Recognition and Awards



In California

More vein procedures performed than any other vein doctor


In the Nation

For number of vein procedures performed


In the Nation

For SX-C operators (directional atherectomy catheter)


Founder Hardeep S. Ahluwalia, MD, FACS

Dr. Ahluwalia is fellowship trained in vascular and endovascular surgery from Duke University and underwent additional fellowship training in the treatment of peripheral vascular disease at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, CA. Dr. Ahluwalia is a Board Certified Vascular Surgeon whose specialties include, but are not limited to: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD), Thoracic and Abdominal Aneurysm Disease, Carotid Disease, Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT), Varicose Veins and Venous Disease.


  • El Camino Hospital, Heart & Vascular Institute
  • Duke University Medical Center, 2009
  • Creighton University Medical Center, 2007
  • University of California at Los Angeles, 2003
  • Internship, Creighton University, 2001
  • Bachelors Degree, New York University, 1996


  • Limb loss prevention
  • Carotid disease
  • Spinal access surgery
  • Wound care
  • Thoracic and abdominal aneurysm disease
  • Dialysis access
  • Varicose veins and vein disease
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)


  • El Camino
  • Hospital Stanford
  • Good Samaritan
  • St. Louise Regional
  • Watsonville Community
  • Dominican

Professional Memberships and Associations

The American Venous Forum (AVF)

The American Venous Forum (AVF) is dedicated to improving the care of patients with venous and lymphatic disease.

Founded in 1987, AVF fosters cutting edge research and clinical innovation and educates health care professionals, patients and policy makers about venous and lymphatic diseases. AVF’s leadership and membership are recognized internationally as thought leaders, expert investigators and clinicians in venous and lymphatic disease. 

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As the field of venous and lymphatic disease grows, the AVF continues to lead by:

  • Providing interactive and hands-on education to physicians and fellows
  • Developing the first online venous registry to ultimately improve patient care
  • Building multi-specialty coalitions to advocate for improvements in venous and lymphatic disease
  • Increasing its patient outreach through expansion of its screening program

The American College of Surgeons (ACS)

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice. The American College of Surgeons is dedicated to improving the care of the surgical patient and to safeguarding standards of care in an optimal and ethical practice environment. 

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Members of the ACS are referred to as “Fellows.” The letters FACS (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) after a surgeon’s name mean that the surgeon’s education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation, and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the College.

The Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society

The Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society (formerly the Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society) was founded in 1976 as a national forum for young fellowship-trained vascular surgeons. From a modest beginning as the Peripheral Vascular Surgery Club, it has grown to an international society of more than 1000 members. 

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It remains, however, the only national vascular organization that requires specific fellowship training in vascular surgery as a prerequisite for membership. To ensure the Society’s commitment to the young vascular surgeon, active members must become senior members after 15 years in practice. The VESS provides the premiere forum to promote the field of vascular and endovascular surgery through education, scholarship, advocacy and leadership.

The Society for Vascular Surgery® (SVS)

The Society for Vascular Surgery® (SVS) is a not-for-profit professional medical society, composed primarily of vascular surgeons, that seeks to advance excellence and innovation in vascular health through education, advocacy, research and public awareness. SVS membership is widely recognized in the vascular community as a mark of professional achievement. 

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SVS is the national advocate for 5,400 specialty-trained vascular surgeons and other medical professionals who are dedicated to the prevention and cure of vascular disease.

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