James G. McPherson, III, MD, MPH, FACS
Specializing In The Treatment of Cosmetic and Medical Vein Therapy
Dr. McPherson is board certified in general and cardiothoracic surgery and performs all aspects of adult cardiac, general thoracic and peripheral vascular surgery including Radiofrequency Ablation (RF).
Diagnostic Testing for Vascular Issues
At Southern California Vein Center, we offer full diagnostic testing for vascular issues. Providing an accurate diagnosis ensures that we can provide our patients with effective treatment options for the vascular issues they are dealing with. Our medical director, Dr. James McPherson, is board-certified in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery and specializes in treatments for leg swelling, spider veins, varicose veins, and venous insufficiency for patients in the areas of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.
Diagnosis of Vascular Issues
During your initial consultation with Dr. McPherson, he will ask several questions about the vascular issue you are experiencing. He will ask about your medical history and any relevant family medical history to help determine the cause of your symptoms and issues. Dr. McPherson will perform a physical exam to visually assess and carefully examine the issue.
Ultrasound for Vascular Issues
Following the physical exam, Dr. McPherson may order an ultrasound test for further detailed diagnosis. An ultrasound uses sound waves to provide a visual on what is going on inside the area of the body being tested. The ultrasound will allow Dr. McPherson to see the anatomy of your veins and access their function. The ultrasound procedure is painless, non-invasive, and does not cause any harmful effects to the area.
Advanced Vascular Testing
Occasionally, more advanced testing such as CT scans, intravascular ultrasound and venography is required to make an accurate diagnosis. Dr. McPherson will determine the need for more invasive testing based on the specific history and physical examination of each patient. Most of these are outpatient studies that are performed in imaging centers.
Treating Your Vascular Issues
Once the diagnostic testing is complete and Dr. McPherson has a clear understanding of the vascular issues you are experiencing, he can determine the best course of action for your treatment. At Southern California Vein Center, we offer treatments for the following conditions:
- Leg swelling
- Spider veins
- Varicose veins
- Venous insufficiency
We also offer a variety of treatments options based on the vascular issues you are experiencing. These include laser treatments as well as injectable treatments. Our treatment options include:
- Endovenous Laser Ablation Therapy (EVLT)
- Radiofrequency Ablation (RF)
- Sclerotherapy (Injection of Spider Veins)
- Varithena (foam sclerotherapy)
Schedule a Consultation
If you are suffering from spider veins, varicose veins, or other vascular issues and are in need of proper medical care for the issue, contact Southern California Vein Center today to schedule a consultation. Dr. McPherson can take the time to properly diagnose the issue and provide you with the personalized care you need. Our team at Southern California Vein Center is dedicated to providing outstanding care for all of our patients in Ventura, Los Angeles, and Oxnard.
Your Diagnostic Testing for Vascular Issues will be performed in Dr. McPherson’s surgery center located in Oxnard, CA, just outside of Ventura.