The Endovascular Specialist

Why Is It Important to Choose an Interventional Radiologist for Veincare?

Interventional Radiologists are medical doctors specifically trained in navigating and treating the vascular system non-surgically and is the only specialty dedicated to image-guided, minimally invasive vascular techniques. Many conditions that once required surgery can be treated less invasively by Interventional Radiologists with treatments that offer less risk, less pain and less recovery time. In fact, the Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA), Clarivein® and the latest VenaSeal™ treatments for varicose veins were all developed by Interventional Radiologists.

Board-certified Diagnostic and Vascular/Interventional Radiologist Steven Tidwell, M.D. is the leading physician practicing veincare in Palm Beach and Martin counties who is fellowship trained (Boston University) in the intricate, non-surgical vascular procedures that define veincare. Because varicose veins are no longer treated surgically, this type of expertise is critical for a successful result. Dr. Tidwell has dedicated his entire career to treating vascular irregularities non-surgically, allowing him to anticipate the vascular "roadblocks" that can occur because not every patient's anatomy is the same.

With these non-surgical procedures requiring ultrasound guidance, this skill is essential to pinpoint the problem areas that require treatment. As a Board Certified Diagnostic Radiologist, Dr. Tidwell is specially trained on ultrasound diagnostics. He performs all of his own ultrasounds to not only provide the base for a treatment plan, but to also effectively treat the faulty vein under image guidance without the need for a separate technician.


Steve-Tidwell-200x300After completing an internship in Internal Medicine and a residency in Diagnostic Radiology (1986-1991) at the University of Louisville, during which time he received specific instruction in ultrasound technology, Dr. Tidwell completed a Vascular and Interventional Radiology fellowship at Boston University. In practice since 1992, his entire medical career as an Interventional Radiologist has continued to focus on the vascular system, correcting irregularities, such as blockages in the kidney, liver or arteries non-surgically. Using minimally invasive, image-guided techniques as well as a guide wire and catheter, Dr. Tidwell is the go-to physician at the hospital when surgery is either inappropriate or not an option.

Dr. Tidwell founded Medicus Veincare in Jupiter, Florida in 2005 to offer the best diagnosis, care and treatment for spider veins and varicose veins in the Palm Beach and Treasure Coast areas. His patients attribute his ability to accurately diagnose the treatment needed to his expertise in ultrasound technology and years of expertise in vein removal. Dr. Tidwell and his unique skill set continues to attract physicians from around the country to learn the varicose vein treatments from him at the Medicus Vein Care office.

Steven Tidwell, M.D. is board certified with the American Board of Radiology and a member of the American College of Radiology, American College of Phlebology, Society of Interventional Radiology and Florida Radiologic society.