Dr. Walter Lech

Vein doctor


Cardiothoracic Surgery

Harvard Medical School

Dr. Walter Lech is a Harvard-trained Board-Certified Vein Specialist in San Jose, California. Dr. Lech is an expert in varicose vein and spider vein removal, as well as the latest treatments for chronic venous insufficiency.

Dr. Lech accepts most major medical insurances, including medicare.

Areas of expertise

Venous Medicine

Extensive experience

During Dr. Lech’s training at Harvard he worked with the top doctors in venous medicine and is now devoted to bringing those state-of-the-art technologies and vein treatments to San Jose, California.

Training & recognition

Dr. Walter Lech is a Harvard-trained Board-Certified Cardiothoracic surgeon. While at Harvard, Dr. Lech was awarded prestigious research fellowships, including from the Harvard AIDS Institute/Arthur Ashe Program and the Commonwealth Fund of Massachusetts. He also earned their Multiculturalism Award in recognition of his work mentoring students of color in Boston, as well as the larger Native American community, of which he is a proud member.

Dr. Lech obtained specialized training in Advanced Minimally-Invasive Thoracic Surgery during his appointment as Associate Surgeon at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Instructor at Harvard Medical School. He returned to the Deaconess as a Staff Surgeon in the Division of Thoracic Surgery before relocating to Stanford University most recently.

Dr. Lech’s advanced technical skills are rivaled only by his empathetic, patient-centric approach to care. For the past several years, he has applied the same detail-oriented, compassionate treatment philosophy to patients suffering with chronic venous and lymphatic disorders.

Dr. Lech is available to see patients at our San Jose Vein Clinic.