Varicose veins are enlarged veins that can appear as blue, red or flesh colored. They are often on the legs, raised above the skin and look like twisted bulging cords. At The Secret Vein Clinic we offer premier San Diego varicose vein treatment.
Varicose veins are primarily caused by faulty valves in the superficial veins located in the lower extremities. When these valves fail to function properly the blood flow moves in the opposite direction increasing the blood flow on the surface veins near the skin. These surface veins cannot compensate for this increase in volume causing the veins to bulge and twist like a knotted rope, often appearing dark purple or blue. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms visit us for San Diego varicose vein treatment.
Most symptoms found on the lower legs can cause, but are not limited to:
- or heaviness in the legs
Blood clots also can form within these veins due to slow or stagnant blood flow, ultimately leading to Phlebitis. When phlebitis develops, the area around the clot may become painful, hot, red and swollen. Long term untreated Varicose veins can cause ulcers and poor healing of wounds. Ensuring treatment prior to the development of phlebitis will help the patient avoid unnecessary pain as well as the risk of additional complications.
At The Secret Vein Clinic, Varicose veins are diagnosed by a thorough physical examination, accompanied by a non-invasive ultrasound test to determine the location of the abnormal valve or valves within the veins through our vascular lab. Options for vein treatment include microsurgery to remove the Varicose veins, as well as non-invasive procedures to close the underlying abnormal Saphenous veins.
Thanks to ongoing advances in medical treatment and Dr. Mann’s dedication to staying on the cutting edge of technology, San Diego varicose vein treatment is performed using minimally invasive procedures, without the potential complications of general anesthesia. In many cases, the incisions are smaller than 3-4mm, recovery times are short, and results are long-term.
Ultrasound testing is the cornerstone of diagnosis for vascular conditions. On visiting the Secret Vein Clinic for a consultation, your evaluation will include a comprehensive venous work up with advanced diagnostic studies. The duplex ultrasound exam will identify the veins with faulty valves responsible for venous reflux. When completed, you will know the underlying cause of your venous condition and how we can correct it.
We are providers for Medicare, Tri Care and most PPO insurances, including Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, United Health Care, and HealthNet.
We are the #1 clinic for San Diego varicose vein treatment!