Arizona Vein and Laser Institute

Arizona Vein and Laser Institute

Kulbhushan Sharma, MD, FACS, RVT

5620 W. Thunderbird Road

Suite D-2

Glendale, AZ 85306 (Get Directions)

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General Information

Nearly a decade ago, in 2005, Arizona Vein & Laser Institute was founded by Dr. Sharma. Our competent surgeons specialize in the treatment of venous diseases and disorders and provide treatment to patients like yourself in our convenient locations in the Phoenix area. We may be able to treat a variety of conditions, from minor instances of varicose and spider veins to more serious cases of venous disease. Our doctors' skills and bedside manner are just two of the qualities for which we are known and regarded.

Our experienced Phoenix vein and vascular treatment doctors and qualified staff are professional, friendly, and completely dedicated to providing you with exceptional care and a comfortable environment. We know just how important it is for you to feel that you are in competent hands and that you have chosen the right physician for your procedure. When you come in for your first appointment, we will meet with you to discuss your options. Dr. Sharma, Dr. Hecht and Dr. Payne are incredible vascular surgeons, serving patients like yourself throughout Phoenix and the surrounding areas. After our initial consultation, we are committed to exploring all treatment options, and considering nonsurgical and minimally invasive procedures before surgery.

Physician Profile

Kulbhushan Sharma, MD, FACS, RVT
Medical Director


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 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 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. The Arizona Vein and Laser Institute began with its first location in Glendale, Arizona and has since grown to four locations: Glendale, Avondale, Surprise and North Phoenix.

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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