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UCLA Gonda Venous Center & APU


About Us

First Class Care For Venous Disease From Board-Certified Venous-Disease Specialists.


Our Mission 

UCLA Gonda Venous Center provides comprehensive state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment of venous disorders, such as varicose veins, spider veins and deep vein thrombosis.The mission of the Gonda (Goldschmied) Venous Center at UCLA is to provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment of venous disorders, ranging from serious disorders such as deep-vein thrombosis to common conditions such as varicose veins and spider veins. The staff is deeply committed to providing these services in an environment that not only offers the latest technology but also adheres to the highest standards of professionalism in a patient-friendly setting.

About Us

The UCLA Gonda (Goldschmied) Vascular Center was established in 1996 to provide highly specialized assessment, treatment and follow-up for patients who would benefit from a full range of coordinated clinical services in a single location. For over a decade, the Vascular Center has been treating all forms of vascular disease in both surgical and clinical settings.

As a part of an ongoing effort to provide convenient, high-quality care to our patients, the Vascular Center developed new facilities focused solely on assessing and treating venous disease using the most-effective and minimally invasive techniques. The new Gonda (Goldschmied) Venous Center features modern, spacious procedure and examination rooms that allow us to expand services for venous disease beyond what can be currently done in the clinic. The new facilities allow us to provide one-stop shopping where examinations, testing and treatment takes place in the same area.

The Venous Center offers the most-advanced, evidence-based treatments for the entire gamut of venous disease, from deep-vein thrombosis to varicose veins, with special emphasis on minimally invasive approaches such as radiofrequency ablation for varicose veins and sclerotherapy for small, spider veins. Clinical issues such as deep-vein thrombosis, chronic venous insufficiency and superficial thrombophlebitis are treated as well.

Our board-certified vascular surgeons apply medical-and-surgical breakthrough technologies to develop innovative minimally invasive techniques to treat venous disease and varicose veins. Consistently named to "Best Doctors in America," Dr. Peter F. Lawrence has pioneered the light-assisted-stab-phlebectomy procedure, which provides a clearer picture of spider veins and thus facilitates a more-effective treatment with no discomfort to the patient.

As a part of UCLA Health System, The Gonda (Goldschmied) Venous Center is a part of the most-comprehensive and advanced healthcare systems in the world. UCLA is consistently ranked one of the top-five hospitals in the nation and the best medical center in the western United States by U.S. News & World report. Having your healthcare needs met at the Gonda (Goldschmied) Venous Center is truly "the better way to get better."


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