At the forefront of minimally invasive surgery, Dr. Afshar offers the latest in surgical techniques by blending medical knowledge with superior surgical skills to offer his patients the most comprehensive care in a professional and comfortable environment. Alex Afshar, MD, is a board-certified family practice physician and an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of varicose veins, spider veins, hemorrhoids and other types of vein disease, with extensive training in the field of Phlebology (the study of vein disease).
His extensive training includes research and clinical positions affiliated with some of the world’s greatest medical institutions, including Harvard University, Boston University, Columbia University and New York College of Medicine.
Dr. Afshar is a well-loved physician in Newtown and Fairfield, whose patients praise his ability to give them the time and individual attention they believe make a real difference in their medical care. As a passionate advocate of safe and ethical care, he is committed to providing the most appropriate, effective and safe non-surgical, in office vein treatment procedures to help patients get back to their active lives with virtually no downtime or discomfort.
Consistently voted as one of America’s top doctors in venous disease, Dr. Afshar continues to be recognized as a leading vein specialist. Moreover, he has been selected as one of Connecticut’s top physicians year after year honoring him with the Patient’s Choice Award and Most Compassionate Physician Award.
He has performed over 13,000 procedures.
Dr. Afshar has a good working knowledge of Spanish, and enjoys reading, motocross, wakeboarding, and gardening in his spare time.
American Board of Family Practice
American College of Phlebology
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
American Academy of Family Physicians
American Medical Association
Bachelor of Science: George Washington University, Washington, D.C. & Sheffield University, United Kingdom
Medical Degree: Ross University School of Medicine
Residency: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons/The Stamford Hospital
Medical Research: National Institute of Health, National Cancer Institute
Patients’ Choice Award (2012)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012 – 2013)