Commonly asked questions for a General Surgeon, Dr. Brian Chin.
Dr. Brian Chin practices advanced laparoscopic, bariatric, and general surgery at BASS Vein Center's Walnut Creek and Brentwood offices.
Dr. Chin earned his medical degree at the University of Michigan Medical School, then returned to California for his surgery residency at the University of California at San Diego, where he won the Department of Medicine’s Halasz Award for surgical consultation and the Department of Surgery’s Chairman’s Prize for teaching and service excellence.
Additionally, he served as administrative chief resident. Following residency, Dr. Chin completed a fellowship in bariatric and advanced laparoscopic surgery at the University of California at San Francisco, working alongside world-renowned leaders at the forefront of laparoscopic surgery.
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Venous disease can manifest in many different forms including varicose veins, and leg ulcers, patients can also have aching burning and pain, as well as swelling in the legs. Patients can experience one or more of these symptoms. Initial therapy consists of non-procedural methods such as the use of compression stockings, avoidance of prolonged standing, regular exercise, and leg elevation. However, many patients continue to experience significant symptoms despite using these measures to the point where the pain or discomfort significantly impairs their ability to engage in work or normal activities. In these cases, vein treatments can be very effective and are generally covered by insurance. Hi, I'm Dr. Brian Chin, and I am a surgeon and vein specialist here at the BASS Vein Center.