Melinda L. Aquino, MD is a top vascular surgeon in the San Francisco Bay area. She founded the San Francisco Vein Center to offer relief to people suffering from leg pain as well as help those looking to improve the appearance of their legs. Board certified in vascular surgery, she provides a full array of treatment options to cure all vein disorders and remove varicose veins.


Dr. Aquino completed her undergraduate degree at Georgetown University and her M.D. at Indiana University School of Medicine. She completed her general surgery residency at Boston Medical Center (Boston University) and continued as a Smithwick Fellow of Vascular Surgery, training under James Menzoian, MD. Dr. Aquino went to Eastern Virginia Medical Center to do a specialized fellowship in endovascular surgery. She has been in the Bay Area since 2006 serving San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, and the East Bay.

Certifications and affiliations

Dr. Aquino is board certified in both general surgery and vascular surgery. She has an extensive interest in venous disorders and varicose veins and seeks to educate and bring awareness of vein disorders and options for cures. Her practice encompasses many areas of vascular surgery:

  • minimally invasive vein surgery
  • endovascular surgery
  • traditional open surgery

Her hospital affiliations in the San Francisco Bay Area and San Mateo areas are:

  • Seton Medical Center
  • St. Mary's Medical Center
  • St. Francis Memorial Hospital

Dr. Aquino is a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery, The San Francisco Marin Medical Society, and the San Francisco Surgical Society.

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