We can fix your swollen, aching legs; painful and unsightly varicose veins; non-healing leg wounds; blood clots (DVT);   dialysis access complications and peripheral arterial disease (PAD). 



 

At South Bay Vascular Center we SPECIALIZE in the care and treatment of chronic limb ischemia and amputation prevention.      

Cutting edge surgical techniques, performed by board certified vascular surgeons in our state of the art angiography suite, ensures the best possible outcomes in the most difficult of circumstances.  


We Offer Hope When Others Say There Is None. 


South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute: A Vascular Surgery Center of Excellence

Watch The Video Below To Learn About The Cutting Edge Techniques Used By Dr Kokinos And Dr. Pineda In Their Northern California Regional Amputation Prevention Program

Patient Testimonials

  • For over 12 months I went between UCSF and Stanford Clinics trying to get diagnosed because I was so ill...no one could ever find a cause to any of my symptoms....it turns out it w...
    For over 12 months I went between UCSF and Stanford Clinics trying to get diagnosed because I was so ill...no one could ever find a cause to any of my symptoms....it turns out it was a blood flow problem that was making me so sick. I am very thankful I found Dr. Kokinos... 

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Michelle C.

  • Dr. Kokinos has been treating my vascular problems for at least 5 years. I am able to walk without pain in my legs now after femoral bypass surgery and a few stents to open clogge...
    Dr. Kokinos has been treating my vascular problems for at least 5 years. I am able to walk without pain in my legs now after femoral bypass surgery and a few stents to open clogged arteries. She is a great surgeon and I trust her completely. The office personnel are always pleasant and helpful.

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Greg B.

  • Polly and her staff are awesome. My husband had been living with vein issues for quite awhile. My theory is if you don't like something, change it! We live in Gilroy, so ideally lo...
    Polly and her staff are awesome. My husband had been living with vein issues for quite awhile. My theory is if you don't like something, change it! We live in Gilroy, so ideally location was an issue. I read an ad in a local paper, made an appointment for him. Vicki who schedules and is super friendly got him in that same week. He had a consultation with Polly, she explained what the treatment was, all the details, wear supportive stockings etc. and Polly is fun to talk to in addition to her professionalism. I can't tell you after all said and done, how happy he is! His confidence, self esteem and wardrobe has increased I am happy for him. We were so impressed with Polly, that I too decided to have my hands ( large protruding veins) taken care of. I use to cover them up in photos, no more! This was a great experience, we are so glad we found Polly, and if anything else "pops" up we will be back!

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Elizabeth G.

Caring for our patients

For over 20 years, Dr. Polyxene "Polly" Kokinos and her staff at South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute have helped tens of thousands of patients in the Silicon Valley get their lives back by successfully treating their peripheral arterial disease (PAD), leg swelling, varicose veins, and other vascular related issues. 


Recognized by her peers as one of the pre-eminent vascular surgeons in the region, Dr Kokinos serves as Chair of the Cardiovascular department at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, CA. and was recently appointed as the Medical Director of both the O'Connor and St. Louise wound care centers. 


That's why Dr. Kokinos and her staff at South Bay Vascular are recognized as San Jose's most trusted and experienced varicose vein physicians.


At South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute our goal is simple: to ensure the best possible outcomes in the safest and most comfortable environment available. Our physicians provide FDA approved medical treatments in our 7000 square foot state of the art Vascular Surgery Center of Excellence centrally located in Campbell, CA.

What Makes Us Different?

At SBVC we do much more than just treat and repair unsightly and painful varicose and spider veins. 


South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute is a full service Vascular Surgery Center of Excellence; dedicated to treating everything from the most complex arterial procedures to the most delicate cosmetic procedures.


