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What Is the Best Treatment Available for Varicose Veins in San Diego? A Top Vein Doctor Answers.

January 13, 2021

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With so many treatment options for varicose veins available today, choosing the right kind of treatment may present a problem. While your vein doctor would definitely be able to guide you, we list the most preferred procedures below.

No-anesthesia minimally invasive treatment procedures:

There are two minimally invasive vein treatment procedures that are most preferred by vein doctors, because they are so comfortable that they eliminate the need for even a numbing injection. These procedures can be done in a single sitting at any outpatient vein clinic.

1. VenaSeal 

Most vein specialists consider VenaSeal the best treatment option for varicose veins. In this procedure, your defective veins are accessed through a small flexible catheter, which is inserted through a tiny skin puncture. Through this catheter, small drops of medicated glue are delivered throughout the length of the vein. Pressure is then applied from outside to collapse the vein for a few minutes. During this time, the glue hardens, and the vein walls stick to each other, sealing off the vein.

Because Venaseal glue creates an instant seal, your veins do not have to go through a process of scarring and healing, which is inevitable for all the other vein treatment procedures. As a result, your post-treatment course is a lot more comfortable! You will have far less pain and swelling, and you do not even need to wear compression stockings for a few weeks following the procedure.

The ideal treatment for varicose veins is one that is the most effective and has least chances of recurrence. At the same time, it must be comfortable and convenient. Find out what are the best treatments available for varicose veins in San Diego.

2. Clarivein:

This procedure uses a special catheter, called the ClariVein catheter. This catheter has a rotating tip. After inserting this catheter into the defective vein, a medicated solution called sclerosant is delivered into the vein. The rotating tip disperses the sclerosant in all directions, throughout the length of the vein.

Unlike VenaSeal, sclerosant causes the veins to swell up, scar and eventually stick together. Because of the ‘scar and heal’ process, there will be a small amount of pain and swelling after the procedure which is, however, easily tolerated with prescription medication. After the ClariVein procedure, you will need to wear compression stockings for a few weeks to ensure that the veins stay shut during the healing process.

Minimally invasive procedures that require a numbing injection

The most commonly used procedures require heat to seal off defective veins. Since applying heat can be painful, these procedures require a numbing injection beforehand. The numbing injection as such isn’t painful – it is just an additional needle prick – but the distension of skin layers from the anesthetic solution can an uncomfortable feeling.

3. Radiofrequency ablation

This procedure uses a radiofrequency device to produce heat. A flexible catheter, inserted into the defective vein, is used to deliver radiofrequency waves into the vein. Within the vein, these waves produce heat, which causes the vein walls to melt, scar and seal together.

4. Endovenous laser ablation

This procedure is very similar to radiofrequency ablation, except that it uses laser energy instead of radiofrequency waves to generate heat. Although ‘laser treatment’ for varicose veins is popularized online, the truth is, many vein doctors prefer radiofrequency ablation, because lase energy can be more intense, and therefore more uncomfortable than radiofrequency ablation. However, laser ablation is as effective as other minimally treatment options for treating varicose veins.

Best procedures for medium and small sized veins: Varithena and Sclerotherapy. 

All the above procedures are targeted at the largest defective vein, or the parent vein, which are primarily responsible for your symptoms. However, you may also have medium or smaller veins that have been damaged. The smallest veins, such as spider veins, are treated by directly injecting liquid sclerosant into them. This technique is called sclerotherapy. Medium veins are treated using a technique called Varithena, in which foam=based sclerosant is injected directly into the veins. 

Your vein doctor can help you decide what procedure you are best suited for.

Although we have ranked the above vein treatment procedures in order of preference, the truth is, each patient is unique, and while a particular treatment may be the best option for one patient, this may not be the case for another patient. Some patients may even need a combination of treatment procedures. Therefore, it is best to discuss all treatment options with your vein specialist, and come up with a tailored treatment plan together. This treatment plan would depend on several factors, including:

  • Your past medical history
  • The number of veins that are diseased, their size and location
  • Your treatment comfort levels
  • Your goals and expectations of treatment
  • Your medical insurance – some of the more advanced treatments may not be covered.

