Trying to find the right place to get care for varicose veins can be a challenge. Varicose vein treatment is often fragmented among multiple healthcare providers and provider types, including:
- Vascular surgeon
- Interventional radiologists
- Imaging Centers
- Outpatient Surgery Centers
The list of places where one can go to get care goes on and on. The problem with the current, fragmented approach to varicose vein treatment is exactly that – it is fragmented. Vascular surgeons may prefer to do one portion of treatment but don’t treat smaller veins or veins they might consider cosmetic or do sclerotherapy. Other specialists might not perform ultrasound. For many patients, this can be a frustrating experience of trying to stitch together care for a complex problem – they might be referred by a primary care doctor for an ultrasound of the veins in their legs only to have the wrong ultrasound performed (one focused on blood clots or DVTs) or they might have to go to multiple appointments where an ultrasound is done and then the doctor looks at it two weeks later.
A few years ago, the first comprehensive varicose vein treatment clinics were established with the aim of providing treatment for the spectrum of vein disease in a setting where patients could have everything done by someone knowledgeable and experienced in varicose vein treatment.
Dr. Malvehy, one of the top rated vein doctors in California, established East Bay Vein Specialists with this goal in mind – to provide comprehensive varicose vein treatment to people in the East Bay Area. Dr. Malvehy sees every patient personally and performs an ultrasound. He takes care to perform the ultrasound in such a way that the function of the veins can be assessed so patients can be accurately diagnosed with venous insufficiency if they have it. Venous insufficiency is often missed – even on vein ultrasounds – by inexperienced ultrasound technicians or those not looking for it, even though it is the root cause of varicose veins in the legs.
Besides performing his own ultrasound, Dr. Malvehy also offers a spectrum of vein treatment options that can be customized for varicose vein treatment including:
- laser vein treatment
- minimally invasive surgical varicose vein treaetment
Patients looking for more information on how to get to our office for varicose vein treatment can find that information along with driving directions below:
- San Ramon
- San Jose
- Walnut Creek
- Castro Valley
- Union City
For patients in the East Bay Area, looking for varicose vein treatment near them, our office in Pleasanton is convenient. We are located at the intersection of I-580 and I-680 and just steps from BART. Because our treatments are all performed in the office and have no downtime, people can drive themselves home or get right back to work!
Laser varicose vein treatment is particularly effective as a durable treatment for varicose veins. This treatment has replaced vein stripping surgery, an outdated technique which often required hospitalization and prolonged recovery. It is 98% effective in closing target veins and allows patients to return to most normal activity right away.