Vein Specialists of Arizona Founder Jeffrey B. Alpern, D.O., Board Certified Cardiovascular Surgeon and Vein Treatment Specialist has invited Gary L. Kersten, M.D. to become part of the medical-surgical team at VSA. Like Dr. Alpern, Dr. Kersten has dedicated many years to providing technically advanced and minimally invasive treatments that eliminate underlying existing venous disease.
Board Certified Phlebologist (medical specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of venous origin), Gary L. Kersten, M.D., has been practicing medicine for more than 30 years, dedicating his practice solely to the treatment of varicose veins and venous insufficiency since 2007. Dr. Kersten began his medical career as a Board Certified OB/GYN in Michigan, IL and Arizona. Many women first suffer varicose veins during pregnancy. When Dr. Kersten had the opportunity for advanced specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of varicose veins, he discovered his true passion. After completing the specialty Board examination for Phlebology, he began treating venous patients exclusively.
Dr. Kersten says, “I get a feeling of satisfaction when I can improve the function and appearance of a patient suffering with vein problems.”
Dr. Alpern and Dr. Kersten know that the only acceptable vein treatment must first begin with addressing the underlying cause prior to providing any procedures, cosmetic or otherwise.
Dr. Alpern shares, “At VSA our goal is to prevent recurrence of leg veins and associated symptoms as well as progression of pathology that puts patients at risk for advanced venous stasis and hypertension, leg swelling, thickened discolored skin, ulceration, infection and even life threatening blood clots.”
Dr. Kersten joins Vein Specialists of Arizona because of his high regard for Dr. Alpern.
“Dr. Alpern has created an optimum state-of-the-art facility,” Dr. Kersten says. “I am excited to be at VSA where I am part of a team driven by a shared passion for quality vein treatment and patient care. We are able to offer treatments that are safe, effective, fast, and associated with a rapid recovery and with the absence of complications.”
Setting VSA apart from most typical vein centers is the specialization, latest technology and equipment along with skilled practitioners in detecting as well as treating the root cause of vein problems. Not just a cosmetic issue, many patients come to VSA without knowing more serious problems exist causing their symptoms – leg pain, swelling, restless legs and difficulty standing, walking or sleeping. Both physicians at VSA have seen patients expressing dissatisfaction after receiving treatment elsewhere. Some patients have said they didn’t know the symptoms they were experiencing were related to a venous issue.
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, http://VeinsAZ.com 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.
Board Certified Phlebologist, Gary L. Kersten, M.D., has been practicing medicine for more than 30 years, dedicating his practice exclusively to the treatment of varicose veins and venous insufficiency since 2007. Dr. Kersten began his medical career as a Board Certified OB/GYN in Michigan, IL and Arizona. Many women first suffer varicose veins during pregnancy. When Dr. Kersten had the opportunity for advanced specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of varicose veins, he discovered his true passion. Dr. Kersten joined the medical team of Vein Specialists of Arizona in 2013.