Dr. Franklin Yau, MD

Dr. Franklin Yau, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 48
Dr. Franklin Yau, MD is a general surgery specialist in Rowlett, TX and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 1996 and specializes in general surgery, internal medicine, and more.Read his story

7700 Lakeview Pkwy Ste 150

Rowlett, TX 75088

Contact Information

(972) 487-1818

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthFirst
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Top Care Areas

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Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Varicose Veins
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Yau's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Yau "Dr. Yau started Vanguard Vascular & Vein in 2011 to create a vascular surgical practice that he could be proud of and that he and his staff would enjoy coming to work. He wanted to build a practice that helped to solve patient's vascular problems and was able to just get things done. No matter what. He wanted people to come to Vanguard and keep coming back because we made them better. He wanted to build a dynamic and enjoyable place to work so that people would want to come work here. He chose the name "Vanguard" because the word is defined as "a small group of pioneers leading the way". These two aspects represents our vision. First of all, an elite group of healthcare provides by nature will be a small group. If everyone could provide excellent vascular care, then it would be a large group. However, innovative vascular care requires expertise, diligence and attention to detail. Not everyone is capable or willing to go to great lengths to accomplish this. Dr. Yau believes that this starts with excellent training. He graduated valedictorian of Plano East Senior High School, Princeton University and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is triple-board certified in Vascular Surgery, General Surgery and Internal Medicine. Secondly, this small group leads the field. We pioneered the use of the drug-coated balloon angioplasty (Lutonix) by being the first in Dallas to use this new therapy for the treatment of peripheral vascular disease. We are the only IAC accredited vascular lab in our market area. We are the only vascular surgeons with current access to the new Nellix endovascular stentgraft system which will not be widely available to others until 2016. We believe in providing the best technology can offer to the treatment of our patients. Most importantly of all, Dr. Yau humbly works for you. All the training, awards, and accolades don't mean anything if you as the patient do not believe that he cares for your well-being. This is the reason why Vanguard was built."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Yau "I like to talk to my patients. I enjoy our conversations. I make sure that after our conversation is over, that you feel that the problem you came in to see me for is being addressed in a way that you understand. We keep talking until you understand what's going on and are comfortable with the decisions you are making. I am easily accessible and call patients back any time they want. Most of my patients have my cell phone number because I trust them. I believe that trust is mutual. 

Talking with patients is 90% of vascular surgery. Good decision-making is the most important part of medical and surgical care. Determining when to intervene and what options to take and how to approach the problem is where good thinking is important. Sophisticated and thoughtful decision-making is what I do best.  Explaining that process to you as the patient in a manner where it is accessible and understandable is where I bring value to you and make you better.  "

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4  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

3  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Vascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

62  Conditions Treated

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33  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Visceral Aorta
  • Heart Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Non-Invasive Vascular Testing for Venous Diseases
  • Peripheral Angioplasty
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

1 Sanction
  • Inappropriate personal relationship with patient(s) (3/2/2018)
    Action Taken: Reprimand
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Texas
0 Board Actions

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


  • Princeton U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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What People Say About Dr. Franklin Yau, MD
Initially we were happy with Dr. Yau's diagnosis regarding my father's condition and the procedures that needed to be done to improve my dad's quality of life. However, since my father's surgeries we realize the lack of communication on Dr. Yau's part and how we were not kept in the loop about my...Read More
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