Helping Thousand Oaks Residents Regain Quality of Life, Eliminate Pain and Take back Control of their Health with Innovative and Non-invasive Vascular Solutions
Millions of individuals across the nation, including those in the Thousand Oaks area, suffer from a myriad of diagnosed and undiagnosed vascular conditions.
These conditions range from minor inconveniences to serious health risks, both of which severely impact quality of life.
At the Encino Vascular Institute, our vascular surgeon offers a range of innovative, results-driven solutions that help patients get relief and live their best life.
Why Choose EVI?
At the Encino Vascular Institute, each patient is family, and we always take care of family. Our team includes medical professionals with a broad depth of experience and expertise in vascular conditions, having successfully helped thousands of patients get results.
Specializing in conditions negatively affecting the vascular system, we effectively treat a broad range of vascular issues with effective and often non-invasive solutions.
Varicose Veins in Thousand Oaks, CA
What Are Varicose Veins?
Visually unattractive and physically painful, varicose veins are veins that become abnormally enlarged, twisted and discolored, often bulging under the skin. This condition, caused primarily by worn-out valves within the vessels, results in blood pooling and increasing intra-vascular pressure.
Appearance: Varicose veins are often visible, appearing as snaking, twisted and/or bulging veins that appear blue or purple-ish in color. This makes varicose veins not only painful or uncomfortable, but also can make patients self-conscious about their appearance.
Symptoms: Visually unappealing bulging purple/blue veins, burning sensations, itching, pain and/or cramping.
Risk Factors: Weight, age, gender, work that involves standing or sitting for long periods of time, pregnancy, family history and more.
Potential Complications: Development of ulcers, bleeding, increasing frequency and duration of pain, and blood clots.
Treatment Options: May include microphlebectomy, sclerotherapy, vein stripping or endovenous radiofrequency.
For more questions about varicose veins and treatment contact our vein clinic.
Peripheral Vascular Disease
What Is Peripheral Vascular Disease?
Also referred to as PAD, or peripheral artery disease (PAD), PVD (peripheral vascular disease) involves medical disorders that negatively affect your blood’s circulation and transport within those blood vessels located outside of the heart and brain.
Capable of affecting both arteries and veins, PVD can effectively narrow or block critical passageways for blood flow, sometimes resulting in spasms, or more serious conditions such as tissue death, heart attacks and strokes.
Symptoms: Symptoms often include cramping or fatigue in the limbs, loss of hair or reduction of hair growth on legs, feet and/or arms, a blue or reddish coloring of the skin, development of ulcers or wounds that have difficulty healing, and/or a burning or itching sensation.
Risk Factors: Depending on the type of PVD, risk factors may include use of drugs, smoking, high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, atherosclerosis, use of vibrating machinery, cold temperatures, anxiety and emotional stress.
Potential Complications: Stroke, heart attack, infections due to wounds that won’t heal, tissue death potentially leading to amputations, erectile dysfunction, pain and discomfort.
Possible Treatment Options: For moderate to severe cases, atherectomy, stent placement or angioplasty may be viable treatment options. For mild or less severe cases lifestyle modifications and/or medications may help.
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
What is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?
Abbreviated as TOS, thoracic outlet syndrome encompasses several medical conditions involving the compression of nerves or blood vessels located in the neck and upper chest area.
Types of TOS: Arterial, Venous and Neurogenic
Symptoms: Symptoms may include easily fatigued arms, weakness in the shoulders or arms, muscle atrophy in the musculature of the arms, numbness, tingling, swelling, cold hands, skin discoloration and more.
Risk Factors: physical trauma, weight lifting, congenital defects, significant weight gain, work requiring repetitious overhead movements, pregnancy, poor posture, neck tumor and more.
Potential Complications: Pain, increased in frequency or severity of symptoms, and the progressive nerve damage leading to further complications including issues with mobility.
Treatment Options for TOS: Surgical intervention, nerve block injections, physical therapy.
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