Dr. Franklin Yau, MD

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Age 47
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Dr. Franklin Yau, MD
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.

Rowlett Vanguard Vascular & Vein

7600 Lakeview Pkwy Ste 150

Rowlett, TX 75088

Contact Information

(972) 487-1818

Dr. Franklin Yau, MD

Dr. Franklin Yau, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • National Elevator
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Universal American

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Care Philosophy

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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Dr. Yau's Experience

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Dr. Yau's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in General Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery, Internal Medicine and Vascular Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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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*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Heart Disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency

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Procedures

  • 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
  • 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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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

  • 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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Yau has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Yau's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Yau to family and friends
3.8
based on 16 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Yau Says:

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Dr. Yau's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Garland, TX |
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 fathers' condition and if it was in his best interest to even have surgery or put it off to a later time to give my father additional time to recover.
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
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  • CHAMPVA
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  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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  • HealthFirst
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Molina Healthcare
    Molina
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
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  • National Elevator
  • UnitedHealthCare
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    Options PPO
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  • Universal American

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