We found 4 providers with an interest in sclerotherapy and who accept Medicaid near La Mesa, CA.

Dr. Scott Edward Musicant, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
8860 Center Drive; 450
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Scott Musicant's medical specialty is vascular surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Musicant include carotid endarterectomy, femoral popliteal bypass surgery, and aortic aneurysm repair. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Musicant has an open panel. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Musicant attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Femoral Popliteal Bypass Surgery, Sclerotherapy, Varicose Veins, Vascular Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vincent Joseph Guzzetta, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
8860 Center Drive; 450
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Vincent Guzzetta is a physician who specializes in vascular surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Guzzetta include carotid endarterectomy, femoral popliteal bypass surgery, and aortic aneurysm repair. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Guzzetta has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Femoral Popliteal Bypass Surgery, Sclerotherapy, Varicose Veins, Spider Veins, Carotid ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick R Cook, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
8860 Center Drive; 450
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Patrick Cook works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon in La Mesa, CA. His clinical interests include hemodialysis access management, carotid endarterectomy, and femoral popliteal bypass surgery. Dr. Cook is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cook is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center.

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All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Aortobifemoral Bypass, Femoral Popliteal Bypass Surgery, Sclerotherapy, Spider ... (Read more)

Dr. Ryan Brooks Viets, MD
Specializes in Interventional Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
5555 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Ryan Viets is an interventional neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology specialist. Dr. Viets graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Viets trained at Beth Israel Medical Center. He is especially interested in myelogram (spinal cord imaging) and lumbar puncture. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Viets takes. Dr. Viets is conversant in German. His professional affiliations include Sharp HealthCare and Scripps Green Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Tumor, Sclerotherapy, Aneurysm, Endovascular Disease, Lumbar Puncture, Spine Problems, Myelogram, ... (Read more)

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What is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a type of minimally invasive treatment used to treat swollen, enlarged veins. It is commonly used to treat varicose or spider veins, but it can also be used in the management of hemorrhoids, rectal prolapse, and esophageal varices.

During the procedure, an irritant solution is injected into the problem blood vessel, which causes the lining of the veins to swell and stick together, cutting off blood flow. The veins collapse, cutting off bleeding, and a small amount of scar tissue forms. The veins shrink and eventually disappear. In the case of rectal prolapse, the scar tissue formed by the injection helps hold the rectum in place. The treatment of esophageal varices, or large, swollen veins in the throat, is slightly more complicated and requires the use of an endoscope, or lighted tube placed in the mouth.

Sclerotherapy is a useful procedure particularly because it stops treated veins from bleeding, so it can be used by patients on blood thinners who cannot have surgery. The painless procedure is typically performed in a doctor’s office and takes about 30 minutes. Although the injected area may initially have a bruised or brown look, it heals quickly.