Vein Treatment Clinic San Diego: Offering you the entire spectrum of minimally invasive varicose vein treatment. 

The Vein Treatment Clinic offers state of the art, comprehensive care for varicose veins and spider veins. Our vein doctors, who are all highly experienced, board certified physicians, will work with you to put together a tailored treatment plan that suits your needs.

Our vein clinic is located in La Jolla, near the Torrey Pines beach State Park. You can book an appointment with our vein specialists at this location online, or by calling 858-859-9664.

To learn more about varicose veins, including the underlying disease that causes varicose veins and options for treatment, visit us at www.veintreatmentclinic.com/vein-diseases/varicose-veins/ Or to learn more about our vein clinics, visit the varicose vein information pages for our individual locations in New York, Long Island, New Jersey, California, and Texas.

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Scheduling a consultation with one of our vein treatment experts is one of the best ways to determine the proper resolution for your varicose veins. The treatments can include sclerotherapy, laser or radiofrequency ablation, a medication called Varithena, or procedures such as Venaseal, or Clarivein.

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VENOUS SPECIALIST | Harvard Medical School

Dr. Michael Nguyen is a world renowned and Harvard trained vein specialist in Manhattan. He leads the team of vein doctors offering the highest level of care at the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New York & New Jersey.

As a pioneer in the treatment of varicose veins problems, Dr. Nguyen is considered a top vein expert for developing minimally invasive and customized treatment plans for the many symptoms of venous insufficiency, including leg cramps, skin discoloration on legs, spider vein removal, and restless leg syndrome.

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Dr. Caroline Novak

Venous Specialist | NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Dr. Caroline Novak is a double Board Certified vein specialist in Paramus and Clifton, NJ. Dr. Novak is well known for continuously performing the best treatment for spider veins and varicose vein removal in the New Jersey area. She is committed to developing long lasting relationships with her patients, allowing her to personalize a varicose and spider veins treatment plan that successfully meets her patients' goals.

At her Clifton and Paramus vein clinic, Dr. Novak utilizes the latest and most advanced technology to restore patients back to health without unnecessary surgery, and with minimal to no downtime.

There are a variety of minimally-invasive varicose vein treatment options available. Your vein doctor can perform the procedure on-site and have you back on your feet in under an hour.
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Dr. Sareh Rajaee

Venous Specialist | BROWN UNIVERSITY

Dr. Sareh Rajaee is a Board Certified Vascular Surgeon and Vein Disease specialist. She is highly sought after for his expertise and excellent outcomes in spider veins and varicose vein removal. She is proud to serve the New York community at our vein clinic in Manhattan, and the New Jersey community in Clifton & Paramus.

Our vein clinics offer FREE insurance verification– most vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, including Medicare.

There are a variety of minimally-invasive varicose vein treatment options available. Your vein doctor can perform the procedure on-site and have you back on your feet in under an hour.
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Dr. Todd Kobrinski

Vein Specialist | GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

Dr. Todd’s goal as a vein treatment doctor is to help patients achieve the best quality of life. After learning about you, how vein disease is affecting you and why, he is able to craft a customized treatment plan for your spider and varicose veins.

Our vein clinics offer FREE insurance verification– most vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, including Medicare.

There are a variety of minimally-invasive varicose vein treatment options available. Your vein doctor can perform the procedure on-site and have you back on your feet in under an hour.
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Dr. Montoya is a Vein Specialist and Vascular doctor in New York. He is highly sought after for his expertise and excellent outcomes in cardiac surgery, and is now proud to serve the Vein Clinics in Manhattan, NY.

Dr. Montoya performs the latest minimally-invasive vein treatments to treat Chronic Venous Insufficiency; a condition that leads to spider veins and varicose veins, along with symptoms such as leg cramping, pain, and fatigue.

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Dr. Carly Guthrie

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Dr. Guthrie is focused on bringing the newest and most-advanced treatments to Southern California in order to decrease recovery times and improve patient satisfaction.

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Dr. Billy Schoenfeld

VENOUS SPECIALIST | Harvard Medical School

Dr. Schoenfeld has advanced training in ultrasound and venous access, having treated thousands of patients in his career. He is a specialist in the treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins, including ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy, and phlebectomy.

