Dr. Myron Goldstein
Dr. Goldstein became aware of the dramatic improvement in the diagnosis and treatment on venous disease in the past few years and opened Vein Clinic CA in response to this need for a dedicated Venous Disease facility. Here at Vein Clinic CA we provide state of the art treatments for both the medically necessary and cosmetic treatments of Varicose and Spider veins and their complications. Our minimally invasive medical technology is a non surgical out-patient procedure with little or no down time. All of our procedures are performed in our offices and do not require general anesthesia; there is essentially no downtime.
Done in our offices and has dramatically improved the results of treatment by allowing for accurate diagnosis of the source of the venous disease by providing an ability to visualize the veins well below the surface without the need for complex and highly expensive radiologic equipment.
Endovascular Laser Treatment (EVLT)
EVLT is now the procedure of choice for those patients with significant Varicose Veins along the path of the Greater Saphenous Vein and is a replacement for the older procedure of Ligation and Stripping. Unlike Ligation and Stripping there are No incisions, No downtime No General Anesthesia and a minimum of post procedure discomfort that does not require prescription pain medication. The procedure is done in the office in less than 1 hour.
Another recent advance that allows for a very intense yet small volume treatment for medium to large varicose veins. When used with ULTRASOUND GUIDANCE to localize injection , this becomes a powerful tool for the treatment of perforator and resistant varicose and spider veins.
Another recent development used for treating varicose veins ( see photos).We make 1-2mm incisions under local anesthesia and with the special instruments allows us to remove the offending veins. Because the incisions are so small there are no sutures necessary and the scarring is minimal.
The gold standard for the treatment of spider and reticular (those bluish, greenish veins)that are slightly larger than the typical spider veins. We do not use saline injections any longer as it is more toxic to the skin and more painful than the newer sclerotherapy options.
Dr. Myron Goldstein was born in Montreal Canada and graduated from McGill University faculty of Medicine in 1968. Following his surgical residency at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Dr. Goldstein did a Fellowship in the Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at UCLA in 1974.
In 1975 he was appointed to the Director of Surgical Training at St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach and an Associate Professorship at UCLA.
Dr. Goldstein was the Chief of the Medical Staff at St. Mary’s from 1989-1992 and is a member of many Medical Societies including:
- California Medical Association
- Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery
- American College of Phlebology
- American College of Surgeons
- Royal College of Surgery (Canada)
- L.A. County Medical Association
- American Medical Association
American College of Phlebology and American College of Surgeons
Affiliations and Associations
American Medical Association, American College of Surgeons and American Vein & Lymphatic Society
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