19, 1, 2024

Unlocking Wellness: Navigating Chronic Venous Insufficiency with Expert Guidance

2023-12-26T15:03:22-08:00

Unlocking Wellness: Navigating Chronic Venous Insufficiency with Expert Guidance

Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) emerges from untreated venous reflux disease, culminating in an array of uncomfortable symptoms and potential skin complications. In this article, we’ll explore the nuances of CVI, unraveling its symptoms and treatments to guide you through this medical condition.

Deciphering Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)

CVI, a chronic inflammatory condition stemming from prolonged venous reflux disease, manifests through distressing symptoms like leg swelling, heaviness, fatigue, and the emergence of varicose veins. However, as CVI progresses, it impairs blood circulation in the leg veins, triggering visible skin alterations termed venous stasis. These skin changes present as darkening, dryness, itching, and firmness around the ankles. In severe instances, skin deterioration leads to ulceration, known as stasis or venous ulcers.

Skin Transformations in CVI

Several skin changes accompany venous insufficiency, including:

Darkening of the skin along the ankles

Itching and dry skin around the ankles (venous eczema)

Formation of wounds around the ankles (venous leg ulcers)

Understanding CVI Treatment

Although treatment cannot reverse existing skin changes in CVI, it can forestall further degradation and ulceration. Addressing the underlying venous reflux diminishes inflammatory changes, potentially alleviating itchiness and dryness. Yet, persistent skin discoloration might endure despite successful reflux treatment. Central to treatment is rectifying the underlying venous reflux.

Managing Venous Leg Ulcers

Venous leg ulcers, a potential outcome of severe CVI, demand a comprehensive healing approach. Treatments may involve:

Rectifying the underlying venous reflux

Referral to a specialized wound care clinic

Implementing compression therapy

A comprehensive ultrasound examination determines the precise location of the underlying reflux, whether in the saphenous veins, perforator veins, tributaries, or deep veins, guiding the appropriate treatment trajectory.

Chronic Venous Insufficiency entails complex implications for those affected. Armed with understanding the condition, its symptoms, and available treatments, individuals can make informed health decisions, navigating the path to wellness.

“Bringing Experts Together for Unparalleled Vein and Vascular Care”

La Jolla Vein & Vascular (formerly La Jolla Vein Care) is committed to bringing experts together for unparalleled vein and vascular care. 

Nisha Bunke, MD, Sarah Lucas, MD, and Amanda Steinberger, MD are specialists who combine their experience and expertise to offer world-class vascular care. 

Our accredited center is also a nationally known teaching site and center of excellence. 

For more information on treatments and to book a consultation, please give our office a call at 858-550-0330. 

 For a deeper dive into vein and vascular care, please check out our Youtube Channel at this link, and our website https://ljvascular.com

For more information on varicose veins and eliminating underlying venous insufficiency,

Please follow our social media Instagram Profile for more fun videos and educational information. 

For more blogs and educational content, please check out our clinic’s blog posts

 

Unlocking Wellness: Navigating Chronic Venous Insufficiency with Expert Guidance2023-12-26T15:03:22-08:00

20, 12, 2023

Guardians of Life: Nurturing Arterial Health for a Vibrant Tomorrow

2023-10-11T17:12:31-07:00

Guardians of Life: Nurturing Arterial Health for a Vibrant Tomorrow

Within our intricate vascular system, arteries act as the vital highways, ensuring the efficient transportation of oxygen-rich blood throughout our bodies. This network plays a pivotal role in sustaining the proper functioning of our organs and tissues. However, the passage of time may present challenges to these indispensable thoroughfares, manifesting as issues like plaque buildup and blockages. In this blog post, we shall embark on a journey to understand the importance of arterial testing and screening, the diverse diagnostic methods available, and those individuals who should consider these crucial examinations.

