Dr. Babak Vakili, MD

Dr. Babak Vakili, MD

Venous and Lymphatic Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 48
(69)
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Dr. Babak Vakili, MD is a venous and lymphatic medicine doctor who practices in Longwood, FL. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 16 years.Read his story

2170 W State Road 434 Ste 190

Longwood, FL 32779

Contact Information

(407) 990-1921

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • CareOregon
  • Careplus
  • 29 More

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Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hyperlipidemia
very high
more than 99% of peers
Vascular Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Vakili's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Vakili " Alex Vakili, M.D., is an interventional cardiologist and endovascular specialist certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, with subspecialty certification in interventional cardiology and cardiovascular disease. He is also certified by the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine as well as American Board of Vascular Medicine and specializes in treating patients with vein and vein related conditions. His outpatient practice provides a full range of venous treatments, including sclerotherapy, Laser YAG and IPL treatment of spider and facial veins, ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy, ambulatory phlebectomy, VenaSealTM Closure System, IVUS, venous stenting and radiofrequency ablation using the ClosureFast™ catheter. Dr. Vakili earned his medical degree with distinction for research in cardiovascular medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY. He completed an internal medicine residency at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY. After serving as Chief Cardiology Fellow, he completed an interventional cardiology fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center, affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In addition to seeing patients at his private clinic, Heart Vein & Vascular LLC, Dr. Vakili is Clinical Director and Principal Investigator for the Clinical Trials Division of Certified Physician Investigator Research Group LLC. Dr. Vakili is a certified national Principal investigator (CPI) researcher and has conducted numerous clinical trials involving anticoagulation regimens and cardiovascular treatments and medications. An active researcher and industry consultant, Dr. Vakili has participated in more than a dozen clinical research trials, often serving as principal investigator. He has authored more than 25 journal articles and abstracts, as well as several textbook chapters. He has presented his work at several national conferences, including the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. Dr. Vakili also serves as teaching faculty at C3 International Endovascular and Coronary Intervention Summit as well as Medtronic teaching Faculty, educating, teaching and training other physicians from all over the states in the management and treatment of venous disease. A fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Dr. Vakili is also a member of the American College of Phlebology and the American Heart Association. He has received several awards for scholarship, research, and service."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Vakili "I have dedicated my life to compassionate patient care and to providing you and your family with outstanding cardiac, vascular and vein care. It is my philosophy that the key to wellness resides in each one of us, and my job is to reinvigorate and find that source within each one of my patients. A self motivated and well educated patient is often times the key to a lifestyle of wellness, balanced nutrition and a healthy exercise program. I am privileged to help guide you on this amazing journey."
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Specialties

  • Venous and Lymphatic Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Phlebology
  • Vascular Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Interventional Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Phlebology
    Accredited by: The American Board of Phlebology
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Edema
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Leg Circulation
  • Leg Pain
  • Leg Venous Ulcer
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Obesity
  • Palpitations
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Spider Veins
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vein Diseases
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Reflux
  • Weight Loss

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Procedures

  • 24-Hour Ambulatory Electrocardiogram
  • 3D Ultrasound
  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Ambulatory Phlebectomy
  • Angioplasty
  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • CT Coronary Angiogram
  • Calcium Score
  • Cardiac Angiography
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Event Monitor
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Intervention
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA)
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Atherectomy
  • Coronary Stenting
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Implantable Loop Recorder
  • Inferior Vena Cava Filter
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Laser Vein Removal
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Angiograms
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Intervention
  • Peripheral Vascular Stenting
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Renal Artery Angioplasty
  • Right Heart Catheterization (Swan-Ganz)
  • Stress Echocardiogram
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
  • Ultrasound, Renal
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Stenting
  • Vein Laser Ablation
  • Venous Closure
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Venous Thrombolysis
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

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Background Check

2 Malpractice Claims
  • Settlement : 5/4/2015
    Amount or Range: $475,000.00
    Nature of Complaint: ORANGE COUNTY
    State: Florida
  • Settlement : 5/4/2015
    Amount or Range: $475,000.00
    Nature of Complaint: ORANGE COUNTY
    State: Florida
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.

Education

  • New York University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Cornell/Ny Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Cornell Medical Center-The New York Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Vakili has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications
  • The New York Times,
  • Dr. Vakili Has over 50 abstract and publications.,

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Persian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vakili's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vakili to family and friends
4.5
based on 69 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (69)

  • 5
    (59)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (8)

Dr. Vakili's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Winter Springs, FL |
Dr Vakili is amazing and help me with my legs. I will recommend him to anyone with leg pain.
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in Orlando, FL |
Highly skilled doctor, very friendly , made us feel very comfortable, like family
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Orlando FL |
Excellent cardiologist with outstanding knowledge, up to speed on new options and studies , care a for his patients and has empathy. Would recommend as 1st choice to anybody needing a cardiologist
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Ocala, FL |
Highly trained and skilled cardiologist who has a thoughtful approach to patient care.
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in LONGWOOD |
Dr. Vakili always takes great care of me
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Dr. Vakili accepts 38 insurance carriers
  • AARP
    Aetna Essential Premier Health Insurance High Deductible $3000 Plan HSA
    Aetna Essential Premier Health Insurance High Deductible $5000 Plan HSA
    Aetna Essential Premier Health Insurance Premier $1500 Deductible Plan PPO
    Aetna Essential Premier Health Insurance Premier $2500 Deductible Plan PPO
    Aetna Essential Premier Health Insurance Premier $5000 Deductible Plan PPO
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • CareOregon
    Medicaid
  • Careplus
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • CeltiCare Health
    CarePlus
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
    Group Plan PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Humana HMO
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medica
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • Tricare
    Standard
  • UnitedHealthCare
    CarePlus
    Choice Plus POS
    Medicaid
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Vakili has admitting privileges

Orlando Regional Medical Center
1414 Kuhl Ave
Orlando, FL 32806
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Florida Hospital Orlando
601 E Rollins St
Orlando, FL 32803
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