South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute is proud to celebrate our 25th year serving the Greater San Jose Bay Area. Our commitment to serving our patients as an independent medical clinic means that our patients are never “just” another number in a Big Box Medical system.
Unlike other physicians who have spent their entire careers as part of large regional health care systems, Dr Kokinos has dedicated her entire career to serving the South Bay Community as an independent physician. She takes the time to understand your symptoms so that she can provide her patients with the best possible solutions to help them get their legs and their life’s back. At South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute, we find the “Why”so that you have real solutions to living a healthy life.
Our philosophy is “One Patient, One Doctor, One Nurse”…not how many patients can we see to meet Big Box Medicine’s patient quotas.
South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute brings 25 years and 20,000 varicose vein procedures to you as our patients. As Los Gatos’ most experienced vein treatment center, we Invite 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.
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 a stent and balloon.
Unfortunately, this was found to be a result of a combination of radiation treatment the patient had received 20 years before for his prostate cancer as well as because of a return of his cancer. This tumor (seen on CT scan) was surrounding his vein. When he came back five days later for a check, his right leg swelling was gone as was his leg heaviness and aching.
Please note, compression of the iliac vein usually (80%) occurs on the left. Often, if leg swelling occurs on the right, it may be a sign of a tumor or mass pushing on the vein in the abdomen.
Patient with right lower leg swelling before procedure
Inserting a wire into the diseased vessel. Notice the light colored area where no blood was flowing.
Opening the diseased vessel using a “balloon”.
Placing a stent in to the opened vessel to maintain blood flow. Notice how even blood flows through the opened vessel
Patient 5 days after surgery with leg swelling almost completely resolved
If you or anyone you know suffers from lower leg swelling, call us today to set up a consultation to evaluate your treatment options.