Exploring Arterial Testing and Screening

Arterial testing and screening stand as foundational elements in the realm of vascular health assessment. These examinations furnish us with invaluable insights into the state of our arteries and serve as early detectors for concerns such as plaque accumulation, blockages, and reduced blood flow. Let us delve into some of the key diagnostic methods at our disposal:

  • Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI): ABI is a non-invasive evaluation that scrutinizes blood flow in both the legs and arms, employing inflatable pressure cuffs. This method yields vital information about the presence of arterial blockages and contributes to an overall assessment of arterial health.
  • Duplex Ultrasound: Duplex ultrasound emerges as a versatile instrument for scrutinizing the flow of blood through arteries and veins. This imaging tool encompasses various ultrasound tests, tailored to specific areas of interest:
    • Lower Extremity Arterial Study (LEA): This ultrasound zooms in on the arteries located in the lower legs, aiming to detect plaque buildup and potential blockages, often linked to atherosclerosis.
    • Upper Extremity Arterial Study (UEA): UEA takes a closer look at the arteries residing in the upper arms and neck, delivering insights into the state of arterial health in these regions.
    • Carotid Artery Ultrasound: This ultrasound focuses on assessing the carotid arteries in the neck, aiding in the identification or exclusion of blockages caused by plaque accumulation, which can elevate the risk of a stroke.
  • Abdominal Ultrasound: Abdominal ultrasound proves to be exceptionally valuable in the detection and evaluation of aneurysmal disease within the aorta and its branches. This includes the potentially perilous abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).

The Who and When of Arterial Screenings

Arterial screenings are essential for specific groups and individuals harboring risk factors. Consider the following guidelines for those who should contemplate these screenings:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening: According to recommendations by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and the American Heart Association (AHA), men between the ages of 65 and 75 who have a history of smoking should contemplate undergoing ultrasound screening for AAA.
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Awareness: Given the elevated risk of heart attack and stroke associated with PAD, individuals falling within high-risk categories or those aged 55 and above should engage in conversations with their healthcare providers regarding the possibility of PAD screening. The importance of early diagnosis and treatment cannot be overstated.

The maintenance of arterial health forms the cornerstone of overall well-being, and the early detection of issues through testing and screening is a pivotal safeguard. Whether you find yourself concerned about your vascular health or you align with the recommended age and risk profiles, the deliberation of arterial screenings with your healthcare provider should be a priority. These essential examinations can provide you with the means to protect your arteries and reduce the risk of encountering severe cardiovascular complications.

“Bringing Experts Together for Unparalleled Vein and Vascular Care”

La Jolla Vein & Vascular (formerly La Jolla Vein Care) is committed to bringing experts together for unparalleled vein and vascular care. 

Nisha Bunke, MD, Sarah Lucas, MD, and Amanda Steinberger, MD are specialists who combine their experience and expertise to offer world-class vascular care. 

Our accredited center is also a nationally known teaching site and center of excellence. 

For more information on treatments and to book a consultation, please give our office a call at 858-550-0330. 

 For a deeper dive into vein and vascular care, please check out our Youtube Channel at this link, and our website https://ljvascular.com

For more information on varicose veins and eliminating underlying venous insufficiency,

Please follow our social media Instagram Profile and Tik Tok Profile for more fun videos and educational information. 

For more blogs and educational content, please check out our clinic’s blog posts

Guardians of Life: Nurturing Arterial Health for a Vibrant Tomorrow2023-10-11T17:12:31-07:00

27, 9, 2023

Focused light, Lasting relief: Understanding Laser Ablation for vascular health

2023-08-31T18:44:36-07:00

Focused light, Lasting relief: Understanding Laser Ablation for vascular health

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Unlocking Vascular Health with VenaCure: An Insight into Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)

In the realm of modern vascular treatments, VenaCure stands as a beacon of hope for those battling backward blood flow, commonly referred to as “reflux,” in their saphenous vein(s). This innovative procedure, also known as Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) or Endovenous Laser Ablation Therapy (EVLT), targets the great and small saphenous veins – the primary superficial veins of the leg. Join us as we delve into the intricacies of VenaCure, its advantages, and the seamless treatment process that restores comfort and well-being.

