PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISEASE (PVD)

Peripheral vascular disease, sometimes referred to as PVD, in the legs or lower extremities is the narrowing or blockage of the vessels that carry blood from the heart to the legs.

Dr. Polyxene G Kokinos, founder of San Jose’s South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute is a board certified general and vascular surgeon who specializes in treating patients who suffer from this condition. For 24 years, Dr. Kokinos has dedicated her practice to helping South Bay patients regain their circulatory health by bringing advanced surgical solutions to complex vascular problems. Having treated over 20,000 Varicose Vein patients, Dr. Kokinos understands both the aesthetic as well as the complex side of her field and is recognized one of the regions most respected surgeons.

Recent advances in both imaging and medical device technology has revolutionized the practice of Vascular Surgery. Of particular interest to Dr. Kokinos is treating vessels in the deep venous systems, as well as the treatment of peripheral vascular disease. Having performed hundreds of these procedures, Dr. Kokinos has found that many of her patients, being properly treated and educated are able to make great strides to regaining their health and quality of life.

Recently, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a patient educational bulletin that Dr. Kokinos shares with her patients as part of re-educating them to live a healthier life and to recognize the symptoms of Peripheral Vascular Disease. As part of her continuing efforts to educate her patients, she wanted to share this handout, written and published by the CDC for patients following her blog to read.

Please click on the link below to receive this CDC authored bulletin in the hopes that you too can begin to live a healthier life and become aware of the signs of peripheral vascular disease.

https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/pad.htm?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fdhdsp%2Fdata_statistics%2Ffact_sheets%2Ffs_pad.htm

If you or anyone you know suffers from peripheral vascular disease call today to schedule an appointment at 408-376-3626.

SOUTH BAY VASCULAR CENTER LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute is pleased to announce the launch of their new website. The new site is designed to offer patients an easy to read, customer friendly option for interacting with our practice. Our goal with the new site is:

  • To provide our patients and prospective patients a more complete understanding of our practice; who we are and what we do.
  • To help educate our patients on the available options for the diagnosis and treatment of their vascular medical issues.
  • To improve our customer service for patients by giving them the ability to submit their insurance information on line, in advance of their visit, in an effort to both streamline their visit and to verify coverage.
  • To provide a portal through which patients can download all of their check-in and registration documents, as well as their pre-operative and post-operative medical instructions directly from the website.

South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute is proud to celebrate its 20th year serving the patients of Silicon Valley, South County and beyond. With the opening of our new angiography suite in Campbell, CA. our practice continues to be on the cutting edge of Vascular medicine. Advancements in medical imaging and devices have enabled our surgeons and interventional radiology partners to treat circulatory issues in our new state of the art center in ways that were never before possible, greatly enhancing our ability to serve the vascular surgery needs of our patients.

Dr. Kokinos, a nationally recognized ABMS Board Certified General and Vascular Surgeon, and her staff are pleased to meet and to discuss treatment options for all your vascular related issues. If you suffer from leg swelling, non-healing ulcers and wounds, experience complications following cosmetic vascular procedures (varicose and spider veins etc) have been diagnosed with a Blood Clot or DVT, we are here to help.

Don’t continue to suffer alone…we can provide guidance and help when you feel like there are no answers to your medical condition. Give us a call to discuss your treatment options and we can help you “Get your life back.”