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"My goal as a physician is to achieve satisfaction for every patient through exceptional care"
The American Board of Vascular Surgery (ABS)
The American Board of General Surgery (ABS)
The American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine (Diplomate)
Dr. Joel Gotvald graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB) in 1992. He completed medical school at UAB under scholarship and then went on to do his surgical training at the University of Texas Medical Center and St. Joseph Hospital in Houston, TX. He completed clinical clerkships in Surgical Oncology at the prestigious MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Following this, he obtained specialty training in Vascular (blood vessel) Surgery through a Vascular & Endovascular Surgery Fellowship at Baylor Medical Center and Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital in Dallas, Texas. This certifies him as a "Vascular Specialist," meaning he is an expert in the treatment of all forms of arterial and venous diseases. It is at Baylor that he obtained extensive experience and expertise in the treatment of all forms of vascular conditions, including training in the newest minimally-invasive techniques, ultrasound-guided procedures, and laser therapies.
He is double Board-Certified by the American Board of Surgery in both Endovascular & Vascular Surgery as well as General Surgery. He has also obtained additional certification in Phlebology and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM). He has also provided service to the community as a Trauma Surgeon in the ER for many years. He is a respected member of the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS), the American Board of Surgery, the American Medical Association, the Texas Medical Association, the Travis County Medical Society, and he is a distinguished Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).
Dr. Gotvald has been performing surgery for over 15 years, with his focus on Endovascular / Vascular Surgery, Varicose Vein Treatments, and Trauma Surgery. He is the medical director of Austin Vascular Surgeons and is the supervising physician for the ultrasound department at the Vascular & Vein Center in Austin and Round Rock Texas. He is an active staff member at the Seton Hospitals, St. David's Hospitals, Heart Hospital of Austin, Cedar Park Regional Medical Center, and Westlake Medical Center.
Dr. Gotvald's particular areas of interest are blood vessel surgery, treatments of varicose veins and spider veins, treatment of peripheral artery disease and carotid artery disease, treatment of aneursyms, minimally invasive operations, and laser treatments. He utilizes the latest cutting-edge technology and minimally invasive techniques to perform his operations, including the use of laparoscopy, lasers, stents, angioplasty balloons, ultrasound, and specialized catheters. He has vast experience in repairing aneurysms, opening artery occlusions, and curing varicose veins using laser techniques.
He has an enthusiasm for treating a wide variety of patients of various ages with varying medical and surgical conditions. This includes providing care to the elderly population stricken with peripheral vascular disease, carotid artery disease, aneurysms, and renal failure. Additionally, he has a passion for treating those with both common and unusual venous disorders (such as varicose vein disease, spider veins, blood clots, DVT, and venous stasis ulcers). He has published several articles pertaining to his work in nationally distributed medical and surgical journals.
Our physician is the founder of Austin Vein Specialists, a Vein & Laser Clinic that focuses on the cosmetic treatments of Varicose Veins & Spider Veins. He utilizes the latest state-of-the-art vein therapies to achieve exceptional aesthetic results.
Dr. Gotvald is also a retired Major of the Air Force Medical Corps with 13 years of military service, having served as a Surgeon and an Officer in the USAF. He has been awarded the national defense service medal, the global war on terrorism medal, and the meritorious service medal for war-time medical service.
Board Certified Vein & Vascular Specialists MDs. Board Certified Vascular Surgeons serving Austin, Round Rock, & Cedar Park Texas. Artery & Vein Blood Vessel Circulation Specialists. Varicose Vein & Spider Vein Treatments. Laser Leg Vein Treatments. Treatment of peripheral artery disease / vascular disease. Aneurysm Repair. Carotid artery disease therapy. Dialysis Access. Blood Clot Therapy. Workup and treatment of leg / foot, swelling, pain, or wounds. Treatment of blood clots and leg edema. Artery and Vein Surgeons. Stents,angioplasty,surgery. Voted Best Vascular & Vein Care in Austin.
We manage cardiovascular diseases, aneurysms, peripheral artery disease (PAD or PVD), carotid artery disease, arterial atherosclerosis, artery dissections, claudication, deep venous thrombosis (DVT), blood clots, varicose veins, spider veins, lymphedema, diabetic wounds, ankle / foot ulcers & wounds, hardening of the arteries, & all forms of peripheral vascular disease. Vein Clinic & Vein Center.
Triple Board-Certified Vascular & Vein Specialist. Board-certified in Vascular Surgery by the Vascular Board of the American Board of Surgery. Board-certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery. Specialty training in Phlebology (vein disease management). Diplomat of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM). Over 15 years of experience in treating vascular and vein diseases.
Austin Vascular & Vein Specialists is a medical and surgical practice that focuses on the treatment of diseases of the arteries and veins. We are experts in the treatment of poor circulation. Our practice has a focus on peripheral vascular disease including peripheral artery disease and peripheral venous disease. We have a vein center that focuses on the treatment of varicose veins, spider veins, and venous insufficiency. We are board-certified experts in the treatment of carotid artery disease, aneurysms, blood clots, artery dissections, deep venous thrombosis, and workup of leg pain and swelling conditions that are caused by poor blood flow. We also manage patients needing dialysis access procedures or central venous access procedures.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
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