Dr. Fernando Otero is a well-known vascular surgeon in the East Bay Area who specializes in general and vascular surgery. In April of 1989, Dr. Otero was the first surgeon in California to perform a laparoscopic appendectomy for acute appendicitis. He was also the first surgeon to perform a laparoscopic cholecystectomy in Northern California. Since 2011, Dr. Otero has performed thousands of endovascular procedures and has shifted his focus to vascular and endovascular surgery. Dr. Otero is a founding member of the BASS Vein Center located in Walnut Creek.
"I highly recommend the BASS Vein Center, even if you must travel to see them. The staff at BASS show great concern, and spend ample time getting to know their patients as a person as well as their medical history. They provided an excellent treatment plan to help guarantee that I’d receive the best possible care!"Read More Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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