You don’t have to live with varicose veins.
Gone are the days when the appearance of unsightly varicose veins meant the end of skirts and a life condemned to pants and compression stockings! West Coast Vascular brings progressive minimally invasive treatments to patients with symptomatic or cosmetic vein disorder. This minimally invasive technology is precise, safe and a simple medical procedure for the treatment of varicose veins.
World Class Vascular Surgeons
West Coast Vascular is one of the leading vascular practices in California with Board Certified Vascular Surgeons on staff. Dr. C. Shawn Skillern and Dr. Li Sheng Kong are highly skilled vascular surgeons along with Amber Young, FNP-C is a highly skilled nurse practitioner with experience in the most progressive, leading edge vascular treatment and care available today.
Varicose Veins are visibly enlarged veins that are often bluish in color and may appear twisted. They are caused by the pooling of blood in a damaged vein and can sometimes be painful.
Varicose veins occur when the vein is not functioning properly. Veins have one-way valves that prevent blood from flowing backwards. When these valves fail, blood begins to collect in the vein rather than continuing toward your heart. Varicose veins often affect the legs, since they are the farthest from the heart and gravity makes it harder for the blood to flow upward.
The primary symptom of varicose veins is the appearance of highly visible, misshapen veins, usually on the legs. In the early stages of varicose veins, the legs may feel tired, heavy, achy or tense.
To diagnose varicose veins, your doctor will typically examine your legs and visible veins while you are sitting or standing. He or she may ask you about any pain or symptoms you are experiencing.
Your doctor may also want to do an ultrasound to check your blood flow or less commonly, an angiogram may be ordered to further assess your veins.
West Coast Vascular’s unique vascular center provides patients with an experience that emphasizes patient comfort and personalized treatment. Our physicians, specially trained nurses and assistants monitor our patient’s progress and provide quality care throughout their treatment. At West Coast Vascular, we tailor the appropriate management of venous disease to each individual patient so that the best possible outcome is achieved.
Our radiofrequency catheter or laser treatment consists of a thin laser fiber being inserted into the damaged vein, heating the vein from within, causing it to shrink, collapse and seal shut. Once it’s sealed, healthy veins take over and redirect blood flow back toward the heart.
Sclerotherapy treats medium and large spider veins on the surface of the legs, feet, arms or hands. Sclerotherapy involves the direct injection of a sclerosing agent into the spider vein using a very fine needle, causing the vein to contract and collapse.
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