Dr. Alejandro Cabrera M.
is a General Surgeon, focused on the specialty of Phlebology (vein diseases) since 1996.
He received his MD degree from the University of Chile, Valparaiso (1987). He completed his Surgical Residence Program and Master of Surgery, at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Santiago (1988 – 1991). He was Fellow in Health Organization, Boston University, United States (1994) and Fellow in Minimally Invasive Ambulatory Surgery at Veintec Clinic, San Antonio, Texas, United States (2003).
Founder of the first Veintec, Varicose Vein Clinic, outside the US, in Santiago, Chile, 2003, under an innovative Veintec franchise agreement, San Antonio, Tx. www.veintec.com
The international Franchise lasted until 2018, when Dr. Cabrera got the official joint ownership of Veintec Brand and System.
Dr. Cabrera is the current owner and Medical Director of Veintec branch network in Chile. www.veintec.cl
Founder of The International Institute of Vein Technology Inc. in Miami, FL. www.instituteofveintechnoloy.com
In 1997, he performed the first SEPS, Sub-facial endoscopic perforator surgery, to treat insufficient communicating veins and venous ulcers, in Chile.
In 2003, he performed the first Endo Venous Laser treatment, for large varicose veins in Chile, under Ultrasonographic Guidance and Tumescent Local Anesthesia, which replaced traditional surgery, marking a new era in the treatment of this disease in his country.
In 2005 he became a Full Member of the Society of Surgeons of Chile with the Research Trial, "Varicose veins, 1000 cases treated with preservation of the saphenous vein".
In 2008 he received his Medal of Honor as an International Member of the European Venous Forum in Warsaw, Poland.
In 2010 he was named a Member of the Faculty of the American College of Phlebology, in the United States, being the only Chilean to have obtained this distinction.
In 2013, on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Veintec Franchise in Chile, it expands throughout the country, founding branches up North and down South of Chile.
In 2015, he obtained the Prochile Award with his "Outpatient Medical Services Export Project".
He has been a member of several scientific societies, among which are: The Society of Surgeons of Chile, The Chilean Society of Ultrasonography, The American College of Phlebology, The European Venous Forum and the French Society of Phlebology.
Author of the Book "Varicose Veins, A Silent Disease" published in 2013 and author of the Phlebology chapter of Dr. Manuel Fontbote's Book about Aesthetic Dermatology.
Dr. Cabrera has received and contributed to the training of other Chilean doctors in this specialty and also foreign doctors from Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Nicaragua, Venezuela and Colombia and has been a visiting professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the Finis Terrae University.
He is currently the Medical Director and developer of the Veintec’s Network of Varicose Veins Clinics in Chile and President of The International Institute of Vein technology in Miami, USA.
As of December 2021, Dr. Cabrera has performed more than 6,000 interventions for varicose veins, being the pioneer and most experienced surgeon in Chile, in minimally invasive procedures for varicose veins, such as Endolaser and Ambulatory Phlebectomy.
Presentations at scientific conferences as speaker:
1.- SEPS, Subfacial Endoscopic Perforator Surgery. 24 months follow up. Spanish-Speaking Society of Surgeons Congress 2000, Miami, Florida, United States 2003.
2.- Percutaneous Endoluminal Laser as a treatment for varicose veins in the lower limbs. LXXVI Chilean Congress of Surgery, Vina del Mar, November 2003.
3.- Endovenous laser treatment for varicose veins. Congress of the Argentine Society of Phlebology. Mendoza, May 2003.
4.- Evolution of the treatment of varicose veins. From Safenectomy to Endolaser. Chilean Congress of Aesthetic Medicine. Santiago, October 2003
5.- Endovenous Laser Therapy in Chile. International Phlebology Symposium. Bologna. Italian 2003.
6.- Efficacy and safety of Ambulatory Phlebectomy. American College Annual Congress. Miami, Fla. 2003.
7.- Venous pathology, Diagnosis and modern treatment. XIV International Course on Advances in Dermatological Therapeutics, University of Chile, Santiago, August 2004.
8.- Endovenous Laser therapy for Varicose veins. II International Symposium on Phlebology, Laser IPL and Sclerotherapy. Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 2004
9.- Endovenous Laser treatment for varicose veins. The first 100 cases in Chile and South America. 18th Annual Congress of The American College of Phlebology. Marco Island, Florida. United States, November 2004
10.- Endovenous Laser treatment for varicose veins. 20th Scientific meeting and Workshop of the Australian & New Zealand Society of Phlebology. Sydney, Australia, September 2004.
11.- Ambulatory Phlebectomy. First experience in Chile using Tumescent Anaesthesia. 20th Scientific meeting and Workshop of the Australian & New Zealand Society of Phlebology. Sydney, Australia, September 2004.
12.- Failures' analysis of Laser Assisted Endovenous Ablation. Annual Congress of The American Venous Forum, Miami, Florida, United States, February 2005.
13.-Endovenous Laser Treatment. First experience in Chile on 229 cases and follow up. IUP World Congress, International Union of Phlebology. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 2005
14.- Impedanciometry. A new Method of quantification of Limb Edema. IUP World Congress, International Union of Phlebology. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 2005 15.- Venous mapping with Duplex
15.- Ultrasound for varicose veins treatment. IUP World Congress, International Union of Phlebology. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 2005
16.- Study with venous Echo mapping using Color Doppler for modern surgery of varicose veins. Official Session of the Chilean Society of Ultrasonography. Santiago, November 2005.
17.- Varicose veins, 1000 patients undergoing selective surgery with preservation of the saphenous vein. Official Session of the Chilean Society of Surgery. German Clinic. Santiago. 2006
18.- Endovenous laser treatment for varicose veins. Annual Congress of the American Venous Forum, San Diego, United States, February 2007
19.- Endovenous Ablation of saphenous vein. The gold standard for varicose vein treatment. Poster, American College of Phlebology Congress, Tucson, Arizona, United States, November 2008.
20.- Best approach in complex varicose vein cases. American College of Phlebology Congress as International faculty member, San Diego, California, United States, November 2010.
21.- 10 years follow up of venous ablation of the saphenous vein. Veintec varicose Vein Clinic Symposium, San Antonio, Texas, United States, April 2013
22.- Experience in the Development of an Ambulatory Model for the treatment of varicose veins in Chile. Symposium Academic Department Hospital del Trabajador. Santiago. 2015.
23.- Outpatient System development for varicose veins. Veintec Symposium, Palm Desert, California, United States, 2015
24.- Removal of noticeable non-varicose veins. The new concept of Aesthetic Phlebology. Chilean Congress of Aesthetic Medicine, Santiago, 2016.