Understanding VenaCure: The Power of Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)

VenaCure, the pioneer of Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA), is designed to address the challenges posed by venous reflux. Venous reflux occurs when blood flows backward through the veins, leading to discomfort and potential health risks. This groundbreaking procedure focuses on sealing off the affected vein(s), restoring healthy blood flow patterns.

The Treatment Process: A Closer Look

VenaCure offers a swift and minimally invasive solution, conducted in an outpatient setting. Here’s an overview of the treatment process:

  • Anesthesia and Insertion: The procedure begins with the application of lidocaine to numb the skin. A tiny wire and laser catheter are gently inserted into the targeted vein.
  • Laser Energy Application: The laser catheter delivers controlled laser energy to the vein wall, effectively sealing it shut. This action redirects blood flow through healthier veins, promoting efficient circulation.
  • Continued Blood Flow: The remaining healthy veins continue their essential role of transporting blood back to the heart, ensuring optimal vascular function.

A Day of Treatment: What to Expect

When the day of your VenaCure treatment arrives, here’s what you can anticipate:

  • Anesthesia and Sedation: While local anesthesia is used, many patients choose a mild oral sedative like Valium for enhanced relaxation.
  • Patient Comfort: You’ll be provided with a gown and positioned for maximum comfort. Accommodations are made based on individual needs, such as lying on your back or belly.
  • Entertainment Options: To ensure your comfort, you’ll have the choice to watch a movie on Netflix or listen to music during the procedure.
  • Preparation and Mapping: Your veins will be mapped using ultrasound, and a numbing agent (lidocaine) will be administered to the skin.
  • Laser Catheter Insertion: Under ultrasound guidance, a tiny puncture is made to pass the laser catheter. Additional local anesthetic and cool saline are administered around the vein.
  • Painless Laser Treatment: Laser energy is applied to treat the vein, effectively addressing the issue.
  • Post-Treatment Care: A compression stocking is applied, and you’ll be encouraged to walk for 30 minutes before leaving.

After VenaCure: Navigating Recovery

Following your VenaCure treatment, walking for 30 minutes twice daily is recommended to minimize discomfort and prevent blood pooling. For at least 72 hours, wearing the compression stocking continuously is essential. To ensure proper healing, avoid strenuous exercise, heavy lifting, saunas, hot tubs, and leg massages for two weeks.

VenaCure empowers you to take control of your vascular health, addressing reflux and discomfort with precision and efficiency. At La Jolla Vein & Vascular, our expert medical team is committed to providing personalized care for your vascular well-being. By embracing innovative treatments like VenaCure, you’re embarking on a journey towards a healthier, more vibrant life.

“Bringing Experts Together for Unparalleled Vein and Vascular Care”

La Jolla Vein & Vascular (formerly La Jolla Vein Care) is committed to bringing experts together for unparalleled vein and vascular care. 

Nisha Bunke, MD, Sarah Lucas, MD, and Amanda Steinberger, MD are specialists who combine their experience and expertise to offer world-class vascular care. 

Our accredited center is also a nationally known teaching site and center of excellence. 

For more information on treatments and to book a consultation, please give our office a call at 858-550-0330. 

 For a deeper dive into vein and vascular care, please check out our Youtube Channel at this link, and our website https://ljvascular.com

For more information on varicose veins and eliminating underlying venous insufficiency,

Please follow our social media Instagram Profile and Tik Tok Profile for more fun videos and educational information. 

