How can I find the best varicose vein doctor near California?

The following are some valuable tips on finding the best varicose vein doctor near California:

  • Use google search to narrow down a list of vein doctors within an acceptable and accessible radius from your location.
  • Go through the vein doctors’ ratings and reviews to find 5-star vein specialists in the area.
  • Look for board-certified vein doctors who have completed their fellowship and residency training from reputable medical institutions.
  • The best vein doctors should also have access to state-of-the-art medical centers in California — bonus points if they’re the medical directors at the vein center.
  • Go through the vein doctors’ varicose vein treatment process — focus on vein doctors providing minimally invasive vein treatments.
  • The best vein doctors must specialize in vascular imaging — they must always diagnose the root cause of your vein problems before curating a treatment plan.
  • The vein doctors must accept all major insurance plans, including Medicare.
  • The vein doctors’ vein care staff must provide free insurance verification before the appointment.

If you follow all the tips mentioned above, you’ll soon find the best vein doctors near your location in California. You can schedule an appointment once you’ve narrowed down your selection.

Who are the best vein specialists in California?

Vein Treatment Clinic is a state-of-the-art vein center located in La Jolla, a neighborhood right outside San Diego, a short drive from the Torrey Pines beach state park. Our vein clinic has some of the best vein specialists in California — they meet all the qualities mentioned above. The following is a brief introduction to VTC’s exceptional vein specialists in California.

Dr. Jasmine Koo

  • Nationally-recognized vein doctor in San Diego, CA.
  • Specialized training in venous medicine and minimally invasive vein treatments.
  • Graduated with Honors from the nationally-recognized University of Washington.
  • Medical education at the Chicago Medical School.
  • Residency in Diagnostic Radiology in Detroit Medical Center in 2018.
  • Advanced training with a fellowship in minimally invasive procedures at the University of Texas Interventional Radiology Department.

Dr. Billy Schoenfeld

  • Co-director at Vein Treatment Clinic, San Diego.
  • Double board-certified vein doctor.
  • Specialized training in venous medicine, critical care, and anesthesiology.
  • Residency at the University of California, San Diego.
  • Advanced fellowship training at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
  • Former member of the Harvard faculty.
  • Author of numerous Harvard textbooks and Board exam review books.

Dr. Carly Guthrie

  • Co-director at Vein Treatment Clinic, San Diego.
  • Double board-certified vein doctor.
  • Specialized training in venous medicine, cardiology, and anesthesiology.
  • Residency and advanced fellowship training at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
  • Elected Chief Resident by colleagues and faculty at Harvard.

All the vein doctors at VTC San Diego have 5-star ratings and reviews from patients because of their exceptional standards of patient care. One of their patients recently wrote, “I’ve been treated in the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center since July 2020, and my experience has been amazing. Dr. Koo and Dr. Billy are very prepared, super professional, and at the same time super nice, as well as all the staff. I’ve always felt very comfortable and secure that the treatment that I’m gonna receive it’s going to be excellent. To this day, everything that they have done for me has been amazing, and I’m very pleased with the outcome. I definitely recommend Dr. Koo and Dr. Billy 100%.”

You may schedule an appointment with our vein doctor online or call us at +1 858-461-7886.

What kind of doctor removes varicose veins?

Varicose veins can be removed or treated by all categories of doctors, as long as they have the requisite training and experience. However, you should only consult phlebologists (vein doctors) for your varicose vein treatment because they diagnose the root cause of your vein problems (venous insufficiency) to provide lasting relief. Medical spas and most other doctors treat the visible symptoms without providing long-term relief.

Do dermatologists remove varicose veins?

Yes, dermatologists can remove varicose veins. However, most dermatologists use laser therapy to shrink the visible varicose veins on the skin’s surface without addressing the underlying vein disease. As such, varicose vein treatments from dermatologists have a high risk of recurrence. You should only consult reputable vein doctors.

Is walking good for varicose veins?

Walking is certainly good for varicose veins because it pushes some of the accumulated blood from your leg veins towards the heart. This provides some relief from the leg heaviness and discomfort. But the relief is temporary — you must consult vein doctors for proper varicose vein treatment.

What happens if you don’t treat varicose veins?

If you don’t treat varicose veins, the vein walls will continue dilating because of accumulated blood. Over time, excessive accumulation of blood will lead to profuse bleeding, skin disease, leg ulcers, blood clots in the leg veins, and other complications. As such, you must seek varicose vein treatment whenever you notice the first signs of vein disease.

How can I get rid of varicose veins without surgery?

The only way to eliminate varicose veins with surgery is to consult vein doctors specializing in minimally invasive varicose vein treatments, such as radiofrequency ablation, endovenous laser ablation, and VenaSeal. These vein treatments involve nothing more invasive than a small incision on the skin’s surface or an injection. The procedures are performed under local anesthesia, ensuring optimal comfort. And there’s no post-treatment downtime or hospitalization — you can resume your daily activities immediately.