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KPIX- TV CBS Channel 5 will feature South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute as a Vascular Surgery Center of Excellence on Saturday October 21, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

Recognized as the premiere Vascular Surgery practice in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, Dr. Polyxene Kokinos and Dr. Carlos Pineda will discuss their cutting edge approach for preventing lower limb amputations. Additionally, the program will focus on advanced surgical techniques to re-establish blood flow to aid in diabetic wound healing and the resolution of asymmetrical leg swelling.

Produced by Medical Media Group, South Bay Vascular Center is honored to be featured in this special presentation.

Please join us by watching KPIX -TV Channel 5 on October 21st at 7:00 PM.

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Over the past 15 years the interventional treatment for peripheral arterial disease (PAD) has changed significantly with endovascular revascularization replacing surgically invasive procedures as the dominant intervention. Early detection and treatment are important to control the disease and to allow patients a full selection of treatment options.

Diagnosis

Many types of health care providers can diagnose and treat PAD. Family physicians, internists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and vascular specialists can all diagnose PAD by examining a patient’s medical and family history, performing a physical exam, and conducting diagnostic tests. PAD can be diagnosed through a variety of diagnostic procedures including:

  • Ankle-brachial index (ABI):A common test used to measures the difference between blood pressure at the arm and at the ankle. A difference in the two areas indicates restricted blood flow.
  • Ultrasound
  • CT and MR angiograms
  • Angiography
  • Blood tests

Treatment

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According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 18 million people in the United States suffer from Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to the limbs. Estimates suggest that anywhere from 12 to 20 percent of individuals over the age of 60 are living with PAD. Approximately 160,000 to 180,000 of the estimated 18 million Americans with PAD will undergo a limb amputation as result of PAD-related condition this year, resulting in lower quality of life, high medical costs, and shorter life expectancy.

But even with these alarming numbers, general population awareness of PAD is estimated at only 25 percent. Symptoms of severe PAD include l...

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SOUTH BAY VASCULAR CENTER AND VEIN INSTITUTE LAUNCHES FALL 2017 PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE (PAD) OUTREACH AND EDUCATIONAL CAMPAIGN
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What is Peripheral Arterial Disease?
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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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