Board Certified Vascular Surgeons and Interventional Radiologists make up the core of our medical staff.  Supported by our registered vascular ultrasonography technologists and an on-site accredited ultrasound lab, our critical care nurses and surgeons provide cutting edge vascular care utilizing the most advanced  imaging and surgical techniques available. This approach, a multidisciplinary one, performed in our on-site, state of the art angiography suite in Campbell, CA.  ensures the best possible outcomes in a compassionate setting. 


Lots of centers treat venus reflux or "leaky valves" when they show up as painful and unsightly varicose and spider veins. Fast cosmetic fixes, however, can often mask more serious underlying circulation issues that only a vascular surgeon is trained to address.

 

If you or anyone you know suffers from a circulatory issue, we can help! In fact, there is a very good chance that we can provide treatment options where others could not


Call us at 408-376-3626 to understand how we can help you    "Get Back Your Life"

Varicose Veins
Dr. Polyxene

Our approach

Our job at SBVC is to care for problems in ANY part of a patients circulatory system. We treat everything from Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) to chronic limb ischemia (CLI); from varicose veins to non-healing leg ulcers and diabetic wounds; from blood clots (DVT) to swollen legs; from aortic aneurysm's to the infected dialysis access graft that may threaten a patient’s life. We are also the ONLY independent dialysis access center in all of Santa Clara County staffed by full time vascular surgeons. 


A multi-disciplinary approach sets us apart from other physicians claiming to be Vein "Experts" or Vein "Specialists" and is why we are recognized as the most trusted vascular surgeons in the region. SBVC is a vascular surgery center of excellence; not simply a varicose vein treatment center. 


At South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute we are Board Certified Vascular Surgeons. We are NOT phlebology doctors nor cardiologists who have learned how to treat cosmetic veins or Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD) at a weekend course or seminar and who treat varicose and spider veins as a means to supplement their primary practice. Vascular Surgeons have completed an accredited 5-7 general surgery residency program followed by an additional 2 years in an accredited vascular surgery fellowship program specifically focused on the treatment of arterial and venous disease.... and that's after spending 4 years in medical school and 4 years in college. Treating diseases of the circulatory system IS our primary practice and it is what we have been trained to do. 


Unlike many other cosmetic vein centers, every South Bay Vascular surgeon is either ABMS board certified or board eligible. Established as the Gold Standard in medicine, board certification is only awarded to a select few physicians following their completion of a rigorous training in a board eligible fellowship program.  Even after completing fellowship training, board certification is not granted until after the physician has passed a series of exhaustive clinical and written examinations and must be renewed every 10 years.  


"Phlebologists" on the other hand sometimes refer to themselves as being "Board Certified" in Phlebology.   In actual fact, however, there is no such ABMS designation. Instead,  board certification in "Phlebology" is granted by an association of Phlebologists and not by the American Board of Medical Specialties. A Phlebology board is received simply by taking a written exam , without having completed a rigorous and specialized clinical fellowship. 


At SBVC we are proud to bring our patients the highest level of clinical training and surgical expertise.

 UNDERSTAND YOUR TREATMENT OPTIONS!

The South Bay's Most Experienced Varicose Vein Clinic and Treatment Center

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Meet The Team

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A look at the team behind it all!

Polly Kokinos

MD, RPVI

Carlos E. Pineda

MD, RPVI

Dolores Meehan

Angio Suite Nurse

Linda Youngblood

Angio Suite Nurse

Elena 

Medical Assiatant

Sandhya Sheth

Medical Assistant

Debbie Hoover

RVT RDMS

Niki Ames

Patient Care Coordinator

Vicki McCartney

Front Desk

Yelena Kuznetsova

Physician Assistant

Dante

Register Vascular Ultrasonography Technologist

Emily

Front Desk

Laura

Medical Billing Specialist

Michele Adams

Angio Suite Nurse

Andrea Hunter

Registered Radiology Technologist

Hours

Monday8:30AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday8:30AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday8:30AM - 5:00PM
Thursday8:30AM - 5:00PM
Friday8:30AM - 5:00PM
SaturdayCLOSED
SundayCLOSED

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