Meet the Providers
Randall Juleff, MD, FACS
Triple board-certified vein specialist Dr. Randall Juleff leads La Bella Vita Laser and Vein Center, located in Covington and Metairie, Louisiana, on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. He is committed to providing personalized attention and customized treatments in a comfortable environment.
After completing his undergraduate degree at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, Dr. Juleff attended medical school at Wayne State University in Detroit. He did his residency in general surgery at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, where he developed a keen interest in vascular surgery.
Dr. Juleff continued his education with several research and clinical fellowships, including a vascular surgery research fellowship at William Beaumont Hospital, a clinical fellowship in vascular surgery at The Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati, and a cardiothoracic fellowship at Tulane University in New Orleans.
Certified by the American Board of Surgeons, the American Board of Thoracic Surgeons, and the American Board of Phlebology, Dr. Juleff is also a member of a number of professional associations, including the American College of Phlebology, the American College of Surgeons, and the Peripheral Vascular Surgical Society, among others.
Dr. Juleff and his team offer personalized diagnosis and treatment for the full range of vascular conditions, including venous insufficiency, spider veins, and varicose veins, and associated symptoms like leg swelling, muscle cramping, and restless leg syndrome. The center offers the most advanced treatment methods, such as sclerotherapy and radiofrequency ablation.
Vein and vascular care is a technology-driven field, so Dr. Juleff invests in continuous education and equipment to ensure he is able to provide the best possible treatments to resolve his patients’ needs and improve their vascular health.
Richard J. Grisoli, MD
Education and Training
Dr. Richard J. Grisoli is board certified in the following areas:
- Critical Care Medicine
He is also a certified vein specialist by the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine.
In 2008, Dr. Grisoli received an additional certification awarded by the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine. This certification is awarded to physicians who can demonstrate by rigorous testing that they have the necessary knowledge and skills to diagnose and treat most venous disease.
Dr. Richard J. Grisoli received his medical degree in 1981 from the Louisiana State University Medical School in New Orleans. Dr. Grisoli completed his medical/surgical internship at the Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana. He then completed his residency in Anesthesiology at the Ochsner Foundation Hospital. After completing his training, he spent time as an attending anesthesiologist teaching physicians in their anesthesiology residency in New Orleans at the Ochsner Foundation Hospital.
Dr. Grisoli is an anesthesiologist and a phlebologist. This fusion of specialties enables him to painlessly insert a catheter into a vein and guide the catheter into position for treating abnormal veins. These procedures are easier for the patient and involve less risk because there are no large incisions, fewer complications, shorter recovery times, and less pain.
He became interested in venous disease in 1996 and established a separate successful vein clinic at that time. He initially became interested in sclerotherapy of spider veins as anesthesiologists are skillful with needle placement in small veins and are often asked to start intravenous lines in the neonatal care unit on premature infants. His vein practice rapidly became successful drawing patients from several communities.
Dr. Grisoli’s interests include treatment of all types of veins from tiny cosmetic spiders to large varicose veins. He will include duplex ultrasound in the diagnosis and treatment of many venous disorders. He has been performing endovenous laser ablation techniques of the Saphenous Venous System with great success since 2004.
In 2007, Dr. Grisoli received an additional certification awarded by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (A.R.D.M.S.). This certification is entitled Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (R.P.V.I.) and is awarded to physicians who can demonstrate by rigorous testing that they have the necessary knowledge and skills to perform and interpret ultrasonography and doppler testing for vascular conditions.
Naomi Hess, PA-C, is a Board Certified Physician Assistant. She is a local LSU alumni where she received her Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences and her Masters in Health Administration. She then went on to receive her PA medical degree from Sullivan University in Louisville, Kentucky. After graduating from PA school in June 2018, she returned home to Covington, LA and began working as a PA in Phlebology at La Bella Vita Laser and Vein Center. Naomi performs surgical and nonsurgical consultations, and assists with procedures and post op care to meet each patient’s personal goals. She is also a member of AAPA, as well LAPA for Physician Assistants. Outside of work, Naomi enjoys outdoor activities with the wonderful company of her two Husky dogs, as well as spending time with her family and friends.