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:
- My recommendation for ongoing vein care: For both old and new patients, I strongly recommend Dr. Mark Rayman. I helped train Dr. Rayman. He is ethical, experienced and results-oriented. The office is spotless. He is at 390 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 1030 in El Segundo, a little south of LAX, Tel (310) 906-2287. The trip is definitely worth it and every patient I have referred has been grateful. Closer options include UCLA, which has a certified vein clinic. Local private hospitals, such as Cedars-Sinai and St. John’s have a referral service. The Los Angeles County Medical Association also has a referral service.
- 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 chemical 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 or as a foam for larger deeper blue/green veins. I never used polidocanol (Asclera) or concentrated saline.
- You should also know that in my vein practice (the past fifteen years) I never felt the need 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 (with the exception of deep vein thrombosis) previous treatment was irrelevant. Before you ask for your records, I suggest you ask your new treating physician if he/she really needs the record of what I did previously.
- Of course, if you must have your records, please send this completed, signed form either by fax: (310) 277-5045, mail: 235 South McCarty Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, or email: [email protected] 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.