Dr. Joel Gotvald, MD

Dr. Joel Gotvald, MD

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Dr. Joel Gotvald, MD is a vascular surgery doctor who practices in Austin, TX. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 21 years. Read his story

Austin Vascular & Vein Specialists

12319 N MO Pac Expy Ste 250

Austin, TX 78758
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • Humana
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health

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Venous Insufficiency
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more than 93% of peers
Varicose Veins
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more than 83% of peers
Vascular Disease
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Dr. Gotvald's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Gotvald "Triple Board-Certified: 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. "

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gotvald "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."

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Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Phlebology
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Vascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Stroke
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Angioma
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Abdominal
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic
  • Aortic Arch Anomaly
  • Aortic Arch Interruption
  • Aortic Dilation
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Arterial Dissections With Lentiginosis
  • Arterial Insufficiency
  • Arterial Occlusive Disease
  • Arterial Occlusive Disease, Progressive - Hypertension - Heart Defects - Bone Fragility - Brachysyndactyly
  • Arterial Tortuosity Syndrome
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Arteriosclerosis Obliterans
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Arteritis
  • Artery Disorders
  • Atheroma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis - Deafness - Diabetes - Epilepsy - Nephropathy
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atherosclerosis, Premature - Deafness - Diabetes Mellitus - Photomyoclonus - Nephropathy - Degenerative Neurologic Disease
  • Atherosclerotic Coronary Stenosis
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Berger's Disease
  • Blood Clot
  • Blood Coagulation Disorders, Inherited
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Occlusion
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Carotid Body Tumor
  • Carotid Bruit
  • Carotid Cavernous Fistula
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Chronic Renal Failure Syndrome
  • Chronic Renal Insufficiency
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Claudication
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Complications from Heart Procedures
  • Complications from Vascular Devices
  • Complications from Vascular Procedures
  • Congenital Lymphedema
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficult-to-Control Hypertension
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Edema
  • Embolism
  • Embolus
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Gangrenous Disorder
  • Hennekam Lymphangiectasia-Lymphedema Syndrome
  • Hereditary Lymphedema
  • Hereditary Lymphedema, Type I
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypersensitivity Vasculitis
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Laceration
  • Leg Disorders
  • Leg Pain
  • Leg Ulcer
  • Leg Venous Ulcer
  • Lymphangiectasis
  • Lymphangitis
  • Lymphedema
  • Lymphedema Distichiasis Syndrome
  • Lymphedema, Congenital Recessive
  • Lymphedema, Hereditary, 1b
  • Necrotizing Cutaneous Vasculitis
  • Pain, Intractable
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Popliteal Pterygium Syndrome
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Artery Stenosis (RAS)
  • Renal Hypertension
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Saccular Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Skin Diseases
  • Spider Veins
  • Stab Wound
  • Stroke
  • Symptoms, Heart
  • Syncope
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thromboembolism
  • Thrombosis
  • Thrombotic Disorders
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcer of Foot
  • Varices
  • Varicose Veins
  • Varix
  • Vascular Anomaly
  • Vascular Birthmarks
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Headache
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Vascular Malposition
  • Vascular Neuropathy
  • Vascular Trauma
  • Vasculitis
  • Vasospasm
  • Vein Diseases
  • Vein of Galen Aneurysm
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Hum
  • Venous Hypertension
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Reflux
  • Venous Thromboembolic Disease
  • Venous Thrombosis
  • Venous Ulcer
  • Vertebral Artery Dissection
  • Wound Infection
  • Wounds

