Meet THE DOCTORS
Dr. Lawrence Presant
Dr. Presant is quick to share that the passion of his surgical career is phlebology, the diagnosis and treatment of vein disorders. He brings with him many years of experience as a vein specialist and offers a full range of treatments and diagnostic testing to correct painful and unsightly vein disorders. He has received training from several world leaders in phlebology and has been a speaker at national meetings for the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and the American College of Phlebology. Dr. Presant also trains other physicians, surgeons, and medical students in his many areas of expertise. Nationwide, Lawrence Presant is recognized as a leader in the treatment of vein disorders.
Dr. Presant completed his undergraduate training at Dartmouth College with a major in biology and a minor in psychology. He completed medical school at the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1980. His postgraduate medical education included a rotating internship at Brentwood Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, during which he received training at the Cleveland Clinic in rheumatology. Dr. Presant completed a four year general surgery residency at Richmond Heights General Hospital. During this time he had training in orthopedic surgery at Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital and cardiovascular surgery training at St. Vincent Charity Hospital in Cleveland. Dr. Presant passed both his written and oral board certification examinations in surgery and was inducted into the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons in 1986. He also passed his written and oral board certification examinations in family practice medicine.
Dr. Presant practiced in San Diego, California from 1986 until 1993. He served as president of the San Diego Osteopathic Medical Association in 1992-1993. He accepted a medical director position in managed care medicine in Southern Florida in 1993, however found it to be professionally unsatisfying. During this time he founded South Florida Vein Specialists. He was one of the first vein specialists to perform endovenous laser vein treatment in 2000, and brought this new procedure to Arizona in 2001. He has established a reputation for his high quality work in vein treatment.
Dr. Presant also has a special interest in anti-aging hormone balancing, which he feels is the preventative medicine of the future. He has seen it preserve and extend the benefits of cosmetic surgery as well as enhance quality of life. Dr. Presant is an active member of the American College of Phlebology, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and the Arizona Society of Cosmetic Surgeons.
Dr. Presant is married and has three children. He enjoys weightlifting, music, cultivating roses, and is an accomplished magician.