About Us:

Our staff is dedicated to treating patients with spider veins, ugly prominent veins, unsightly hands/arm veins, varicose veins, bulging “worm” veins, leg swelling, cramping, “Charlie horse,” and other leg problems. We feel many of these patients would benefit from the latest scientific and technological developments in varicose vein care that only a board certified surgeon can provide. Unlike other clinics, we are able to use entire spectrum of therapies from laser spider vein treatments to surgical phlebectomies, or even new venous valve creations.

Our vascular center was designed specifically for the type of procedures being offered. When you come to the Laser Vascular Center, our goal is that you will be taken care of in a medical setting.

Our treating personnel not only meet but exceed all training requirements for the services they provide. Each of our clinicians has been educated in the medical field and has an understanding of the pathophysiology of what they do. When you have a consult with us, we are not trying to sell you a treatment but instead we will offer you options on how to best take care of yourself. Much of our success is due to combining the right person with the right treatment. Appropriate screening is key to achieving a high satisfaction rate. We have set a high standard for our staff. We feel that is your best guarantee for safe and appropriate care.

We recognize that you have a choice in where you receive your vein care. We guarantee our staff will provide you with realistic expectations and appropriate recommendations prior to your care, safe and professional treatment during your care and will be there to address any concerns you have after your care. That is our promise to you!

K. Alex Kim, MD, FACS, FACPH

Board Certified Vein Specialist

We are proud to have Dr. Kim as our medical director. His undergraduate study at the prestigious Ivy League, Cornell University, Ithaca NY, was followed by New Jersey Medical School, and advanced training in General Surgery and Vascular Surgery. He is a highly sought out vein specialist in the Valley, known for his excellent results and warm attentive bedside manner. When he is not helping patients have healthier circulation, Dr. Kim enjoys running and weight lifting, and spending quality time with his two sons.

  • American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine Diplomat
  • Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation®
  • American College of Phlebology, board certified
  • M.D. University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ, Newark, NJ
  • M.S. Medical Sciences University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • B.A. Economics Cornell University, Ithaca NY,
  • Detroit Medical Center Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Detroit, MI
  • Temple University Hospital Advanced Laparoscopic Bariatrics Fellowship, Philadelphia, PA
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Morristown Medical Center General Surgery Residency, Morristown, NJ
  • Drexel University, Graduate Hospital General Surgery Internship, Philadelphia, PA
  • Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Mountain Vista Medical Center, Mesa, AZ
  • Gilbert ER Hospital, Gilbert, AZ
  • Tempe St Lukes Hospital, Tempe AZ
  • Bellagio Clinic Laser Institute (September 2013 – present)
  • Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgical, (dba Bellagio Clinic), Chandler, AZ (Oct 2010 – present)
  • Simplicity Lasers, AZ Medical Director (May 2011- April 2012)
  • Kelly Law Registry, Troy, MI (Feb 2010 – March 2010)
  • Andersen Consulting, NY, NY (Nov 1997 – Aug 1998)
  • Cornell University Medical College, NY, NY (June 1997 – Oct 1997)
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American College of Phlebology “Diplomat of the American Board of Phlebology”
  • ACP Fellow Training Committee
  • The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Treasurer, Board of Directors, Superstition Springs
  • Current President, Board of Directors, Superstition Springs
  • Current Board Member, Chandler Merit Board
  • Meilahn, L. White, K. Kim, V. Frain, P102 Longitudinal stapled closure at gastric bypass jejuno-jejunostomy is safe and effective. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, Volume 2, Issue 3, Pages 343-343 J
  • Chahwan S, Miller MT, Kim KA, Mantell M, Kirksey L. “Aberrant Right Subclavian Artery Associated with a Common Origin of Carotid Arteries” Annals of Vascular Surgery. 2006 Nov;20(6):809-12. Epub 2006 May 31.
  • K. Alex Kim, P Wry, E Hughes, J Butcher, D Barbot. “Clostridium Difficile Small Bowel Enteritis after Total Proctocolectomy” Diseases of Colon and Rectum. 2007 Jun;50(6):920-3.
  • J Kamelgard, Kiup A Kim, Glen Atlas. “Combined preemptive and preventive analgesia in morbidly obese patients undergoing open gastric bypass: a pilot study” Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. 1 (2005) 12-16.
    “HIV and Syphilis Seroprevalence Survey of Elegible Emergency Room Clients” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UMDNJ, and NJ Department of Health and Senior Services. Research Assistant, Dr. Michael Jaker, Emergency Medicine, October 2002 – April 2003.
  • “Youth Violence in Newark: A Three Parts Needs and Assets Assessment” http://www.umdnj.edu/vinjweb/research_projects/er_surveillance.htm Violence Institute of New Jersey, Healthcare foundation of New Jersey. Research Associate, Dr. Douglas J. Boyle, September 2001 – May 2002
  • K. Alex Kim. “Medical Abbreviations”. An electronic reference book written for Palm Pilot, March 2001. http://med-ia.ch/medabbr
  • K. Alex Kim, Michael Most, MD “Thyroid/Parathyroid Diseases” Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ. Resident Lecture. Oct 24, 2008
  • K. Alex Kim, Rolando Rolandelli, MD “Surgical Nutrition” Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ. Resident Lecture. Apr 18, 2008
  • K. Alex Kim, Thomas Lee, MD “Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm” Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ. Resident Lecture. Jan 1, 2008
  • K. Alex Kim, Michael Ombrellino, MD “Carotid Arterial Disease” Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ. Resident Lecture. Oct 26, 2007
  • K. Alex Kim, Eugene Zurkovsky, Steven Ugras, James Pasquariello “Open Ventral Hernia Repair vs Laparoscopic”Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ. Grand Round. Oct 17, 2007
  • K. Alex Kim “Current Look at Bariatric Surgery” Chestnut Hill Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. Grand Round, Aug 8, 2006
  • K. