Advanced Varicose Veins Treatment at Vascular Health Center

Our Minimally Invasive Varicose Vein Treatments

Our doctors spend time with each patient during a consultation to develop a customized plan based on our minimally invasive treatment options. With thousands of successful varicose vein treatments, you can count on our board-certified team.

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Take back your leg health, and your happiness

Varicose veins at their worst, are large, twisted veins that bulge above the surface of your skin – usually on your legs. The mild version? Green or purple veins just under the surface of your skin. No matter what form they take, varicose veins can make you feel self-conscious and insecure — often to the point that wearing shorts or dresses is out of the question.

If left untreated, varicose veins can progress to serious health issues such as ulcers and bleeding, even life-threatening conditions like blood clotting, or deep vein thrombosis (DVT). But they don’t have to get out of control. Vascular Surgery Medical Group can help.

Can varicose veins become serious?

In addition to their unsightly appearance, varicose veins can be painful, which can indicate a greater circulatory problem or a condition like venous insufficiency. This occurs when your leg veins fail to function properly, and can no longer return blood back to your heart. Some painful symptoms of varicose veins include:

  • Leg pain that worsens after sitting or standing for a long time.
  • Burning, throbbing, achy or heavy-feeling legs.
  • Muscle cramping and swelling in the lower legs.
  • Itching around one or more of your veins.
  • Bleeding from varicose veins.
  • Untreated varicose veins can progress to life-threatening blot clots, also known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

Precisely diagnosing varicose veins with advanced ultrasound

Getting rid of your varicose veins starts with an accurate diagnosis. Our in-office diagnostic ultrasound will inform your treatment by:

  • Confirming your diagnosis & your candidacy for treatment.
  • Revealing underlying medical causes of your vein condition.
  • Producing immediate results to inform your treatment.
  • Supporting the timely, accurate treatment of your problem veins.
  • Monitoring your post-treatment progress.
  • Advanced treatments for varicose veins

Once the doctors know the source of your varicose veins, they’ll create a treatment plan tailored to dissipate them, along with the uncomfortable symptoms they can cause.

Your care may involve one of the following, minimally invasive treatments:

Vein ablations


For more information about varicose vein treatments in the East Bay, or to schedule an appointment, call Vascular Surgery Medical Group at 510-357-4006 or 925-831-0101.

You can also fill out our simple contact form.

Varicose Veins Q & A

What are varicose veins?

Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted veins that bulge above the surface of your skin. This type of damaged vein usually develops in your legs due to venous insufficiency. Dysfunctional valves in the vein allow blood to flow backward and pool in the vein, which causes the vessel to enlarge.

While varicose veins can affect how you feel about the appearance of your legs, the condition can also lead to potentially life-threatening complications, including blood clots, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and ulcers.

What are the symptoms of varicose veins?

In addition to the noticeable bulge of the veins, you can also experience symptoms that affect your quality of life and mobility.

Common symptoms of varicose veins include:

  • Aching
  • Itchy skin
  • Burning
  • Muscle cramps
  • If you develop a blood clot or DVT, you may not have any symptoms, or you may experience a worsening of your pain.

It’s important that you schedule a diagnostic evaluation of varicose vein-related symptoms with the team at Vascular Surgery Medical Group. They offer an on-site vascular ultrasound to evaluate the vein damage and identify blood clots quickly.

How are varicose veins treated?

The surgical team at Vascular Surgery Medical Group offers several treatment options to address varicose veins, including vein ablation and microphlebectomy.

Vein ablation

Vein ablation focuses on destroying the affected vein so that the blood can reroute to healthier veins nearby. Dr. Ingegno is highly experienced in vein ablations, performing over 1,000 to date using either radiofrequency energy or laser technology.

Radiofrequency ablation uses high-frequency radio waves to heat and close the damaged vein. The procedure involves the insertion of a thin fiber that delivers the energy into the vessel.

In endovenous laser treatments (EVLT), ultrasound imaging guides the placement of laser energy to burn the vein and close it off permanently. Your body reabsorbs the treated vein naturally and blood flow moves to nearby veins.


Microphlebectomy is a minimally invasive surgical technique to remove large varicose veins at the surface of your skin.

Your provider at Vascular Surgery Medical Group makes tiny incisions to remove the bulging veins. The in-office procedure can take 1-2 hours and requires only a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable. The incisions are small, so you won’t need stitches and there is minimal risk for scars.

If your varicose veins are painful or you’re unhappy with the appearance of your legs because of the bulging veins, schedule a consultation today by calling the Vascular Surgery Medical Group office nearest you or by requesting an appointment through the online booking system.

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