Welcome to the Vein Disorders Center Website

Welcome to Vein Disorders Center (VDC) website created to educate potential patients interested in therapeutic services available today for an array of vein problems performable in an office setting and, when necessary, in strictly local anesthesia. The VDC is equipped to handle diagnostic as well therapeutic modalities only in an ambulant fashion; downtime and convalescence will never  be necessary. We realize that nowadays a potential patient with vein problems has many setups to chose from so...



16311 Ventura Boulevard
Suite 1255
Encino, CA 91436
Phone: (818) 905-5502
Email: drgoren@gorenveincenter.com

Why Choose VDC?


First and foremost because Dr. Goren is a SURGEON by specialty and venous pathology was a studied subject imbedded in his 6 years of surgical residency. It is unfortunate that nowadays most "vein specialists" (phlebologists) are internists, interventional cardiologists or interventional radiologists, gynecologists, family practitioners or emergency medicine specialists, some totally limited in background knowledge and surgical skills who chose the field for pure financial gains. Indeed, some if not most venous treatments are not recognized as a medical necessity and insurance reimbursement for cosmetic conditions does not exist; thus, some venous treatments are cash business and the sky's the limit...True too, the newer high tech therapeutic modalities such as  endovenous thermal ablation for varicose veins - should the procedure be recognized by the insurance companies as medically necessary - is much better reimbursed when compared to the minimally invasive in office Ambulatory Phlebectomy, procedure, that in my humble opinion, is a far superior therapeutic modality when results and potential complication are juxtaposed. Being financially attractive,  the two high tech modalities are frequently abused and performed unnecessarily while needlessly submitting patients to an array of severe thromboembolic complications such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and the potentially lethal pulmonary emboli (PE).These dreaded complications were never observed  in well over 3500 minimally invasive ambulatory phlebectomy procedure performed by Dr. Goren in an office setting using local anesthesia forgoing downtime, convalescence and loss of income.

The second reason to choose VDC is EXPERIENCE. After exactly twenty years of University based academic surgical career in Israel and in the US, Dr. Goren opened his private office  in Encino, CA - a suburb of LA - in 1984. Next year (2014) he will celebrate an unparalleled 30 years of an exclusive in-office VEIN practice. Moreover, the total (over 3500) surgically treated varicose legs using the minimally invasive approach (Ambulatory Phlebectomy) in his setup since the early nineties, surpasses the seating capacities of several main concert halls of this country such as NY's Carnegie Hall’s (2804), Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall (2739), and LA's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion’s (3194) as well as the Disney Hall (2265).

Thirdly, contrary to many other veins specialists Dr. Goren is a PUBLISHED author  including in  peer reviewed professional journals. He has above 30 overall surgical career publications (see in my CV) out of which over 20 are in the venous field. His 1991 article published in Am J Surg, (vol. 162, pages 166-74) on the minimally invasive Ambulatory Phlebectomy surgical approach for varicose veins is the first of its kind in the American surgical literature. Indeed,  Dr. Goren is the first to introduced this European method to the American surgical establishment. (Click here to see this referenced in The Vein Book)  His comprehensive and fully illustrated invitational technical article on the subject sew print in 1995 in the Ann of Vasc Surg. (vol. 20, pages 401-14) and was also translated in French as well as in Spanish.

Please note that consultation is complimentary during which Dr. Goren will discuss all your needs and desires related to your unwanted spider, reticular and varicose veins wherever they may be located on the body: legs, chest/breast, face, temple, forehead or hands. Rest assured, we are committed to excellence of care and your TOTAL satisfaction. Turning you into a well informed consumer and in the same time into an ambassador of our practice is our ultimate goal.