The Secret Vein Clinic in San Diego is a leading specialty center for the medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of problematic veins – from varicose vein treatment or spider veins to chronic venous ulcers. Our treatments include Endovenous Laser treatment (EVLT), VNUS treatment or R.F. Endovenous Ablation, Sclerotherapy, Phlebectomy, Veinwave treatment, VariLite laser, laser vein treatment and more!
At our vein clinic in San Diego, we are proudly led by leading vascular surgeon Dr. Peter Mann, M.D., who has two decades of clinical and surgical experience, and is one of a select number of fellowship trained vascular surgeons devoted exclusively to the treatment of venous disorders. As an author and international speaker, Dr. Mann teaches other surgeons the latest techniques of endovascular vein surgery and the treatment of Phlebology. He is also a leading expert in the treatment of Endovenous Ablation Therapy, which is a safe, minimally invasive procedure to eliminate varicose veins. Surgically trained at Yale and additionally Board certified in Emergency Medicine, Dr. Mann always provides an extra layer of safety to every procedure he performs at our vein clinic in San Diego.
Contact us if you have throbbing leg pain, leg heaviness and fatigue, itching, burning, restlessness, night cramps, edema, skin changes (stasis dermatitis), paresthesias, restless leg syndrome or skin ulcers. At our vein clinic in San Diego, we provide complimentary consultations and ultrasound screenings, and can schedule a treatment that is right for you. Upon your final evaluation you will know the underlying cause of your venous condition and how we can correct it.
We are providers for Medicare, MediCal, Tri Care and most PPO insurances, including Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, and United Health Care.
Endovenous Laser Vein Treatment is a less risky treatment option for removing varicose veins. This is known as a minimally invasive endovenous vein treatment procedure because it does not involve traditional surgery. Instead, the practitioner treats your diseased veins by sending laser energy into them. An intravenous catheter is the only invasive object that goes into your skin. This requires a little bit of local anesthetic to be injected in areas surrounding the vein to make the procedure as pain-free as possible. When the vein is exposed to the heat of the laser, it closes the vein and stops blood from circulating through it. The rate of failure for this procedure is only 5% to 10% after a period of 3 years. LEARN MORE
The varilite laser and veinwave are two treatment options for someone suffering from venous diseases. They are both safe and minimally invasive venous treatment options. Patients will hardly feel any pain at all from them. The varilite laser procedure uses a dual wavelength laser system which works to reduce vascular lesions which are visible on the body. These lesions may include spider veins, hemangiomas, or telangiectasias. Laser light is sent directly through the skin to treat the underlying diseased vein. As time goes on, the vein will slowly disappear until it is no longer visible. But if you need to treat smaller veins around the nose, face, or ears, then the veinwave device is a better option. It uses thermal energy pulses instead of laser energy to treat the veins. Once it is over, there are no bruises or scars left behind. LEARN MORE
It is common for people to get spider veins or varicose veins in their ankles or legs as they get older. Some people even get them in their face too. Rather than get surgery to remove these veins, Sclerotherapy treatment can eliminate them for you with minimal invasiveness. The procedure consists of a salt solution which simply gets injected right into the diseased veins. When the solution reaches the blood vessel, the lining of the vessel becomes irritated. As a result, the blood vessel collapses and dissolves away completely. LEARN MORE
The Secret Vein Clinic works with federal insurance programs as well as a large number of PPO and HMO insurances. Some of our patients have Medicare, Medi-Cal, Tricare, and many other large insurers like Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, United Health Care and HealthNet. If you are unsure about your coverage, our Insurance Manager will take down your insurance information, make an inquiry into your benefits and then send you a detailed overview of the information.
Dr. Mann specializes in the Radiofrequency Closure Procedure to treat varicose veins. This is a revolutionary procedure that replaces the more invasive and painful “vein stripping” that varicose vein patients used to require. We also specialize in the medical, cosmetic, and surgical treatment of spider veins and other various vein disorders. In addition to our specialization in veins, we also offer several cosmetic skin tightening and skin resurfacing services for patients. Together, Dr. Peter Mann and his staff of highly trained Medical Estheticians offer a comprehensive list of skin care services, from treating acne and sun damage to enhancing your overall appearance.
With the background and experience that Dr. Mann brings to the clinic as both a board-certified Vascular Surgeon and Emergency Medicine physician, The Secret Vein Clinic is fully prepared to treat a myriad of medical conditions. With a state-of-the-art varicose vein treatment known as Radio Frequency Closure, patients are treated with a minimally invasive procedure that allows for effective treatment without major surgery.
Some common symptoms of Venous disorders are, throbbing leg pain, leg heaviness & fatigue, itching, burning, restless leg syndrome, night cramps, edema, skin changes (stasis dermatitis), paresthesias and skin ulcers. After treatment, patients are often surprised to realize how much discomfort, they had once accepted as normal, is now gone. All of the aforementioned symptoms are sign of some vein disorders. It is important that our patients know that we can help them understand the root cause of this vein abnormality and how our physician can work to heal their veins.
Diagnosis of vein disorders is done by ultrasound imaging. This type of testing can be done right in our clinic with one of our ultrasound machines and our certified Vascular Ultrasound Technicians. We are able to diagnose vein disorders right in our own clinic because we have our own Vascular Lab. This helps us expedite the appointment process and maintain quality control over the entire workflow leading up to the vein treatment.
DVaricose veins are not simply a cosmetic issue. If you suffer from varicose veins, you know how painful these diseased veins can become. You may suffer from leg heaviness and fatigue, leg pain, restless legs, swollen leg limbs, skin changes, and night cramps and ulcers. These symptoms start slowly and will worsen if the varicose veins are not treated, making it very important to seek early treatment. Even if you think the veins are just unsightly, there are serious, and sometimes fatal, underlying medical factors at play.