Where Treating Venous Conditions is a Specialty, Not a Side Practice.
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First, Some Facts About Phlebology:
Varicose and unsightly veins are amongst most common medical and aesthetic problems in medicine. In the United States about 20% of adults suffer from varicose veins. Modern treatment of varicose and unsightly veins has improved tremendously during the past decade. However, these breakthroughs have gone unnoticed by the medical community at large, due to the fact there are only very few competent physicians in this field and most physicians and medical schools have shown little interest in treating this common problem.

Modern treatment of varicose veins is probably the most ignored subject in medicine by medical schools and medical communities. Lacking in depth knowledge of modern phlebology and its' capabilities, many physicians still believe that ligation/stripping is the only effective treatment for varicose veins. In fact, with access to many new effective in-office treatment techniques, it is time to consider ligation/stripping surgery "an obsolete".

The number of teaching physicians in residency and fellowship programs who themselves are competent in modern phlebology is far less than the need. Different medical disciplines and specialties, such as dermatology and surgery and vascular surgery, have only touched upon small aspects of phlebology and usually in a very broken and deficient manner.

How Can An Interested Physician Step In The Field Of Phlebology?

Gain knowledge and training, then step by step put the knowledge to work and practice and let the experience of having seen and treated different vein problems guide you through a successful phlebology practice. Your training must be at a facility equipped with the state-of-the-art technology and treatment offered to most vein problem types.Dr. Fattahi Offers a practical and intensive training through workshops offered to physicians and allied health practitioners. Maximum number of participants is 2 at any workshop.

Phlebology Workshops

Our 2-3 days workshops cover the following topics:

  • Anatomy of Legs Veins
  • Pathophysiology of varicose veins
  • Examination of a patient with unsightly and varicose vein condition
  • Use of handheld doppler and color flow duplex ultrasound
  • Sclerotherapy agents and their proper use and possible side effects
  • Echo guided sclerotherapy (echosclerotherapy) of incompetent perforating and varicose veins
  • Indications and use of EVLT or ELVeS (Endo Laser Vein System), a new break through alternative to surgery, in the treatment of varicosity of great saphenous vein.

Practical ELVeS training offered to physicians with some phlebology experience and to general/vascular surgeons on separate days


I had such a great experience! Dr. Fattahi helped me in every step in a creation of my own phlebology practice. He reveals to all trainees practical and important information if you want to have shortest way to become a successful phlebologist. Dr. Fattahi is a great specialist with really valuable experience and insight in this field. He is a great teacher with very nice and friendly attitude.

Finally I want to say: It was a great honor for me to be a part of your team for 2 weeks! I will remember this moment for the rest of my life. Thank you so much for everything, Dr. Fattahi!

Angel Radev, MD
Angiology & Phlebology
Sofia, Bulgaria

Dr. Fattahi is an excellent instructor who enjoys teaching. What I appreciated most about Dr. Fattahi was his intellectual honesty in dealing with vein diseases and treatment in the face of so much hype nowadays. I recommend Dr Fattahi highly.

Walter Tom, MD
Vascular Surgery

Dear Dr. Fattahi:

Thank you for an excellent full-day demonstration of the endovenous laser obliteration procedure at your clinic. The clinic is spaceous, pleasant and well organised for patient flow. Your staff are open, friendly, informative, and ready to help and advise, both in supply and in billing information. All the procedures went smoothly, with demonstrated expertise and experience. Instructions were given in minute details, with plenty of time for questions and explanations.

Every aspect of the procedure, from supplies, setup, patient evaluation, patient positioning, instrument placement, post op care etc, was gone over in depth and in a logical fashion. I find the experience most valuable and helpful in planning for a new clinic.

Nang Wong, MD

Thank you again for providing a wonderful learning experience for me and my staff. We greatly appreciated the warm welcoming atmosphere of your office and staff. The step by step discussion and demonstrations that you provided will be immensely helpful for us.

Bob Peppercorn, MD

I am a vascular surgeon and have been thinking about building a vein practice for several months. I recently spent two days with Dr. Khalil Fattahi at his vein specialty clinic in Los Gatos. I was impressed with the excellent results in his patients who have a variety of complex and challenging problems, and with the universal satisfaction of his patients.

I was able to observe the newest advances in sclerotherapy and its application to a wide spectrum of venous disease- including foam sclerotherapy as well as endovenous laser ablation of the Greater SaphenousVein. Importantly, Dr. Fattahi uses duplex ultrasonagraphy in the evaluation and during treatment of his patients. This seems to be an invaluable technique which undoubtably contributes to his excellent results. I am very excited to bring these techniques to our community.

Shawn Skillern, MD
Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
Ventura, California

Dear Dr. Fattahi:

Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to spend a couple of days with you in your Vein Speciality Clinic. Throughout my 18 years of private practice in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery I have been to numerous seminars and forums for continuing medical education. The time I spent in Los Gatos was one of the most worthwhile and informative, giving me the experience to expand the scope of our services. Having the opportunity to see your results first hand, especially after viewing the before photos, was most impressive. It was extremely helpful to observe the complete spectrum of problems and to see patients from their initial evaluation and diagnostic studies through an entire course of therapeutic modalities for venous disease including sclerotherapy and endovenous laser. Having seen you at work gives me the comfort and confidence to further pursue treatment of even complex venous disorders. Thanks for a wonderful experience.


Dominic J. Tedesco, MD
Cardiovascular & thorasic surgeon

Dear Dr. Fattahi,

It was a pleasure visiting your office and getting training from you. Iwant to thank you for your personal attention and excellent training skills. I have been practicing phlebology for several years. I strive to improve my skills by continued medical education. I found my time in with you to be very beneficial and would recommend you to anyone experienced orjust getting into the field of phlebology. They will benefit from your skills.

Ehsan Hadjbian, M.D.

April 2008

Dear Dr. Fattahi,

It was a pleasure being in training with you in the warm atmosphere of your office.

I have been practicing Phlebology in the past and after visiting your wonderful clinic and well established practice I am confident to continue it. The one-on-one training session with your personal attention provided me with the most recent information in diagnosis and treatment of vein disorders. Sclerotherapy in your hands replaces almost all invasive treatments of veins with excellent cosmetic results. The practical secrets and hints you teach during the training were extremely helpful. I have seen how and why your patients are so happy and grateful with your excellent job.

Thank you for all your time, efforts, and for the excellent training and experience.

Vigen Khojayan, MD

August 2008

I was thoroughly impressed with the training I obtained at Dr. Fattahi's office. The day is well organized and the clinic has an excellent patient variety and layout. His staff is wonderful and helpful. Dr. Fattahi is an exceptional teacher and he has a wealth of knowledge that he is ready to share.

Henry Ngai, M.D.
Vancouver, Canada