Dr. Jeffrey Alpern, D.O. Discusses Spider Veins on Arizona Midday


Dr. Jeffrey Alpern, D.O., Vein Specialist and Founder of Vein Specialists of Arizona, recently appeared on Arizona Midday, NBC Channel 12 News to explain spider veins. Watch the video and see both the diagnosis process and spider vein treatment available at the VSA Medical Center.

Potential causes of spider veins include hormonal changes, obesity, being sedentary, hereditary, trauma (injury) to the leg, and underlying venous disease. What exactly are spider veins, and are they dangerous to your health? Small spider veins and varicose veins without any other symptoms are most likely an aesthetic condition; but, when other signs of venous disease are present, cosmetic spider vein treatment alone may not be the best solution.

Dr. Jeffrey Alpern, D.O. a cardiovascular surgeon, vein specialist and founder of Vein Specialists of Arizona, agrees that spider veins on the legs could 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. “It is particularly true 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 adds that signs and symptoms of venous disease should be evaluated by a doctor who specializes in medical vein treatment that includes leg cramps, lower leg pain, restless legs and difficulty standing. The professional staff at Vein Specialists of Arizona only treats venous disease and, as the name indicates, they are vein specialists.

Watch Dr. Alpern, as he appears on Arizona Midday – NBC Phoenix discussing venous issues, diagnosis and treatment options for spider veins with Destry Jetton, and the host of Arizona Midday. Here is the link to the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1mSEeofrj0&feature=youtu.be


Vein Specialists of Arizona (VSA) is a state-of-the-art medical 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, radiofrequency (RF) and sclerotherapy techniques for the treatment of existing varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency and venous leg ulcers.