Vein Specialists in Scottsdale, AZ

Arizona Vein and Laser Institute Treats Vascular Issues

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Patients throughout Scottsdale, AZ rely on the vein specialists at the Arizona Vein and Laser Institute for exceptional care. Our team is dedicated to providing treatment that will help restore the health of your legs while also improving their appearance. We realize that varicose veins are not only unsightly but can also be painful. You should not have to go through life in pain or shame. Let the Arizona Vein and Laser Institute help. Our vascular surgeons can remove varicose veins and perform a host of other procedures to address all types of conditions, including peripheral artery disease and atherosclerosis. Call us to learn more about our range of treatments.

Venous Diseases Can Hinder Your Everyday Life

Vein diseases have a wide range of signs and symptoms, such as swollen or twisted veins, cramps, restless legs, and more. What may begin as an unpleasant appearance can develop into a painful condition. Such problems are the result of malfunctions in your veins’ one-way valves, which sustain optimal blood flow. When blood flows the wrong direction, it can result in pooling. Ultimately, varicose veins and even spider veins begin to appear or develop.

We Provide A Variety of Vein Treatment Procedures

The vascular specialists at Scottsdale’s Arizona Vein and Laser Institute can help improve your venous health with an assortment of vein treatment methods. We are happy to offer free vein screening to understand your condition better. After an evaluation, we can suggest treatment plans that include:

  • Vascular Surgery – Our vascular surgeons perform surgery as an outpatient procedure to provide relief without significantly disrupting your regular routine.
  • Phlebectomy Procedure – This vein stripping technique can improve your legs’ appearance and restore circulatory function.
  • Sclerotherapy – By injecting a solution into your veins, we can cause a clotted vessel to turn into scar tissue and naturally fade away. This works for varicose and spider vein removal.
  • Angioplasty – A vascular specialist can insert a balloon-tipped catheter into your blocked artery before inflating the balloon and improving blood flow.
  • Vascular Stenting – For patients with peripheral artery disease, we can place a stent into your arteries to enhance blood flow.

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Dr. Adalberto Gonzalez MD - Cardiothoracic – Vascular Surgeon

Dr. Adalberto Gonzalez MD - Cardiothoracic – Vascular Surgeon

A native of Tucson Arizona, he graduated from Tucson High School. Dr. Gonzalez has practiced adult cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgery in the Greater Phoenix area for the past 31 years. He completed postgraduate training in thoracic surgery at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He is the past chairman of cardiovascular surgery at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea and recently was appointed assistant clinical professor of surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix.

Dr. Gonzalez has a wealth of experience in the surgical treatment of disorders of the heart, lungs, arteries, and veins. He now specializes in minimally invasive, state-of-the-art treatment of all venous disorders of the legs.

As of April 2018, Dr. Sharma and the staff at Arizona Vein & Laser Institute proudly welcomes Dr. Gonzalez to the Medial Team. Dr. Gonzalez will be practicing Vein & Vascular Treatments at our Surprise, Glendale and Chandler locations.

Clinical/Research Interests

Dr. Payne – Cardiothoracic – Vascular Surgeon

Dr. Payne – Cardiothoracic – Vascular Surgeon

Education and Residency:

Dr. Payne received his MD degree from Ohio State University of Medicine and Public Health in 1979. Then he proceeded to do the internship in General Surgery at the prestigious UCLA school of medicine, Los Angeles, CA. He was at Cal UCLA for one year and then he decided to do his full residency in General Surgery from University of California at Davis school of medicine from 1981 through 1984.

Dr. Payne did his fellowship in Thoracic Surgery from University of Pittsburgh school of medicine, Pittsburgh, PA from 1984 through 1986.

After doing his fellowship, Dr. Payne has practiced in the field of thoracic and cardiovascular for over thirty years now at major hospitals in the valley.

Dr. Payne held a clinical professor post at University of Arizona for three years where he taught medical students cardiovascular subjects before joining the Arizona Vein and Laser Institute in 2013 as full-time vein specialist.

Dr. Payne is a member of American College of Phlebology and Fellow of American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Kulbhushan K. Sharma, MD, FACS, RVT – Vascular Surgeon

Dr. John C. Opie, MD – Cardiothoracic – Vascular Surgeon in Scottsdale

From 1996-2005 Dr. Sharma worked at major valley hospitals as a well regarded general and vascular surgeon. He performed major vascular surgeries including aneurysms of the major arteries, aretheroclosis, and blockage of lower extremities. He treats these conditions with stents and bypasses of the lower extremities. After becoming medical director of Arizona Vein and Laser Institute in 2005, Dr. Sharma has performed over 10,000 endovenous laser ablations for the treatment of varicose veins with great success. He routinely offers expert advice on Venous Disease on “Sonoran Living” and “Your Life A to Z”.

