Trusted Name, Unrivaled Quality

Follow us on social media!
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 


Nellestein Vein Institute

Vein Specialists located in Saint Joseph, MO

A board-certified cardiovascular surgeon, Dr. Michael Nellestein provides expert venous disease management at Nellestein Vein Institute in Saint Joseph, Missouri, and the greater Northwest Missouri region. He runs a family-oriented practice where he and his talented staff are committed to caring for and educating each patient through a professional yet personable approach. Dr. Nellestein believes in being completely transparent with his patients in terms of treatment plans and insurance.

Dr. Nellestein graduated from the University of Utah with an undergraduate degree in molecular biology and went on to receive a medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Nellestein completed his cardiothoracic surgery training from Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas City, Missouri. He has been living and practicing in Saint Joseph since 1998.

Dr. Nellestein enjoyed a distinguished 25-year military career and is a retired Navy captain. He underwent airborne paratrooper and jungle warfare training with the 82nd Airborne Division. His military career included seven years overseas, nine years in Washington D.C., two years in Kansas City, and seven years in the reserves.

For the past six years, Dr. Nellestein has focused his skills and passion for medicine on venous disease management. Before that, he worked at Heartland Regional Medical Center/Mosaic Life Care for sixteen years, where he held various positions, including the medical director of cardiothoracic surgery and medical director of vascular surgery. He started the Mosaic Vein Clinic in 2012.

Dr. Nellestein and his wife of 35 years are proud parents to their two successful adult children; Emily and Andrew.

Dr. Nellestein is the only board-certified thoracic surgeon providing the full spectrum of vein services within 40,000 square miles.

Welcome to Nellestein Vein Institute

Welcome to Nellestein Vein Institute

Top listing on WebMD and Vein for Varicose Vein treatments in St. Joseph and the greater Northwest Missouri region.


  • Dr. Nellestein has practiced in the St. Joseph community for over 20 years.


  • Dr. Nellestein was recently voted as the Reader's Choice Winner for Top Surgeon and Top Medical Specialty Practice in St. Joseph.


  • We treat all our patients as if they were members of our
    own family.


    Darrin Chandler, RVT, 24 yrs experience

  • We treat all our patients as if they were members of our
    own family.


    Dr. Anna Clark-Gibson MD, 15+ years experience

  • We treat all our patients as if they were members of our
    own family.


    Tina Miller, RN, 10+ yrs experience

  • We treat all our patients as if they were members of our
    own family.


    Rebekah Beckett, Office Manager, 10+ yrs experience

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Nellestein Vein Institute, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed. We are also a credentialed provider for the Veterans Administration.

Blue Cross Blue Shield (Every State)
United Healthcare


We only have 2 types of blood vessels in our body. Arteries and veins. Our circulatory system is a closed loop.

Ask The Professional

Ask The Professional October 5, 2017 | Michael Nellestein, MD Dr. Nellestein answers some of your most pressing questions.


Words from our patients

  • Google

    "Dr. Nellestein is a skillful surgeon. I will definitely go back to him if I need further treatment in the future."

    Diane M.
  • Google

    "Everyone was helpful from the time you walk in the door until you leave. Dr. Nellestein called me the next day to see how I was doing."

    Kevin K.
  • Google

    "Very well done. They made me feel comfortable with the procedure and the staff was super pleasant."

    Caitlin C.
  • Google

    "Dr. Nellestein and his team are amazing. I have never seen a doctor be so attentive, passionate, caring, and take pride in his work."

    Megan D.
  • Google

    "I feel blessed I found Dr. Nellestein! The staff was very professional, highly trained, and able to answer all questions I asked."

    Kenneth M.


Nellestein Vein Institute
1341 Village Drive
Saint Joseph, MO 64506
Phone: 816-323-4451
Fax: 816-897-3969

Office Hours

Get in touch