Diagnostic Ultrasound is now considered the standard of care for evaluating vein disorders in the lower legs. Treatment failures for spiders and bulging veins are often due to overlooking problems with deeper veins in the legs. Only ultrasound can see these problems. If the test is ordered and performed at a hospital or outpatient diagnostic center, it is often done by a technologist who has had minimal or no training in evaluating the superficial veins.
We perform diagnostic ultrasound exams in our office using a state of the art ultrasound equipment dedicated explicitly to vein evaluations. We do not refer our patients to an outside imaging center or hospital for ultrasound evaluation. We have found too often that outside sonographers are not properly trained in evaluating the superficial veins. Dr. Hoyle personally performs or supervises all ultrasound evaluations.
Dr. Hoyle has traveled both nationally and abroad to several important centers to acquire the exceptional skill needed for the treatment of vein disorders. Dr. Hoyle has practiced and studied with some of the leaders in the laser vein surgery field in advanced centers in La Jolla, Phoenix and Toronto. In 2004, Dr. Hoyle traveled to Lausanne to visit Dr. Albert Ramelet who is one of the world's recognized pioneers in the modern treatment of varicose veins. Dr. Ramelet has written a major reference text book on the treatment of varicose veins and designed some of surgical instruments used today.
Dr. Hoyle has practiced medicine in Orange County for over 25 years. He was the first physician in Orange County to perform an endovenous laser ablation and mechano chemical ablation. He was the first doctor in Southern California to perform micro-phlebectomy, using an eye surgeons scalpel to remove veins through incisions so small, sutures are not required. In 2007 Dr. Hoyle performed the first laser perforator vein ablations in Orange county. In 2016 he was invited to Guam to help set up the first vein clinic on the island and will periodically return as a visiting consultant to assess and treat difficult cases. Dr Hoyle is a Fellow of the American College of Phlebology and is board certified by the American Board of Lymphatic and Venous Medicine. He is also a member of ARDMS with the credential RPVI® – Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation.
Many patients will have more than one kind of vein problem and will require more than one kind of treatment to get the optimal results. Dr. Hoyle is qualified to offer an extensive variety of treatments to meet the individual needs of the patient. In many cases, a carefully coordinated treatment program will be necessary to restore vein health, proper circulation and the desired esthetic results. Dr. Hoyle will review in detail the various treatment options for your individual vein condition and the expected results of the procedures.