For more blogs and educational content, please check out our clinic’s blog posts

Focused light, Lasting relief: Understanding Laser Ablation for vascular health2023-08-31T18:44:36-07:00

15, 3, 2023

Swelling and Edema

2023-02-13T16:40:28-08:00

Swelling or Edema

Swelling in the legs (edema) occurs when fluid becomes trapped in the soft tissues of the leg from malfunctioning valves in the veins. When the valves in leg veins begin to weaken, or fail, the blood can no longer be pumped out of the legs properly. This causes fluid and blood to become trapped in the legs. When the fluid begins to build up, the leg may begin to swell. The term for the buildup of fluid which leads to swelling in the body is edema.

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Swelling of ankles and feet test by pushing finger on swollen area will appear a pit.

Lymphedema

Lymphedema is a form of chronic edema that occurs when the body’s lymphatic system does not function properly. It is not the same as vein-disease related edema, although vein disease can eventually progress into a combined venous/lymphatic disorder. As with swelling in the lower legs, lymphedema requires the attention of a healthcare professional as soon as possible.

 

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Who is at risk?

Any swelling in the lower leg should be considered abnormal, and patients must visit a physician immediately to diagnose and begin treating the underlying problem. Swelling can also be a symptom of other, non-venous conditions such as heart disease, heart failure, obesity, high blood pressure, liver disease, or kidney disease, so it’s important to seek medical attention immediately.

“Bringing Experts Together for Unparalleled Vein and Vascular Care”

La Jolla Vein & Vascular (formerly La Jolla Vein Care) is committed to bringing experts together for unparalleled vein and vascular care. 

Nisha Bunke, MD, Sarah Lucas, MD, and Elliot DeYoung, MD are specialists who combine their experience and expertise to offer world-class vascular care. 

Our accredited center is also a nationally known teaching site and center of excellence. 

For more information on treatments and to book a consultation, please give our office a call at 858-550-0330. 

 

For a deeper dive into vein and vascular care, please check out our Youtube Channel at this link.

 

For more information on varicose veins and eliminating underlying venous insufficiency, check this link out full of resources. 

Please follow our social media Instagram Profile and Tik Tok Profile for more fun videos and educational information. 


Swelling and Edema2023-02-13T16:40:28-08:00

19, 12, 2022

Uterine Fibroids: what you need to know

2022-10-24T12:48:30-07:00

Millions of women around the world are affected by the development of uterine fibroids each year. While it is not a life-threatening condition in itself, the symptoms and potential complications that come with it make it such a pressing medical concern for affected individuals.

As only women will usually possess a uterus, it follows that only women are afflicted by this ailment, which is why gynecologists will often be the first ones to make a definite diagnosis. As with so many medical emergencies, knowing the problem early will greatly increase the chances of beating it, which is why the professionals at La Jolla Vein & Vascular are dedicated to administering reliable, accurate, and entirely effective diagnostics, therapies, and treatments to all clients coming through our doors.

Let’s take a closer look at what exactly we will be dealing with should uterine fibroids turn out to be the issue at hand.

What are uterine fibroids? 

To understand what uterine fibroids are, the first thing one should do is separate the two terms making up the condition. A fibroid is a term to refer to a type of tumor that has ‘muscular’ characteristics. They are also referred to as a leiomyoma and can appear singularly or in formations or in lumps. 

They are known as uterine fibroids since they will appear in the patient’s uterus. Although they are not cancerous in almost all instances, they will range in size from patient to patient, from as small as an apple seed to as large as a grapefruit and beyond, in some unusual instances. 

It is important for all women to be aware of the dangers presented by uterine fibroids, not only owing to the potential harm that the condition might bring about but due to the high rate of prevalence among the female population affected in some way. By the time they are 50 years old, it is estimated between 20 to 80 percent of women will have developed uterine fibroids, with most cases affecting the 40’s to early 50’s. 

