Best Vein Doctor in Texas Designation 2016

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Austin Vein Specialists is proud to announce vein surgeon Dr. Joel Gotvald has been selected as a featured practitioner in  Texas Super Doctors® 2016 list!   He was featured as the best vein doctor for Texas.  Only 5% of physicians in the USA are placed on the Super Doctors List.  Austin Vein Specialists has been given this award in prior years as well.

The Texas Super Doctors® 2016 list will be published in the December 2016 issue of Texas Monthly. Super Doctors are “a listing of outstanding physicians from more than 40 medical specialties who have attained a high degree of peer recognition or professional achievement.” It is a distinguished honor to be listed as the Best Vein Doctor by this publication.

Selection Process

 “In selecting physicians for Super Doctors, MSP Communications employs a rigorous multi-step process designed to identify physicians who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Doctors is a selective yet diverse listing of outstanding doctors, representing consumer-oriented medical specialties.”

The Super Doctors research staff surveys medical databases, online sources, and publications for doctors who’ve received certain credentials, honors, or professional achievements. Candidates are then evaluated on the following criteria: years of experience, hospital appointments, fellowships, professional activities, leadership positions, academic achievements/positions, board certifications, publications, lectures & presentations, honors and awards, and another outstanding achievement.

Once scores are tallied, nominees are grouped into specialties, and those with the highest rankings are invited to serve on a “blue-ribbon panel” where they evaluate the nominees from their field.

The final points are tallied and the doctors with the highest scores are selected for inclusion in the Super Doctors list, representing about 5% of the physicians within the respective state or region. Dr. Gotvald is featured at Best Vein Doctor for Texas physicians.  Read more about the selection process on


Austin Vein Specialists is honored to have Dr. Joel Gotvald included among this list of highly esteemed Texas physician practitioners. Dr. Gotvald has been a Texas resident since 1996 where he spent five years studying and training at UT Houston Medical Center. This is where Dr. Gotvald’s interest in vascular and endovascular care began. He completed both a residency and fellowship in the diagnosis and treatment of vein and vascular conditions.  Since he started practicing.  Dr. Gotvald is a board-certified Vascular Surgeon by the American Board of Surgery.  He is also a certified Phlebologist, being a diplomate of the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine.  Dr. Gotvald has been devoted to providing not only the best vein care to his patients but the best available modern treatments for varicose veins and spider veins.

All of us at Austin Vein Specialist would like to thank our patients for their continued trust and loyalty over the years.  We would also like to thank to the local medical community to submit their votes for Austin Vein Specialists and all of those who have advocated for Dr. Gotvald to be included in The Texas Super Doctors® 2016 list.  Congratulations to Dr. Gotvald for the honor of “Best Vein Doctor in Texas!”

Look for Super Doctors in the December 2016 issue of Texas Monthly as well as a featured supplement in leading newspapers and city and regional magazines.


Contact us at one of our Vein Center locations in Austin or Round Rock / Cedar Park Texas to schedule your physician consultation with our board-certified Vein Specialist:

Austin Vein Specialists

Plaza North Clinic

(512) 339-9100

12319 N Mopac Expy, Suite 250
Austin, TX 78758

Austin Vein Specialists

Park Bend Clinic

(512) 220-5401

2217 Park Bend Dr.
Austin, TX 78758


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