Experience World-Class Vein Care

Welcome to San Diego’s most comprehensive vein and vascular center! Our award-winning physicians have helped thousands of patients achieve lasting relief for varicose veins, spider veins, venous ulcers and solutions for common vein and skin conditions.


We wrote the book on veins, literally!

The Vein Book is still a must-have for vascular surgeons, phlebologists, interventional radiologists, research scientists, epidemiologists, and surgeons at all levels.
Since its initial publication nearly a decade ago, The Vein Book continues to serve as the ultimate comprehensive resource on venous disease. Upholding its reputation as the go-to reference for complete, authoritative, and up-to-date information about venous function and dysfunction, this second edition effectively bridges the gap between clinical medicine and basic science, suitable both for the seasoned surgeon as well as the medical student.

14 Years of Proven Results

From prevention to diagnosis and treatment, we are committed to keeping your blood vessels healthy. Our board-certified vascular experts can help evaluate your vascular concern, diagnose and make recommendations for treatment or conservative care. We treat the entire spectrum of venous disease from cosmetic spider veins to painful varicose veins and leg ulcers.

A Personalized Approach to Vein Care — Better Results

We offer a wide range of approaches to diagnose and treat vein conditions. We use minimally invasive techniques that can be performed conveniently in the comfort of our offices. We are the only vein treatment clinic in San Diego that offers all treatment options, so we can personalize your treatment plan to what is best for you, rather than be limited to only what is available.

Why thousands of patients and over 800 referring physicians trust our care:

  • Area’s first accredited dedicated vein center
  • 10,000+ patients treated
  • individualized care for prevention
  • We are a center of excellence
  • Decade history of consistently positive reviews
  • Credentials and accreditation matters
  • Our Physicians are leaders in our field
  • We participate in ongoing research
  • We train and teach other doctors
  • Every patient is treated like a Rockstar!

Meet Our Doctors

Nisha Bunke M.D.

FAVLS, RPhS, Vein Specialist
Dr. Nisha Bunke was the first physician in the United States to complete fellowship training supported by the American Vein and Lymphatic Society (formerly known as the American College of Phlebology) in 2008 and is a diplomate of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic.

Amanda Steinberger D.O.

Vascular Interventional Radiologist
Dr. Amanda Steinberger is an interventional radiologist, board-certified in Interventional Radiology / Diagnostic Radiology. She has specialized her practice to focus on superficial vein disease and has achieved certification by the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine.

Sarah Lucas M.D.

FACS, RPVI, Vascular Surgeon
Dr. Sarah Lucas, MD, FACS, RPVI is a board-certified vascular surgeon who has chosen to dedicate her practice to helping patients who suffer with venous and lymphatic disease. She is a graduate of Duke Medical School and completed her residency at Georgetown University Hospital and Medstar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC.

Heidi Byers Busch M.D.

Board Certified Dermatologist
Dr. Heidi Busch has been board certified by the American Board of Dermatology since 2001. She has extensive experience in several areas of dermatology, including: general, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology.  Dr. Busch enjoys treating pre-teens through senior citizens.


La Jolla Vein & Vascular, formerly LA Jolla Vein Care is accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). IAC accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indication that the facility has been carefully critiqued on all aspects of its operations considered relevant by medical experts in the field of Vascular Testing and as a Vein Center.
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Dr. Nisha Bunke, of La Jolla Vein & Vascular' discusses vein disease with Fox 5's Brandi Williams. Topics include what are the differences between varicose and spider veins, why they occur, who is most at risk, prevention and the modern treatments offered at La Jolla Vein and Vascular.

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