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Perhaps no aspect of your decision for cosmetic surgery is more critical than choosing the right surgeon to perform your procedure. The surgeon's credentials, training, experience and reproducibility of excellence in results are all important factors to take into consideration in making your choice.
Dr. Mauricio Giraldo, M.D.
Dr. Mauricio Giraldo, M.D., is a skilled, board certified surgeon with remarkable experience and multiple awards of distinction including Distinguished Best Student of Internal Medicine. As an instructor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, he has trained many skilled physicians and played a vital role in shaping their professional lives. Dr. Giraldo did a General Surgery Residency at AGH and a three year fellowship at UPMC in Transplant Surgery. He is a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. He is certified in the VNUS Closure Procedure. His work in Surgical Oncology and Minimally Invasive Surgery qualifies him as an expert in identifying venous problems that require medical attention while utilizing his aesthetic skills to treat such conditions with the utmost care for desired appearance.
Professional memberships:
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

  • American College of Phlebology

  • American Medical Association

  • American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery

  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons

  • Colin-Fannin County Medical Society

  • Harvard Medical School Postgraduate Association

  • Resident Alumni Association, University of Pittsburgh

  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons

  • Texas Medical Association

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Jeff Houk, PA
Jeff Houk, PA
I am now in my 24th year of practice. I began my career at Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA, in the Department of Surgery. While there I had extensive experience in general ENT, Head and Neck Surgery, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. I assisted in facelifts, blepharoplasties, brow lifts, nasoseptorhinoplasties, muscle plications, nerve grafts, and head and neck cancer surgery with reconstruction. In additon to Botox® Cosmetic and Restylane® injections, other expertise includes 6 years of pain management experience evaluating and treating pain from a wide variety of causes. As a result I have extensive experience with trigger point injections as well as a wide variety of bursa and joint injections.
Dr. Timothy Kavic, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery

At the Advanced Vein Center our accomplished team of doctors and technicians have over 60 combined years of experience treating Varicose veins.  He is also the Director of the Cosmetic Professionals at Body Beautiful Laser Medical Spa, were spider veins are treated with a variety of methods, including sclerotherapy, Laser services, compression therapy and VNUS Closure. 

Our staff is regarded as leaders in our field, we are never satisfied with simply walking through the motions and sticking to the status-quo. Since medical technology is constantly modernizing with new treatment options and medications, ultimately allowing patients to have less downtime and pain-free in shorter amounts of time. However, this involves much more than using the latest state-of-the-art equipment and technologies. In order to contend with the rapid medical advancements, we constantly enhance our skills and search for specialists with incomparable expertise in our treatment areas. Thus, we are elated with the newest addition, Dr. Timothy Kavic, joining us as our Medical Director. Specializing in general surgery for infections diseases and wounds, thrombophlebitis varicose vein excision, destruction of skin debridement of burns and peripheral vascular disease phlebitis (PAD and PVD). His aptitude for diagnosing and treating varicose veins with minimally-invasive interventional procedures is truly unparalleled.  

Dr. Kavic has many decades of experience as a General Surgeon. He began practicing medicine in 1982 as an Associate in practice with Michael Kavic, his father.  From there, Dr. Kavic held positions at several hospitals across Western Pennsylvania and Minnesota, including his most recent position as the owner of a private practice in Clearfield, PA for 21 years. 

Dr. Kavic received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh and went on to Meharry Medical College (Nashville, TN) where he became an M.D. He completed his internship and residency at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital where he discovered his passion for wound care. Additional education includes a Masters Degree in Healthcare Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA) and Advanced Laparoscopic Training in General Surgery from Moet Institute (San Francisco, CA).  

Dr. Kavic belongs to the American College of Surgeons and recently held a position on the Medical Executive Committee at Clearfield Hospital. He also has years of experience guest lecturing for HIPAA Compliance for Physicians and Healthcare Providers at St. Elizabeth Hospital (Youngstown, OH), Value Health Pho (Monongahela, PA), UPMC, Passavant Hospital (Pittsburgh, PA), and also conducted small business leaders lectures titled “Employers and HIPAA,” and for the SMA Business Alliance (Pittsburgh, PA). Dr. Kavic was an adjunct professor in Occupational Therapy at Duquesne University from 1997-1999. 

Dr. Kavic, a Pittsburgh native, Hopewell to be exact, now resides in Franklin Park, PA. He said he is excited to join the staff at the Advanced Vein Center and Body Beautiful Laser Medical Spa and bring his wealth of experience while offering offer high quality, compassionate care for his patients. He is certain that he and his team will deliver a unique experience for patients as he truly cares for the well-being of people.  

Dr. Kavic enjoys interacting with patients and making sure they understand every step of their journey at our practice. As an example his compassion, Dr. Kavic is an active humanitarian and has been serving the people of the former Yugoslavia since 1993. For six years during the early 1990s, in the midst of the Yugoslav Wars, he aided hospitals and doctors with much needed medical supplies. Dr. Kavic wanted to help his native people of Serbia, so he dedicated his time, energy and money to ensure people were receiving proper medical attention during troubled wartimes. Today, Dr. Kavic is still involved and he has made several friends during his travels.

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Pamela Mastowski, Registered Nurse.
With over 20 years of experience within the industry, Pamela provides safe and superior quality services to her patients, specializing in cosmetic injections, vein therapy and sclerotherapy. Pamela holds numerous certifications including Critical Care Nurse and ACLS. She attended the Shadyside Hospital of Nursing and the University of Pittsburgh. Beginning in 1992, she held several positions at Allegheny General Hospital, Pocket Nurse Enterprises, Periodontics Office in Oakland, and The Center for Cosmetic Surgery (“The Skin Center”) where she administered sclerotherapy, injectables and fillers.

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