Dr. Ken Hollis obtained his BS in General Science from Washburn University of Topeka. He then attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine, graduating with Honors in Pharmacology. He continued on with General Surgery internship and residency Wichita, KS. Thereafter, he pursued his passion for Trauma and Critical Care Medicine, completing post graduate training from Baltimore’s Shock-Trauma Institute (MIEMSS). He then returned to Kansas where he joined the KU surgical faculty. As Director of Trauma & Critical Care Surgery, his clinical experience was broad, with a strong emphasis on chest and vascular injuries. His greater interest, however, was in the rapidly evolving field of laparoscopic general surgery, which brought him to Houston for training and eventual relocation. Dr Hollis sub-specialized in Bariatric Surgery for 10 years prior to joining Metro Vein Centers. He remains committed to health optimization (“wellness”), and is glad to continue his career providing relief for the many sufferers of venous disease.
“As a general surgeon in private practice for over 34 years, after tens of thousands of hours standing at the OR table, I progressively developed venous insufficiency and terrible varicose veins myself. Having done hundreds of old fashioned vein strippings through the years, I was sure that I myself would NEVER submit to that! Fortunately, I did seek attention at a vein clinic and got diagnosed and treated with the “modern day” vein treatment. I have been absolutely thrilled with the results. After that, I vowed to offer this procedure to patients so that they may experience the same incredible relief that I have experienced.”