Symptoms to look out for: 

Fibroids go undiscovered in most patients due to the lack of symptoms accompanying them, but some patients will experience some symptoms, including:

  • Frequent urination due to pressure being exerted on the patient’s bladder
  • Lower back pain
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Enlargement of the lower abdomen, with severe and extremely rare instances causing the appearance of apparent pregnancy in the patient where none exists
  • Heavy bleeding and/or painful bleeding during periods sometimes resulting in a medically significant depletion of blood in the patient (anemia)
  • Greatly increased risks of complication during pregnancy and delivery, with uterine fibroid patients requiring cesarean sections at six times the average rate.
  • Reproductive health problems such as infertility are very rare outcomes.

 

La Jolla Vein & Vascular (formerly La Jolla Vein Care) is committed to bringing experts together for unparalleled vein and vascular care. 

 

Nisha Bunke, MD, Sarah Lucas, MD, and Elliot DeYoung, MD are specialists who combine their experience and expertise to offer world-class vascular care. 

 

Our accredited center is also a nationally known teaching site and center of excellence. 

 

For more information on treatments and to book a consultation, please give our office a call at 858-550-0330. 

 

For a deeper dive into vein and vascular care, please check out our Youtube Channel at this link.

 

For more information on varicose veins and eliminating underlying venous insufficiency, check this link out full of resources. 


Uterine Fibroids: what you need to know2022-10-24T12:48:30-07:00

Diagnosis of Varicoceles

2022-10-24T12:14:36-07:00

Varicocele Diagnosis

Your doctor will perform a thorough physical examination, which might reveal a non-tender mass above the testicles to diagnose varicoceles. When the mass is large enough, it feels like a bag of worms. When the varicocele is small, the doctor might request you to stand, take a deep breath and hold it while you bear down. This technique will help the doctor to detect any abnormal veins enlargement. Your doctor may also order a scrotal ultrasound. The test uses high-frequency sound waves to create a precise image of the structure of the scrotum. The test is also helpful in helping the doctor rule out other reasons that could be causing the problem in the scrotum.

Treatments for Varicocele

 In most cases, varicoceles treatment is not necessary. Most men with varicoceles do not    experience   fertility issues. However, if the condition is causing pain, testicular atrophy, or infertility, you can benefit.

In most cases, varicoceles treatment is not necessary. Most men with varicoceles do not experience fertility issues. However, if the condition is causing pain, testicular atrophy, or infertility, you can benefit from varicoceles treatment. The treatment helps in sealing off the affected vein and redirecting the blood flow into normal veins. In case of infertility issues, varicoceles treatment helps in improving the quality of the sperm and sperm count. The procedure that we perform at LA Jolla Vein & Vascular on varicocele is percutaneous embolization of varicocele embolization.

The primary goal for treatment procedures is to help prevent the backflow of blood from the body to the scrotum, helping in cooling off the testes. Surgical procedures will help restrict the blood flow to the veins leading from the testis to the body. However, not all the veins are sealed off. The vassal vein, which is not subject to the same problems as the other varicose veins, is left open to allow blood to leave the testicles after the procedure.

Some of the clear indications that you need varicoceles repair during adolescence include pain, progressive testicular atrophy, and abnormal semen analysis results. While this treatment helps in improving sperm characteristics, it is not clear whether untreated varicoceles can lead to progressive sperm worsening. 

The common varicoceles treatment options include (La Jolla Vein & Vascular Only Performs Varicocele Embolization):

Percutaneous Embolization (Varicocele Embolization)

    Varicocelectomy

    Laparoscopic Surgery

    Open Surgery

     

 Recovery

In most cases, you can go back to your routine after two days of varicose treatment. However, it is advisable to take it easy. Avoid strenuous activities and exercise for about two weeks.People who have undergone percutaneous embolization tend to recover faster. While you may need a day or two off from work, you can return to your workout program in 7-10 days. If the treatment procedure is to help with fertility, your doctor will perform an additional test in 3-4 months. You will be able to see improved results in 6-12 months. It is important to note that more than 50 percent of men who have undergone the procedure have restored their fertility. Additionally, these surgical procedures are also crucial for teens as they help in slowing testicular growth.

