How San Diego Top Doctors are Redefining Vein and Vascular Care

La Jolla Vein & Vascular brings together board-certified experts in Vascular Surgery and Interventional Radiology to provide the most advanced treatments for vascular disorders of the legs, feet and pelvis.  Our award-winning physicians diagnose and treat a complete range of vascular disorders, including varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), chronic venous insufficiency, leg ulcers, May-Thurner, leg swelling, leg pain, peripheral artery disease (PAD),  varicocele and vascular conditions specific to women such as pelvic venous congestion and uterine fibroids.

Accreditation Matters

La Jolla Vein & Vascular was one of the first dedicated vascular centers in Southern California to be awarded  accreditation by the prestigious Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in 2018 in vein clinic and vascular testing. Accreditation by IAC means the facility has undergone a thorough review and has demonstrated a consistent commitment to patient care, safety and upholds the highest standards in vascular care.

Our non-invasive laboratory is located within our main clinic and at locations throughout San Diego, for greater convenience. Read more about the conditions we treat, our concierge-style approach to patient care and why we are San Diego’s leader in comprehensive vein and vascular care.

Our Doctors in the Media!

Services We Provide

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At La Jolla Vein & Vascular, we feel that vascular conditions deserve specialized care,
and you deserve a dedicated team of physicians and staff who understand your concerns.

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

  • Area’s first accredited dedicated vein center. 
  • Proven results since 2010.

  • 10,000+ patients treated.

  • Credentials and accreditation matters.

  • Our Physicians are leaders in our field.

  • We participate in ongoing research.

  • Free Benefits Verification and Price Transparency

  •  COVID precautions are a priority.

  • We get you! 


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Our specialists are not your average doctors.  They train and teach other doctors, medical students, physician assistants, and empower and educate patients everyday with knowledge and choices.  They lead clinical research studies and contribute to scientific journal and textbook publications.  Our recent research made the cover of the “Journal for Vascular Ultrasound” in March, 2018.

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Sarah Lucas MD, FACS, RPVI

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 the Duke School and the integrated vascular surgery residency of Georgetown University Hospital and Medstar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC.

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Elliot DeYoung, M.D.

Dr. Elliot DeYoung is a board-certified Interventional Radiologist with expertise in vascular disease, such as aortic and peripheral vascular disease, pelvic congestion syndrome, venous interventions, varicocele embolization, and genicular artery embolization.


Nisha Bunke, MD FAVLS, RPhS

Dr. Nisha Bunke was the first physician in the United States to complete fellowship training supported by the American Vein and Lymphatic Society (formerly known as the American College of Phlebology) in 2008 and is a diplomate of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic …

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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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Dr. Bunke endeavors to provide comprehensive vein education for all her patients.

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