How to Choose a Vein Treatment Doctor for the Best Results

Dr. Jeffrey Alpern, D.O., Cardiovascular Surgeon and founder of Vein Specialists of Arizona says knowing your venous problem first before deciding on treatment is most important.


If unsightly spider veins or bulging twisted varicose veins have you hiding your legs, your choice of a vein treatment doctor could be life changing. In simple terms, your treatment choice will determine a permanent solution vs. the return of veins and progression of underlying disease. Dr. Jeffrey Alpern sees patients that have had previous non-successful venous treatments almost daily. He says the proper diagnosis is the first and most important step in the process.

Cosmetic vein treatment is purely an aesthetic and short term solution. Laser vein centers are big business for physicians with a background in another field of medicine or surgery who exclusively provide aesthetic vein treatment – and patients pick up 100% of the expense. Some of these centers don’t provide proper diagnosis and treatment of the disease process causing your vein problem.

“The elimination of unsightly leg veins does nothing to treat the associated symptoms,” Dr. Alpern explains. “The aching, tired, heavy, swollen, restless legs that make it difficult to stand, walk, sleep and rob you of a quality life. Even more important, failure to address the cause of these symptoms along with the veins means that progression is inevitable.”

Dr. Alpern suggests that to get treatment for underlying venous problems you need to go to a specialist in veins.

“Seeking treatment by vein specialists and/or Phlebologist is your best assurance of a comprehensive approach to diagnosis and treatment. I founded Vein Specialists of Arizona to offer patients comprehensive treatment.”

Only a handful of vein specialists throughout the U.S. are experts in the use of streamlined laser ablation and radio frequency techniques. Patients with varicose veins, spider veins, chronic venous insufficiency and serious leg ulcers have their existing problem completely eliminated through these state-of-the-art methods – yet many vein doctors don’t even know about them. Vein Specialists of Arizona is a leader in vein treatment.

Recently joining the Vein Specialists of Arizona team is Dr. Gary Kersten, a Board Certified OB/GYN, who has been treating venous patients exclusively for the past six years. Many women suffer from varicose veins during pregnancy and this led Dr. Kersten to treating venous disease.

Laser Ablation and Radio Frequency treatment options begin with a vein screening exam at VSA. At Vein Specialists of Arizona (VSA), your treatment always begins with a screening exam by an experienced Board Certified physician who is also a vein specialist.

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, spider veins, leg ulcers and chronic venous insufficiency. From vein treatments that correct existing underlying pathology to procedures that erase spider veins before the patient’s eyes, we think you will find VSA to be your best choice for venous issues. Your compassionate, effective, safe, affordable and convenient vein treatment at VSA begins with an ultrasound screening exam. 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.