Monahan Vein Clinic brings to the Sacramento region expertise in evaluating and managing vein problems that is uncommon in medical practice. Vein disease is a branch of surgery that has been trivialized and neglected. Many non-specialists have presumed to treat vein disease with modern methods, though they lack formal training in this field.


Vein disorders include chronic and acute problems. They cover a wide range of symptoms from the most serious blood clots to non-threatening cosmetic blemishes found in the majority of the population. Chronic venous disorders are very frequent: they affect at least 20% of the entire adult population and over 50% of females over 60 years of age.


An accurate non-invasive diagnosis is important in all vein treatment. Expert ultrasound provides the correct diagnosis and is the basis for targeted treatment for abnormal veins. Treatment choices include the broadened use of injection techniques, with and without ultrasound guidance, for spider and varicose veins, and new minimally invasive vein shrinkage procedures like the VNUS Closure procedure to replace vein stripping for varicose veins.


To make an appointment with Dr. Monahan, or if you have questions, please call our office at (916)791-8346 (VEIN). (If you have HMO insurance, you should ask your primary care physician for a referral for your initial consultation.)