Vein Specialists of Arizona (VSA) Leading the way in Vein Treatment with RF – Radiofrequency


Dr. Jeffrey B. Alpern, D.O., Board Certified Cardiovascular Surgeon, Vein Specialist founder of Vein Specialists of Arizona (VSA) brings to Arizona leading technology in vein treatment by adding radiofrequency for tackling issues of varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency and venous leg ulcers.

Dr. Alpern is one of a handful of vein specialists nationwide to use state-of-the-art laser ablation for the treatment of varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency and venous leg ulcers. The doctor says that like laser ablation, RF treatment is administered via a single needle stick with the patient awake and comfortable.


“Radiofrequency, or RF delivered via the proven VNUS Closure® System gives us choices for matching the best technology and treatments that produce the best result for each patient,” Dr. Alpern explains.

Since the opening of our new office Vein Specialists of Arizona, Dr. Alpern has been committed to providing the best and most significant procedures for vein treatment designed to eliminate the underlying problem yielding an outstanding cosmetic result.

In his quest to offer safety, effectiveness, convenience, comfort, rapid recovery, and cost effectiveness that eliminates the cause of existing disease Dr. Alpern said that laser ablation replaced out-dated, painful, costly and marginally effective vein stripping – a procedure sometimes used by vein treatment surgeons today.

Laser ablation clearly and effectively met all of Dr. Alpern’s criteria and is used in his practice with exceptional results. Since he already had something that worked really well, Dr. Alpern initially approached clinical research about radiofrequency technology for the treatment of venous disease with caution.

“I realized that the benefits to certain patients could not be ignored. Success using Radiofrequency – RF – include treatments for Varicose Vein, Superficial Venous Reflux, Chronic Venous Insufficiency and Leg Ulcers is well documented.”

Dr. Alpern states, “Through a prospective, multi-center randomized clinical trial, radiofrequency for the treatment of varicose veins and superficial venous reflux produced significantly less pain, tenderness, bruising and few adverse effects when compared with laser procedures.”

Dr. Alpern says, “Radiofrequency delivered through the VNUS ClosureRFS™ System, is specially designed for the treatment of diseased perforator veins found in 63% of venous leg ulcer patients.”

Dr. Alpern adds, “These patients also suffer from chronic venous insufficiency – a condition caused by incompetent valves in veins and an extremely high venous blood pressure from a backward flow of blood into the legs. Often patients report restless legs, severe leg aching and pain, and a progressive intolerance to standing and walking. The disease is progressive without treatment.”

The VNUS ClosureRFS System is the only FDA approved device for the ablation of incompetent perforator veins. It offers a well-tolerated, safe, effective, comfortable and minimally invasive alternative to laser ablation procedures.

Treatment at VSA begins with a Vein Screening Exam.


Vein Specialists of Arizona (VSA) is a state-of-the-art vein center that defines a new standard in care for the diagnosis and treatment of varicose veins, legs ulcers and chronic venous insufficiency. From vein treatments that correct existing underlying pathology to procedures that erase spider veins before the patient’s eyes, you will find VSA to be your best choice for venous issues. For more information please visit website, or call 623-428-0068.


Dr. Jeffrey Alpern is a Cardiovascular Surgeon who was the first D.O. to perform a heart and heart/lung transplant in the world. Among his other impressive qualifications, Dr. Alpern trained at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic and was Surgical Director of Heart and Lung Transplantation at both Temple University and Hahnemann University Hospitals in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He currently is Director and founding member of Desert Cardiovascular Surgeons in Phoenix, and of Vein Specialists of Arizona recently located in the West Valley. Dr. Jeffrey Alpern, D.O is one of a handful of surgeons worldwide to use fast, virtually painless, safe and effective laser ablation and radiofrequency (RF) techniques for the treatment of existing varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency and venous leg ulcers.