We perform many venous studies at Coastal Heart Medical Group. Having an advanced vascular diagnostic and treatment center in-house, we are able to detect the location and severity of venous and arterial vascular diseases quicker so we may treat it faster. These are state-of-the-art, cost-effective and painless procedures, performed by our cardiologists who have credentials in vascular angiography medicine and vascular intervention. Plus, we are proud to announce that we just opened our own interventional suite to treat varicose diseases.
Treatments and procedures include:
ACUTE Venous clots (CLICK FOR MORE INFO)
Acute thrombus needs to be treated in less than 15 days. A common type of venous thrombosis (local coagulation or clotting of the blood), is a deep vein clotting of the blood (thrombosis – “DVT”), in the deep veins of the leg. If the thrombus breaks off (embolizes) and flows towards the lungs, it can become a pulmonary embolism (PE), a blood clot in the lungs. The goal in the treatment of acute DVT is to restore blood flow. Once the clot is removed or dissolved, swelling and pain typically resolve. Treatments available at Coastal Heart are:
- medications to dissolve the clot
- mechanical thrombectomy (breaks down the clot into smaller pieces that can be sucked out of the blood vessel)
Varicose veins and venous insufficiency (CLICK FOR MORE INFO)
Varicose veins, or veins on the leg as they are commonly referred to, are veins that have become enlarged and twisted. As you get older, your veins can lose elasticity, causing them to stretch. They can be more than just a cosmetic issue and in some cases can cause swelling, discomfort, pain, fatigue, tiredom and itchiness. In advanced cases, one may develop ulcers. If you suffer from varicose veins, there are a variety of treatment options available to you at Coastal Heart Medical Group. We are a leading vein removal clinic in Orange County specialized in all kinds of vein removal procedures.
Venous Filters and Retrieval (CLICK FOR MORE INFO)
IVC filters are essential for treating patients with deep venous thrombosis who have contraindications to anticoagulation. However, they do not come without risk of complications. Therefore, it is important to choose a professional and experienced medical facility for the procedures. Orange Coast Heart Medical Group has extensive experience in….
Phlebectomy (CLICK FOR MORE INFO)
Plebectomy is a technique to remove varicose veins. In this procedure, several tiny cuts (incisions) are made in the skin through which the varicosed vein is removed. It’s highly successful when performed in patients who are good candidates. This is usually done in the office of one of our physicians using local anesthesia.
Sclerotherapy (CLICK FOR MORE INFO)
Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to eliminate varicose veins and spider veins. Sclerotherapy involves an injection of a solution (generally a salt solution) directly into the vein. The solution causes the vein to scar, forcing blood to reroute through healthier veins.
Varithena (CLICK FOR MORE INFO)
Varithena® (polidocanol injectable foam) is the first and only FDA–approved foam for the treatment of incompetent Great Saphenous Veins (GSV) and visible varicosities of the GSV system above and below the knee. The GSV is the longest vein in the body running along the length of the lower limb. Treatment with Varithena® is a minimally invasive, nonsurgical procedure for the treatment of varicose veins that only requires an ultrasound machine and standard medical supplies.