General Information

THE KIMMEL INSTITUTE (formerly The Boca Vein Center) offers vein treatments to meet the community need for a dedicated and experienced vascular surgeon to help patients with various types of vein disorders. While many vein centers may offer similar services, The Kimmel Institute believes only Board-Certified CardioVascular Surgeons should personally direct all of your venous interventions. For over 20 years Dr. Kimmel has successfully treated patients in the Boca Raton area for all aspects of their vein treatment needs; he now applies his expertise as a Vascular Surgeon to the outpatient management of varicose and spider veins.  

The Kimmel Institute has also expanded its services to include advanced laser/IPL and injectable aesthetic treatments to meet their patients" needs. Don"t be fooled by other "specialists" who want to treat your veins. If you want an expert in Vascular problems, Dr. Kimmel and The KIMMEL INSTITUTE offer you a beautiful, comfortable, private and secure environment for all your vein care needs along with the experience of a true vascular specialist. Free Screening! Call today to see if you qualify for a free screening evaluation at our office. There is no obligation, so call today!  

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Physician Profile

Dr. Kimmel is a Board-Certified CardioThoracic and Vascular Surgeon who has been in private surgical practice in South Florida since 1991. After completing his training at the world renound Deborah Heart and Lung Center (Browns Mills, NJ), Dr Kimmel began his practice in Boca Raton where he remains today.
  • Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
  • Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians
Dr Kimmel is a recent past president of the Cardiothoracic and Vascular Division of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and American College of Osteopathic Surgeons. He's also, served on the Board of Governors of the ACOS since 2005.

Dr. Kimmel is an active member of the medical staffs of Boca Raton Community Hospital, West Boca Medical Center and the North Broward Medical Center, and has held numerous committee appointments over the years. By always putting his patients first, Dr. Kimmel is filling a need in South Florida for an experienced, compassionate and highly qualified vascular specialist to manage your vein treatment.

Services Provided

Laser Ablation
Under local anesthesia, and after identifying the saphenous vein with ultrasound, a tiny laser fiber is advanced from an area near the knee up to the upper thigh. The laser is activated as the fiber is slowly withdrawn, closing the incompetent vein as the laser fiber is pulled out. The vein treatment procedure takes about an hour, and patients go home afterwards virtually pain free.

Using very tiny needles, a liquid or foam solution is injected into the reticular veins that feed the spider veins. This is virtually painless with excellent long term results.

Laser Therapy of Spider Veins
Using the laser to collapse very fine spider veins on any area of the body is a simple procedure using our advanced laser systems. For sensitive areas, a topical anesthetic can be used, and treatment can be combined with injection sclerotherapy for some patients.

Vascular Ultrasound
We have two full time Certified Vascular Ultrasonographer (RVTs) who perform all of our US studies and assist in various procedures.  With their extensive experience and Dr Kimmel"s training, we maintain a superior level of expertise to meet our patients" needs.  Face, arms, trunk and other areas
While most of our patients have lower extremity vein problems, we also treat any other area of the body where vascular abnormalities occur. Small hemangiomas, linear facial veins (around the nose) and red berry spots are but some of the additional treatments that we provide for our patients.

Support Hoses
Compression stockings can be a significant part of your treatment and recovery. We offer reduced rates on stockings that we custom fit for you in our office. Smoking Cessation: using a "cold laser" on numerous accupuncture sites, the cravings associated with nicotine addiction are treated.  This natural therapy without the use of drugs or nicotine replacement, is highly effective for patients who are motivated to quit smoking. Laser Hair Removal  can be performed on any area of the body. Other Aesthetic Treatments: as we have expanded into our new larger office space to meet the needs of our patients, we will also offer additional treatments including photo facials, non-ablative skin resurfacing, pigmented spot removal, treatment of skin staining after other treatments, and facial rosacia treatments.  In addition, with our new Starlux laser/IPL we are able to effectively treat stretch marks and reduce the size of most surgical scars!

The Kimmel Institute offers a wide variety of spider vein treatments and varicose vein treatments in Boca Raton, Florida.
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Hours of Operation

  • Sunday
  • Monday
    9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
  • Tuesday
    9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
  • Wednesday
    9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
  • Thursday
    9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
  • Friday
    9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
  • Saturday



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