The physicians of Elite Vein Center have performed several thousand procedures. We have a 97% success rate and most patients have relief of their heaviness, ache and discomfort within six weeks.

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Meet Our Doctors

Eddy H. Luh, MD, FSVS, RPVI, FACS Vascular Surgeon

Eddy H. Luh, MD, FSVS, RPVI, FACS Vascular Surgeon

Dr. Eddy H Luh MD graduated from Cornell University. He then received his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine.

Dr. Luh completed his General Surgery residency here in Nevada at the University of Nevada Affiliated Hospitals. He then trained under legendary Dr Michael E. DeBakey at the world-renowned Methodist Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX where he completed a residency in Vascular Surgery.

After his Vascular Surgery residency, Dr. Luh moved back to Las Vegas, opening his surgical practice in 2001.

He is presently the Vice Chief of Staff and was previously the Chief of Surgery at Valley Hospital. He also serves on their Medical Executive Committee. As well, Dr. Luh is section chief of Vascular and Cardiovascular Services at Southern Hills Hospital. He is also a clinical assistant professor at both Touro University and the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Medicine.

He has lectured on numerous diverse surgical topics and is a physician trainer for multiple surgical devices for various companies including endovenous laser ablation, remote endarterectomy and transilluminated powered phlebectomy. He was the first to perform Trivex, Remote Endarterectomy, and Transcarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR) procedures in Las Vegas.

He has been voted “Top Doc” in Vascular Surgery on more than one occasion by his peers in numerous publications. He is a member of MENSA and the Society of Vascular Surgery.

The Vegas Golden Knights recognized him as a Vegas Strong Hero of the game.

He was one of the recipients of the “Inspired Excellence in Healthcare Awards” by the Las Vegas HEALS organization in 2018.

He is board certified in both Vascular and General Surgery and has special interests in vascular surgery, endovascular interventions, and venous disease.

H. Barrett McDaniel, MD, FACS, Vascular Surgeon

H. Barrett McDaniel, MD, FACS, Vascular Surgeon

H. Barrett McDaniel, M.D. graduated from The University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1993. He completed his general surgery internship and residency in 2000 from Indiana University Medical Center. In 2002, Dr. McDaniel concluded a vascular surgery fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2002, he began his service as a tactical physician with the Jackson-Hinds SWAT team and in 2003 as a flight surgeon with the United States Air Force Reserves.

In 2001, Dr. McDaniel became board certified in general surgery through the American Board of Surgery and achieved board certification in vascular surgery in 2003. He is licensed to practice in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Nevada. He is a member of numerous professional societies including Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, The Society of United States Air Force Flight Surgeons, Southern Association of Vascular Surgeons, Mississippi State Medical Association, Fellow, American College of Surgeons, Society of Vascular Surgery, National Tactical Officers Association, American Medical Association, Aerospace Medical Association, Womack Surgical Society and Tinsley R Harrison Society.

Dr. McDaniel has a strong clinical research and teaching background with a dedication to developing new medical technologies to improve clinical cardiovascular outcomes. He has extensive experience in minimally invasive vascular surgery and a history of multispecialty collaboration. He has numerous published articles in prominent medical journals including Journal of Vascular Surgery, James D. Hardy Surgical Forum, American Journal of Human Genetics and Journal of Vascular Interventional Radiology.

Dr. McDaniel is a proud husband and loving father.

Sai M. Kottapalli, DO, RPVI, Vascular Surgeon

Sai M. Kottapalli, DO, RPVI, Vascular Surgeon

Dr. Sai M. Kottapalli completed his undergraduate education from University of Toronto in Human Biology in 2011. He then went on to obtain his Masters in medical sciences from Boston University School of Medicine in 2013. He then completed his medical degree from University of New England COM, Maine in 2017. He was then accepted to the direct Integrated Vascular Surgery residency program at University of Buffalo. Dr. Kottapalli joins Vegas Vascular Specialties after 5 years of training in Vascular Surgery.

He is a member of Society of Vascular Surgery, Eastern Vascular Surgery, Society of Clinical Vascular Surgery and American Venous Forum.

Dr. Kottapalli has actively participated in several research studies during residency and has presented at several conferences including EVS and SCVS, including publication in JVS. His vascular interests include complex endovascular limb salvage for tissue loss, chronic venous thromboembolism, carotid and aneurysmal disease.

Dr. Kottapalli is certified to perform the minimally invasive Transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR) procedure to treat carotid disease. He is also certified in treating aneurysmal disease using various minimally invasive endografts including Gore, Endologix, Medtronic and Cook. Dr. Kottapalli participated in the Gore conformable AAA as well as the thoracic branch study for thoracic aneurysms.

Dr. Kottapalli prides himself in a patient centered approach to treatment of vascular disease. His services include diagnosis, surveillance and treatment of vascular pathology using both endovascular and open techniques.

Dr. Kottapalli was raised in Toronto, Canada and is a native of India. He speaks Hindi and Telugu fluently. Dr. Kottapalli has moved to Las Vegas with his wife who is a primary care physician and they hope to establish long term relationships with their patients for the foreseeable future.

