Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) April 18, 2013
Since the opening of VSA in February of 2013, Jeffrey B. Alpern, D.O., Board Certified Cardiovascular Surgeon, Vein Specialist and Founder/Owner of VSA, has been committed to providing the best and most cutting edge procedures for vein treatment designed to eliminate the underlying problem and yield an outstanding cosmetic result.
In his quest to offer safety, effectiveness, convenience, comfort, rapid recovery, and cost effectiveness that eliminates the cause of existing disease, Dr. Alpern was one of a handful of vein specialists nationwide to use state-of-the-art laser ablation for the treatment of varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency and venous leg ulcers. Laser ablation replaced out-dated, painful, costly and marginally effective vein stripping – a procedure still used by a majority of vein treatment surgeons today.
Laser ablation clearly and effectively met all of Dr. Alpern’s criteria and is used in his practice with exceptional results. In this safe, effective, quick and almost painless out-patient procedure involving a single needle stick, a laser is threaded through a tiny catheter to allow for permanent destruction of the incompetent vein producing the patient’s problem. The procedure is well tolerated and patients recover rapidly. Since he already had something that worked really well, Dr. Alpern initially approached clinical research about radiofrequency technology for the treatment of venous disease with caution. But then he realized that the benefits to his patients could not be ignored.
Radiofrequency for Varicose Vein and Superficial Venous Reflux Treatment
Through a prospective, multi-center randomized clinical trial, radiofrequency for the treatment of varicose veins and superficial venous reflux produced significantly less pain, tenderness, bruising and few adverse effects when compared with laser procedures. According to Dr. Alpern, “Radiofrequency is an alternative energy that creates conductive heating for occluding the diseased vein by causing the vein wall to contract. Also 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.”
Radiofrequency for Chronic Venous Insufficiency and Leg Ulcers
Radiofrequency delivered through the VNUS ClosureRFS™ System, is specially designed for the treatment of diseased perforator veins found in 63% of venous leg ulcer patients. Dr. Alpern says, “These patients also suffer from chronic venous insufficiency – a condition caused by incompetent valves in veins and an extremely high venous blood pressure from a backward flow of blood into the legs. As blood pools and restricts movement back to the heart, there is an associated poor exchange of oxygen and nutrients at the capillary level. The result is a dilatation of superficial veins in the legs, leakage of fluid into tissues, leg skin thickening, discoloration, dermatitis, ulceration, blood clots and infection. Often patients report restless legs, severe leg aching and pain, and a progressive intolerance to standing and walking. The disease is progressive without treatment.” The VNUS ClosureRFS System is the only FDA approved device for the ablation of incompetent perforator veins. It offers a well-tolerated, safe, effective, comfortable and minimally invasive alternative to laser ablation procedures. Radiofrequency technology may be used alone or in combination with laser ablation techniques based on history and clinical findings during a free screening exam.
Treatment at VSA Begins with a FREE Vein Screening Exam
Those with symptoms of venous disease ranging from spider veins, varicose veins, venous insufficiency, leg ulcers, leg pain, leg swelling, restless legs and difficulty walking and standing can receive a comprehensive vein screening exam for FREE at VSA. This complimentary vein screening will include a medical history, physical exam and diagnostic venous ultrasound. Patients will leave their appointment with an exact diagnosis and treatment plan. Most venous disease procedures are paid for by Medicare and private health insurance. The best way to get a free screening is to visit http://www.veinspecialistsofarizona.com and sign up for the VSA eNewsletter. They may also call (623) 428-0068. Patients are encouraged to make their appointments immediately.