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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Richard Feinberg is board certified in vascular surgery and has more than 25 years of experience treating venous disease. It is estimated that almost half of the adult female population are troubled by spider veins or varicose veins and general venous disease. Heredity, pregnancy, weight gain, hormonal shifts and certain occupations may contribute to the formation of small veins that lie close to the surface of the skin. Dr. Feinberg offers patients the benefit of minimally-invasive diagnostic tools and techniques to treat venous disease, providing our patients the highest level of comfort and relief so they can return home with minimal pain, downtime, scarring and desired results.


Vascular Surgery

Aortic Aneursym

Limb Preservation

Treatment for Spider Veins or Varicose Veins

Vein Center

Venous Disease


UnityPoint Health - Meriter- Vein Center
(608) 417-2090 | | Map

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Vascular Surgery

Vascular Surgery, Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine, Norfolk, VA

Endovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

Residency George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
Internship George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
Medical School George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, D.C.

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.
PubMed Articles
Felgoise SH Feinberg R Stephens HE Barkhaus P Boylan K Caress J Clawson LL Elman L Goutman SA Mccluskey L Russell J Tiryaki E Weiss M Simmons Z Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-specific quality of life-short form (ALSSQOL-SF): A brief, reliable, and valid version of the ALSSQOL-R. Muscle Nerve . 2018 Nov;58(5):646-654
[PubMed ID: 30028537]
Feinberg RA Jurich D Lord J Case H Hawley J Examining the Validity of the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) Time Constraints. J Vet Med Educ . Fall 2018;45(3):381-387
[PubMed ID: 29393767]
Feinberg RA Jurich DP Foster LM Effects and Unforeseen Consequences of Accessing References on a Maintenance of Certification Examination: Findings From a National Study. Acad Med . 2018 Apr;93(4):636-641
[PubMed ID: 29028636]
Feinberg RA Clauser AL Can Item Keyword Feedback Help Remediate Knowledge Gaps? J Grad Med Educ . 2016 Oct;8(4):541-545
[PubMed ID: 27777664]
Molena D Mungo B Stem M Feinberg RL Lidor AO Prevalence, impact, and risk factors for hospital-acquired conditions after major surgical resection for cancer: a NSQIP analysis. J Gastrointest Surg . 2015 Jan;19(1):142-51; discussion 151
[PubMed ID: 25199948]
Lidor AO Moran-Atkin E Stem M Magnuson TH Steele KE Feinberg R Schweitzer MA Hospital-acquired conditions after bariatric surgery: we can predict, but can we prevent? Surg Endosc . 2014 Dec;28(12):3285-92
[PubMed ID: 24935201]
Mungo B Molena D Stem M Feinberg RL Lidor AO Thirty-day outcomes of paraesophageal hernia repair using the NSQIP database: should laparoscopy be the standard of care? J Am Coll Surg . 2014 Aug;219(2):229-36
[PubMed ID: 24891211]
Molena D Mungo B Stem M Feinberg RL Lidor AO Outcomes of operations for benign foregut disease in elderly patients: a National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database analysis. Surgery . 2014 Aug;156(2):352-60
[PubMed ID: 24973127]
Molena D Mungo B Stem M Feinberg RL Lidor AO Outcomes of esophagectomy for esophageal achalasia in the United States. J Gastrointest Surg . 2014 Feb;18(2):310-7
[PubMed ID: 23963868]
Feinberg RA Swygert KA Haist SA Dillon GF Murray CT The impact of postgraduate training on USMLE® step 3® and its computer-based case simulation component. J Gen Intern Med . 2012 Jan;27(1):65-70
[PubMed ID: 21879372]
Sheer AJ Heckman JE Schneider EB Wu AW Segal JB Feinberg R Lidor AO Congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease predict poor surgical outcomes in older adults undergoing elective diverticulitis surgery. Dis Colon Rectum . 2011 Nov;54(11):1430-7
[PubMed ID: 21979190]
Lidor AO Chang DC Feinberg RL Steele KE Schweitzer MA Franco MM Morbidity and mortality associated with antireflux surgery with or without paraesophogeal hernia: a large ACS NSQIP analysis. Surg Endosc . 2011 Sep;25(9):3101-8
[PubMed ID: 21512880]
Lidor AO Segal JB Wu AW Yu Q Feinberg R Schneider EB Older patients with diverticulitis have low recurrence rates and rarely need surgery. Surgery . 2011 Aug;150(2):146-53
[PubMed ID: 21801956]
Lidor AO Schneider E Segal J Yu Q Feinberg R Wu AW Elective surgery for diverticulitis is associated with high risk of intestinal diversion and hospital readmission in older adults. J Gastrointest Surg . 2010 Dec;14(12):1867-73; discussion 1873-4
[PubMed ID: 20878256]
Feinberg RL Sorrell K Wheeler JR Gregory RT Snyder SO Jr Gayle RG Parent FN 3rd Successful management of traumatic false aneurysm of the extracranial vertebral artery by duplex-directed manual occlusion: a case report. J Vasc Surg . 1993 Nov;18(5):889-94
[PubMed ID: 8230577]
Sorrell KA Feinberg RL Wheeler JR Gregory RT Snyder SO Gayle RG Parent NF 3rd Color-flow duplex-directed manual occlusion of femoral false aneurysms. J Vasc Surg . 1993 Mar;17(3):571-7
[PubMed ID: 8445754]
Feinberg RL Gregory RT Wheeler JR Snyder SO Jr Gayle RG Parent FN 3rd Patterson RB The ischemic window: a method for the objective quantitation of the training effect in exercise therapy for intermittent claudication. J Vasc Surg . 1992 Aug;16(2):244-50
[PubMed ID: 1495149]
Cull DL Feinberg RL Wheeler JR Snyder SO Jr Gregory RT Gayle RG Parent FN 3rd Experience with laser-assisted balloon angioplasty and a rotary angioplasty instrument: lessons learned. J Vasc Surg . 1991 Sep;14(3):332-9
[PubMed ID: 1831862]
Feinberg RL Winter RP Wheeler JR Gregory RT Snyder SO Jr Gayle RG Parent FN 3rd Adcock GD The use of composite grafts in femorocrural bypasses performed for limb salvage: a review of 108 consecutive cases and comparison with 57 in situ saphenous vein bypasses. J Vasc Surg . 1990 Sep;12(3):257-63
[PubMed ID: 2398584]
Feinberg RL Wheeler JR Gregory RT Snyder SO Jr Gayle RG Parent FN 3rd Initial results and subsequent outcome of laser thermal-assisted balloon angioplasty of 56 consecutive femoropopliteal lesions. Am J Surg . 1990 Aug;160(2):166-9; discussion 169-70
[PubMed ID: 2143359]