Hi. I’m Jeffrey B. Alpern, D.O., Cardiovascular Surgeon and Vein Specialist. In all my years of training, teaching and clinical experience in the field of cardiovascular medicine, I treated many patients for spider veins, varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency, venous stasis leg ulcers and cellulitis.
Most of these patients suffered for many years and had a very poor quality of life. Some had been in and out of wound care centers for leg ulcer treatment. Others with varicose veins had experienced painful, debilitating vein stripping procedures with a long and difficult recovery period. I also saw patients who had recurrent vein problems after receiving aesthetic spider vein and varicose procedures from physicians who were not vein specialists or capable of detecting or treating an underlying venous pathology. All too often, I saw patients who had been incorrectly diagnosed and treated for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) when their problem was caused by an underlying venous problem. I knew the answer for these patients was all about accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment through the least invasive, quick and relatively painless office procedures.
The Founding of Vein Specialists of Arizona
My interest in advanced vascular surgery for vein treatment led me to investigate and try methods that were much less invasive compared to traditional practices. Specifically, these procedures could be performed without general anesthesia through minimally invasive out-patient laser and radio frequency treatments and other techniques. The results clearly exceeded my expectations. More than 96% of the patients experienced total relief without any adverse effects. All were able to resume their activities in just a few days to a week. Venous disease treatment procedures were covered by private insurance and Medicare.
Great results combined with a high level of patient satisfaction inspired me to shift my focus away from cardiovascular surgery and concentrate on providing safe, effective and relatively simple out-patient venous disease and cosmetic vein treatment. Vein Specialists of Arizona (VSA) was founded to meet the needs of large numbers of people in Arizona who suffer from poorly treated or mismanaged venous disease. Another goal of VSA is to provide aesthetic spider vein and varicose vein treatments along with an evaluation that rules out serious pathology in need of correction.
Vein Specialists of Arizona is a state-of-the-art vein center that defines a new standard in care for the diagnosis and treatment of varicose veins, legs ulcers and chronic venous insufficiency. From vein therapies that cure 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 compassionate, safe, effective, affordable and convenient vein treatment.