General Vascular Surgery
Thank you for visiting General Vascular Surgery Medical Group. We are a group of highly trained vascular surgeons who are affiliated with six prestigious local east bay hospitals. We’ve designed our site to serve as a resource for current and prospective patients. Take a moment to meet our talented and committed physicians and staff, learn more about the most common vascular diseases, and read about our new Veinwave™ technique and advanced non-invasive laboratory. We think you’ll find this site to be a convenient, informative, and accessible tool dedicated to your well-being. For your convenience, we have four offices located in Alameda, San Ramon, and San Leandro, CA. Give us a call at 510-357-4006 or 925-275-0551 if you have any questions or if you’d like to schedule an appointment.
Veins normally function to return blood to the heart. Valves in the veins close after blood travels up the vein, preventing blood from backing up (refluxing) down the vein. Valves can become abnormal, or incompetent for a variety of reasons, including trauma, pregnancy, or hereditary factors. Once a valve becomes incompetent, the vein below the valve is exposed to higher pressure, and can become larger (dilate). Other valves and veins nearby are exposed to the higher pressure and can also dilate. Varicose veins commonly appear on the legs as raised, often ropy, enlarged veins. They can cause the legs to swell, throb or ache, and in severe cases, can lead to inflammation, ulceration and even blood clots. Click here for more information on Varcose Veins.
Veinwave™ is an innovative technique currently used by doctors around the world to eliminate spider veins and fine thread veins on the legs. Veinwave™ uses a desktop electrical device which utilizes an insulated, electronic needle to apply thermocoagulation to the affected area. The procedure is minimally invasive as the needle only interacts with the top layers of the skin. The result is a relatively painless, walk-in and walk-out procedure with no risk of bruising, scarring or pigmentation. The effect of the treatment is instant. Patients will see unsightly veins disappear almost instantly. Click here for more information on Veinwave™.