Patient Testimonials

PATIENT TESTIMONIALS

Bulging vein problems, swollen achy legs? Hear what patients are saying about South Bay Vascular Center & Vein Institute and how we helped them with their vein issues. Watch a video or scroll down to read a selection of testimonials below.

“I tell everyone how great Closure is-your quality of life is much improved”
“My ugly ulcer healed and my ankles are not swollen anymore. I can wear stockings because I don’t worry my ulcer will bleed and I’m able to wear my shoes all day without worry of swelling”
“My legs feel better than they have in many,many years”
“Dr. Kokinos saved my 84 year old father’s life after his aneurysm ruptured.. We thank God for her every night at dinner”
“the surgery experience under the direction of Dr. Kokinos was excellent”
“I love wearing shorts again. My leg does not ache at night-it’s awesome”
After VNUS “the swelling and discoloration was gone immediately. No protruding veins!!”
“I’m so happy not having to wear those ugly uncomfortable support pantyhose. My legs look so nice without the bulging veins so now I can wear shorts to golf. Best of all-No Pain!”
“Dr. Kokinos gave me back my legs by putting a stent in my artery. I can walk without pain again”
“I had a small stroke before I knew I had a blocked carotid artery. After the surgery, my symptoms improved and my worries about having it happen again-or worse were gone”.
“My legs are beautiful. I never thought they could look- and feel like this again”.

  • I have been going to South Bay for over a year now for spider veins..I started with Dr. Kim Rappaport who was so very nice and she was so gentle with the needle. Dr Polly Kokinos is now working...
    I have been going to South Bay for over a year now for spider veins..I started with Dr. Kim Rappaport who was so very nice and she was so gentle with the needle. Dr Polly Kokinos is now working...

    Donna C.

  • 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... 
    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. Kim Rappaport of South Bay Vascular is treating the spider veins in my legs. I have had three visits with her and as this is a process, have gotten to know her as a doctor and an individual....
    Dr. Kim Rappaport of South Bay Vascular is treating the spider veins in my legs. I have had three visits with her and as this is a process, have gotten to know her as a doctor and an individual....

    Melissa B.

  • My husband went to Dr. Kokinos at my insistence. Despite his disdain for going to the doctor, we both found Dr. Kokinos, Dr. Rappaport, and the entire staff to be helpful, understanding and...
    My husband went to Dr. Kokinos at my insistence. Despite his disdain for going to the doctor, we both found Dr. Kokinos, Dr. Rappaport, and the entire staff to be helpful, understanding and...

    Mary 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 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!
    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.

  • 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.
    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.

  • At my wife's insistence, I went in to South Bay Vascular to have my bulgy veins looked at. They had been bothering me for a while, or so I thought. Apparently they are not the culprit. Dr. Kokinos and her staff were extremely helpful from the start. Dr. Kokinos was especially helpful in explaining to me, the underlying issues and the treatment options, in terms that were easy to understand. I left knowing I was in great hands and feeling completely comfortable in moving forward with treatment. I would highly recommend this office to anyone concerned about vascular issues, cosmetic or otherwise. Great staff all around.
    At my wife's insistence, I went in to South Bay Vascular to have my bulgy veins looked at. They had been bothering me for a while, or so I thought. Apparently they are not the culprit. Dr. Kokinos and her staff were extremely helpful from the start. Dr. Kokinos was especially helpful in explaining to me, the underlying issues and the treatment options, in terms that were easy to understand. I left knowing I was in great hands and feeling completely comfortable in moving forward with treatment. I would highly recommend this office to anyone concerned about vascular issues, cosmetic or otherwise. Great staff all around.

    Michael B.

  • I have had spider vein injections performed by many different providers over the last 30 years. On average, I get injections done every 3 to 5 years. It is difficult, time consuming work that many doctors have no interest in doing.

    I found Dr Kokinos to be excellent at explaining, assessing, and treating. I am happy with the results of her work. It is wonderful to find an excellent Doctor who is also a friendly and compassionate person.

    Although I have loads and loads of spider veins, many have gone away nicely since Dr Kokinos injected them. Some will need additional treatment, as I already knew from previous experience.

    I am very pleased with my experiences and results regarding spider vein treatment at this office. Thanks!
    I have had spider vein injections performed by many different providers over the last 30 years. On average, I get injections done every 3 to 5 years. It is difficult, time consuming work that many doctors have no interest in doing.

    I found Dr Kokinos to be excellent at explaining, assessing, and treating. I am happy with the results of her work. It is wonderful to find an excellent Doctor who is also a friendly and compassionate person.

    Although I have loads and loads of spider veins, many have gone away nicely since Dr Kokinos injected them. Some will need additional treatment, as I already knew from previous experience.

    I am very pleased with my experiences and results regarding spider vein treatment at this office. Thanks!

    Christine H.