How serious are those vein issues you keep ignoring?

Go Ahead, Test to See if You Need A Vein Scan

How serious are those vein issues you keep ignoring?


Dr. Jeffrey Alpern, D.O. is a Board Certified Cardiovascular Surgeon who, over the years, has discovered patients that were misdiagnosed for their vein treatment. Sometimes the error caused the patient to suffer needlessly and sometimes they ended up with more serious health issues because of the misdiagnosis. He founded Vein Specialists of Arizona with the goal to educate those suffering from venous disease that there are solutions to their problem. Not only that … the solutions usually are minimally invasive treatments, with little or no pain and are mostly covered by insurance.

Dr. Alpern says “It is not uncommon for patients to think their vein issue is cosmetic and not serious. This may not always be the case. Their present vein issue may be an indication of a much more serious condition.”

“Today vein treatment has improved vastly from previous treatment,” Dr. Alpern explains. “Radiofrequency is an alternative energy that creates conductive heating for occluding the diseased vein by causing the vein wall to contract. Administered via a single needle stick with the patient awake and comfortable, radiofrequency via the proven VNUS Closure® System gives us choices for matching the best technology and treatments that produce the best result for each patient.”

Vein Specialists of Arizona staff help patients learn the warning signs of venous disease. A questionnaire follows that will help you determine your need for a vein scan. For more details, please visit website,

Patient Self-Assessment

Take this self-assessment to see if you might be a candidate for additional screening for potential varicose veins and / or chronic venous insufficiency.


Have you ever had varicose veins? _____ Yes  _____ No

Signs and Symptoms

Do you experience any of the following signs and symptoms in your legs or ankles:

Do you experience leg pain, aching or cramping?  _____ Yes  _____ No
Do you experience leg or ankle swelling, especially at the end of the day?  _____ Yes  _____ No
Do you feel “heaviness” in your legs?  _____ Yes  _____ No
Do you experience restless legs?  _____ Yes  _____ No
Do you have skin discoloration or texture changes?  _____ Yes  _____ No
Do you have open wounds or sores?  _____ Yes  _____ No

Risk Factors

Has anyone in your blood-related family ever had varicose veins or been diagnosed with venous reflux disease or chronic venous insufficiency?
 _____ Yes
 _____ No
Have you had any treatments of procedures for vein problems?  _____ Yes  _____ No
Do you stand for long periods of time, such as at work?  _____ Yes  _____ No

Self-Assessment Results

If you answered yes to one or more of the above questions, please contact us for a consultation to see if you may be candidate for venous reflux disease.


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. Vein Specialists of Arizona also services local community needs with a bilingual staff – Se Habla Español!



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 founder of Vein Specialists of Arizona located in Phoenix’s 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.