Shop Talk: Dr. Richard Gitter

Shop Talk: Dr. Richard Gitter

What is your role at Gitter Vein Institute?

I am the Director and Founder of Gitter Vein Institute. I’m a board-certified cardiac and vascular surgeon with over 20 years of surgical experience.

What services do you offer?

Gitter Vein Institute primarily treats varicose veins, spider veins, vascular malformations, venous ulcers and vascular lesions of the face and body.

What is your most popular service?

Radiofrequency ablation is our most utilized service. It is a safe and highly effective treatment for varicose veins. It is the newest alternative to the outdated vein surgery known as “stripping.” Radiofrequency ablation has no down time and minimal discomfort; it’s an outpatient, office-based procedure with a 97 percent success rate.

What sets Gitter Vein Institute apart from other medical facilities?

We are a patient-focused vein treatment center based in New Orleans. We utilize the most innovative and proven state-of-the-art techniques to treat abnormalities associated with the peripheral venous system. We are here solely to care for our patients.

Is there anything else you’d like us to know about yourself or your business?

All ultrasounds are performed in accordance with the Society for Vascular Ultrasound to evaluate the deep and superficial venous systems. Ultrasound technique is paramount because “without a proper diagnosis, there cannot be a proper treatment.” We are privileged and honored to be Louisiana’s top vein center. We achieve outstanding outcomes for our patients.


Gitter Vein Institute,
1 Galleria Blvd., #100, 833-0111,

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