The San Francisco Vein Center is founded by Melinda L. Aquino MD who is a board certified vascular surgeon and top vein doctor. We treat a full spectrum of venous disorders from varicose veins and spider veins to severe venous stasis disease. We always start with a full evaluation and then utilize the latest minimally invasive techniques as well as surgery when necessary. Patient comfort and convenience is important to us and we diagnose and treat most vein conditions in the office.



Dr. Aquino performs sclerotherapy for spider veins. Injecting spider veins with a special sclerosing agent decreases the size of the veins or makes them vanish altogether. A Sotradecol agent is used which is much less painful and more effective than solutions surgeons used in the past. read more



Varicose vein treatment has radically changed over the last 20 years. Instead of painful vein stripping, treatments are minimally invasive and require minimal to no downtime. Varicose vein procedures are usually performed in the office and typically take less than 45 minutes. These procedures are covered by most insurance plans. read more



Dr. Aquino is a board certified vascular surgeon and general surgeon. She is an expert in the treatment of vascular diseases such as peripheral arterial disease (PAD), aortic aneurysmal disease, carotid stenosis, and dialysis access. Dr. Aquino also runs a wound clinic that specializes in the treatment of difficult venous and arterial more


Melinda L. Aquino MD is a vein doctor serving the San Francisco Bay area. She understands that vein treatments need to be specific for each person because vein disease is not the same in all individuals. Because Dr Aquino is a board certified vascular surgeon, she can employ the full array of vein treatments tailored to each individual patient.

Melinda L. Aquino
San Francisco Vein Center Office


At the San Francisco Vein Center, we specialize in vein disease, including varicose veins, spider veins, and venous ulcers. We also treat a full spectrum of arterial disease and wounds. Our office is small and personal, and our team strives to provide personal and empathetic care of the highest standard to every patient we see.


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