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Dr. Albert Malvehy

Phlebology
Miami Beach, FL
22 years experience male

Locations

Miami Beach Vein Institute

Miami Beach, FL

Address

400 Arthur Godfrey Road #310, Miami Beach, FL, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Medicare

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

Cigna

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

Committed to offering comprehensive vein care, Dr. Malvehy provides expert diagnosis and treatment. He takes a multidisciplinary approach to treating vein disease, using a combination of treatment modalities to customize therapy on a patient-by-patient basis. Dr. Malvehy brings veteran medical device and clinical experience to his vein practice; he has served as a clinical, scientific and business advisor to medical and cosmetic device companies including founding three start-ups. Dr. Malvehy began his clinical career as an attending physician in the Duke University Medical System. Dr. Malvehy is a member of the American College of Phlebology.

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Phlebology

Doctor Q&A

171 Answers
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
Yes: They use a large needle. Put pressure and hold your arm over your head. Not a big deal.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
Yes: Veins change in size relative to hormones. This is why they get larger during pregnancy or with menstrual cycles. They should reduce or revert after e... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
Yes. : Small blood vessels break all the time. They can bruise in all sorts of interesting ways.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
No: True numbness with raising your legs would not be a common medical condition. Your legs might feel lighter or less full with elevating them. If you ha... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
See a vein doctor: This is normal for varicose veins - they are worse with standing. See a vein doctor and get them fixed. Phlebology.Org for a referral.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
Maybe: If the dark spots are towards your ankle they may be skin changes associated with venous insufficiency. These can lead to ulcers of the skin over time... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
No.: These can be cosmetic issues but they are not medically serious.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
Yes: Veins on the scrotum can be dark blue. Don't sweat it.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
Nothing: Some people have less fat and their veins show more. Cosmetic procedures can be done under local if they really bother you. Phlebology.Org for a refer... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
Hormonal changes: If you have new, prominent veins in the breast, you may be undergoing hormonal changes. These can be simple cyclical changes like your menstrual cycle... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
Lots of things: Heaviness, swelling, leg cramps, restless legs, pain, itching or tiredness. Improved with walking or leg elevation. Worse with prolonged standing or s... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
Hot tea, gargles: This is viral and will take a little while to work itself out. Throat lozenges, salt water gargles and hot tea are the best thing.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
Technically possible: Though you can develop superficial thrombophlebitis in a varicose vein, the chances of this extending to a DVT or pulmonary embolism are extraordinari... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
Endovenous ablation: A vein specialist can deal with your veins using a combination of techniques in the office, usually in under an hour. Phlebology.Org for referrals.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
Laser vein treatment: See a vein specialist or phlebologist. There are a variety of tools to address your issue. Laser vein treatment, phlebectomy and sclerotherapy are all... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
Compression stocking: Wear 20-30 mmhg compression stockings, stay hydrated, exercise, elevate your legs and take a baby Aspirin if you have no contraindications. Alternat... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
Not really: If there is no clot there (you should be able to feel it), it's not likely anything serious.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
Inflammation: Phlebitis means inflammation of the vein. This red, warm vein is painful and usually associated with a clot. The clot can be spontaneous in the lower ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
Yes: Losing weight can reduce your varicose vein symptoms but will not likely remove them entirely. Only procedures by medical doctors can remove the probl... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
Yes: This is a common symptom. Blood can collect in these dilated, non-functional veins causing them to swell and ache. A compression stocking is helpful b... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
Sclerotherapy: Make sure you see someone who does spider veins frequently like a vein specialist or phlebologist. They can get to the root cause of your spider veins... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
Maybe: They may improve slightly but only a phlebologist or vein specialist can really make them disappear. Phlebology.Org for referrals.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
that is normal: If you have fair skin, it is completely normal to see veins under the skin surface. Light blue veins, in particular, are common and are called reticu... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
see a vein doctor: Arthritis should not cause painful or bulging veins. If you have knee arthritis and painful bulging veins, these are two different things and one has... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
loss of fat: Over the years, the subcutaneous fat in our body naturally atrophies. Think of the difference between the cheeks of a chubby baby and a 90 year old m... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
See a phlebologist: Even after stripping (especially after stripping) veins can return and cause issues. See a phlebologist or vein specialist. Phlebology.Org for referra... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
Maybe: If both your parents have bad varicose veins, then this is to be expected. Exercise, compression stockings and maintaining a normal weight are first l... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
Quite awhile: If they follow the diet, children with pku can absolutely become healthy, productive adults. With discipline, this can be managed!
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
Second opinion: Have you had a holter monitor or stress test (or both) and am echocardiogram?. You may have something serious and should get it thoroughly evaluated. ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
Varicose veins: It sounds like you have venous insufficiency. When blood doesn't circulate properly, it can clot and may cause painful thrombophlebitis, inflammation ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
Swollen, painful: If the vein is swollen, red or painful.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
See a specialist : Your veins should be fixed if there is sin or skin injury or if they hurt. A vein specialist can deal with your veins using a combination of technique... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
Can be normal: If you are not lying down, a certain portion of your blood will stay in your legs and feet causing these veins to swell. If you have one that is pain... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
Venous reflux: Superficial venous insufficiency or reflux means blood is not flowing 'up' properly so it can sit in your feet, ankle and legs causing them to swell o... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
Yes: Yoy may have a small clot there. It is not dangerous and will go away on its own. Use a warm compress if you like.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
Wait: The compression stockings are likely making them not as bad as they would be otherwise. If you don't have thigh highs, get those in 15-20. Walk. Manag... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
Yes: You have a subconjunctival hemorrhage. This is benign and will go away on its own.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
loss of fat: Subcutaneous fat naturally atrophies over time. Think of the difference between the cheeks of a baby and a 90 year old man. These make veins which a... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
loss of fat: Over the years, the subcutaneous fat in our body naturally atrophies. Think of the difference between the cheeks of a chubby baby and a 90 year old m... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
It depends...: If it doesn't go down after a few days, be pushy with your doctor about follow up scans to ensure it is indeed resolving. You should consider wearing ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
Pregnancy test: If you're worried about being pregnant, go to the store and buy the cheapest pregnancy test you can find. They all work great and it will give you a d... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
No : If you have discoloration, your venous insufficiency is serious and you are at risk of developing a leg ulcer, even if your legs feel fine. Elevate yo... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
No: If this is something that comes and goes or disappeared (you wrote "had") then it's gas or something viral.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
No: If his minimizations are up to date it should not be necessary.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
Likely nothing: Veins can appear blue or even green depending on skin color and depth of the veins and subcutaneous fat. I wouldn't worry about this at all.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
Meticulous cleaning: Viral gastroenteritis is highly contagious. Wash your hands frequently. Wipe surfaces with a disinfectant liberally and wash sheets. If you think you'... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
Probably not muscle: If you have a varicose vein there, that may be the cause of the pain and this is more persistent than simple muscle pain. This can be treated with end... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 22 years experience
Vein specialist: There is treatment for this including an injection in the vein to make it shrink. You can also try wearing compression hose. Phlebology.Org for a refe... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Malvehy is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Malvehy is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Dr. What'sdifference between Venous insufficiency and venous thrombosi
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Most phlebologists do NOT have ACGME residency's or fellowships. Bye!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! TY, Dr. I'll move fwd in seeking answers. It did come from nowhere.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Miami School of Medicine
Graduated 2000MD

Awards

Elected, Phi Beta Kappa
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American College of Phlebology
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