Welcome to Vein Institute Of The Desert!
Dr. Joan Warren, Diplomate American Board of Phlebology, has been providing sclerotherapy and EVLT (Endovenous Laser Treatment) procedures for 11 years in Palm Desert California. She added to her repetoire of artistry the Smart Lipo local anesthesia procedure 5 years ago. Her results speak for themselves as she has done thousands of EVLT procedures, millions of sclero needle stick treatments, and hundreds of Laser Lipo Suction treatments with a 99% customer satisfaction rate. The latest in Skin Rejuvenation, and Hair Removal are all value added services with visually stunning results in many cases. Our free 15 minute consultation is provided to allow you to understand and ask questions about those services that are best to meet your needs.
Phlebology, Laser/Liposuction – (Smart Lipo TM)
Years in Practice:
14 Years (Phlebology)
5 Years (Laser/Liposuction)
Medical: (BA/MD) University of Missouri Kansas City, 1982
Residency: Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola, Florida, 1985
American Board of Phlebology (venous disease treatment)
American Academy of Pediatrics
American College of Phlebology (ACP)
Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)
RPhS – Registered Phlebology Sonographer
Joan L. Warren, M.D. FAAP, RPhS, Diplomate American Board of Phlebology is the Medical Director of Vein Institute of the Desert beginning her individual practice on Feb 20, 2010 and becoming incorporated in February of 2011. Prior to this, Dr. Warren practiced phlebology in St. Louis, Mo from 1999 -2001. She was associated with The Vein Doctor Medical Group in Palm Desert CA, since 2001. In 2008, Dr. Warren was one of the first two-hundred-plus surgeons in the nation to become board certified in Phlebology by the American Board of Phlebology. Phlebology is the specialty that treats the totality of venous disease. Dr. Warren has been recognized and award winning for EXCELENCE by Consumer Research Council of America from 2008 to the present with being one of America’s Top Physcians for Phlebology. She has been listed in Palm Springs Life as one of the Desert’s Top Doctors. Dr. Warren pursues cutting edge technologies and trained many physcians over the years in Endovenous Laser Procedures for the removal of incompetent saphenous and other veins. Dr. Warren is a Registered Phlebology Sonographer and her special interest included venous health, venous treatment and minimally invasive body sculpting techniques.
EVLT® uses targeted laser energy to close the vein shut and helps in making you look and feel better fast. The benefits of the procedure are relief from heaviness in the legs, in addition to an overall wellness of being. You will have the confidence to show off your legs, regardless of the weather or season.
The EVLT® procedure is a minimally invasive laser procedure in treating varicose veins without scarring. The laser energy minimizes the vein walls, shrinking them and closing the faulty vein so that the blood cannot flow through it. This eliminates the bulging of the vein at its source. After the treatment, the blood in the faulty veins will be diverted to the many normal veins in the leg.
The procedure takes about 45 minutes with local anesthetic and is done on an outpatient procedure basis.
Sclerotherapy is a treatment for the removal of spider veins and smaller varicose veins. Veins are injected with a sterile chemical sclerant, which irritates the vessel's lining, making it become inflamed, harden, and eventually fade away completely. Blood circulation is carried out through healthy veins located deeper within the body, so the outward appearance and sometimes pain associated with the problem veins is significantly reduced.