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Dr. Alan Kanter is the Owner and Medical Director of the Vein Center of Orange County (VCOC), Southern California’s leading vein disorder treatment center located in Irvine, California. VCOC exclusively specializes in diagnosing and treating venous disorders like varicose veins and spider veins. In fact, VCOC only specializes in phlebology, the medical field devoted to vein disorders treatment. This high degree of specialization enables VCOC to narrowly focus on treating vein disorder patients in the best way possible. To achieve such ends, Dr. Kanter and his staff have consistently employed groundbreaking vein treatment technology to better serve their patients. In fact, VCOC was the very first vein treatment center in Southern California to utilize ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, advanced “color-flow” imaging for enhanced accuracy, and the first to offer the Biolitec ELVeS® system as an endovenous laser treatment for large varicose veins.

Originally from Boston, Dr. Alan Kanter earned his medical degree from the University of Vermont in 1975. He completed his residency at Long Beach, California’s Memorial Hospital. After practicing internal medicine in Torrance, California until 1990, Dr. Kanter underwent a fellowship based on internationally recognized European techniques in order to devote his medical practice to the emerging field of phlebology. Since establishing the Vein Center of Orange County over 22 years ago, Dr. Kanter’s clinical research and phlebology expertise have earned him a reputation as a leading vein expert whom other doctors turn to for guidance. In fact, Dr. Kanter has earned several university affiliated grants and has published landmark publications which have received international acclaim from his peers in the phlebology community.

As a result of his renowned expertise, vein physicians have traveled to Irvine from several continents to learn the vein treatment protocol that is employed by Dr. Kanter. Due to his clinical and academic contributions, Dr. Kanter has been deemed a prestigious “Fellow: of the American College of Phlebology (ACP) since 2004. He has served on ACP’s congress organizing Program Committee, the ACP committees for Public Education, Ethics & Professional Standards of Care, and he has been a regular speaker at ACP’s Annual Congress. The Australasian College of Phlebology also awarded Dr. Kanter with the honor of “Fellow Emeritus” in 2005 due to his international reputation. Dr. Kanter has, additionally, been certified by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography as a Registered Vascular Tech (RVT). He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine.

All patient consultations at the Vein Center of Orange County are conducted directly by Dr. Kanter himself. It is extremely difficult to provide accurate cost estimates for vein patients over the phone. This is because veins visible on the skin’s surface often have deeper sources beneath and because each patient’s case is unique. As a result, VCOC offers low cost, comprehensive consultations by appointment. Each consultation involves an introductory medical video about vein disease, a review of the patient’s medical concerns and history, a painless Doppler screening examination, and a duplex ultrasound examination if needed. These consultations allow Dr. Kanter to personally recommend diagnostic procedures and enable him to fully review the pros and cons of all available treatment options; both surgical and non-surgical. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

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Dr. Kanter & Staff, People like you make the world a better place. Thank you for making my procedure as painless as possible. All of you made me feel so welcome and comfortable! It is my good fortune to know you all. - Jennifer

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