Michael Vasquez, M.D., FACS, RVT

Vein Specialist

The Venous Institute of Buffalo is devoted to promoting vein health. Dr. Michael Vasquez is nationally and internationally recognized for his expertise, teaching, and research in outcomes following treatment of venous reflux disease.

Recently selected as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Venous Forum for “remarkable achievements in the field of venous medicine” Dr. Michael Vasquez remains committed to vein health from the Buffalo-Niagara region to overseas. From pioneering novel endovenous technology through research and education, he has regular interaction with thought leaders in Phlebology throughout the world. These leaders have greatly influenced his practice and he feels privileged to share his expertise locally.

Outreach through outcomes is the key to patient satisfaction and practice success. Dr. Vasquez is the lead co-author of the Revised Venous Clinical Severity Score (J Vasc Surg 2010; 52:1387-96) which sets the international standard for following clinical outcomes in venous treatments. He is also co-author of Clinical practice guidelines of the Society for Vascular Surgery and the American Venous Forum (J Vasc Surg 2011; 53:2S-48S) which is the most referenced vein guidelines of its time. Being a clinician who was able to publish these outcomes, Dr. Vasquez has been asked to participate as Principal Investigator in several FDA approved Phase 3 Clinical Trials. As such he has extensive experience in the newest endovenous treatments including Varithena and VenaSeal since their inception in the United States. He has been performing endovenous radiofrequency saphenous ablation (VNUS Closure procedure) since September 2003 and was the first in New York State to use the new ClosureFast catheter, helping over 8,000 patients to date. Working relationships with vascular colleagues that provide bordering clinical care enhance the outcomes mission of the Venous Institute of Buffalo.

Dr. Vasquez serves on multiple national committees and organizations dedicated to the advancement of venous health. These include the Society of Vascular Surgery Health Policy Committee, American Venous Forum, American College of Phlebology, Eastern Vascular Society, Venous Disease Coalition, and International Society of Endovascular Specialists. He is active in the Western New York Vascular Society and Past President of Buffalo Surgical Society. He is Board certified by the American Board of Surgery, is a Fellow of American College of Surgeons and is a Diplomate of American College of Phlebology. He has delivered 75 major presentations throughout the world on his work. He has been published in 7 book chapters, 5 comprehensive review articles and multiple abstracts. He has been interviewed frequently by television, radio and written media. In 2009 he was featured in the SUNY Buffalo Physician. He was awarded the “Health Care 50 Award” by WNY Business First to honor “extraordinary professionals involved in the medical field.” Latest in 2015 voted to America’s Top Doctors® list published by Castle Connolly Medical, Dr. Vasquez received his New York State Medical License April 4, 1995. He directs a dedicated venous Vascular Lab and has additional certification as a Registered Vascular Technologist.

Dr. Vasquez is proud to offer to Buffalo some of the most progressive treatments of varicose veins and chronic venous disease anywhere in the world.

To Our Valued Patients:

Like the rest of the world, we have been keenly monitoring the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This is an unprecedented time in history that leaves us with great uncertainty. As we fight this pandemic, we want to reassure you that Dr. Michael Vasquez and Venous Institute of Buffalo will remain open and ready to meet your emergent healthcare needs. We were here for you before COVID-19, we are here now, and we will be here after COVID-19 is contained.

Since the initial outbreak of COVID-19 our offices have implemented enhanced safety measures so that we can minimize the risk of infection. We will take every precaution available to keep our patients and staff safe and healthy.

Telemedicine (telephone or video visit) is a safe way to obtain a consultation/appointment for all patients. Our staff has been reaching out to reschedule non-urgent appointments. The need for an in-person office appointment and/or ultrasound will be determined by Dr. Vasquez or one of our Physician Assistants by way of Telemedicine.

If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath), please DO NOT travel outside your home. Please call your Primary Care Physician so that he/she may tell you how to proceed.

All patients who are required to come to the office will be screened prior to their visit to ensure that they have not developed any symptoms related to COVID-19.

Most importantly, please make sure you continue to follow ALL guidelines set forth by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). By helping do your part by practicing social distancing, proper health and hygiene we can contain the spread of this pandemic.

On behalf of Dr. Vasquez, thank you for doing your part to keep yourself, your family and our community safe and healthy. We look forward to seeing you soon!