Vein Institute of
         Imperial Valley

Our Mission

The Vein Institute of Imperial Valley was opened in 2007, and was formed to exclusively treat patients with venous disorders primarily of the legs, which include varicose veins, swollen aching legs, cellulitis, and related venous skin ulcers, as well as spider veins.

The Vein Institute is located on the campus of the Vascular Medical Center of Imperial County and Dr's Goodman, Baradarian, and PA Gottesfeld are all affiliated with Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego, California.

We are open Monday through Friday for Venous Scans and provide surgical services on Saturday for your convenience.

We accept all major credit cards and most Insurance plans.

Our Staff

Dr. Allen Googman, MD Allan Goodman, MD
Dr. Goodman has been practicing Cardiac, Vascular, and Thoracic Surgery in the San Diego and Imperial Counties for over 30 years. Dr. Goodman completed his medical training at The University of Chicago and his surgical training at Stanford University He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. He has been a leader in the cardiovascular surgical field and has been instrumental in bringing new and exciting technologies to the San Diego and Imperial Counties. Dr. Goodman is also the medical director of the Vascular Center of Imperial County, as well as medical director of the Vein Center.


Dr. Sam Baradarian, MD Sam Baradarian, MD
Dr. Baradarian, a graduated New York University in 1988, and completed his medical training at The State University of New York at Stonybrook in 1992.He then completed his general and cardiothoracic and vascular surgical training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York City. He has been a practicing Cardiac, Vascular, Thoracic, and Cardiac Transplant surgery in San Diego, since 1999. Dr. Baradarian is a local leader in the use of minimally invasive techniques including the use of thorascopy and robotic assisted heart surgery, as well as the Surgical Director of the Lung Cancer Center at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego.


Steven M. Gottesfeld, PA-C Steven M. Gottesfeld, PA-C
PA Gottesfeld completed his medical and surgical training at Touro College School of Health Sciences in New York City in 1991.He then completed his Cardiac Surgical training at Winthrop University Hospital in Minneola, New York, in 1992. He has practiced Cardiac, Vascular, Thoracic, and Cardiac Transplant Surgery since 1992. PA Gottesfeld has intimate knowledge of the superficial veins of the lower extremity, as he has harvested over 2,000 veins for use as coronary bypass grafts and has been a leader in the use of minimally invasive techniques to harvest greater and lesser saphenous veins. PA Gottesfeld currently practices Cardiac, Vascular, and Thoracic Surgery at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego.


Adolph E. Prieto, RVT Adolph E. Prieto, RVT
A graduate of Grossmont College, Adolph has been a registered ultrasound technician since 1995. Adolph has specialized in vascular ultrasound and has been working in El Centro and San Diego for the last 10 years.