Van Nuys Vascular Surgeon

At the Encino Vascular Institute, our doctors understand how difficult it can be to live with a vascular condition. Whether you suffer from varicose veins, venous insufficiency or another vein disorder, our goal from initial consultation through recovery is to help patients take back control of their health.

What Can Our Vein Institute Do for You?

As a leading vascular surgeon in Van Nuys, we utilize cutting edge technology and innovative treatment options combined with world-class medical experience to get you the results you deserve.

Our team of surgeons specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions impacting the vascular system. When something goes wrong in this system, the impact on bodily function, performance and quality of life can be disastrous.

Vascular surgeons utilize specialized medical treatments, not just surgery, to address these conditions, helping patients live a healthier, happier life.

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS), is a term used to describe a group of medical disorders that involve the compression of blood vessels and/or nerves, usually in the upper chest and/or neck area (thoracic outlet). 

Types: Neurogenic TOS, Venous TOS, Arterial TOS.

Symptoms: Pain and/or weakness in the arms or shoulders, easily fatigued arms, atrophy in the muscles of the arms, weakness, tingling, numbness or discomfort in the fingers or hands, swelling of the arms, hands or fingers, cold pale hand, and more.

Risk Factors: Congenital/birth defects, whiplash, bodybuilding, repetitive overhead motions, weight gain, tumor in the neck, physical trauma, poor posture, pregnancy and more

Potential Complications: Progressive nerve damage

Treatment Options: Physical therapy, nerve block injections, medication, surgery 

Varicose Veins in Van Nuys, CA

What Are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins, most commonly found in the legs, are a common but often painful condition that can lead to more serious complications if not addressed.

Appearance and Symptoms: Noted by dark purple or blue veins that often appear twisted and bulging, this condition can cause unpleasant sensations such as cramping, burning, swelling, itching and discoloration of the surrounding skin.

Risk Factors: Age, gender, pregnancy, family history, obesity, standing or sitting for long periods of time.

Potential Complications: Blood clots, ulcers, bleeding

Treatment Options: Non-invasive procedures such as Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation, Microphlebectomy, Sclerotherapy and  Vein stripping.

Contact our vein clinic today to schedule a consultation with leading vascular surgeon Dr. Farshad Malekmehr.

Peripheral Vascular Disease

What Is Peripheral Vascular Disease?

Also known simply as or peripheral artery disease (PAD), peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a disorder affecting the circulation of blood in the vessels found outside of the brain and heart. 

This condition can impact both the veins as well as the arteries, blocking or narrowing them and sometimes causing spasms that can restrict critical blood flow.

Symptoms: Discomfort, cramping and/or fatigue in limbs, reduction of hair growth on limbs, reddish-blue or pale color skin, thin or pale skin, weak pulse, wounds or ulcers that won’t heal, burning or itching sensation.

Risk Factors: Age, emotional stress (anxiety), cold temperatures, vibrating machinery, drugs, smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease and diabetes 

Potential Complications: Tissue death, limb amputation, impotence, pain, discomfort and infections. If arteries to the brain or heart become blocked this can cause a stroke or heart attack.

Treatment Options: Lifestyle modifications such as exercise, medications, angioplasty or other vascular surgery.

Why Choose a Vascular Surgeon at the Encino Vascular Institute of Van Nuys?

At the Encino Vascular Institute, we help transform lives and our patients take back control of their health and well-being. Our innovative solutions include leading-edge technology and varicose vein treatments that often offer a non-invasive, fast and effective way to address vascular concerns.