Our Vein Clinic

The Vascular Associates of San Diego Vein Clinic has a state of the art vascular lab with two duplex scanners and
certified vascular technicians for convenient and efficient diagnoses of your vascular symptoms. All diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are office based in friendly and pleasant surroundings.


Sclerotherapy is a nonsurgical treatment for varicose veins. It consists of using microneedles to inject the veins with a salt solution. Over several months, the treated vein goes through a process called sclerosis, where the walls collapse and are eventually reabsorbed. At the completion of the process, the vein is no longer a blood carrying vessel and cannot be seen or felt. Other normal veins take over the function of these sclerosed veins.


Foam sclerotherapy is sometimes used for more extensive varicose veins. It
is similar to sclerotherapy, however, in this procedure air is mixed with a salt solution and ultrasound guidance is used to direct the foam into multiple interconnected varicose veins.


The Closure procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. Using ultrasound, the doctor will position the Closure catheter into the diseased vein through a small opening in the skin. The tiny catheter powered by radio-frequency (RF) energy delivers heat to the vein wall. As the thermal energy is delivered, the vein wall shrinks and the vein is sealed closed. Once the diseased vein is closed, blood is re-routed to other healthy veins.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are Varicose Veins?

Before and after photos of legs
A combination of the VNUS Closure Procedure and Schlerotherapy is usually required for the best results.