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How Can A Swollen Leg Be Related To Cancer? Many people know that leg swelling is a normal part of pregnancy. Or that if your heart or kidneys are not working properly, then fluid can “back up “ into your legs and cause swelling. Unfortunately, one problem that most people do not associate with leg swelling is cancer. This is unfortunate, because many people have leg swelling, most specifically an unprovoked deep venous thrombosis causing that swelling, as the first sign of their cancer. What does that mean?

Deep venous thrombosis (DVT), or a blood clot in one of the deep veins in the leg, is very common in the United States. This usually presents as unilateral leg (when only one leg swells) swelling, especially of the calf a...

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The sequence of photos below shows the before and after pictures of an 87 year old man who had seen multiple doctors over a 3-4 months period of time for his severe right leg swelling. This was not only causing him discomfort, but caused him to fall because of the imbalance it led to. He was found on a regular venous ultrasound in our accredited vascular lab to have abnormal flow in his right iliac vein.

The next day, we took him to our Campbell angiography suite for a 45 minute outpatient procedure. There, using both venography (injection of contrast into the vein through a small straw like catheter in the groin) and IVUS (intra-vascular ultrasound) we diagnosed a scarred and blocked right iliac vein system. This was easily treated with...

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San Jose's most advanced vein treatment center, South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute invites you to

Love Your Legs Again

If you suffer from painful and unsightly varicose veins WE CAN HELP! Silicon Valley's most trusted varicose vein clinic and treatment center.

CALL US AT 408-376-3626 TO LEARN HOW WE CAN HELP YOU GET BACK YOUR LIFE.

Actual patients from our practice.

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South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute is Northern California's #1 varicose vein treatment center and vein repair clinic. Our ABMS board certified vascular surgeons have performed more successful varicose vein procedures than any other physicians in the region and are the best trained vein specialists in the area. Every vascular surgeon at South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute has completed a board eligible fellowship training program in both general as well as vascular surgery and has been trained to both identify and to treat any level of venous disease.

Unlike interventional radiologists, interventional cardiologists, phlebologist's and dermatologists who perform varicose vein procedures to supplement the income from thei...

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Dr Kokinos was selected as a speaker at this years OEIS (Outpatient Endovascular and Interventional Society)meeting that will be held March 31- April 2 in San Diego California. Dr Kokinos will be presenting her expertise in the establishment and operation of cutting edge outpatient treatment facilities.

Congratulations Dr. Kokinos on this honor.

Dr. Polyxene Kokinos and her partner, Dr Carlos E Pineda of South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute, operate San Jose's leading center for the treatment of Varicose Veins. As a Board Certified Vascular and General Surgeon, Dr Kokinos is recognized by her peers as the one of the countries leading experts on the treatment of deep venous disease and is frequently sought out as a speaker. South...

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Dr. Kokinos is honored to be a featured speaker at this years world renown UCSF Vascular Symposium. Dr. Kokinos will present her on-going research on the treatment of venous ulcers. This years session will be presented on April 6, 2017 in San Francisco, CA. Congratulation's Dr. Kokinos on your selection as a speaker.

Dr Kokinos is a Board Certified Vascular and General Surgeon and is the medical director of the wound care clinics at Verity's O'Connor Hospital in San Jose and St. Louise Hospital in San Martin Ca. Together with her partner, Dr Carlos Pineda, Dr Kokinos operates the leading varicose vein treatment center in Northern California and has provided specialized vein care treatment and repair for over 20 years. Recognized as the l...

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Dr. Kokinos was recently honored at the American Venous Forum in New Orleans as a expert on the treatment of deep venous disease. Her groundbreaking research on the Correlation of Transabdominal Ultrasound with IVUS in Diagnosing Iliac Vein Stenosis adds to the growing body of medical literature in the evolving field of deep venous pathology and treatment. Congratulations Dr Kokinos on your recent honor.

Improving the lives of our patients is the foundation of everything that we do. In pursuit of this goal we strive to provide the most advanced vascular treatments available and to care for our patients in a compassionate and respectful manner.
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