About Us

The Vein Centre, part of Cardiac, Vascular, and Thoracic Surgery - Clearwater, is a separate office entirely dedicated to serving our vein patients. You can rest assured you will receive the same high standard and quality of care our practice is known for.

Throughout the course of your treatment, from your initial visit to your procedure, your follow-up and everything in between, this welcoming space will leave you feeling calm, in harmony with its relaxing atmosphere. Our friendly and attentive staff is sure to greet you like an old friend. As an added bonus, because all our services are performed right here in the office, procedures covered by insurance have significantly less patient responsibility when compared to procedures done in the hospital.

Vein Centre Procedure Room

Yves Gabriel, MD, FACS, FISVS


Yves Gabriel, MD, is board certified in vascular and general surgery as well as endovascular medicine. Dr. Gabriel graduated medical school from SUNY University and did his fellowship in Endovascular & Vascular Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. He was Chief Resident at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital in New York, NY. Dr. Gabriel received top honors in general surgery, diagnostic radiology as well as family practice, embryology. He has also received certification from the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

Dr. Gabriel continues to further his education by attending conferences and training courses throughout the year. He is up to date on all the new and advanced techniques and treatment of vascular disease. Dr. Gabriel is an active member of the Society of Vascular Medicine, Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Society of Vascular Surgery & Biology, and Society of Cardiovascular Angiography & Intervention. He is a Fellow with the American College of Surgeons and the International Society for Vascular Surgery.

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Susan Shafii, MD, FACS, RPVI

Susan Shaffii, MD, is board certified in vascular and general surgery. She completed her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC and a second degree in chemistry from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Shafii earned her Doctor of Medicine from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, where she also continued her graduate medical education in general.  She completed a vascular surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. During the past five years, she has served on the faculty, as an assistant professor of surgery, at both Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  

A native of the Tampa Bay area, Dr. Shafii has contributed numerous articles in peer-related publications such as Annals of Vascular Surgery and the Journal of Surgical Research. Her clinical interests include complex aortic pathology and aneurysmal disease, carotid artery disease, peripheral arterial disease, anterior spine exposure and thoracic outlet syndrome. She is a member of the Society of Vascular Surgery, the Vascular and Endovascular Surgical Society and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.  

Dr. Gabriel's and Dr. Shafii’s patients like that they spend so much time with them and is very thorough with their evaluations and treatment plans. They welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your vein issues and concerns.

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