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Procedures

  • 3D Ultrasound
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Ambulatory Phlebectomy
  • Amputation
  • Aneurysm Clipping
  • Aneurysm Embolization
  • Aneurysm Stenting
  • Aneurysm Surgery
  • Angioaccess
  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty
  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Angioscopy
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Aneurysm Stent Grafting
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Arterial Aneurysm Surgery
  • Arterial Blood Flow Study
  • Arterial Doppler Ultrasound
  • Arterial Graft
  • Arterial Line Insertion
  • Arterial Puncture
  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherectomy
  • Carbon Dioxide Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment
  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Carotid Vertebral Sonography
  • Catheter Angiography
  • Catheterization
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Cerebrovascular Surgery
  • Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA)
  • Cosmetic Laser Surgery
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Coumadin® Management
  • Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Dialysis
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dialysis Catheter Placement
  • Doppler Test
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Embolization
  • Embolization of Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Endoscopic Laser Therapy
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
  • Endovascular Procedure
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Visceral Aorta
  • Endovascular Stent Grafting
  • Endovenous Ablation of Varicose Veins
  • Endovenous Laser Treatment
  • Endovenous Mechanochemical Ablation of Varicose Veins
  • Extremity Ultrasound
  • Fistulogram
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Fluorscein Angiography
  • Foot Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • IV Cutdown
  • In-Office Endovenous Ablation of Varicose Veins
  • In-Office Varicose Vein Procedure
  • In-Office Varicose Vein Surgery
  • Indigo Laser Treatment
  • Inferior Vena Cava Filter
  • Injection Therapy
  • Interventional Catheterization
  • Intra-Arterial Thrombolysis
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopy
  • Laser Ablation
  • Laser Angioplasty
  • Laser Microsurgery
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Laser Spider Vein Treatment
  • Laser Surgery
  • Laser Treatment of Varicose Veins
  • Laser Vein Removal
  • Level II Ultrasound
  • Ligation
  • LightSheer® Hair Removal Procedure
  • Local Anesthesia
  • MRA (Magnetic Resonance Angiography)
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support System
  • Mechanical Embolectomy
  • Mechanical Thrombectomy
  • Microneurovascular Surgery
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Minimal Access Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Aneurysm Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Percutaneous Procedures
  • Peripheral Angioplasty
  • Peripheral Arterial Puncture
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Adrenal Artery Stenting
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgical Procedures
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Placement
  • Phlebectomy
  • Plastic Cosmetic Surgery
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Port Removal
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Pre-Operative Care
  • Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment
  • Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser Treatment
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation
  • Re-Operative Surgery
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Renal Artery Angioplasty
  • Revascularization
  • Revision Surgery
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Rotational Atherectomy
  • Saphenous Vein Harvest for CABG
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Skin Surgery
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Stent Grafting
  • Stent-Assisted Carotid Angioplasty
  • Stenting
  • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
  • Stripping of Varicose Veins
  • Stroke Prevention
  • Surgery, Trauma
  • Syneron Polaris Radio - Frequency Laser
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombolysis
  • Thrombolytic Therapy
  • Transmycardial Laser Revascularization
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound, Abdominal Aortic
  • Ultrasound, Cardiac
  • Varicose Vein Ligation
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Vein Surgery
  • Vascular Brachytherapy
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Procedure
  • Vascular Stenting
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vein Ablation
  • Vein Laser Ablation
  • Vein Stripping
  • Vein Treatment
  • VeinGogh Ohmic Thermolysis
  • Venipuncture
  • Venography
  • Venous Access Creation and Care
  • Venous Doppler (Legs and Arms)
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Venous Thrombolysis
  • Venous and Arterial Thrombolysis
  • Vericose Vein Removal
  • Vessel Imaging
  • Video Laser Laparoscopy
  • Visceral Angiography
  • Wound Care and Management

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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

  • University Of Alabma At Birmingham
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • University Of Alabama At Birmingham
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • St. Joseph / Ut Houston Hospital System
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • St. Joseph / Ut Houston Hospital System
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Baylor University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • United States Air Force Medical Corps
    Other Education | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • United States Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, 2005
  • Advanced Microvascular Training Fellowhip, 2001
  • SAGES Advanced Laparoscopy Training Certificate, 1999
  • Special Honors in Surgery Clerkships, 1996
  • Surgery Resident of the Year, Houston, TX, 1997-1998
  • Summa Cum Laude Graduate, Biochemistry, 1992
  • Medical School 4 year Academic Scholarship, 1992
  • Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI), 2006-prese
  • Distinguished Officer, United States Air Force, Rank: Major, 13 years o
  • United States Air Force Longevity Service Medal, 2005
  • United States Air Force Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, 2002
  • Surgeons Academic Excellence Awards, 1997,1998,
  • Intern of the Year Award, Houston, TX, 1996-1997
  • United States Air Force National Defense Service Medal, 2005
  • Honors Research Award in Cellular Biology, 1992
Media & Publications
  • Austin Local Commercial,

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Sign Language
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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St. David's North Austin Medical Center

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Dr. Gotvald's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gotvald to family and friends
4.9
based on 140 total reviews (40 with comments)
Dr. Gotvald Says:

"My goal as a physician is to achieve satisfaction for every patient through exceptional care"