La Jolla Vein & Vascular (formerly La Jolla Vein Care) is committed to bringing experts together for unparalleled vein and vascular care. 

 

Nisha Bunke, MD, Sarah Lucas, MD, and Elliot DeYoung, MD are specialists who combine their experience and expertise to offer world-class vascular care. 

 

Our accredited center is also a nationally known teaching site and center of excellence. 

 

For more information on treatments and to book a consultation, please give our office a call at 858-550-0330. 

 

For a deeper dive into vein and vascular care, please check out our Youtube Channel at this link.

 

For more information on varicose veins and eliminating underlying venous insufficiency, check this link out full of resources. 

 

Diagnosis of Varicoceles2022-10-24T12:14:36-07:00

25, 10, 2022

What is VenaSeal?

2022-09-19T19:15:25-07:00

What is VenaSeal?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the VenaSeal Closure System to permanently treat varicose veins by sealing the affected superficial veins using an adhesive agent.

The VenaSeal Closure System is a unique, minimally invasive treatment that uses a safe-for-the-body medical glue to quickly and effectively treat varicose veins (venous reflux disease). Using ultrasound, a doctor will guide a tiny catheter through a small access site in the skin and into the diseased area of the vein. Next, the VenaSeal dispenser delivers a very small amount of medical glue to close the vein. Once the affected vein is closed, blood is immediately re-routed through other healthy veins in the leg.

Unlike other treatments, VenaSeal does not require anesthesia to be injected into the leg via multiple needle sticks (tumescent anesthesia), and because there are no pre-procedures drugs involved, patients can return to their normal activities right after the treatment. Unlike heat-based procedures, with VenaSeal there is no risk of skin burns or nerve damage. VenaSeal usually does not require any post-treatment pain medication or uncomfortable compression stockings.

The VenaSeal closure system is the only non-tumescent, non-thermal, non-sclerosant procedure that uses a proprietary medical adhesive delivered endovenously to close the vein. This unique approach eliminates the risk of nerve injury when treating the small saphenous vein, which is a risk sometimes associated with certain thermal-based procedures. Clinical studies have demonstrated that the procedure is safe and effective.

“Bringing Experts Together for Unparalleled Vein and Vascular Care”

 

La Jolla Vein & Vascular (formerly La Jolla Vein Care) is committed to bringing experts together for unparalleled vein and vascular care. 

 

Nisha Bunke, MD, Sarah Lucas, MD, and Elliot DeYoung, MD are specialists who combine their experience and expertise to offer world-class vascular care. 

 

Our accredited center is also a nationally known teaching site and center of excellence. 

 

For more information on treatments and to book a consultation, please give our office a call at 858-550-0330. 

 

For a deeper dive into vein and vascular care, please check out our Youtube Channel at this link.

 

For more information on varicose veins and eliminating underlying venous insufficiency, check this link out full of resources. 

 

 



What is VenaSeal?2022-09-19T19:15:25-07:00

La Jolla Vein & Vascular: Duplex Ultrasound

2022-09-19T16:00:31-07:00

The Duplex Ultrasound examination allows us to visualize the blood vessels that are not visible to the naked eye, even blood vessels that are deep within the muscles.  Ultrasound looks at deep and superficial veins in the legs to check for venous-valvular incompetence (the underlying condition that causes varicose veins). The ultrasound examination is used to both identify the veins that have faulty valves and to map the anatomy of the veins, creating a ‘road map.’  This is necessary to make an accurate assessment of the cause and extent of the varicose veins, as well as to formulate the best treatment plan.  This should be done for any individual being evaluated for varicose veins, leg swelling, skin changes, patients who have failed prior treatment, patients who are symptomatic and in some patients with certain anatomic patterns of spider veins.

Before your test:  

This study does not require any preparation. You should not wear your compression stockings the same day as the examination.  Make sure to be hydrated.

