Our Story

Texas Vein & Wellness Institute was established in 2013 by Dr. Srinivas Rao. Dr. Rao grew up in Houston attending Bellaire High School and Rice University. He then went to Baylor College of Medicine for his medical school and residency with a sub specialization in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital and MD Anderson Hospital.  After practicing medicine in the Houston area for over 20 years, he saw a large void in the healthcare system for patients with vein disease. So in 2013 he started the Institute with the mission to compassionately diagnose and treat vein disease in Houston and the surrounding areas, using only the latest technology and highly experienced and friendly staff.  Texas Vein & Wellness Institute prides itself on treating the whole patient, individually and compassionately, from the first meeting and for as long as we are needed. We truly treat each patient as if they were family. After your first visit, you will have a true understanding of what is going on with the veins in your legs and will also be given ALL the different treatment options so that you may choose what is best for you. Patients can access our staff whenever needed with their questions or concerns. You will have the cell phones of our providers should you ever need to contact us, day or night.  

At Texas Vein and Wellness Institute we are pleased to work with patients in our state-of-the-art facility, which includes the very latest technologies for ultrasound examinations and the minimally invasive treatments we perform.  We are a one stop shop. Everything we need is here on-site, in a comfortable, inviting atmosphere, so that our patients need not go anywhere else for any part of their diagnosis, treatment or follow-up. By combining superb medical facilities with the latest treatments and a family-like atmosphere, Texas Vein and Wellness Institute has become one of the most respected vein clinics in Houston. If fact at the current time, we are only 1 of 4 vein centers in the Houston area that is accredited by the prestigious Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).

Our Team

Our Providers

Dr. Srinivas "Vasu" Rao

Founder and Medical Director

Dr. Rao is a Houston native that graduated with highest honors from Rice University. He attended Baylor College of Medicine in Houston for his medical school training as well as for his residency training in diagnostic radiology. Dr. Rao was selected as Chief Resident during his tenure. Following his residency, he completed a fellowship in vascular and interventional radiology at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

For nearly 20 years, Dr. Rao has been in private practice in the Houston area as a diagnostic and interventional radiologist. Dr. Rao has served as director of Radiology at many hospitals and imaging centers throughout the Houston area. He is a board certified radiologist with the American Board of Radiology and member of the Harris County Medical Society, Texas Medical Association, and American College of Phlebology. His expertise in ultrasound and ultrasound guided procedures makes him the ideal physician in the diagnosis and treatment of venous disease. 

Dr. William “Kent” Johnson

Physician

Dr. William “Kent” Johnson is a board-certified general surgeon who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of venous disease. Dr. Johnson has been practicing medicine for 27 years and specializing in veins since 2005. Kent went to Baylor University for his undergraduate degree. He  then earned his medical degree at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston in 1988 and completed a surgical residency at St. Joseph Hospital and the Texas Medical Center in 1993. He is an active member in The American Venous and Lymphatic Society. Dr. Johnson is dedicated to personalized patient care and providing detailed feedback to the referring healthcare professionals.

Our Staff

Nancy Soto

Nancy Soto

Office Manager

Serineh Paria

Serineh Paria

Ultrasound Technician

Nadia De Los Reyes

Nadia De Los Reyes

Ultrasound Technician

Monica Grijalva

Monica Grijalva

Medical Assistant

Julie Santoyo

Julie Santoyo

Medical Assistant

Tiffany Kowrach

Tiffany Kowrach

Receptionist

Ann Vu

Ann Vu

Marketing Lead

Valerie Flores

Valerie Flores

Procedure Coordinator

Santiago Restrepo

Santiago Restrepo

Wellness Co-Director

Karina Rao

Karina Rao

Wellness Co-Director

Mission Statement

Our mission at Texas Vein and Wellness Institute is to compassionately diagnose and treat vein disease in Houston, and the surrounding areas, using only the latest technology and highly experienced and friendly staff.