Through Virginia Vein Care, Dr. Lawrence Markovitz provides patients with personalized comprehensive treatment for venous diseases. Dr. Markovitz and his staff offer solutions for unsightly varicose veins or spider veins while also addressing the underlying cause of these conditions in order to reduce the risk of more serious medical problems. Lawrence Markovitz, MD is certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Markovitz is a highly experienced vein surgeon and has extensive experience and expertise with VNUS ClosureFAST, a minimally invasive procedure to treat varicose veins. Dr. Markovitz also offers Virginia Vein Care patients endovenous laser abaltion procedures, sclerotherapy, ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy and VeinGogh thermolysis.Dr. Markovitz earned his MD from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York in 1980. He completed his residency in general surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a residency in cardiothoracic surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Before starting his practice at Virginia Vein Care, he was Chief of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the Midelfort Clinic, a subsidiary of the prestigious Mayo Clinic.Throughout his career, Dr. Markovitz has received many accolades for his work. In 2005, he was named one of the top regional doctors in the Washington, D.C. area by Washingtonian magazine. Washington Checkbook listed him as a top doctor in 2007 and he again received recognition from Washingtonian magazine in 2008 as a top doctor.In his free time, Dr. Lawrence Markovitz enjoys spending time with his wife and their three sons. His hobbies include baseball, football, and skiing.