About Dallas Vein Specialists
Dallas Vein Treatment Clinic
Dallas Vein Specialists (DVS) focuses on diseases of the vein with special emphasis on disorders of the vein such as varicose veins of the lower extremities. Diagnostic and treatment measures are performed in office using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques. The emphasis at Dallas Vein Specialists is to obtain the best outcome with minimal or no pain and discomfort and to ensure a quick return to usual activities.
At Dallas Vein Specialists, Dr. Lonnie L. Whiddon provides treatment for varicose veins, spider veins and more complex venous disorders. Dr. Whiddon is a board certified thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon, who for many years practiced cardiac surgery in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Whiddon’s distinguished career includes the first successful cardiac transplant procedure in the DFW metroplex and the world’s first triple organ transplant procedure in which Dr. Whiddon performed the cardiac transplant. Dr. Whiddon personally performed over 100 cardiac transplantation procedures and thousands of cardiac operations. Dr. Whiddon is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons, a diplomate of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and a member of a number of professional organizations. He has authored contributions to textbooks and numerous scientific articles in his field including recent articles about venous disease of the lower extremities. Both D Magazine and Texas Monthly have included him numerous times in their “Best Doctors” lists.
For the last several years Dr. Whiddon has limited his practice and research exclusively to the area of venous disorders. Dr. Whiddon was one of the first diplomates of the American Board of Phlebology (certificate # 012) ) — now designated as American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM) — having completed the board examination at its first offering in 2008. Two-hundred forty-eight candidates world-wide successfully completed the inaugural examination and were awarded diplomate status in the American College of Phlebology, the association dedicated to advancement of the diagnosis and treatment of vein disease.