Medical Team

Why is it important to choose the right medical team for your vein and blood flow issues in the legs and beyond?

It is important to choose the right vein and vascular clinic that offers the comprehensive treatment and beyond for the problems with your lower extremities. Unfortunately, there are some vein clinics which treat varicose veins as a ‘Med Spa’ treatment because they lack an understanding of anatomy. Vascular and cardio vascular surgeons with experience have an understanding of where the disease is coming from and how to address each component of the disease separately. One set of treatment may not work for all the symptoms. Our surgeons will afford you total care by doing ablations, sclerotherapy injections and phlebectomy depending on the symptoms. All vein and vascular treatments are performed by highly experienced and skilled surgeons.

Experience should be the main consideration when choosing the right clinic. A vascular surgeon with many years of experience has seen and treated varieties of clinical cases from early stages to the advanced stages of venous disease. He or she can devise the right plan of treatments necessary for treating venous ulcers and evaluating lymphedema at its early stages.

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

Glendale & Surprise Offices

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..

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Dr. Charles Hecht, MD | General Surgeon

Avondale Office: Monday – Wed. 9 AM – 5 PM
Surprise Office: Thurs. 9 AM – 1 PM, Friday 9 AM – 5 PM

Dr. Hecht joined Arizona Vein and Laser Institute in 2014 as a vein specialist and has since been treating patients with venous disorders at the institute.

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Dr. Dale N. Payne, MD, FACS, PhD | Cardiothoracic – Vascular Surgeon

Chandler & Scottsdale Offices

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.

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Dr. Roger Hucek, MD | Cardiothoracic – Vascular Surgeon

Glendale Office

Dr. Hucek graduated from Ohio State University College Of Medicine and Public Health in 1973 and specializes in cardiovascular surgery and cardiothoracic surgery.

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