Dr. Robert Shapiro graduated from St. George’s University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in general surgery in Southfield, MI. He is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Vein and Lymphatic Society.
Dr. Shapiro is a board-certified General Surgeon with over 30 years of experience, focusing exclusively on the diagnosis and treatment of venous disease since 2011. As a surgeon, he found he was often treating people with spider veins, varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency, venous stasis, leg ulcers, or cellulitis. He noted many of these patients suffered for many years and had a very poor quality of life, and some had spent years improperly diagnosed or treated with now outdated treatments, such as vein stripping.
“Vein disease is a very common and often debilitating disease which can be misunderstood, misdiagnosed and underappreciated by the medical community.” Dr. Shapiro continues, “Patients often present frustration after being referred to various specialists, undergoing treatments that often do not work. It is extremely rewarding to diagnose the problem and offer a treatment plan that is effective, easily performed in the office, and allows patients to resume normal activities immediately.”
Dr. Shapiro has served thousands of patients throughout his career, and is regarded as experienced, friendly, and professional. He finds his venous practice quite rewarding because he is able to develop an ongoing relationship and rapport with his patients. He takes pride in being able to evaluate, diagnose and treat his patients’ venous disease from start to finish.
For Dr. Shapiro, the best part of his job is seeing a patient’s health and lifestyle improve after vein treatment. “It gives me great pleasure to take care of people’s pain, to make their lives better, to make them healthier because they can exercise… People will say, ‘my legs feel so much better, I have my life back.’ That to me is very gratifying.”
Dr. Shapiro’s interests include traveling with his family, cooking, Crossfit, biking, aviation, and his involvement with several local non-profits.