It is our mission at the Soffer Health Institute to offer you the best available medical treatments, using state of the art technology and cutting edge research in a caring, family-oriented environment.
Now that you know our mission, take a moment to get to know the staff behind this statement. We proudly speak Spanish, Hebrew, Creole and Portuguese.
The Soffer Health Institute, with offices throughout Miami-Dade and Broward County, Florida, is dedicated to making you feel at home throughout your medical evaluation and treatment procedures. We will thoroughly evaluate your condition with the latest research and techniques available, answer any and all questions that you may have, and present you with a carefully considered customized treatment plan that best suits your individual needs. We are here to help you. It is our motto that “Home is where the Heart (and Veins) are!”and we strive to treat you like family every step of the way.
Dr. Ariel Soffer, M.D.,FACC, ,set out to create a place where patients can not only get the finest cardiovascular care and preventive treatment that the world has to offer, but to do so in a setting that allows every patient to feel like part of his family. Dr. Soffer began his cardiovascular journey at the age of 16 when he finished highschool and enrolled in Pre-Med Studies, always wanting to be a cardiologist. After graduating medical school at the University of Miami with Distinction, he was accepted to the prestigious Cedars Sinai/UCLA residency program in Beverly Hills, California, one of the top cardiology programs in the world and published several articles on a wide range of cardiovascular topics.
Dr. Ariel Soffer is Board Certified in Internal Medicine in 1995 and in Cardiovascular Disease in 1998 and is a Fellow in the American College of Cardiology. He was named the Chief of Medicine of Hollywood Medical Center and later became the Official Doctor and Cardiologist of the NHL’s Florida Panthers from 2004-2008. Dr. Soffer also served as the Chief of Cardiology for Jackson North Medical Center, the newest hospital in one of the world’s largest academically affiliated Hospital Systems, Jackson Health.
He was asked by St. Jude Medical to write a book on Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome and it is often cited as one of the definitive works on this common and misunderstood cardiovascular disorder. He maintains affiliations and teaching relationships with the University of Florida’s Vascular Biology Working Group, Barry University, and Nova University.
He is one of the first cardiologists to become proficient in the new laser treatment of Varicose Veins, an often undiagnosed vascular problem plaguing men and women of all ages. In fact, dozens of cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons have trained in his endovenous laser ablation techniques and for which he runs a prestigious physician training program.
He retains an open mind regarding requests by his patients for alternative treatments and for this reason, the Life Extension Foundation has asked him to write numerous articles in their prestigious and internationally regarded publications. In fact, recently his interest in Enhanced External Counter Pulsation received national attention as an FDA and Medicare approved alternative to angioplasty or bypass surgery. This procedure is currently available at the Soffer Health Institute.
Dr. Ronald Bush, M.D., FACS
Dr. Ronald Bush, M.D.,FACS,, is one of the nation’s leading specialists in venous diseases. He is Board certified in general vascular surgery. His knowledge and skill as a surgeon qualify him as a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Bush is the author of numerous scientific papers and holds patents for surgical instruments. For the past 15 years, Dr. Bush has devoted his practice solely to the treatment of venous disease. Physicians throughout the world have visited and have been trained by Dr. Bush. Many of the new procedures now performed in the ambulatory treatment of varicose veins have originated in part from his clinical studies.
Dr. Rick Fraga, M.D., FACS
Dr. Rick Fraga, M.D.,FACS, is a double boarded cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon with board certifications in both general surgery and cardiovascular thoracic surgery. He has performed a fellowship in vascular surgery and has dedicated his life to cardiovascular and thoracic diseases.
He uses the latest methods and techniques of micro-surgical treatment for varicose veins and venous diseases. Dr. Fraga’s 31 years of experience along with his interest in cardiovascular and venous disease gives him a superior perspective of how to deal with these problems. He is part of a group of excellent physicians in the evaluation and treatment of venous disease at the Soffer Health Institute.
Harold Jaimes, M.D.
Medical director and founder of the Vein Health Centers, Dr. Jaimes is a board certified physician who brings extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of venous disease. An active member of the American College of Phlebology, he contributes to on-going research and advancements in venous disease. He also is one of the first physicians to introduce and train physicians in Endovenous Laser in Latin America. Performing over a thousand procedures yearly, Dr. Jaimes has developed Varicose Solutions™, a comprehensive approach to the diagnosis and treatment of venous disorders. He has focused on the successful treatment of extreme venous disorders and leg ulcers. Also board certified in Internal Medicine, he integrates his depth of knowledge in this field with vast training and experience in Phlebology.
Dr. Rundeep Gadh, born and raised in South Florida, is a huge fan of the Miami Dolphins and the Miami Heat. He is married to Dr. Ruchika Gadh and has beautiful twin girls. In addition to being a sports fan, he enjoys travelling, swimming, skiing and spending valuable time with his family and friends.
Dr. Ruchika Gadh was born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland. She moved to South Florida in 2000 for medical school where she met her husband and they now have beautiful twin girls. She loves traveling, decorating, cooking, photography and spending time with family and friends.