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Meet Steven T. Forman, MD, FACC, FSCAI, RVT


Dr. Steve FormanSteven T. Forman, MD, FACC, FSCAI, RVT is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology. He is also board certified by the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine.

In his preceptor role for Medtronic, Dr. Forman is a member of a select group of physicians entrusted with training other doctors and clinicians in the Venous ClosureFast™(RFA) procedure and Medtronic’s new VenaSeal Closure™ system.

Only recently has venous disease been recognized as a viable sub-specialty, and this is very good news for patients...
Cardiology specializes, in not just the heart, but the entire circulatory system. As an interventional cardiologist I am able to provide a more complete analysis of the venous problems, as they relate to the body's entire blood flow and overall health.

Seeing the Need for Cardiovascular Expertise
In 1999 Steven Forman, MD, FACC, FSCAI, RVT joined Los Alamitos Cardiovascular, and has been its managing partner since 2005. While treating patients, Dr. Forman recognized a lack of awareness regarding venous disease. "Venous disease and treatment is not very well known, so many people with the disease and often their physicians do not know there are available treatments. Everybody is aware of heart disease so there is not much education required. Venous disease has only recently been recognized as a viable sub-specialty."

Building a Practice Devoted to Venous Disease Diagnosis and Treatment
As a vascular issue with implications for the entire circulatory system — including the heart — Dr. Forman saw that vein disease and treatment should legitimately fall within the expertise of a cardiovascular specialist.

As an interventional cardiologist, Dr. Forman's specialized training includes the branch of internal medicine that performs coronary and peripheral angioplasties and angiographies. The minimally invasive techniques used for treating venous reflux disease of the lower extremities require essentially the same techniques Dr. Forman had been practicing for several years as an interventional cardiologist. Dr. Forman concluded that his training and skill set were an excellent fit for a practice centered around venous disease diagnosis and treatment, and as a result Dr. Forman formed Performance Vein Institute of Los Alamitos.

Because the veins in your legs are part of the circulatory system, and work with your heart, seeing a board-certified cardiologist with interventional training and skills offers you the added benefits of a highly informed diagnosis, expert treatment and more comprehensive approach to your overall health and care.

About Dr. Steven Forman
Along with his role as Director of Performance Vein Institute of Los Alamitos, Dr. Forman is managing partner Los Alamitos Cardiovascular and just recently he completed a two-year term as Chief of Staff at Los Alamitos Medical Center. Currently, Dr. Forman is director of the medical center’s Cardiac Catheterization Lab. Dr. Forman has had some of his research published in American Journal of Cardiology and Catheter Cardiovascular Intervention. He is also a frequent community event guest speaker and contributor to regional publications.