Dr. Sharma was nominated as the top vascular surgeon by the Consumer Research Council of America three times in a row. Dr. Sharma takes pride in the fact that he was one of the few vascular surgeons who were trained by the world famous cardiothoracic surgeons, Dr. Edward Diethrich, in endovascular procedure in 1995.


Dr. Sharma obtained his MD Degree from a prestigious institution in India. He received his Masters in Surgery from Patna Medical University after completing his MD/MBBS Degree at Gaya Medical College.


Dr. Sharma completed residency in General Surgery from Bronx Lebanon Medical Center in Bronx, NY affiliated to Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1994. After completing his residency he proceeded to the State of Arizona to do his fellowship in vascular and endovascular surgery at Arizona Heart Institute under the world of renowned cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Edward Dietrich in 1995. After completing his vascular fellowship Dr. Sharma worked as one of the top vascular and general surgery in several valley hospitals. He performed major vascular surgeries in all these hospitals. He treated patients with aneurysms and claudifications in the lower extremities. He performed carotid stents and surgeries for aneurysms in the carotid arteries. He also performed several abdominal aorta aneurysms AAA surgeries; several bypass procedures in the legs to increase the blood flow due to claudication or atherosclerosis. He also performed several vein stripping procedures on patients with varicose vein symptoms. Dr. Sharma is the founder and medical director of the Arizona Vein and Laser Institute since 2005 where he has been treating patients with venous disorders and has performed over 10,000 endogenous laser ablations with great results. Dr. Sharma was nominated three times in a row in 2010, 2011 and 2012 as the top vascular surgeon of America by consumer research council of America. He has memberships in American College of Phlebology, Fellow of American College of Surgeons, Vascular Society of Dr. Edward Dietrich. Today, Dr. Sharma Is the original Founder and Medical Director of the Arizona Vein and Laser Institute, which he established in 2005. The Arizona Vein and Laser Institute began with its first location in Glendale, Arizona and has since grown to six locations: Glendale, Avondale, Surprise, Chandler, Phoenix and our very newest Scottsdale location.

Dr. John C. Opie, MD – Cardiothoracic – Vascular Surgeon in Scottsdale

Dr. John C. Opie, MD – Cardiothoracic – Vascular Surgeon in Scottsdale


  • Undergraduate: Otago University Medical School: Otago University Medical School POST GRADUATE GENERAL SURGERY TRAINING 1971-74 Surgical residency: Taranaki & Waikato Base Hospitals, New Zealand
  • Cardiothoracic surgical residencies: Royal Melbourne, Chermside, National Heart and Brompton Hospitals, London, England
  • FELLOWSHIP 1978-80 BC Heart Foundation Fellowship Vancouver General Hospital Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery


  • 1978 FRCS General Surgery UK (London)..
  • 1980 FRCS(C) Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery (MOnreal, Canada) – equivalent to FACS (USA) per American Board of Thoracic Surgery


  • 1993-2019 Alliance Cardiac Surgery, Ltd./Optima Vein Care (2008-9) Scottsdale, AZ (Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery)
  • 1991-93 Associate, Western Heart and Lungs, Ltd. Phoenix, AZ Chairman, Div CVT surgery.1993-5 Phoenix. Baptist Hospital, Phoenix, AZ.
  • 1987-90 Associate Professor CVT surgery Geisinger Medical Center.Danville, PA
  • 1983-87 Clinical Assistant Professor,University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC
  • 1980-82 Vancouver General Hospital / BC Children’s Hospital & University of British Columbia Clinical Instructor: Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery.
  • 1978-1980 BC Heart Foundation Fellow, University British Columbia.
  • 1991AZ 19784

Arizona Vein and Laser Institute welcomes Dr. Opie, our newest Doctor on our team as of November 2019. Dr. Opie has since been treating patients with venous disorders in the Scottsdale area for over 10 years now. We are very fortunate to have him on our staff.

Contact Arizona Vein and Laser Institute Today

If you are self-conscious about your varicose veins, do something about it. Do not continue to suffer when you walk or look in the mirror. The vein specialists at Arizona Vein and Laser Institute offer a suite of vascular treatment options to improve your health and self-esteem. At our office in Scottsdale, Arizona, you can receive spider vein removal treatment, endovenous laser treatments, and various other therapies. Contact us today for your free peripheral artery disease screening.

Scottsdale Office Address and Phone Number:
10250 North 92nd Street | Suite 203
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Phone: (480) 597-7231
Arizona Vein and Laser Institute of Scottsdale is proud to serve the following nearby communities:

  • Scottsdale
  • North and South Scottsdale
  • Paradise Valley
  • Fountain Hills
  • Desert Ridge
Located in the Shea Medical Plaza 1
Honor Health Campus