Restless Legs or Aching, Heavy Legs Deny a Quality Life

Dr. Jeffrey Alpern, D.O. and founder of Vein Specialists of Arizona says revolutionary laser ablation techniques offer a comfortable solution with little or no down time.

Leg Pain Have you found yourself limiting your activities because of symptoms that make it difficult to walk or stand … activities that once gave you great pleasure? Is your exhaustion during the day related to poor sleep from pain or restless legs that keep you tossing and turning at night? Perhaps you’ve complained about this to your physician who tells you it is part of getting older. Just what you want to hear! But what if your aching, heavy, restless legs isn’t that at all? These could be symptoms of a progressive problem with your circulatory system – a problem that could be solved with a simple, virtually painless office procedure. You need to know.

According to Dr. Jeffrey Alpern, D.O. and founder of Vein Specialists of Arizona, the techniques of streamlined laser ablation and radio frequency offer the best solution for these venous problems.

“The laser ablation technique and radio frequency treatment procedures are applied in a quick, simple office procedures allows you to remain awake and comfortable, recover quickly, and achieve a 96% success rate with virtually no complications,” Dr. Alpern states. “This non-traumatic laser or RF procedure eliminates diseased valves through a simple needle stick.” Dr. Alpern adds, “Most insurance generally covers for procedures associated with diagnosis and treatment of venous disease.”

Only a handful of vein specialists throughout the United States are experts in the use of the streamlined laser ablation or radio frequency techniques. Vein Specialists of Arizona have two experts skilled in these latest technologies.

Dr. Alpern, D.O. and a cardiovascular surgeon is joined at Vein Specialists of Arizona by Dr. Gary Kersten, M.D. They are fully supported by a team of professionals dedicated to treating venous disease.

“Misdiagnosis and mismanagement are common problems that interfere with effective vein treatment,” Dr. Alpern explains. “Unfortunately, problems with the venous system are not readily diagnosed and even when they are, treatments vary considerably which produces limited results. I founded VSA with the distinct goal to treat venous issues as the serious health problem that they are.”

Many times patients are incorrectly diagnosed and treated for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). Sometimes patients with venous leg ulcers are managed exclusively in wound care centers with a failure to also address the underlying pathology. When veins are prominent and a venous problem is obvious, patients may find themselves in vein treatment centers that exclusively provide cosmetic procedures.

The answer for these patients is all about accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment through the least invasive, quick and relatively painless procedures – state-of-the-art vein treatment in the office paid for by most health insurance.

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.
To determine if you have more serious issues with your aching, heavy, restless legs, start with a full leg vein exam available at Vein Specialists of Arizona. Your questions will be answered during your vein screening consultation.



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.