Dr. Schoenfeld is focused on introducing new therapies to San Diego, such as the recently FDA-approved VenaSeal procedure for treatment of varicose veins. During his training at Harvard he worked with the best doctors in venous medicine and is now devoted to bringing those state-of-the-art technologies and treatments to Southern California.

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Dr. Jasmine Koo

VENOUS SPECIALIST | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Dr. Jasmine specializes in minimally invasive treatments for spider and varicose vein removal in San Diego, California. Her areas of expertise include Sclerotherapy treatment, radiofrquency ablation, and VenaSeal treatment for chronic venous insufficiency.

Our Vein Clinic San Diego offers FREE insurance verification– most vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, including Medicare.

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Dr. Walter Lech

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Dr. Lech’s advanced technical skills are rivaled only by his empathetic, patient-centric approach to care. For the past several years, he has applied the same detail-oriented, compassionate treatment philosophy to patients suffering with chronic venous and lymphatic disorders.

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Michael
Nguyen MD

Triple Certified
Harvard Medical School

Dr. Michael Nguyen is a world renowned and Harvard trained vein specialist, leading the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New York. Dr. Nguyen has been a pioneer in the treatment of varicose veins problems, as well as the many signs of venous insufficiency, including: leg cramps, painful varicose veins, leg swelling, restless leg, and skin discoloration on legs.
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Caroline
Novak MD

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

Dr. Todd’s goal as a vein treatment doctor is to help patients achieve the best quality of life. After learning about you, how vein disease is affecting you and why, he is able to craft a customized treatment plan for your spider and varicose veins.
Our vein clinics offer FREE insurance verification– most vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, including Medicare.
Read more >>

Sareh
Rajaee MD

BROWN UNIVERSITY

Dr. Sareh Rajaee is a Board Certified Vascular Surgeon and Vein Disease specialist. She is highly sought after for his expertise and excellent outcomes in spider veins and varicose vein removal. She is proud to serve the New York community at our vein clinic in Manhattan, and the New Jersey community in Clifton & Paramus.
Our vein clinics offer FREE insurance verification– most vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, including Medicare.
Read more >>

Todd
Kobrinski MD

BROWN UNIVERSITY

Dr. Todd’s goal as a vein treatment doctor is to help patients achieve the best quality of life. After learning about you, how vein disease is affecting you and why, he is able to craft a customized treatment plan for your spider and varicose veins.
Our vein clinics offer FREE insurance verification– most vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, including Medicare.
Read more >>

Juan
Montoya MD

NYC VEIN SPECIALIST
YALE MEDICAL SCHOOL

Dr. Montoya is a Vein Specialist and Vascular doctor in Manhattan. He is considered one of the best spider vein doctors in Manhattan, having successfully restored thousands of patients back to health, by implementing cutting edge treatments such as radiofrequency ablation, VenaSeal, and sclerotherapy for spider veins.
Read more >>

Carly
Guthrie MD

Double Certified
Harvard Medical School

Dr. Guthrie is the co-director of the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Clinic in San Diego. She is recognized as one of the best varicose vein doctors in SD, and has developed a career specializing in minimally invasive varicose vein treatment options.

Read more >>

Billy
Schoenfeld MD

Double Certified
Harvard Medical School

Dr. Schoenfeld is a specialist in the treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins, including ultrasound-guided radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy, and phlebectomy for spider vein removal. He also has advanced training in ultrasound and venous access, having treated thousands of patients at the Vein Treatment Center in San Diego, CA.

Read more >>

Calvin
Jung MD

NYU MEDICAL SCHOOL

Dr Calvin Jung is the director and clinical trainer for the Vein Clinics of Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung focuses in minimally invasive treatments for spider vein and varicose vein removal. Most vein treatments are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare.

Read more >>

Jasmine
Koo MD

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Dr. Jasmine specializes in minimally invasive treatments for spider and varicose vein removal in San Diego, California. Her areas of expertise include Sclerotherapy treatment, radiofrquency ablation, and VenaSeal treatment for chronic venous insufficiency.

Our Vein Clinic San Diego offers FREE insurance verification– most vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, including Medicare.

Read more >>
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