performed under local anesthesia.  In our experience, early interventions for venous insufficiency improve the immediate care of venous leg ulcers by enhancing wound closure.  Our treatment protocols not only reduce the rate of infection but have also been proven to virtually eradicate the recurrence of venous ulcers.  

If you suffer from a hard to heal wound or if you've been told  that you are at increased risk for a foot or leg ulcer, we invite you to consider the services offered by the doctors and staff of the Wound & Vein Center of Hawaii.  In our state-of-the-art facility, you will receive advanced, customized treatments for wounds that have resisted healing despite months, or even years of conventional therapies.

Our Board-Certified Surgeons and dedicated staff strive to provide outstanding results and the very best care in a comfortable, healing environment.  Our services include: 


  • Compression Therapeutic Modalities

  • Wound Care

  • Advanced Imaging/Diagnostics

  • Diabetes limb salvage/amputation prevention services

  • Radiofrequency Endovenous Thermal Ablation

Varicose vein disease is a common and often underappreciated cause of leg pain. Left untreated, varicose veins can lead to chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), a progressive disease which can cause leg swelling, blood clots and leg ulcers.  Our treatment center offers cutting-edge methods for treating leg ulcers that are safe, effective and require minimal patient recovery.  In fact, our approach to venous ulcers is based on painless, minimally invasive, office-based procedures


Figure 1.

65 year old diabetic male with venous ulcer of the L ankle of 2 years duration. The wound bed exhibited fibrosis with wound edge necrosis and scarring. Ulcer care included wet-to-dry dressings and compression therapy with Unna's boot. This was followed by a GSV ablation with eventual application of bioengineered skin to the anterior defect.

Figure 2.

Appearance of L ankle at 15 weeks following initial presentation

Figure 3.

71 year old female with chronic venous ulcer of the R leg. Surrounding skin exhibited hyperpigmentation, dermatitis, and edema. Wound care included sharp debridement, wet-to-dry dressings, Unna's boot compression therapy and GSV ablation at 4 weeks from initial visit.

Figure 4.

Ulcer at 6 weeks s/p GSV ablation.

Figures 5, 6.

Before and after images of a 56 y/o male at 4 months s/p L GSV ablation