Dr. Gotvald'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
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (40)
Austin, TX |
very satisfied. Dr Gotvald excellent in doing the vein procedure. Session was very relaxed and also very thorough.
in Austin, TX |
very happy with all procedures done with doctor Gotvald,Defetnetly will recommend other peole and friends over to see him in case of a similar problem which I was very satisfied.
Austin, TX |
Overall good experience. Had two treatments. Minor side effects the first time. Definitely. Great bedside manner. Explains everything. Definitely. Great bedside manner. Explains fully.
in Austin, TX |
I had a great experience with Dr. Gotvald and his staff throughout my several treatments. My options and all procedures were thoroughly explained to me and the office staff was very accommodating when I had to reschedule appointments. I highly recommend Dr. Gotvald and his staff.
in Austin, TX |
I highly recommend this doctor! He is professional, kind and incredibly patient when explaining everything. I have lived with spider veins since high school and my confidence has drastically improved since I have started my procedures. Do not waste your time or money with anyone else in the Austin area.
in Austin, TX |
Dr Gotvald and his team have established an exceptional operation. The office space is comfortable and well organized and all office personnel are attentive and well-informed
in Pflugerville, TX |
I was recently diagnosed with an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, and was fortunate to find Dr. Gotvald. He was able to repair it with a minimally invasive procedure; and with only a short stay in the hospital He explained everything, answered all my questions, followed up thoroughly, and did a great job! Thank You.
Austin, TX |
Yes. I have already bragged about Dr. Gotvald and how easy and wonderful the procedure was.
Austin, TX |
I would recommend him to all my friends and family and to anyone that has leg pain. The staff is always courteous and polite, gets you in and out asap. I feel so much better and they made it easy for me to come in.
in Austin, TX |
I had vein injections to improve the appearance of my legs and they worked fabulously!
in Austin, TX |
Dr Gotvald is a genuinely hel;pful physician (not all are) and an effective communicator (not all are)..
in Austin, TX |
After being diagnosed with a serious condition after years of being totally healthy, Dr. Gotvald was the first doctor (other than my Primary Care doc) to actually ease my anxiety and make me feel less overwhelmed. After I reached out, I got a direct phone call from Dr. Gotvald himself! He was always reachable and answered all my questions thoroughly. My surgery was unsuccessful due to issues out of his control, but I still plan to stay under his care because I trust his expertise and insight.
Round Rock, TX |
i have already recommended Dr Gotvald to my daughter. He is very professional and i am very happy with my results
Hutto, TX |
Dr Gotvald repaired my mothers carotid artery blockage that had caused her problems with minor strokes. He was very compassionate and explained things very well to us family members. The surgery went well and my mother was only in the hospital for one day. I am very grateful for his care.
in Austin, TX |
My primary care physician referred me to Dr. Gotvald and i am very thankful that he did. Dr. Gorvald has a great bedside manner. i really like how he explains what is wrong and what the treatment options are. Some doctors want to rush you through but Dr. Gotvald is thorough and was willing to answer my questions and this made my treatment less prone to cause anxiety. i have been treated by many medical professionals over the years and Dr. Gotvald is one of the best.
Austin, TX |
Everything in this office makes the experience of treating varicose veins easy and hassle-free. I recommend the Dr, as well as his staff.
in Austin, TX |
Could not have been any better of an experience.
in Austin, TX |
I was very pleased with my experience. I had a varicose vein on each leg and it was taken care of without any discomfort. Staff was very pleasant and Dr. Gotvald was very willing to spend time with any questions that I had on my mind.
Austin, TX |
Dr. Gotvald is very professional and explains all procedures. I felt comfortable with all my procedures.
San Antonio, TX |
The doctor and staff were very courteous and excellent at explaining everything to me in language I could understand. Very satisfied with my medical care.
Austin, TX |
Dr. Joel Gotvald did a great job, he was very attentive, he had explained every detail of the procedure and answered every question. I'm highly recommending his practice.
in Austin, TX |
Dr. Gotvald explained the procedure thoroughly and was extremely professional and helpful. His entire office team were wonderful too. I would highly recommend him for any vein issues. I am so pleased that I had my varicose vein surgery taken care of by Dr. Gotvald.
in Austin, TX |
I came in for varicose vein treatment (insufficient venous reflux) and Dr. Gotvald took his time telling me about all of the treatment procedures and what to expect. The procedure was very easy with just a few numbing shots. I didn't even feel the RF wire going into my leg to collapse the vein. All of the staff was fantastic! Whenever I called with questions, they were able to give me answers and always helpful. I totally recommend Dr. Gotvald and his office for any vein or vascular treatment.
