Dr. John Happel Jr, MD
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Vascular Surgery | Male

Care Philosophy

As a board certified, fellowship trained vascular surgeon who was trained at the Mayo Clinic, I specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of varicose and venous disease. My vein center is IAC certified unlike other vein centers in Pittsburgh. Research your options carefully before you choose a vein doctor. No other vein doctor in Pittsburgh has comparable qualifications, experience or training. My office is not a chain or franchise so I will personally design a one on one treatment plan.

Biography

Through my decades of experience treating veins, my goal is to provide a long lasting and trusting relationship through mutual cooperation. My decision making process is based on evidence-based medicine tempered with over 30 years of experience and wisdom treating varicose veins. That results in a unique medical experience that was enjoyed in years past. I will provide more quality time as a caring physician who will respectfully and attentively listen and act according to your goals. I alone will be in charge of your care from the beginning to the end. That differentiates my practice from others. There will not be a different doctor trying to catch up with your treatment plan each time you come to the office. My goal is to respond in a kindly fashion with a warm bedside manner. I emphasize effective communication with experienced based insight and compassion. You will feel as if someone knows you personally and has your best interests in mind at all times.

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I appreciate the positive comments and feedback from those patients who have taken the time to spread the word. Some comments and ratings are from patients who who have come to me for a second opinion. Some of them have been advised elsewhere to either have procedures or testing that they feel are not indicated. This is a growing concern both locally and nationally. I value the trust that my...

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Dr. Happel Jr says...

Through my decades of experience treating veins, my goal is to provide a long lasting and trusting relationship through mutual cooperation. My decision making process is based on evidence-based medicine tempered with over 30 years of experience and wisdom treating varicose veins. That results in a unique medical experience that was enjoyed in years past. I will provide more quality time as a caring physician who will respectfully and attentively listen and act according to your goals. I alone will be in charge of your care from the beginning to the end. That differentiates my practice from others. There will not be a different doctor trying to catch up with your treatment plan each time you come to the office. My goal is to respond in a kindly fashion with a warm bedside manner. I emphasize effective communication with experienced based insight and compassion. You will feel as if someone knows you personally and has your best interests in mind at all times.

Dr. Happel Jr's Care Philosophy

As a board certified, fellowship trained vascular surgeon who was trained at the Mayo Clinic, I specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of varicose and venous disease. My vein center is IAC certified unlike other vein centers in Pittsburgh. Research your options carefully before you choose a vein doctor. No other vein doctor in Pittsburgh has comparable qualifications, experience or training. My office is not a chain or franchise so I will personally design a one on one treatment plan.

Dr. Happel Jr says...

About John L. Happel, M.D.  -   Dr. Happel received his vascular surgery training and vascular surgery fellowship at the Mayo Clinic.  He is Board Certified in both Vascular Surgery and General Surgery. Dr. Happel was the first physician to perform laser surgery for varicose veins in the Pittsburgh area. He is certified in vascular ultrasound interpretation and also is certified in vascular technology and holds both the RPVI and the RVT degrees from the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers. Dr. Happel served as the Chief of Surgery at UPMC-South Side Hospital where he also was Director of the Peripheral Vascular Laboratory and Wound Healing Center.  He also serves as assistant clinical Professor of Surgery at UPMC and has been specializing in vascular surgery and varicose veins since 1985.

John Happel MD located in McMurray, PA directs the only vein center in Pittsburgh to be granted accreditation in Varicose Veins and Superficial Venous Treatment and Management by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).Accreditation by the IAC means that John Happel MD has voluntarily undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts. The IAC grants accreditation only to those facilities that are found to be providing quality patient care, in compliance with national standards through a comprehensive application process including a detailed review of selected patient procedures. IAC accreditation is a "seal of approval" that patients can rely on.

Dr. Happel Jr says...

 Through my decades of experience treating veins, my goal is to provide a long lasting and trusting doctor/patient relationship through mutual cooperation. My decision making process is based on evidence-based medicine tempered with over 30 years of experience and wisdom treating varicose veins. That results in a unique medical experience that was enjoyed in years past. I will provide more quality time as a caring physician who will respectfully and attentively listen and act according to your goals. I alone will be in charge of your care from the beginning to the end. That differentiates my practice from others. There will not be a different doctor trying to catch up with your treatment plan each time you come to the office. My goal is to respond in a kindly fashion with a warm bedside manner. I emphasize effective communication with experienced based insight and compassion. You will feel as if someone knows you personally and has your best interests in mind at all times.

Dr. Happel Jr says...

I appreciate the positive comments and feedback from those patients who have taken the time to spread the word. Some comments and ratings are from patients who who have come to me for a second opinion. Some of them have been advised elsewhere to either have procedures or testing that they feel are not indicated. This is a growing concern both locally and nationally. I value the trust that my patients and the many referring doctors in my community have in my abilities, ethical behavior, training and experience. 

Dr. Happel Jr's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Vascular Surgery
  •  Board certified in Vascular Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Vascular Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Leg Venous Ulcer
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Superficial Thrombophlebitis
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vein Diseases
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Reflux
  • Venous Ulcer

Education

  • Medical School
    Hahnemann Medical College

    Graduated in 1979

  • Internship Hospital
    Hahnemann Univ

    Completed in 1980

  • Residency Hospital
    Hahnemann Med Col Hospital

    Completed in 1985

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Mayo Clinic Hospital

    Completed in 1986

    Mayo Clinic St Marys Hospital

    Completed in 1986

    Mayo Clinic Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Rochester MN

    Completed in 1986

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Pittsburgh / Main Campus

    Graduated in 1975

  • Other Education
    RPVI

    Completed in 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery
  • General Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Ambulatory Phlebectomy
  • Endovenous Ablation of Varicose Veins
  • Endovenous Laser Treatment
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Treatment of Varicose Veins
  • Laser Vein Removal
  • Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Vein Surgery
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vein Ablation
  • Vein Laser Ablation
  • Vein Treatment
  • Venous Closure
  • Venous Doppler (Legs and Arms)
  • Venous Sclerotherapy