The physicians and staff of South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute welcome you to our practice. 

 We are honored at the chance to earn your trust and to serve as your doctors.

 

At South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute we specialize in the care and treatment of patients suffering from problems in any part of their circulatory system.   

 

Vascular Surgery is a large and complicated specialty

As vascular surgeons, our doctors treat much more than just varicose veins.  Our practice includes patients suffering from the complications of diabetes, swollen aching legs, painful, non-healing leg wounds, blood clots (DVT), dialysis access, and peripheral arterial disease (PAD).  We specialize in amputation prevention, especially diabetic amputation prevention, and in treating chronic limb ischemia. In fact South Bay Vascular is recognized as the leading limb salvage center in northern California having performing more lower limb re-vascularization procedures than any other facility in the area.  With offices in both Campbell and Gilroy, CA our clinics are centrally located in the South Bay and easily accessible to the patients we serve. To learn more about what we do, click one of the boxes below this section. 

 

South Bay Vascular Center's Board Certified Vascular Surgeons are also recognized as the most experienced varicose vein doctors in Northern California. Together, they have performed more successful vein procedures than any other vein specialists in Northern California earning them the reputation as San Jose's and Silicon Valley's most respected varicose vein experts. Having performed over 20,000 vein procedures over the past 20 years the physicians of South Bay Vascular Center are not only the most highly trained vein specialists in San Jose, they are also the most experienced varicose vein experts in all of San Jose, Silicon Valley and the entire San Francisco Bay Area.

 
What makes us different is that we offer cutting edge care in a personalized setting.
Delivering exceptional patient care involves much more than simply being the best practitioner. Exceptional patient care demands compassionate care. In our private, state of the art nationally accredited out-patient ambulatory surgery center, South Bay Vascular patients receive the most advanced treatment available in a personalized setting from a  diverse and multi-cultural group of professional care givers.  Our high tech surgery center is an alternative to the traditional hospital setting and our patients are cared for in a way that just does not happen in a hospital. In our suite, patients are treated with dignity and respect and are our number one priority.  Board Certified Vascular Surgeons, using the most advanced operating room technologies, techniques and devices, are supported by a professional staff of experienced and compassionate nurses enabling us to deliver unrivaled medical care. 


Our goal is simple:   It is to ensure the best possible outcomes in the most difficult of circumstances. 

We Offer Hope When Others Say There Is None. 

 

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South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute 

 A Vascular Surgery Center of Excellence 


Peripheral Arterial Disease and

Regional Amputation Prevention Center

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.

 

Polyxene G. Kokinos MD

Board Certified Vascular & General Surgeon, RPVI

Our 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 Accredited Ambulatory Surgery Center. Centrally located in Campbell, CA., our Vascular Surgery Center of Excellence enables our Surgeons to provide cutting edge care in a compassionate and caring environment.   

 

Carlos E. Pineda MD

Board Certified Vascular Surgeon, RPVI

 

 

 UNDERSTAND YOUR TREATMENT OPTIONS! NOT ALL VEIN CARE IS THE SAME!

 

VASCULAR SURGEON  VS  PHLEBOLOGIST  VS  VEIN SPECIALIST

 

South Bay Vascular Center: Northern California's Premiere Varicose Vein 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 (RN)

Ambulatory Surgery Center Nurse

Linda Youngblood (RN)

Nursing Supervisor, Ambulatory Surgery Center

Elena 

Medical Assiatant

Sandhya Sheth

Medical Assistant

Debbie Hoover (RVT RDMS)

RVT RDMS

Niki Ames (LVN)

Licensed Vocational Nurse

Vicki McCartney

Patient Care Coordinator

Yelena Kuznetsova (PA-C)

Physician Assistant

Dante Licup (RVT)

Register Vascular Technologist (RVT)

Laura Cooperman

Medical Billing Specialist