Varicose veins are an inherited condition and develop either alone or alongside spider veins – you do not develop them because of crossing your legs. When internal valves lose their seal over time, 1-way blood flow becomes 2-way flow. It is this backward flow, known as reflux, which causes veins to become large and protrude to the surface, creating unsightly and/or painful symptoms such as aching, heaviness, tiredness, restlessness, and itching. If left untreated, this condition can lead to complications that include dermatitis, pigmentation, ulcers, or dangerous blood clots (thrombosis).

Fortunately, the days of surgical removal or “vein stripping” are over. During the past decade, non-surgical out-patient office procedures have been developed to make treating varicose veins a simple, almost painless process. Using endovenous (inside the vein) techniques, solutions or small fibers can be accurately placed using ultrasound imaging guidance which cause the diseased vein to shrink and disappear over time. Instead of surgical and anesthetic risks, scars, and painful recovery, you can walk out of the office after a 30-minute procedure and resume normal activities.

At VCOC, there is no “disconnect” between diagnostic mapping of veins and their treatment. Dr. Kanter introduced ultrasound-guided endovenous treatment to Southern California in 1991, and performs both the diagnostic ultrasound and treatment, leaving no room for misinterpretation or error.

“This comes to tell you thank you, and then to tell you, too — The world’s a better place because of people as nice as you! I appreciate all you did in making my legs look so much better (feeling better too). Thanks again.”
“Dear Dr. Kanter & Staff, Thank you for your care and patience in your treatment of me. I shall be forever grateful to you.”
“Dr. Kanter, I just wanted you to know that I deeply appreciated your kindness and consideration. The recent treatment on my legs is remarkably improved!!”
“Thank you very much to all of you for making me “not to be afraid” of injections. You are a great team!! See you in about 3 months.”
“Aloha! Thought I would send you a taste of what we’re seeing on the islands. Hope you all get a chance to visit. Thank you for your part in helping me prepare for this wonderful vacation.”
“My legs just saw the light of day for the first time in 15 years. Thank you all for the miracles you have done. See you soon for my last treatment. Gratefully,”
“This doctor and his staff are wonderful! 100% improvement of my legs!”
“VCOC has a very professional staff and Dr. Kanter has wonderful bedside manner.”
“Fantastic service, excellent staff and care.  Dr. Kanter was wonderful.”
“I felt like I was in the best hands with Dr. Kanter, as he performs vein procedures exclusively."

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Dr. Kanter is retiring on May 31, 2017 and will no longer be accepting new patients after April 28, 2017.