THE “RIGHT” EXPERIENCE COUNTS WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR HEALTH

The “RIGHT” Experience Counts When It Comes to Your Health! South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute is the Bay Area’s Most Trusted Varicose Vein Clinic and Treatment Center.

Having performed over 20,000 vein procedures in the past 24 years, more independent doctors refer their vein patients to Dr. Polyxene (Polly) Kokinos than to any other vascular surgeon in the greater Silicon Valley region. Recognized as San Jose’s most experienced Vascular Surgeon and Varicose Vein Expert, Dr Kokinos offers cutting edge care to patients suffering from all forms of both arterial and venous disease.

Here’s why more local doctors refer to South Bay Vascular than to any other Vascular Surgery Center in the Valley:

  • The “RIGHT” Experience Counts When it Comes to your Health: South Bay Vascular center has been treating vein patients in a private practice setting for over 24 years.
  • Cutting edge vascular care in a fully accredited, state of the art, and private out-patient surgery center dedicated entirely to the practice of vascular surgery.
  • Access to the most Advanced Imaging and Device technologies found anywhere in the world.
  • On-site fully staffed IAC accredited Vascular Ultrasound Clinic that is operated full time by Registered Vascular Technologists (RVT).
  • Vascular Studies ready by RPVI certified Vascular Surgeons.
  • Same day availability for Hemodialysis Access de-clots.
  • “One-Doctor, One Patient, One Nurse” practice philosophy means we put the patients first.
  • Full time access to practice physicians
  • Easy access to care: No admissions departments.
  • RESULTS:   We are MORE than just a colorful website and a Google Adwords campaign. Remember, all that glitters is NOT Gold!  https://www.southbayvascular.com/blog/varicose-vein-doctors/

 Trust the doctor your physician does.

 Remember, Its Not Just Experience That Counts.

When It Comes to Your Health, It’s The “RIGHT” Experience that Matters!

Dr Polyxene Kokinos, Silicon Valley’s Vascular Surgeon.

Call us today at 408-376-3626 to schedule your vein consultation.

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LEG SWELLING FOLLOWING COSMETIC VEIN OR BACK SURGERY

Every year thousands of patients in the US undergo cosmetic vein procedures in the hope of getting rid of their swollen legs and unsightly varicose veins. In like manner, many patients having back surgery also suffer from swollen legs following their surgery. Unfortunately, in a large percentage of these patients, a well known but often unrecognized and undiagnosed condition know as Iliac Vein Compression is the cause of this unexpected complication. Further complicating this issue is that even when the procedure is successful, patients complain of on-going leg swelling, heaviness, and pain in their legs.

Internet searches for, “Why do my legs continue to swell following my varicose vein or back surgery?” are everywhere on the internet and lead many patients to simplified, incomplete answers. Confused, patients return to their primary care or specialist seeking answers to their questions and are told that leg swelling is a known complication of this kind of procedure and that they must learn to live with this complication. Patients are left in a difficult position where they continue to suffer and have no answers for what to do next

Over the past 5 years, significant advances in medical imaging and device technology have given Vascular surgeons new ways to treat leg swelling. Today, with the help of this new technology, trained vascular surgeons are able to restore normal blood flow to the lower legs in a straightforward, outpatient procedure that has led to significantly better outcomes than ever before possible.

Dr. Kokinos, a board certified vascular and general surgeon, is a nationally recognized expert in treating a medical condition known as iliac-vein compression or May Thurner’s disease. In her nationally accredited ambulatory surgery center located in Campbell, CA. Dr Kokinos has performed over 250 IVUS procedures (a specialized intravascular ultrasound scan) to evaluate for and to treat this disease. Dr. Kokinos is a highly sought after expert in this area of vascular surgery and has has presented her findings at pre-eminent vascular surgery conferences in Miami, Fl. OEIS, San Francisco Vascular Surgery meetings and in Cypress, Greece where she has spoken to global audiences about her work in the care and treatment of patients suffering from swollen legs.

If you or anyone you know suffers from swollen legs, especially left leg swelling, have been diagnosed with a DVT (blood clot), or experiences leg swelling, excessive pain following a cosmetic vein procedure (EVLT, Laser Sclerotheraphy etc.) or back surgery ask your physician to speak with you about May-Thurner’s disease and Iliac Vein Compression.

At South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute we can help fix your swollen, achy legs and can help you “Get Back Your Life”.

