Our Physicians

Our Physicians

Empire Vein Specialists hosts the only board certified vascular surgeon in the Inland Empire who has dedicated her practice strictly to the treatment and diagnosis of venous disease. Dr. Nina Grewal treats not only the cosmetic problems created by varicose and spider veins, but also the underlying causes of varicose veins to prevent more serious problems. Our conveniently located, state-of-the-art facilities are designed for your comfort and utilize cutting edge technology to provide the most minimally invasive treatments available.

If you have painful or unsightly varicose veins, turn to Empire Vein Specialists for the most effective non-surgical vein treatments available anywhere.  You don’t have to let the discomfort or unsightly appearance of varicose veins and spider veins stop you from enjoying your life.  

Our state-of-the-art facility is designed exclusively to treat vein disorders and all procedures are performed on an outpatient basis.  Call our office for a complimentary vein screening at 1-(951)-289-9512.  We’ll put together a plan for you that will treat your varicose veins quickly so you can get back to your busy life.

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Dr. Nina Grewal

The only board-certified vascular surgeon in the Inland Empire who specializes in veins only!

Dr. Nina Grewal and her team are committed to helping patients suffering from the effects of varicose veins enjoy a better quality of life.

Dr. Grewal grew up in the Pacific Northwest and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Washington before completing medical school at the University of Utah. After completing her General Surgery and Vascular Surgery training, Dr. Grewal began practice in Orange County in 2010. Since that time, she has focused her practice on the evaluation and treatment of venous disease and has performed over a thousand vein procedures to date.

In her free time, Dr. Grewal enjoys spending time with her family, running, mountain climbing, and yoga.

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Certification, Education, and Professional Memberships

Board-Certified:

  • General Surgery by American Board of Surgery, May 2009
  • Vascular Surgery by American Board of Surgery, May 2011

Professional Organizations:

  • Society of Vascular Surgery
  • American College of Phlebology
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Medical Fraternity, University of Washington

Awards and Honors:

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons, October 2015
  • Dr. Jack Pfeifer Best Venous Paper at Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society meeting, September 2009
  • Chief Resident Teaching Award, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, June 2008
  • Medical School Clerkship Honors: Family Practice, Surgery, OB/GYN, Clinical Genetics
  • Medical School Course Honors: Immunology, Dermatology, Reproduction, Muscular-skeletal
  • University of Washington Dean’s Honor List 1993 – 1998

Call us at (951) 289-9512 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Grewal today.


Dr. Makku Sivia

Dr. Pushpinder Sivia

He’s one of the area’s most respected vein experts

The doctors at DVVI are committed to your long-term well-being. They will provide you with high quality, prompt, comprehensive, personalized, and proven vein care so you can return to a better quality of life.

Dr. Sivia was born in Oakland, California. He is board-certified in vascular surgery and moved to the Palm Springs area in 2012. Dr. Sivia treats disorders of circulation as well as venous disease. He has been a presenter at national vascular conferences and has published articles in medical journals about vascular disease. He and his wife live with their two daughters in Rancho Mirage.

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Certification, Education and Professional Memberships

Board-Certified:

  • The American Board of Surgery specializing in Vascular Surgery
  • General Surgery and Vascular Surgery Resident at SUNY Upstate Medical Center
  • Vascular Surgery Fellowship at the University of South Florida

Appointments:

  • Eisenhower Medical Center, Desert Regional Medical Center, and JFK Memorial Hospital

Member:

  • American Medical Association
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society
  • Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons
  • Society for Vascular Surgery

Call us now to learn more or to schedule a complimentary consultation: 760-568-3461.


Son Ha Yu, MD., FACS

Dr. Son Ha Yu

Exceptional care through experience and commitment

Dr. Son Ha Yu, a board-certified general and vascular surgeon, was born in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Yu has over a decade of vein treatment experience. In addition to his work at Desert Vein & Vascular Institute, Dr. Yu is on staff at Eisenhower Medical Center, Desert Regional Medical Center and JFK Memorial Hospital. After completing his training, he moved to the Coachella Valley in 2007. He lives in Palm Desert with his wife and two children. Dr. Yu works hard to exceed the high expectations you have of a top-tier surgeon. By accepting nothing but high-quality, precise work from himself and his staff, Dr. Yu helps define Desert Vein and Vascular institute as the top location in the Coachella Valley for vein treatment. In his spare time, Dr. Yu enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.

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Certification, Education and Professional Memberships

Board-Certified:

  • The American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and Vascular Surgery
  • General Surgery Resident Training at Penn State Hershey Medical Center
  • Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Scripps Clinic/ University of California San Diego

Appointments:

  • Eisenhower Medical Center, Desert Regional Medical Center, and JFK Memorial Hospital

Professional Association:

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery
  • Member of the Society for Vascular Surgery
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 760-568-3461. You can also contact us using our easy online form.


Dr. John Lee

Compassionate, family-style care

The doctors at DVVI are committed to your long-term well-being. They will provide you with high quality, prompt, comprehensive, personalized, and proven vein care so you can return to a better quality of life.

Dr. John Lee is board-certified general and vascular surgery and joined Desert Vein and Vascular Institute in 2015. He was born in Seoul, South Korea. He graduated from medical school with high honors before specializing in vascular surgery. Dr. Lee chose this route because of the strong compassion he feels for patients with vascular diseases. In addition to his medical training, Dr. Lee has published articles in multiple national journals and presented research before vascular associations. When away from the office, he enjoys surfing and snowboarding, as well as watching movies. Now residing in Rancho Mirage with his wife and two children, Dr. Lee treats all of his patients like family and is excited to call Palm Springs his home.

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Certification, education and professional memberships

Board-Certified:

  • The American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and Vascular Surgery
  • General Surgery Resident training at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Medical Center in Pontiac, MI
  • Vascular Surgery Fellowship at the Jobst Vascular Institute

Appointments:

  • Eisenhower Medical Center, Desert Regional Medical Center, and JFK Memorial Hospital

Member:

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society
  • Society for Vascular Surgery

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 760-568-3461.


Dr. DeDerian

Dr. Trevor DerDerian is a board certified surgeon who grew up on the Gulf Coast in Tarpon Springs, Florida and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Miami. After finishing his general surgery training in New York City, Dr. DerDerian went on to specialize in Vascular and Endovascular surgery at West Virginia University. He has written numerous peer reviewed articles and presented his work at national conferences. He now joins Desert Vein and Vascular Institute to help serve the needs of the Coachella Valley. Dr. DerDerian has a passion to bring comprehensive, cutting edge and minimally invasive vascular services to the East valley. Dr. DerDerian resides with his family in the beautiful city of La Quinta and enjoys the outdoors, surfing, snowboarding and his new found hobby of pickle ball.

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Certification, education and professional memberships

Board-Certified:

  • The American Board of Surgery in General Surgery
  • Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation
  • General Surgery Residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY
  • Vascular Surgery Fellowship at West Virginia University in Charleston, WV

Appointments:

  • JFK Memorial Hospital and Eisenhower Medical Center

Member:

  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society of Vascular Surgery
  • Southern Vascular Society
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society
  • American Medical Association

Awards:

  • 2015 Chief resident of the year award, Maimonides Medical Center
  • 2013 Resident of the year award, Maimonides Medical Center
  • 2012 Young Vascular Surgery Scholarship, EVS

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 760-568-3461.

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Empire Vein Specialists

6848 Magnolia Ave, Suite 125
Riverside, CA 92506
Tel: 951.565.4273