Experts in Varicose Spider Vein Treatment

La Jolla Vein & Vascular Doctors: Sarah Lucas, Nisha Bunke and Amanda Steinberger
La Jolla Vein & Vascular Doctors

Drs. Lucas, Bunke, & Steinberger

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We wrote the book on veins, literally!

The Vein Book is still a must-have for vascular surgeons, phlebologists, interventional radiologists, research scientists, epidemiologists, and surgeons at all levels.

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Since its initial publication nearly a decade ago, The Vein Book continues to serve as the ultimate comprehensive resource on venous disease. Upholding its reputation as the go-to reference for complete, authoritative, and up-to-date information about venous function and dysfunction, this second edition effectively bridges the gap between clinical medicine and basic science, suitable both for the seasoned surgeon as well as the medical student.

Want treatment options? We are the only San Diego Vein Center that offers all available treatment methods for varicose veins.

We can choose the vein treatment type that is best for the patient, rather than what is available.

14 Years of Proven Results

From prevention to diagnosis and treatment, we are committed to keeping your blood vessels healthy. Our board-certified vascular experts can help evaluate your vascular concern, diagnose and make recommendations for treatment or conservative care. We treat the entire spectrum of venous disease from cosmetic spider veins to painful varicose veins and leg ulcers.

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Why thousands of patients and over 800 referring physicians trust our care:

  • Area’s first accredited dedicated vein center

  • 10,000+ patients treated

  • individualized care for prevention and treatment
  • We are a center of excellence

  • Decade history of consistently positive reviews
  • Credentials and accreditation matters

  • Our Physicians are leaders in our field

  • We participate in ongoing research

  • We train and teach other doctors

  • Every patient is treated like a Rockstar!

Meet Our Doctors

Vascular Specialists


Dermatology


Dr. Sarah Lucas, Vascular Surgeon

Sarah Lucas MD, FACS, RPVI
Vascular Surgeon

Dr. Sarah Lucas, MD, FACS, RPVI is a board-certified vascular surgeon who has chosen to dedicate her practice to helping patients who suffer with venous and lymphatic disease. She is a graduate of Duke Medical School and completed her residency at Georgetown University Hospital and Medstar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC.

Dr. Amanda Steinberger, Interventional Radiologist

Amanda Steinberger, DO
Vascular Interventional Radiologist

Dr. Amanda Steinberger is an interventional radiologist, board-certified in Interventional Radiology / Diagnostic Radiology. She has specialized her practice to focus on superficial vein disease and has achieved certification by the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine.

Dr. Nisha Bunke, Vein Specialist and Medical Director

Nisha Bunke, MD FAVLS, RPhS
Vein Specialist

Dr. Nisha Bunke was the first physician in the United States to complete specialized fellowship training in venous and lymphatic medicine in 2008, supported by the American Vein and Lymphatic Society (AVLS). She was also named a diplomate of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine in 2009.

Dr. Nisha Bunke, Vein Specialist and Medical Director

Heidi Byers Busch, MD
Board Certified Dermatologist

Dr. Heidi Busch has been board certified by the American Board of Dermatology since 2001. She has extensive experience in several areas of dermatology, including: general, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology.  Dr. Busch enjoys treating pre-teens through senior citizens.

Meet Our Doctors


Vascular Specialists

Dr. Sarah Lucas, Vascular Surgeon

Sarah Lucas MD, FACS, RPVI
Vascular Surgeon

Dr. Sarah Lucas, MD, FACS, RPVI is a board-certified vascular surgeon who has chosen to dedicate her practice to helping patients who suffer with venous and lymphatic disease. She is a graduate of Duke Medical School and completed her residency at Georgetown University Hospital and Medstar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC.

Dr. Amanda Steinberger, Interventional Radiologist

Amanda Steinberger, DO
Vascular Interventional Radiologist

Dr. Amanda Steinberger is an interventional radiologist, board-certified in Interventional Radiology / Diagnostic Radiology. She has specialized her practice to focus on superficial vein disease and has achieved certification by the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine.

Dr. Nisha Bunke, Vein Specialist and Medical Director

Nisha Bunke, MD FAVLS, RPhS
Vein Specialist

Dr. Nisha Bunke was the first physician in the United States to complete specialized fellowship training in venous and lymphatic medicine in 2008, supported by the American Vein and Lymphatic Society (AVLS). She was also named a diplomate of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine in 2009.


Dermatology

Dr. Nisha Bunke, Vein Specialist and Medical Director

Heidi Byers Busch, MD
Board Certified Dermatologist

Dr. Heidi Busch has been board certified by the American Board of Dermatology since 2001. She has extensive experience in several areas of dermatology, including: general, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology.  Dr. Busch enjoys treating pre-teens through senior citizens.

Our Doctors

In the Media

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La Jolla Vein & Vascular, formerly LA Jolla Vein Care is accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). IAC accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indication that the facility has been carefully critiqued on all aspects of its operations considered relevant by medical experts in the field of Vascular Testing and as a Vein Center.

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