Peter Lee, DO, RPVI Vascular Surgeon

Peter Lee, DO, RPVI Vascular Surgeon

Dr. Lee earned his bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and Behavior from Columbia University in New York. He then obtained his masters degree in medical sciences from Drexel University College of Medicine before completing his medical degree from Midwestern University Arizona COM. He completed his 5-year general surgery training in New York at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital before journeying to Michigan where he completed his 2-year Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University.

Dr. Lee prides himself in the quality of his work and strives for excellence in his patient-centered approach to vascular medicine. Dedicating a significant part of his career to community outreach through various activities including an international medical mission trip to Ghana, West Africa, and having experienced the entire spectrum of modern open and endovascular surgery techniques during training, Dr. Lee brings a well-rounded skillset to Vegas Vascular Specialties.

Dr. Lee has clinical interests in vascular and endovascular surgery including thoracic outlet syndrome, abdominal and thoracoabdominal aneurysm disease, carotid, brachiocephalic and upper extremity arterial disease, aortic reconstruction of aortoiliac disease, peripheral and mesenteric occlusive/aneurysmal disease, hemodialysis access, and venous disease. He has made numerous contributions to peer-reviewed presentations at multiple national conferences on vascular disease.

Dr. Lee was raised in Los Angeles, CA. He speaks both English and Korean fluently, along with Spanish. Away from the operating room, Dr. Lee may be found enjoying the arts, playing golf, and traveling the world.

Amir Ghaffarian, MD, RPVI Vascular Surgeon

Amir Ghaffarian, MD, RPVI Vascular Surgeon

Dr. Ghaffarian completed his bachelor’s degree and medical school at the University of Utah. He was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society for being in the top 10% of his medical school class. He then completed a 5-year integrated vascular surgery residency at the University of Washington. During his training, he was awarded the best presentation award 9 times at regional and national vascular surgery conferences. His research focus was on surgical techniques in vascular access, popliteal artery entrapment syndrome, and surgical outcomes of complex aortic disease. Dr. Ghaffarian has authored multiple surgical education modules and book chapters. He is currently on the editorial board for the vascular SCORE curriculum for trainee education.

During residency, Dr. Ghaffarian trained under the tutelage of Dr. Benjamin Starnes, MD in the management of complex aortic disease utilizing both open and endovascular techniques including physician-modified endografts. Additionally, his training occurred at the #1 busiest program in the country for vascular trauma and ruptured aortic aneurysms.

Dr. Ghaffarian prides himself in providing quality care for his patients to ensure the best possible outcomes. He is a well-rounded vascular surgeon with a broad set of clinical interests including the treatment of carotid disease, aortic aneurysms/dissections, peripheral vascular disease (limb salvage), vascular trauma, dialysis access, median arcuate ligament syndrome, mesenteric vascular disease, and venous pathologies.

Youn Kim, MD, RPVI  Vascular Surgeon

Youn Kim, MD, RPVI Vascular Surgeon

Dr. Kim graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences. Her passion for advancing medical knowledge led her to complete research at the prestigious National Institutes of Health. Dr. Kim furthered her education by graduating Summa Cum Laude from St. George’s University Medical School. Building upon her foundation, she completed a rigorous five-year general surgery residency at Spectrum Health in Michigan then pursued a two-year vascular surgery fellowship at St. Luke’s University Health Network in Pennsylvania, further specializing in the treatment of conditions affecting the arteries and veins.

Dr. Kim is a multifaceted surgeon whose contributions extend beyond the operating room. She actively participated in research focused on carotid artery disease, aortic aneurysms, endograft infections and complex venous conditions. Beyond her scholarly endeavors, Dr. Kim also engages in public outreach to educate and raise awareness about vascular diseases. Her involvement in television segments dedicated to vascular health highlights her commitment to improving patient outcomes through both clinical practice and public education.

With dual training in both general surgery and vascular surgery, Dr. Kim brings a comprehensive skill set to her practice, enabling her to address a wide spectrum of surgical diseases with precision and expertise including cerebrovascular disease, thoracic outlet syndrome, abdominal vascular diseases (including aorto-iliac, mesenteric, renal vessels), peripheral arterial disease, hemodialysis access, venous disease, limb care and preservation through minimally invasive (endovascular) and open surgical techniques.

Dr. Kim embarked on her journey as a vascular surgeon driven by the desire to make a meaningful difference in the lives of her patients. It is a deeply personal commitment to foster enduring relationships akin to family bonds. With each interaction, Dr. Kim strives to not only provide expert vascular care but also to offer compassion, empathy, and support to empower individuals to lead healthier, fuller lives.

Alexander B. Gidaya, MD, RPVI Vascular Surgeon

Alexander B. Gidaya, MD, RPVI Vascular Surgeon

Alexander B. Gidaya, MD graduated from the University of California Berkeley in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in integrative biology. He then earned his medical degree at Eastern Virginia Medical School before completing a general surgery residency at Christiana Care Health Systems in Newark, Delaware.

Dr. Gidaya is board certified in general surgery and went on to pursue a two-year vascular surgery fellowship at Geisinger Medical Center in central Pennsylvania.

Dr. Gidaya treats the full spectrum of vascular disease with a special interest in complex open and endovascular aortic procedures and limb salvage.

Outside of the operating room, he enjoys traveling, playing golf, and spending time with family.

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