Lowell Kabnick, MD

  • Specialty: Vascular Surgery
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-8346

About Me

As far back as I can remember, I wanted to be like my father, a role model physician to his patients and peers. After completing medical school, I was immediately drawn to surgery. I participated in many major procedures for artery and vein problems and decided to follow that path.

In 1986, I established the Vein Center of New Jersey and never looked back. I joined NYU Langone in 2007 as the director of the Vein Center

Throughout my career, I have been at the forefront of developing new and improved therapies for venous disease. I was the first vascular surgeon in the country to use both radiofrequency occlusion and endovenous laser procedures to treat people with venous diseases. I have simplified these minimally invasive procedures and improved success rates and safety. One of my proudest career achievements has been developing the Tre-Sheath®, a device to improve the safety and effectiveness of laser procedures.

It has been incredibly rewarding to see the benefits of minimally invasive vein treatment for people with varicose veins and other venous diseases. The difference in recovery times, pain levels, and side effects between the standard method of vein removal, performed through large incisions, and the advanced, minimally invasive procedures we use is noticeable and significant.  

I am very proud of the role I’ve played in facilitating the progress of these treatments. I am honored by self-referral from my esteemed medical colleagues and their families, whose regard has awarded me distinction in Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctors” feature. Lastly, I am fortunate to be recognized by my peers who have elected me to a leadership position in the most prestigious venous society: the American Venous Forum. 

Conditions and Treatments

spider veins, varicose veins, laser surgery, venous disease, sclerotherapy, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), chronic venous insufficiency, catheter ablation


  • Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
  • Director of Vein Center
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery, 1982
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Vascular Surgery, 1983
  • Residency, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Surgery (General), 1981
  • MD from George Washington University, 1976

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NYU Vein Center

530 1st Avenue, Suite 6D
New York, NY 10016

NYU Vein Center

95 Madison Avenue, Suite 415
Morristown, NJ 07960

NYU Vascular Surgery Associates

530 1st Avenue, Suite 6F
New York, NY 10016

NYU Vascular Surgery Associates

449 East 58th Street
New York, NY 10022


Phone: 212-263-7311

NYU Langone Joan H. Tisch Center for Women's Health

207 East 84th Street
New York, NY 10028


Phone: 646-754-3300

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My Research


Clinical in the diagnosis and treatment of venous disease


  • Compression vs No Compression After Endovenous Ablation of the Great Saphenous Vein: A Randomized Controlled trial

    Ayo, Diego; Blumberg, Sheila N; Rockman, Caron R; Sadek, Mikel; Cayne, Neal; Adelman, Mark; Kabnick, Lowell; Maldonado, Thomas; Berland, Todd Ayo, Diego; Blumberg, Sheila N; Rockman, Caron R; Sadek, Mikel; Cayne, Neal; Adelman, Mark; Kabnick, Lowell; Maldonado, Thomas; Berland, Todd
    Annals of vascular surgery. 2016 Aug 20. ?-?

  • A multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Varithena(R) (polidocanol endovenous microfoam 1%) for symptomatic, visible varicose veins with saphenofemoral junction incompetence

    Gibson, Kathleen; Kabnick, Lowell Gibson, Kathleen; Kabnick, Lowell
    Phlebology. 2016 Mar 24. ?-?

  • Fiber type as compared to wavelength may contribute more to improving postoperative recovery following endovenous laser ablation

    Kabnick, Lowell S; Sadek, Mikel Kabnick, Lowell S; Sadek, Mikel
    Journal of vascular surgery. Venous & lymphatic disorders. 2016 Jul. 4 (3): 286-292

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