Doctor Category: Vein & Vascular
Dr. Jack Zeltzer has been practicing medicine for more than 30 years and specializes exclusively in the treatment of vascular disease. He has served as chairman of the department of surgery at JFK Medical Center and currently serves as president of the medical staff at JFK. Zeltzer is a former president of the Palm Beach County Medical Society and continues on as chairman of the board of trustees. He is past president of both the Florida Vascular Society and the South Florida Society for Vascular Surgery.
A graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine in Montreal, Zeltzer treats aspects of vascular disease affecting arteries and veins, including carotid arteries in the neck, abdominal aorta, blocked arteries in the legs, varicose veins, and ulcers.
By staying abreast of the latest technology, Zeltzer has primarily replaced his classical training with less invasive surgery such as balloon angioplasty, stent placement, atherectomy, and laser therapy to treat blocked or narrowed arteries, aneurysms, and veins. He also performs bypass surgery when necessary.
“Lifesaving techniques have improved phenomenally since I started practicing medicine,” Zeltzer says. “Technology has brought us great advantages that offer us the right tool for the right patient. One size does not fit all.”
Zeltzer jokingly says he went into medicine because his mother wanted him to become a doctor, but as it turns out she was right. “I went into medicine because I was always interested in it and particularly in vascular surgery,” he says.
Individualized patient care delivered with compassion is his philosophy. “Call me oldfashioned in everything but technology, and I won’t be offended,” he says. “I still like that ‘Norman Rockwell’ kind of doctor.”
Jack Zeltzer, M.D.
Florida Heart and Vascular Care at JFK Medical Center
180 JFK Drive, Suite 320 | Atlantis
561-548-4900 | fhvcare.com