders in a comfortable single-provider setting with all services under one roof. All consults, tests, and treatments are performed by Dr. Kanter himself, eliminating the delays and errors that occur in larger medical groups."

4  Specialties

  • Phlebology
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging
  • Vascular Sonography
  • Vascular Technology

1  Board Certifications

  • Phlebology
    Accredited by: The American Board of Phlebology

13  Conditions Treated

  • Leg Venous Ulcer
  • Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Spider Veins
  • Varicose Eczema
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vein Diseases
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Reflux
  • Venous Thrombosis
  • Venous Thrombosis and Phlebitis in Pregnancy
  • Venous Ulcer

16  Procedures

  • Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Endovenous Ablation of Varicose Veins
  • Endovenous Laser Treatment
  • In-Office Ablation
  • In-Office Ultrasound
  • Laser Ablation
  • Laser Treatment of Varicose Veins
  • Laser Vein Removal
  • Ultrasound
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Vein Ablation
  • Vein Laser Ablation
  • Vein Treatment
  • VeinGogh Ohmic Thermolysis
  • Venous Doppler (Legs and Arms)
  • Venous Sclerotherapy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Vt
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1971
  • University Of Vermont / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Long Beach Mem Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Registered Vasculartechnician
    Other Education | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kanter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kanter's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kanter to family and friends
13 total reviews (1 has a comment)

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Dr. Kanter's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

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  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
Dr. Kanter Says:

Thank you to all our patients who took the time to share their experience online. Dr. Kanter and his team want to acknowledge and thank all of our wonderful patients for choosing us for your complete vein care. We are also humbled and grateful for all the kind referrals of family, friends and colleagues. Your ongoing support and confidence in our care are an inspiration for us to continue to grow in excellence and exceed your


Patient Comments (1)

Dr. Kanter's team Leann, Paula and Christie were fantastic. I elected to have 2 treatments done by Dr. Kanter and am thrilled with the results! Dr. Kanter thoroughly explained my treatment options and provided realistic expectations. My legs look so much better. I can now comfortably wear shorts...more
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