 

Who Performs the test?

The ultrasound examination is performed by a Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT). An RVT is a sonographer who completed a two-year ultrasound program, plus additional clinical training and obtained certification by meeting the highest standards by The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography® (ARDMS®).  It is important that a specially trained RVT perform the study, because over 40 special images are required to meet accreditation standards. All images are reviewed with the physician.

 

How long does the ultrasound study take?

Approximately 45 minutes to an hour.

Is it invasive?

No, the duplex ultrasound a painless and safe study using sound waves to visualize the veins of the leg.

How to prepare?

The duplex ultrasound does not require any preparation. You should not wear your compression stockings the same day as the examination.  Make sure to be hydrated.

“Bringing Experts Together for Unparalleled Vein and Vascular Care”

 

La Jolla Vein & Vascular (formerly La Jolla Vein Care) is committed to bringing experts together for unparalleled vein and vascular care. 

 

Nisha Bunke, MD, Sarah Lucas, MD, and Elliot DeYoung, MD are specialists who combine their experience and expertise to offer world-class vascular care. 

 

Our accredited center is also a nationally known teaching site and center of excellence. 

 

For more information on treatments and to book a consultation, please give our office a call at 858-550-0330. 

 

For a deeper dive into vein and vascular care, please check out our Youtube Channel at this link.

 

For more information on varicose veins and eliminating underlying venous insufficiency, check this link out full of resources. 

 

La Jolla Vein & Vascular: Duplex Ultrasound2022-09-19T16:00:31-07:00

15, 8, 2022

La Jolla Vein Care EXPANDS SERVICES, RENAMES LA JOLLA VEIN & VASCULAR

2022-07-20T13:26:27-07:00

La Jolla Vein Care EXPANDS SERVICES, RENAMES LA JOLLA VEIN & VASCULAR

 

Renowned vein clinic welcomes new physician, offers new services, and rebrands to La Jolla Vein & Vascular

 

La Jolla Vein and Vascular is a leader in vein treatment serving the Southern California community since 2010, announces a new name to reflect their recent expansion of services. La Jolla Vein Care is known for their renowned physicians, technically advanced and innovative approach to vein care. It was one of the first vein centers in the region to earn esteemed accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) for its dedication to quality patient care, positive patient outcomes, safety and physician expertise in the evaluation and management of superficial venous disorders. IAC accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indicator of consistent quality care and a dedication to continuous improvement. Varicose veins affect more than half of one half of Americans age 50 and older. Varicose veins occur when the valves in the leg veins no longer function, causing blood to pool in the legs. In some cases, this condition progresses to a more serious form of venous disease called chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). 

 

While LJVC has provided relief of painful varicose veins and ulcers of the legs, many people suffer from varicose veins in other areas of the body, such as the pelvic region in both men and women. These and other vascular conditions can be diagnosed and treated by interventional radiologists with special vascular training. Dr. Elliot DeYoung has joined LJVC’s  powerhouse team to continue its renowned venous care and add a complementary layer of medical specialization to the practice. 

Specializing in interventional radiology, with expertise The practice is enthusiastic to welcome Dr. Elliot DeYoung to their medical staff. Dr. DeYoung’s expertise spans vascular disease from angioplasty and stenting to embolization and ablation.  He will lead the center in the expansion of vascular services to provide crucial out-patient care to the community. The practice is enthusiastic to offer a wide variety of interventional procedures including treatments for other vascular conditions such as peripheral arterial disease, pelvic congestion, may thurners, deep vein thrombosis, varicocele, and uterine fibroids. 

