About Dr. Jacobsohn

Offering varicose vein treatments for women and men.

About Dr. Jacobsohn , M.D.

Dr. Jacobsohn is a registered and qualified specialist surgeon with a special interest in surgical and minimally invasive techniques in the management of venous disorders including spider veins, symptomatic varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency.


  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (2013)
  • Licentiate of the Medical council of Canada (2006)
  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC) (2015)
  • College of Surgeons of South Africa (2012)
  • Doctors of BC (2013)
  • Canadian Medical Protection Society (2013)
  • Canadian Society of Phlebology

Education & Training

  • MBChB (2001)
  • Licentiate of the Medical council of Canada (2006)
  • Fellow of College of Medicine of South Africa (FCS) SA. (2012)
  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC) (2015)

My Experience

Dr. Jacobsohn first arrived in Canada in 2004. He worked as a general practitioner for 3 years in Quesnel, Northern BC. In 2008 he started his surgical residency in Cape Town, South Africa. His training offered broad-based exposure to general surgical practice including management of venous disease.

Moving back to Canada as a general surgeon in Quesnel he continued to offer management of venous disease as part of his general surgical practice.

In 2018 he had the opportunity to move to Nanaimo with his family to join the general surgical group of which he still continues to be part of providing acute general surgical, laparoscopic and endoscopic care to the population of Central Vancouver Island.
Recently, he has increased his focus on the management of venous disease offering surgical as well as minimally invasive treatment options for patients with venous disease.

The Vein Clinic – Vancouver Island

The study of veins, also known as Phlebology and the treatment of venous disease has evolved in particular over the last decade. As surgeons, there has been an increase in the understanding of veins and the management of venous disorders.

Management is unique to each patient with the use of ultrasound becoming pivotal in diagnoses and treatment. Various options are available and these continue to evolve over time.

Treatments offered include hospital-based surgical procedures as well as office-based procedures including Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy, compression sclerotherapy and micro-sclerotherapy for spider veins.

Treatment is individualized and often involves a combination of treatment modalities.