San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center new location!
What are varicose veins?
Varicose veins are a common, often hereditary condition that affects nearly a quarter of all Americans. If you’re thinking about treating your varicose veins but you’re hesitant about the procedure options and safety concerns, don’t worry—hundreds of thousands of patients have taken advantage of safe, medically approved varicose vein treatments.
At San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center, we use ultrasound technology to create a road map of the entire venous structure of your lower extremities. This means there’s no guesswork, just results. Treatments will vary based on the patient and their goals, but here are brief explanations of the procedures we offer:
Endovenous Thermal Ablation
Using high-frequency radio waves directed through a catheter, this procedure creates local heat in the varicose vein to close up the faulty blood vessel. Because the problem veins are closed off instead of removed, there is minimal bleeding and bruising afterward, with a faster return to normal activities.
This procedure treats varicose veins as well as “spider veins.” During sclerotherapy, a solution injected directly into the affected vein irritates the lining of the vessel, causing it to swell and stick together. Over time the vessel transforms into scar tissue, fades from view, and is reabsorbed by the body.
While standard sclerotherapy targets varicose veins that are highly visible under the surface of the skin, ultrasound technology can find larger varicose veins located deeper under the surface. Using the same injection method, this procedure improves appearance of the veins and reduces the health risks associated with blood pooling.
In this procedure, the affected vein is removed entirely. A small incision is made in the skin near the varicose vein before it is removed with a phlebectomy hook. Light sedation with local anesthesia is typically used but stitches are not required. The incision is small enough to close and heal on its own with a compression bandage.
Varicose vein treatment by Cardiologist Dr. Taghizadeh
If you’re seeking treatment for your varicose veins, you’ve come to the right place. At San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center, you’ll be in the highly skilled hands of Cardiologist Dr. Behzad Taghizadeh, who has been practicing medicine for over 20 years. Dr. Taghizadeh emphasizes a healthy lifestyle, preventive care, and appropriate diagnostic and interventional treatments, and he strives to keep current in the ever-changing field of cardiovascular medicine. You won’t find a more skilled, experienced, and compassionate doctor for the treatment of your varicose veins. For a detailed list of Dr. Taghizadeh’s education, certificates, awards and recognition, check out his profile at US News & World Report.
If you have questions about varicose vein treatments or if you’d like to schedule a consultation, give us a call or drop by and see us at San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center. We’re conveniently located just off the 8 in the College Area