Louis Prevosti

MD, FACS

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Get to Know Dr. Prevosti

Dr. Prevosti is board-certified in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery and is a diplomate of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM). He has been practicing cardiothoracic surgery and vein surgery in Atlanta for over 25 years.

Dr. Prevosti's Credentials

Certifications
  • Board-certified in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM)
  • Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI)
  • Registered Phlebology Sonographer (RPhS)
Education
  • University of Colorado, Bachelor of Science in Physics
  • Albany Medical College, Medical Degree
  • The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, Residency in Surgery
  • National Institute of Health, Research Fellow – Vascular Disorders
  • The Cleveland Clinic, Residency in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Associations
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • American Venous Forum
  • American Vein & Lymphatic Society (AVLS)
  • Medical Association of Georgia
  • Medical Association of Atlanta
Specialties
  • Phlebology
  • Venous and Lymphatic Medicine
  • Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Awards
  • Engineering Scholarship, University of Colorado
  • Harold C. Wiggers Award, Albany Medical College
  • The Charles Eckert Award, Albany Medical College
  • The Kenneth B. Olson Prize, Albany Medical College
  • Dean’s Service Award, Albany Medical College
Languages
  • English

More About Dr. Prevosti

Dr. Prevosti first started his college career at the University of Colorado, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in physics. Following his time there, he attended Albany Medical College in New York, where he was class president and received several awards. After earning his medical degree at Albany, Dr. Prevosti completed a general surgery residency at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. He was a research fellow at the National Institutes of Health where he studied new techniques in the treatment of vascular disorders, including laser and thermal energy therapy innovations. He performed his thoracic and cardiovascular surgery fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

After studying cardiovascular disorders, Dr. Prevosti moved to Atlanta to begin his private practice, in cardiovascular surgery. During his cardiovascular career, he has performed over 5,000 open heart operations at Piedmont Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta. At Piedmont Hospital, he served as Section Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Medical Director of the CV Intensive Care Unit and Telemetry Unit, and Chairman of the Patient Care Quality Improvement Committee. In addition to his participation at Piedmont, at St. Joseph’s Hospital he was an active member of the Cardiovascular Surgery Department and served on numerous committees. He is the author of numerous articles relating to cardiovascular surgery and medicine.

Since 2010, Dr. Prevosti has dedicated himself full time to the treatment of venous disorders, including the outpatient treatment of varicose veins, spider veins (telangiectasia), swollen legs, lymphedema, chronic venous insufficiency, venous reflux disease, pelvic congestion syndrome, vaginal varicies, and facial veins.

Dr. Prevosti is a parishioner at Christ the King Cathedral. He volunteers his time at the Good Samaritan Healthcare Center in downtown Atlanta and supports the Children’s Restoration Network, the Big Brother Big Sister Organization and the American Cancer society, and the Marist School.


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