Bringing Experts together for UNPARALLELED


 since 2010

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Monday – Friday

8am – 5pm


Bringing EXPERTS
together in 
Vein and Vascular Care

 since 2010

Learn More


Monday – Friday

8am – 5pm

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La Jolla Vein Care is now

La Jolla Vein & Vascular

La Jolla Vein Care
is now

La Jolla Vein & Vascular

LJVC IAC Vascular-web

Our Locations

La Jolla
Solana Beach

How San Diego Top Doctors are Redefining Vein and Vascular Care

La Jolla Vein & Vascular brings together board-certified experts in Vascular Surgery and Interventional Radiology to provide the most advanced treatments for vascular disorders of the legs and pelvis.  We diagnose and treat a complete range of vascular disorders, including varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), chronic venous insufficiency, leg ulcers, May-Thurner, leg swelling, leg pain, peripheral artery disease (PAD),  varicocele and vascular conditions specific to women such as pelvic venous congestion and uterine fibroids.

Our non-invasive laboratory is located within our main clinic and at locations throughout San Diego, for greater convenience. Read more about the conditions we treat, our concierge-style approach to patient care and why we are San Diego’s leader in comprehensive vein and vascular care.



Dr De Young is personable and thorough in his explanations. Exceptional. 

James R.

I am pleased to recommend La Jolla Vein & Vascular. I am in the process of receiving treatment there. The entire medical staff are super friendly, welcoming and very helpful. Everyone is courteous, including the physicians. I’ve had one doctor follow my case. He’s the one who always treats me at appointments and closely follows my health. I am very comfortable going there. Would go again if needed and encourage anyone who’s thinking of making an appointment to do so asap. You’ll see what a wonderful experience it is. It’s the people who make it so special!

Monica M.

From my greeting at the front desk to the ultrasound and visit with the doctor, I received excellent care. It’s clear they care about their patients and all the staff couldn’t have been nicer or more helpful. I also appreciate how much time the doctor spent with me to explain the results and the next steps. I would definitely recommend this office to friends with vein issues. 

Anne S.

“You all are so wonderful ! I always feel so special when I arrive for my appointment, and I am certain that all your patients feel the same. Jodi Hirsch Pa , What a wonderful caring and kind person . The best!! I have never had a bad experience with anyone in that office. How lucky am I, to be treated with such kindness and respect. Thank you so much!!”

We were early and didn’t have to wait at all. The tech that did my husband’s ultrasound, Monica, was very accommodating with my husband’s Parkinson’s. Doctor Lucas whom we hadn’t seen before, came to us instead of making my husband walk down to another office. She spent a lot of time getting caught up on Steve’s background issues/conditions. I was impressed by this medical group before, so I was surprised that the staff was even better this time around; I honestly didn’t think there was room for improvement! 

Linda N.

I have been having leg treatments for several months now La Jolla Vein Care. Every time I go to an appointment; the staff is so friendly and takes such good care of me; always informative; not in a rush and always friendly (especially Alejandra & Anna to name a few). Of course Dr. Lucas is amazing. The treatments have changed my life. Overall this has been an incredible experience. 

Brigid Z.

Beautiful facility! I walked in without an appointment and they took me right away! It was even the end of the day…I was so grateful…Every single person was soooo pleasant! Super impressed  

Susan M.

Highly recommend! Entire staff are warm& friendly, professional and accommodating. The doctor took the time to thoroughly explain everything and encouraged me to ask questions. I never felt rushed. Significantly better experience than the other 2 vein clinics I’ve been to on the east coast. I wish I could’ve just come here from the beginning. 


The staff kept you informed as to when you would be seen and the wait was not too long. Emily took care of my ultrasound and was very accommodating giving me an extra pillow and playing a video to watch. The office is very courteous and professional- Nadia answered our questions and offered us a bottle of water. I have been seeing Dr. Bunke, but now Dr. Lucas and will continue coming to La Jolla Vein Care! 

Rebecca D.

I had the best experience at La Jolla Vein Care. Dr.Bunke is an amazing doctor with the best bedside manners, she truly cares about her patients, she explained everything to me. My procedures where so easy I was impressed how painless and fast my appointments. Anna M was very helpful scheduling my treatments and checking on me to make sure all of my questions were answered. I am very pleased thank you !!! I truly recommend La Jolla Vein Care!

Henda S.

Everyone here is so nice! Usually front desk medical personnel are so rude. The front desk ladies Alejandra, Anna, and I think her name is Liz, went above and beyond to take care of me and my insurance issues. The techs are great too! Rachel and a male technician assisted me…both of them implemented different techniques to make me feel more at ease during an uncomfortable and painful process. These procedures were rough…and I am grateful everyone was so sweet to me. Thanks again. 

Melissa B.

When I arrived for the first time, I could barely walk. My legs were red and swollen. After my treatments, I can now walk again. I’m so thankful to the doctor and his staff. They are caring, supporting and knowledgeable about my issues. Five Stars all the way!!!! 

Pamela M.

La Jolla Vein care has the best staff ever. They are so nice, accommodating and professional!! Dr. Bunke is the best doctor that I ever seen. She is so friendly upfront and has the best bed side manner. I thank this office for letting me be their patient. . Plus they are so careful with COVID which I really appreciate!!! 

Darlene H.

Services We Provide

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At La Jolla Vein & Vascular, we feel that vascular conditions deserve specialized care,
and you deserve a dedicated team of physicians and staff who understand your concerns.

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

  • Area’s first accredited dedicated vein center. 
  • Proven results since 2010.

  • 10,000+ patients treated.

  • Credentials and accreditation matters.

  • Our Physicians are leaders in our field.

  • We participate in ongoing research.

  • Free Benefits Verification and Price Transparency

  •  COVID precautions are a priority.

  • We get you! 


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Our specialists are not your average doctors.  They vein train and teach other doctors, medical students, physician assistants, and empower and educate patients everyday with knowledge and choices.  They lead clinical research studies and contribute to scientific journal and textbook publications.  Our recent research made the cover of the “Journal for Vascular Ultrasound” in March, 2018.  Our doctors continuously strive to elevate the standard in vascular care- they are fellowship-trained, board certified in venous and lymphatic disease, and earned additional credentials in ultrasound interpretation to provide comprehensive vascular care for all patients.

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Sarah Lucas MD, FACS, RPVI

Dr. Sarah Lucas, MD, FACS, RPVI is a board-certified vascular surgeon who has chosen to focus her practice on the care of patients with venous and lymphatic disease. She is also a diplomate of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. She is a graduate of the Duke School …

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Elliot DeYoung, M.D.

Dr. Elliot DeYoung is a vascular specialist with focus on aortic and peripheral vascular disease, pelvic congestion syndrome, and interventional oncology. His skills include varicocele embolization, venous interventions, uterine fibroid embolization, prostate artery embolization, and genicular artery embolization.

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Nisha Bunke, MD FAVLS, RPhS

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 …

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LJVC IAC Vein-web


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. Bunke endeavors to provide comprehensive vein education for all her patients.


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