Arizona Vein and Laser Institute & Cosmetic Surgery

Arizona Vein and Laser Institute & Cosmetic Surgery

Kulbhushan Sharma, M.D.

5620 W. Thunderbird Road

Suite D-2

Glendale, AZ 85306 (Get Directions)

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General Information

 At Arizona Vein & Laser Institute & Cosmetic Surgery, only the latest and safest technology is utilized. We specialize in the treatment of varicose veins and non-healing ulcers, lipo sculpture, smart lipo, botox, restylane, and thermage procedures. The Center is one of the leading facilities for the treatment of venous disease in the West Valley. Dr. Sharma utilizes only the latest and best technology available to treat varicose veins.

There is also a certified on-site ultrasound tech available to perform diagnostic studies for patient convenience. There is no waiting time in scheduling new patients because Dr. Sharma has a very flexible schedule between treating his patients at the hospital and office. It is among the very few where major insurance is accepted. Other methods of payment such as credit cards and care credit financing is also accepted.

Physician Profile

Kulbhushan Sharma, MD
Medical Director

Medical Director
Dr. Sharma has performed major vascular and general surgeries in the Valley since 1995. He is an active staff surgeon at two major hospitals - Banner Thunderbird Samaritan and SunHealth Boswell Hospital Center, where he currently performs lower extremity bypasses, stent placement surgeries, surgeries of the aorta, AAA, carotid surgery, and other major surgeries related to the peripheral vascular disease.

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 such as Banner Thunderbird, Banner Boswell Hospital and Arrowhead Hospital, just to name a few. 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 Phlobogy, Fellow of American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and 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. 

Dale N. Payne MD, FACS, PhD

Dr. Payne received his MD Degree from Ohio State University of Medicine and Public Health in 1979. Then he proceeded to do internship in General Surgery from the prestigious UCLA Scho0ol of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA. He was at Cal UCLA for one year then he decided to do his full residency in General Surgery from the UC Davis School of medicine from 1981 thru1984.

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 30 years at major hospitals in the valley.

Dr. Payne held a clinical professor post at the University of Arizona for 3 years where he taught medical students cardiovascular subjects before joining the Arizona Vein and Laser Institute in 2013 as full time vein specials.

Dr. Payne is member of the American College of Philology fellow of American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Charles Hecht MD, FACS

Dr. Charles Hecht grew up in New York City. He graduated with a Bachelor Degree from New York University and an MD from State University of NY upstate Medical Center.

Dr. Hecht did his residency in General Surgery at Ohio State University including several rotations in vascular surgery. He has been practicing as a general surgeon in the valley at major hospitals since 1980.

Services Provided

  • Varicose veins: There are a wide variety of symptoms you may experience with varicose veins, including swelling, pain, as well as the appearance of discoloration to your skin. Age and genetics are the two most common causes of this condition.
  • Spider veins: In most cases, spider veins do not cause much discomfort, but rather affect the appearance of the affected skin. If you are experiencing aching, cramping, or swelling, it may be a sign that you need to seek medical treatment.
  • EVLT treatments: One of the treatments we highly recommend is Endovenous Laser Therapy (also known as EVLT) because it is minimally invasive, simple, safe, and incredibly effective. It typically takes less than one hour to complete.
  • Sclerotherapy: The standard treatment for small spider veins and varicose veins is called sclerotherapy. This procedure uses a special solution which is injected into the affected vein, allowing it to collapse and eventually absorb.

Kulbhushan Sharma MD specializes invaricose vein treatments in Glendale, AZ


Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery

Affiliations and Associations

American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

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Hours of Operation

  • Sunday
  • Monday
    8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday
    8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday
    8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday
    8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday
    8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday



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  • Free Consultation