Arizona Heart Institute
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As an extension of our renowned vascular health care, Abrazo Arizona Heart Institute offers comprehensive vein services through our Vein Center. Our Vein Center was one of the first 25 vein centers to obtain accreditation in the country and remains one of fewer than 100 nationwide to be IAC accredited.

At the Vein Center, patients can receive treatment for a number of vascular conditions, including varicose veins. Unlike other practices, our treatment for varicose veins extends beyond the cosmetic because we know that this form of vascular disease can cause serious health problems such as pain, swelling, blood clots, ulcers, and limited mobility.

Our team of vascular experts use advanced technology for treating vein disorders so that our patients experience minimal discomfort and a quick recovery. Using innovative techniques like endovenous laser ablation, we can prevent health complications caused by varicose veins while also addressing their appearance.

Alex Westerband MD FACS

Dr. Alex Westerband is a double board certified vascular surgeon who also specializes in the treatment of venous disease.  He completed his surgical education in France and the United States.  His primary focus is on varicose veins and associated chronic venous diseases.  He has authored and co-authored over 40 peer-reviewed articles.  He enjoys collaborating with patients on a treatment plan that best fits their clinical needs.  

Dr. Westerband is a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery, the Western Vascular Society, Society of Vascular Ultrasound and the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society.


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Arizona Heart Institute
1910 East Thomas Road, Suite 200,
Phoenix, AZ 85016