What Can Spider Veins Signal? … Perhaps a Serious Vein Issue

Tune in and watch Dr. Jeffrey Alpern, D.O., Vein Specialist and Founder of Vein Specialists of Arizona, on Arizona Midday, 12 News KPNX on Tuesday, October 22. Listen to what spider veins and the treatment for them can mean to your health.

Interview with Dr. Jeffrey Alpern on NBC Phoenix regarding Vein Specialists of Arizona and Ultrasound Vein Screening.

Small spider veins and varicose veins without any other symptoms are most likely an aesthetic condition only. When other signs of venous disease are present, cosmetic spider vein treatment alone is not likely to be the best solution. Signs and symptoms of venous disease that should be evaluated by a doctor who specializes in medical vein treatment include leg cramps, lower leg pain, restless legs and difficulty standing. Addressing this issue, Dr. Jeffrey Alpern, D.O. is appearing on Arizona Midday, 12 News KPNX on Tuesday, October 22, 2013.

Dr. Jeffrey Alpern, D.O. a cardiovascular surgeon, vein specialist and founder of Vein Specialists of Arizona, agrees that spider veins on the legs may also be a sign of more serious venous disease.

“When spider veins appear on the legs, it could be a warning of more serious venous issues,” Dr. Alpern says. “Particularly when the spider veins are associated with symptoms such as painful and tender legs, or a feeling of tired legs that increases after long periods of standing or activity, restless legs, itchy skin, or swelling of the leg.”

Dr. Alpern appears on Arizona Midday October 22 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. to discuss venous issues, diagnosis and treatment options for spider veins.

“With proper diagnosis spider veins are not a serious health issue,” adds Dr. Alpern. “When the problem causing these veins is not addressed however, it is just a matter of time before new veins appear along with debilitating symptoms that interfere with walking, standing, sleeping and activities that you enjoy.”

To determine if you have more serious issues with your spider veins, start with a full leg vein exam available at Vein Specialists of Arizona. http://VeinsAZ.com


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. 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.