Suffering from Vascular Conditions? Don’t let another day go by without getting the help you need.
If you live in or around the Tarzana area, come see our renowned vascular surgeon and experience relief for the first time in years.
Our team of talented and compassionate vascular care specialists have helped countless patients in the Tarzana community take back control of their health and get the treatment they need to live a long happy life.
If you have concerns over vascular conditions, or are uncertain of where to turn for help, schedule an appointment with our vascular institute and learn more about our non-invasive, results-focused services that can help you live your best life.
Vein Doctor You Can Count On
A vascular surgeon is a specialist who is medically trained in treating those diseases and conditions that affect the vascular system.
Our blood vessels are responsible for trafficking life-sustaining nutrients, oxygen, hormones and more to tissues throughout the body. When these vessels become compromised, it can cause complications ranging from minor discomfort to life-threatening conditions.
At the Encino Vascular Institute, we provide world-class medical service, compassionate care and leading-edge treatment options to effectively treat a wide range of conditions affecting the vascular system.
Suffer from Varicose Veins?
What Are Varicose Veins?
Sometimes called spider veins, varicose veins can be unsightly and painful. They can also cause serious complications if not treated. Varicose veins often appear as enlarged, purple or blue, snaking veins under your skin. Usually seen in the legs, varicose veins are usually caused by damaged or leaky valves within your veins, causing blood to pool and vein swelling to occur.
Symptoms of Varicose Veins: those with varicose veins often experience embarrassment due to their appearance, as well as itching, burning, pain and cramping.
Who is at Risk of Developing Varicose Veins: The risk of developing varicose veins becomes greater with age. Other contributing factors include obesity, gender, standing or sitting for long periods of time (especially on hard surfaces), a family history and pregnancy.
What Can Happen if Not Treated: Mild cases might not cause more than minor discomfort, but more severe cases can pose a risk for bleeding, the development of ulcers and blood clots.
What Types of Treatment Options are Available: Treatment options may include both non-invasive and surgical procedures including vein stripping, endovenous radiofrequency, sclerotherapy, and microphlebectomy.
Peripheral Vascular Disease
What Is Peripheral Vascular Disease?
Peripheral vascular disease is a condition that can affect the blood vessels located outside of the heart and brain. Known as PVD or PAD (peripheral vascular disease and peripheral artery disease respectively), this disease can result in a narrowing or blocking of blood flow.
This restriction in blood flow can cause several complications, ranging from spasms to stroke or heart attack.
What are the Symptoms of PVD: PVD can present in various ways depending on the underlying cause and severity in the patient. Symptoms may include reddish or blue skin, the appearance of wounds or ulcers that won’t heal, reduced hair growth on the arms, hands, legs or feet. A burning or itching sensation, usually in the limbs or lower extremities.
What are the Risk Factors for Developing PVD or PAD: Risk factors may include smoking, drug use, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, cold temperatures, use of vibrating machinery, and emotional stress.
What Can Happen if Not Treated: Potential complications can be serious, including tissue death, heart attack, stroke, wounds that won’t heal, infections, erectile disfunction and pain.
What Treatment Options are Available: Mild cases may be effectively addressed with lifestyle changes including smoking cessation, diet and exercise. More severe cases may require surgical intervention such as stent placements, atherectomy or angioplasty.
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
What is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?
Sometimes referred to as ‘TOS’ for short, this syndrome is caused by the compression of blood vessels and/or nerves found in the upper chest and neck regions of the body.
What types of TOS are There: TOS can be diagnosed as neurogenic (nerve compression), arterial (arterial compression) or venous (venous compression).
What are the Symptoms of TOS: muscular atrophy, weakness, fatigue, numbness, swelling or tingling in the hands, arms, or neck.
What are the Risk Factors for Developing TOS: Lifting heavy weight (especially chronically such as that required for work or bodybuilding activities), repetitive overhead movements, bad posture, pregnancy, and more.
What Can Happen if Not Treated: The syndrome may progress, causing an increase in the severity and frequency of symptoms, including nerve damage leading to reduced mobility.
What are the Treatment Options for TOS: Depending on the location and severity, physical therapy, nerve block injections or surgical intervention may be necessary.
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