Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery in Santa Monica

Vein Specialist

Your Vein Specialist: Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian

As a board-certified vein doctor, Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian offers patients premier treatment for varicose and spider veins. He is currently the only physician in America who is board certified in both phlebology (the study of veins) and plastic surgery concurrently. This board certification is only possible after many years of proven expertise in a given medical field, testifying to Dr. Karamanoukian’s unrelenting skill in both these respective fields. For patients seeking vein treatment of any kind, Dr. Karamanoukian is one of the foremost vein specialists around.

Dr. Karamanoukian is a graduate of the UCLA School of Medicine. Following his graduation, he went on to complete seven years of intensive training in general surgery, followed by a residency in plastic surgery. During this time, he underwent extensive training in the study of veins and their anatomy, physiology and diseases. While he primarily practices cosmetic surgery, he is also highly proficient in complex cancer reconstruction, hand surgery and reconstructive techniques for complex vascular diseases. With his extensive training and experience, he is considered an authority in his field, by both his patients and his peers.

In addition to his private practice, Dr. Karamanoukian is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of California, Irvine Department of Plastic Surgery. He has written numerous surgical textbooks as well as several nationally published articles on both surgery and plastic surgery.

In 2006, Dr. Karamanoukian was the first surgeon in the world to begin research on robot-assisted microsurgery for comprehensive cancer reconstruction. This work was of paramount importance to the field of cancer care. It was published in the Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. 2006 August; 22(6) 429-31.

In addition to his uncompromising technical excellence, Dr. Karamanoukian is a caring, compassionate physician who is dedicated to helping his patients succeed, whatever that may involve for each individual case. With every procedure delivered, he looks after the patient before, during and after treatment, ensuring they are fully prepared and experience a smooth, thorough recovery. By combining patient care, technical expertise and high ethical standards, he is among the top plastic surgeons and vein specialists in Los Angeles and Santa Monica.

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If you are considering vein treatment, the first step is a consultation with Dr. Karamanoukian. During this consultation, he will listen to your cosmetic goals and perform any exam necessary to find out exactly how he can help you achieve them. You are encouraged to ask any questions you need to make an informed decision.

Overall, the purpose of the consultation is to combine your cosmetic goals with his professional opinion to create a custom tailored treatment plan. Throughout this process, Dr. Karamanoukian takes all the time necessary to make sure you are fully educated and at ease. By taking care of the patient, not just the procedure, Dr. Karamanoukian routinely delivers among the best vein treatment in the area.