If you or anyone you know suffers from a swollen leg following a cosmetic vein or back surgery, give us a call at 408-376-3626 to schedule an appointment.

DO YOU SUFFER FROM SWOLLEN LEGS? WE CAN HELP!

Do you Suffer From Iliac Vein Compression?

To answer that question, take a few seconds to consider the following:

▪ Are your legs swollen? Is your left leg larger than your right?
▪ Is it harder to slip one shoe on in the morning than the other?
▪ Have you had cosmetic or other surgical procedure done and not gotten the outcome you wanted?
▪ Are you a cancer patient undergoing treatment or procedures?
▪ Have you ever suffered from a blood clot or (DVT) in your leg
▪ Do you visit a wound care clinic with little to no success?

If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, you MAY be suffering from a well known, but previously difficult to diagnose problem called May-Thurner’s Syndrome.

May Thurner’s Syndrome, also known as iliac Vein Compression, is a condition where the main artery supplying blood to the leg pushes down or compresses the main vein taking blood back to your heart. Previously undiagnosed, major advances in medical imaging technology have given vascular surgeons the tools needed to demonstrate that May Thurner’s syndrome is directly responsible for the slowing of blood going back to ones heart resulting in the swelling and or edema of the leg. These same studies have shown that in a full 30% of all people, the left iliac vein can be significantly compressed by the right iliac artery resulting in some kind of leg symptom….aching, heaviness, and most commonly, swelling or non-healing of wounds in the leg veins.

The Physicians and Surgeons at South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute specialize in treating Iliac Vein Compression. To diagnose and to treat this condition and the potentially deadly side effects caused by it (Blood Clots or Deep Venous Thrombosis) Dr. Kokinos has assembled a highly skilled team of vascular ultrasonographer’s who have developed a specialized screening protocol to evaluate for Iliac Vein Compression. Using state of the art ultrasonic imaging technology Registered Vascular Ultrasonographer’s use this new protocol and ultrasonic sound waves to scan up into the abdomen of their patients to examine the physics of the blood flow in this area. If a patient is found to have iliac vein compression, and is symptomatic for this condition, we then recommend IVUS–intravascular ultrasound and iliac vein stenting to re-establish blood flow in this area by opening up the compressed blood vessel in this area.

South Bay Vascular Center is a specialized vascular surgical facility dedicated entirely to treating vascular related illnesses. Unlike in a traditional hospital operating room, South Bay Vascular’s nationally accredited ambulatory surgery center is designed specifically to treat this kind of circulatory disease. Using advanced imaging equipment and device technology designed specifically for vascular related illnesses Dr. Kokinos is able to treat IVC disease in her outpatient surgery center setting in Campbell, CA. Treating her patients in this kinder and gentler environment Dr. Kokinos simplifies what has traditionally been the difficult, unfriendly and often times complicated admissions process of a traditional hospital. To date, Dr. Kokinos has successfully performed over 200 of these iliac vein stent procedures in her out-patient angiography suite and has lectured extensively at major vascular surgery meetings on her approach and success helping patients reduce leg swelling, increase the rate of wound healing and return to a normal way of living.

If you are currently experiencing a swollen leg, have a non healing leg, foot,or ankle wounds or have ever suffered a blood clot (DVT) please contact our office at 408-376-3626 to schedule an appointment.

Don’t suffer from swollen legs or non-healing leg ulcers any longer.

We can help!

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WHY LEG SWELLING MAY BE MORE SERIOUS THAN YOU THOUGHT

Leg Swelling may be the sign of a more serious health issue than one might expect. A recent article published by the Cleveland Clinic, one of the nations top medical facilities, is titled,

“When is Leg Swelling A Sign of Something Serious” Click below to read the entire article

https://health.clevelandclinic.org/when-is-leg-swelling-a-sign-of-something-serious/

This brief article does an exceptional job discussing leg swelling in easily understood terms and gives a clear warning at the end that we encourage patients to heed….

“Swollen legs are often a sign of a bigger problem… if you have leg swelling, you should get checked out by your primary care doctor to figure out what’s going on.”

The physicians and staff at South Bay Vascular Center, with offices in both Campbell and Gilroy, CA. are recognized experts in how to diagnose and treat leg swelling. If you or anyone you know suffers from leg swelling, especially left leg swelling call us today to schedule an appointment at 408-376-3626.

South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute…..“We offer hope when others say there is none”