Type “Varicose Vein” into Google search and in seconds, multiple links pop up; each one pointing to a different website; each website claiming that their “Vein Doctor” is the “best”; and each practitioner promising to rid you of your ugly, painful veins, leg swelling and non-healing ulcers. Lost in this hype, finding the right physician might seem impossible. When everyone in cyberspace claims to be the best and backs up their claims by citing an endless list of credentials, professional affiliations and most importantly, showing off their work: their before and after galleries… it gets confusing.
Choosing the best doctor for your specific condition can be a difficult decision and should only be made after serious consideration of the available options. In the best of scenarios, patients should visit as many doctors as they can; to interview and to question them about everything relating to their condition. In these visits, patients are encouraged to evaluate everything from the reception staff to the vascular ultrasonographer; is your vascular ultrasound done “in-house”..is the ultrasonographer a registered ultrasound technologist…or are you sent to the hospital for an ultrasound. All of this makes a difference because your doctor will make their diagnosis on the basis of your ultrasound report. Ultrasounds must be read by a RPVI registered physician, not simply a radiologist… as the two physicians will look for vastly different signs relating to vascular disease and health. Keep in mind if the study isn’t read correctly, the procedure can go poorly.
Dr. Kokinos is a ABMS Board Certified General And Vascular Surgeon with extensive training in the diagnosis and the treatment of vascular disease. Her award winning South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute is the South Bay’s largest Vascular Surgery practice specializing in the treatment of vascular disease, including Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Leg Swelling, the Treatment for DVT’s, and Varicose Veins. If you or anyone you know suffers from any of the conditions listed above, or have had complications with cosmetic vein procedures, Dr. Kokinos is happy to discuss your treatment options. Dr Kokinos and her staff have performed over 20,000 Varicose Vein patients in the past 25 year serving the South Bay Community as a Board Certified Vascular and General Surgeon.
If you or anyone you know suffers from Varicose Veins, Leg Swelling or other circulatory related illnesses call our office today at 408-376-3626 to schedule a consultation to Get Your Life Back.