 

‘It’s always been our mission to offer the most comprehensive vein care possible. Now, we are able to offer even more comprehensive vein and vascular care to the community. “Dr. Deyoung’s expertise and skills will help us continue to provide patients with leading edge therapeutics for venous disease,” said Dr. Nisha Bunke, founder of La Jolla Vein Care. We are proud to welcome him to our team.”The treatments Dr. DeYoung is able to offer are endovascular procedures that rely on “real-time” advanced medical imaging to precisely target areas of the body for treatment through millimeter-size incisions. It takes medical care to the next level beyond vein care. As a result, we saw fit to change the medical practice’s name to La Jolla Vein & Vascular (LJVV) to reflect these changes.’ Says Dr. Nisha Bunke, the clinic’s Founder and Medical Director. 

 

Dr. Elliot DeYoung is a board-certified interventional radiologist who has spent his career focused on minimally invasive procedures. He completed his training at University of California, San Diego where he specialized in vascular interventions and served on the patient safety committee. Dr. DeYoung’s expertise spans vascular disease from angioplasty and stenting to embolization and ablation. He values thorough patient education and the continuity of patient care. Dr. DeYoung received his bachelor’s degree from USC in Psychology followed by his medical degree from the University of Sydney, School of Medicine. He initially trained as a General Surgery resident in New York before transitioning his training to Interventional Radiology in San Diego. He has a passion for water sports and his free time is spent enjoying the outdoors with his family.

 

To learn more about La Jolla Vein and Vascular, visit ljvascular.com.  Connect with LJVV on Instagram and Facebook.

 

About La Jolla Vein & Vascular: 

La Jolla Vein & Vascular is San Diego’s most comprehensive endovascular center, dedicated exclusively to the diagnosis and treatment of vascular disorders. Vascular conditions permeate both women and men’s health. Vascular disorders treated include peripheral arterial disease, pelvic congestion, labial varicose veins, uterine fibroids,  may thurners, deep vein thrombosis, varicocele, varicose veins, leg ulcers and uterine fibroids.

 

La Jolla Vein Care enjoys positively impacting patient lives, health and overall well-being with its minimally invasive procedures, including an array of endovenous techniques such as radiofrequency, laser and foam sclerotherapy treatments. Learn more about La Jolla Vein Care’s specialty physicians, approach and what has driven its 10+ years of success at LJVascular.com.

 

La Jolla Vein Care EXPANDS SERVICES, RENAMES LA JOLLA VEIN & VASCULAR2022-07-20T13:26:27-07:00

Restless Leg Syndrome and Venous Insufficiency

2022-07-19T17:36:34-07:00

Varicose veins and venous insufficiency are neglected causes for restless leg syndrome.  Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder characterized by throbbing, pulling, creeping, or other unpleasant sensations in the legs and an uncontrollable, and sometimes overwhelming, urge to move them. Symptoms occur primarily at night when a person is relaxing or at rest and can increase in severity during the night. Moving the legs relieves the discomfort. Often called paresthesias (abnormal sensations) or dysesthesias (unpleasant abnormal sensations), the sensations range in severity from uncomfortable to irritating to painful.

 

RLS is often felt to be a neurological problem that is treated with medication, but there are other causes such as thyroid disease, anemia, pregnancy, and varicose veins. RLS is actually common amongst patients with varicose veins. La Jolla Vein Care’s Dr. Bunke completed a clinical study at UCSD along with Dr. Maria Alfaro, MD evaluating the correlation between restless leg syndrome and varicose veins.  Eight patients who had restless legs syndrome, and underlying venous insufficiency were studied. These patients underwent treatment of their varicose veins either with foam sclerotherapy or endovenous ablation. All patients had either resolution or improvement of their restless legs symptoms, eliminating the need for neurological medications.  The impact of this study is that all patients with RLS should be screened for venous disease clinically by their doctors. If they have signs of venous disease such as varicose veins, Dr. Bunke recommends an ultrasound evaluation. ‘If RLS symptoms are related to varicose veins, it is correctable by treating the varicose veins, eliminating the need for pharmacologic therapy in many patients and a better night’s sleep,’ says Dr. Bunke.

 

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