On March 1, 2018 I closed my office after serving our community for 42 years. I will dearly miss the many friends I have made over the years, but it was always my intention to retire at the top of my game. I will enjoy grandchildren, travel, piano, writing, and a myriad of other interests. The following issues may be of interest to you:
- I made the decision to retire only recently, so I truly regret that I have been unable to identify a single individual with the skills, experience and integrity you deserve, although I am sure such individuals exist. I will continue looking. I suggest you check with your primary care physician, family and friends for possible referrals. UCLA has a certified vein clinic. Local hospitals, such as Cedars-Sinai and St. John’s have a referral service. The Los Angeles County Medical Association also has a referral service.
- I am leaving my website content available for both old and new patients. I believe the pages and blogs contain valuable information about current approaches to vein disorders, medical ethics and related issues.
- You may wish to have a copy of your medical records, but before you make that request, please consider the following. The most common question my patients ask about my treatment is what I used to inject their veins (sclerotherapy). In all instances I used 1/6 sodium tetradecyl sulfate (Sotradecol) as a liquid for small spider veins and as a foam for larger deeper blue/green veins. I never used polidocanol (Asclera) or saline.
- You should also know that in my vein practice (the past fifteen years) I never needed to ask for another treating physician’s medical records. The reason is simple. The records would not in any way change what I would do for you going forward. I always had to address the issue you presented to me when I first evaluated you, and what went before was irrelevant. Before you ask for your records, I suggest you ask your treating physician if he/she really needs the record of what I did previously.
- Of course, if you do need your records, please send me this completed, signed form either by fax: (310) 286-0492, mail: 324 South Beverly Drive, Suite 553, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, or email: email@example.com. California law states that your request must be in writing and signed by you.
- You may leave a voice message for me at (310) 286-0453.
Wayne Gradman, MD
Dr. Gradman offered the following procedures:
- At your first visit: a personal evaluation, diagnostic ultrasound, and treatment plan.
- Comprehensive treatment of spider veins (telangiectasias) and varicose veins.
- Laser closure of the saphenous vein with the state-of-the-art ThermaLite 1470 laser.
- Radiofrequency (RF) and VenaSeal (glue) closure of the saphenous vein.
- Sclerotherapy including foam sclerotherapy for spider veins and underlying blue reticular veins.
- Microphlebectomy of large varicose veins.
- Hand rejuvenation using vein injections and Radiesse filler (see Latest News on right-hand panel)
- Treatment of face and breast veins.
- VeinGogh thermocoagulation of small red facial (thread) veins.
- Safe sclerotherapy of blue veins around the eyes and on the temple (but not the forehead).
- Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) for the needle-phobic patient.
- Evaluation and treatment of vein thrombosis and venous ulcers.