Dr. Goodman is internationally recognized as a vascular specialist in the treatment of varicose and spider veins. He has dedicated his life to treating patients with vein and arterial disease.
Welcome to Goodman Vein & Laser Center, LLC
You may be our patient but we treat you as our favorite guest in hopes that you feel that we deeply care about you as a person, not just as a patient. This is a process and not a quick fix. We thank you for your time and welcome you to our unique facility and share with you our experience and philosophy with health care delivery.
"Great success is based on who has the best judgment and cares most about other people, not just because it's good business, but because it's right." Alfred Lerner
- Detailed Medical History is obtained.
- Detailed Family History is obtained.
- Vascular Health is evaluated.
- Appropriate testing is scheduled that reflects your specific symptoms.
- Dr. Goodman personally discusses your symptoms and treatment options available to you.
Patient teaching begins immediately and includes:
- Weight Management
- Healthy Diet
- Restrictive clothing
- Leg Elevation
- Compression stockings
Dr. Goodman discusses the goals, expectations and risks of treatment.
Based on all the above, a comprehensive treatment plan will be designed for your specific needs.
About Dr. Goodman
Dr. Goodman has the most professional designations of any Vascular Surgeon in Western Massachusetts
Dr. Robert Goodman is a distinguished practicing vascular surgeon for over 25 years, whose focus is exclusively on vein and artery disease.
He is the first vascular surgeon in western Massachusetts to offer, in-office, minimally invasive laser treatment (EVLT) for varicose veins.
*Endovascular Surgery Training - Harvard Medical School
•Certified Dornier Laser System - Endovenous Ablation (EVLT)
•Certified VNUS Closure System - Endovenous Ablation (EVLT)
•Angioscopic Surgery Training - Harvard Medical School
•Angioplasty and Stent Training - University of Cincinnati
•Aortic Stent Graft Training - University of Maryland
•Assistant Clinical Instructor Surgery - Tufts University
•Shock Trauma Training - Maryland Institute of Emergency Medicine
•Surgical Registrar - Vein Treatment - Guy's Hospital, London, England
Post Graduate Training
•General Surgery Internship - Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 1977-1979
•General Surgery Residency - Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 1979-1982
•Vascular Surgical Fellowship - Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 1982-1983
•Tulane University, New Orleans, LA - Bachelor of Science 1969-1973
•Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL - Doctor of Medicine 1973-1977
•Society of Vascular Surgery
•New England Society of Vascular Surgery
•American College of Phlebology
•American Venous Forum
•International Society of Endovascular Specialists
•Society of Vascular Ultrasound
•American Medical Association
•Mercy Medical Center, Springfield, MA - Active Staff - Chief of Vascular Surgery
•Holyoke Medical Center, Holyoke, MA - Consultant - Vascular Surgery
•Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA - Vascular Surgery
•Chief Department of Vascular Surgery, Mercy Medical Center
•Former Chief Department of Surgery, Mercy Medical Center
•Former Co-Director Wound Care Clinic, Mercy Medical Center
•Medical Executive Committee, Mercy Medical Center
•Surgical Peer Review Committee, Mercy Medical Center
•Special Care Committee I.C.U., Mercy Medical Center
Dr. Goodman lives in Northampton, Massachusetts with his wife and 2 children. He enjoys reading, golfing, skiing and traveling with his family.
EVLT Laser Procedure
Ultrasound Guided SclerotherapyUltrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy
Stripping and Ligation