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Chronic wounds (wounds that do not heal after four weeks) are a silent epidemic in the United States and affect almost 7 million people. If not healed in a timely fashion, they can lead to loss of limb and in some instances can lead to amputation or death.

Many patients suffering with non-healing leg wounds are seen in wound care centers for the treatment of their foot and leg ulcers but unfortunately, many times the physicians in these wound care centers are quick to put on expensive savs or other advanced treatment options without treating the underlying circulatory issue.

The best wound care centers treat by guidelines rather than simply treat the symptom of what might be a deeper,underlying condition. Guidelines are a scientifically pr...

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The O'Connor Wound Care Center, which celebrates it's 25th Anniversary this year, was the site of a ceremony on Thursday, June 18th 2019 honoring it with a Commendation from the City of San Jose. The honorable Sam Liccardo as well as all the City Council Members were involved in recognizing the O'Connor Wound Care Center for distinguished service to the citizens of San Jose. The plaque was presented by Council Member Dev Davis to Dr. Polly Kokinos of South Bay Vascular Center, who is the Medical Director of the O'Connor Wound Care Center, as well as to the entire staff of the Wound Care Center.

Chronic wounds are a silent epidemic in the United States affecting almost 7 million people. If not healed in a timely fashion, they can lead to l...

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South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute is a full service vascular surgery clinic and accredited vascular ultrasound testing lab located at 8420 Church in Gilroy, CA. Dr. Polly Kokinos and Dr Brad Hill offer cutting edge care to patients suffering from vascular and arterial conditions and continue their 20 year commitment of caring for patients in the South Bay.

Patients suffering from swollen, aching legs; painful, non-healing leg wounds; blood clots (DVT); dialysis access problems; clotted grafts; varicose veins and peripheral arterial disease (PAD) no longer need to travel to the greater San Jose area as local care continues to expand into the South Bay. World class surgeons, bringing state of the art technology offer a whole new...

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South Bay Vascular is pleased to announce the arrival of Dr Bradley B. Hill to the practice.

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Millions of patients every year are seen in wound care centers for the treatment of their foot and leg ulcers. This is absolutely the correct place for anyone who has had a wound that is “non-healing” or “chronic”. That is, a wound that is still there after four weeks. Unfortunately, sometimes the physicians in these wound care centers are quick to put on expensive savs or other advanced treatment options. After all, isn’t that why the patients go to the wound care center instead of just their physician’s office? Partially. Good wound care centers treat by guidelines.

Guidelines are a scientifically proven set of steps that have been shown to help wounds heal faster. For EVERY wound on the leg or foot, ...

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South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute: Northern California's most experienced varicose vein doctors and treatment centers.

South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute, with offices in Campbell and Gilroy CA., is recognized as one of the leading vascular surgery practices in Northern California. In addition to their cutting edge work in amputation prevention, South Bay Vascular Center is widely recognized as the leading center for the diagnosis and treatment of iliac-vein compression, medically know as May-Thurners disease, in the whole of the Western United States. Using the most advanced diagnostic imagining technology, Intra Vascular Ultrasound (IVUS), Dr's Kokinos and Pineda have treated more patients for this mostly undiagnosed cause of leg swelling....a condition which often presents in patients as left leg swelling, than any other medical practice in ...

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Dr Kokinos speaks on complex dialysis access issues at the annual CIDA conference (Controversies in Dialysis Access) in San Diego, California. CiDA's accredited scientific program provides the highest quality of comprehensive, interactive education for all clinicians involved in the care and treatment of dialysis patients. Recognized as a thought leader in Dialysis Access, Dr. Kokinos is proud to be on the forefront of advances in dialysis access. Together with her partner Dr. Carlos Pineda, South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute physicians brings their patients the highest level of clinical training and surgical expertise.

South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute is recognized the premiere dialysis access center in the Silicon ...

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Over the last few decades the treatment of chronic wounds (wounds that haven’t healed in 4 weeks) has become increasingly complicated and expensive. Thousands of specialized “Wound Care Centers” have cropped up across the country. The idea behind these is founded on the fact that getting these types of wounds to heal often requires physicians and nurses of different backgrounds and with special training. These centers are often made up of physicians such as podiatrists, general surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, vascular surgeons, plastic surgeons, infectious disease doctors, diabetic specialists, etc. The reason for that is that it is often the underlying medical issues such as diabetes, poor nutrition, the presence of inf...

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Millions of Americans suffer from wounds that don’t heal. It’s a problem most don’t even think about until they or a loved one develops this type of wound. After all, every one of us has fallen or hurt ourselves with a resulting wound. It generally hurts for a little, we put a little Neosporin or a band-aid on it, and forget about it. Pretty soon, it is gone, and there is a little or big scar in its place. However, as we get older, and develop medical issues, this healing may not happen. A wound that has been “open” for more than four weeks, is called a chronic wound, and often needs the special attention of a wound care center. In these centers, team of specially trained nurses and doctors use a variety of ...

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