in Round Rock, TX |
I had a great experience with Dr. Gotvald and his entire staff. I enjoyed the fact that he was never rushed in our visits and took the time to explain my procedures and answer all of my questions. He was very detailed in what was to be done and what results I could expect. His staff is wonderful. Ruby is very sweet and was great when explaining insurance and billing. The ultrasound tech was very friendly and personable and made each fun. I highly recommend this office!!
in Austin, TX |
Very friendly and professional.
in Victoria, Texas |
Dr. Gotvald was very thorough, took a lot of time to explain and work with us. We were impressed with his ability to explain our situation, his ability to help, his kindness and we were able to walk out feeling as if we had sought the best and found him.
in San Marcos, TX |
I truly believe Dr. Gotvald saved my health, if not my life. My leg had increasingly swollen up and discolored alarmingly over the last 8 months and getting worse by the day. After 12 years of NO diagnoses from my PCP, dermatologist, acupuncturist, and orthopedic surgeon, I self-referred Dr. Gotvald by calling St. Davids for a recommendation. He diagnosed my problem immediately and performed a simple surgery in his office. The next day, the leg looked almost normal, improving every day since!
in San Antonio, TX |
Very professional care.
in Austin, TX |
Dr. Gotvald was very thorough in explaining condition, possible procedures and also insurance coverage. Appreciated all the info up front so I could make an informed opinion.
in Austin, TX |
Dr. Gotvald treated my mother for circulation problems in her legs and she is ow pain free and doing great. We think the world of him!
in Georgetown, TX |
I am very pleased with the care and consideration both by Dr. Gotvald and his staff. I am pleased with the results of my vein procedures. I definitely recommend.
Avenue, MD |
Dr.Gotvald and his staff we're very helpful in restoring circulation to my legs. The process was informative and the procedure was done professionally with as little discomfort as possible. The additional support and help with insurance reimbursements is greatly appreciated
in Austin, TX |
Excellent vein care from the first time that I walked through the door. Highly recommend
in Austin, TX |
I had a stent put in my leg artery by Dr. Gotvald for poor circulation. It was a life saver, as all of my leg and foot pain resolved.
in Austin, TX |
I went into see Dr. Gotvald with severe varicose veins of both of my legs that were causing daily pain. I thought surgery would be needed, but he was able to completely resolve my problems with the use of lasers and medication injections. I now have a new set of legs and could not be happier. I highly recommend to anyone suffering with leg vein issues.
in Austin, TX |
Dr Gotvald explained my treatment options in great detail. The vein ligation was not as difficult to undergo as I had imagined and the recovery time was quick and effortless. The entire staff at Austin Vascular & Vein Specialists are very friendly without sacrificing professionalism. I will return again to have cosmetic procedures done here.
in Austin, TX |
I like surgeons who look for non-surgical solutions to your problems. Dr. Gotvald is one of those kind of docs. He is soft-spoken but tells you the bad news along with the good news. I would rather have the whole picture rather than not knowing what kind of health issue I am facing. He treated me for DVT and pulmonary embolism that was complication of cancer.
in Austin, TX |
I am very grateful for Dr. Gotvald taking great care of my father when he was put in the hospital with a severe vascular problem. He has recovered and is doing very well now. We always felt that we were in the best hands.
in Round Rock, TX |
Dr. Gotvald is the best and the most concern person. He cares about the patients and there well been and he does not jock with your health. There are not enough words to describe how thankful I am with Dr. Gotvalt. He is the Best. Thank you. Best Regards: Rocio Rios.
in Georgetown, TX |
I definitely made the right choice when choosing Dr. Gotvald to treat my vein issues based on his credentials and experience. Dr. Gotvald explained each procedure and patiently answered all of my question. He and his staff always made me feel comfortable. Overall, it was a good experience with an excellent outcome. I highly recommend Dr. Gotvald for any vein/vascular issues.
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St. David's North Austin Medical Center
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St. David's Round Rock Medical Center
2400 Round Rock Ave
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Houston Methodist Hospital
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Cedar Park Regional Medical Center
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Seton Northwest Hospital
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Seton Southwest Hospital
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The Hospital at Westlake Medical Center
5656 Bee Caves Rd
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