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More than 24,000 successful vein procedures + 7 Convenient locations in the East Bay Area
Venous Insufficiency
Spider Veins
Varicose Veins
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I'm very happy with the BASS Vein Center, and I highly recommend!
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About

About The BASS Vein Center

The BASS Vein Center of Walnut Creek has been serving Contra Costa and Alameda counties for 15 years. Major cities we serve include Alameda, Alamo, Antioch, Berkeley, Brentwood, Concord, Danville, Lafayette, Oakland, San Ramon and Walnut Creek. Our offices treat a variety of conditions, from varicose veins to spider veins and even chronic venous disease. Over the course of 15 years, our offices have completed more than 24,000 vein procedures. We have six vascular surgeons and four general surgeons at The Vein Center. Welcome to the best vein treatment near you.
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Conditions

Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Occurs when the veins in your legs are not working effectively and it becomes increasingly difficult for blood to pass through the vein walls or valves to flow back to your heart.

Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) is the most common vascular disorder in the United States, affecting over 30 million people.

Symptoms of CVI

Ankle & leg swelling
Feeling of heaviness in the legs
Aching
Restless Leg
Fatigue
Pain on standing
Cramps
Itching and tingling
Varicose veins

Risk Factors

Age 40+
Gender
Family History
Heavy Lifting
Prolonged Standing
Obesity or Excessive Weight
Multiple Pregnancies
Varicose veins can be unsightly, but more importantly they can cause Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI). Here, the valves malfunction causing ankles and legs to swell. Long-standing varicose veins can lead to leg ulcers. Primary varicose veins are associated with heredity, age, gender and pregnancy. Secondary varicose veins are deep vein occlusions associated with Deep Vein Thrombus (DVT). Exercise, weight loss, blood pressure control, leg elevation and compression stockings are standard treatments for varicose veins. Endovascular minimally invasive surgery is used to ablate the veins, improve appearance, and facilitate rerouting of blood to the lungs. Varicose veins are very common. In fact, varicose veins affect about 23% of all Americans. Women are at least twice as likely to develop varicose veins as men.50% of those with varicose veins are likely to develop recurrent varicose veins.
Veins are hollow tubes with small valves that keep blood flowing in the correct direction. When the valves are open, blood flows in the direction of gravity, toward the feet. When the valves are closed, the blood is prevented from flowing into the legs, instead flowing from the extremities toward the lungs where it picks up oxygen. When the valves malfunction, blood flows backwards, toward the feet. To compensate, the veins bulge and swell. Because the blood is not flowing well inside the veins, it pools in the legs and feet, and increases pressure in the veins. Increased pressure in the veins causes the vein walls to weaken, and further damages the valves. This is called chronic venous disease.
A healthy leg will have normal blood flow with closed valves. Varicose veins will have anomalistic blood flow, enlarged and deformed veins, and the valves are deformed and wide open.
Treatments

Vein Treatments

Here's a look at some of the vein treatment options offered at the BASS Vein Center
Vein Treatment

Conservative Vein Treatment

Given that varicose veins are not a life- threatening problem, some patients achieve adequate relief with conservative therapy. This includes leg elevation and the use of compression stockings for symptom relief.Some insurance companies require a trial of compression stockings for 6-12 weeks prior to approval for a more definitive treatment.

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Vein Treatment

Radiofrequency Ablation Therapy

Radiofrequency ablation therapy uses precision focused radio-frequency energy to treat varicose veins. During the procedure, a small catheter is inserted into the vein. The catheter is heated using radio-frequency energy. The heat from the catheter shrinks and collapses the diseased vein, effectively sealing off the malfunctioning portion of the vein.

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Vein Treatment

Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Ambulatory Phlebectomy, Micro-phlebectomy, or “hook” phlebectomy, is a micro-extraction procedure used to remove bulging varicose veins, both large and small, that are close to the surface.

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Vein Treatment

Sclerotherapy

Also known as ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, this procedure targets and eliminates varicose veins that are hidden from the naked eye and only seen by ultrasound.

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Vein Treatment

VenaSeal™

The VenaSeal™ system delivers a small amount of a specially formulated medical adhesive to seal — or close — the diseased vein, rerouting blood to nearby healthy veins, which provides symptom relief.

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Conditions

Vein Conditions

If you're suffering from any of these vein conditions, the BASS Vein Center can help
Vein Condition

Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)

Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a condition that occurs when the venous wall and/or valves in the leg veins are not working effectively, making it difficult for blood to return to the heart from the legs.

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Vein Condition

Chronic Venous Disease (CVD)

Occurs when the veins in your legs are not working effectively and it becomes increasingly difficult for blood to pass through the vein walls or valves to flow back to your heart.

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Vein Condition

Spider Veins

Spider veins (or telangiectasias) are groups of small, visible blood vessels that develop near the surface of the skin. Spider veins often have a blue or red coloring and may be accompanied by an itching, tingling, or throbbing feeling.

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Vein Condition

Varicose Veins

Varicose veins can be unsightly, but more importantly they can cause Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI). Here, the valves malfunction causing ankles and legs to swell. Long-standing varicose veins can lead to leg ulcers.

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Vein Patient Story

What our vein patients are saying...and yes, it's good

I had suffered with swelling in my legs and varicose veins for years, even as a teen

My experience with the BASS Vein Center and its staff was nothing but pleasant. I had suffered from swelling in my legs and varicose veins for years, even as a teen. With every pregnancy, my legs seemed to swell more and the varicose veins got worse. Finally ready to deal with this unsightly and painful problem, I booked an appointment with the BASS Vein Center. They were very knowledgeable and patient in listening to my concerns. After an ultrasound, the diagnosed my problem as venous insufficiency and explained what procedures needed to be done in order for my veins to be functioning properly. Feeling apprehensive about the procedures, the staff were very comforting and made me feel at ease. I had ablation of a few problem veins in the office, as well as a phlebectomy a few months later. I highly recommend the BASS Vein Center for any vein problems you may have!

varicose vein patient testimonial story at the BASS Vein Center
Christine D.
Vein Patient at the BASS Vein Center

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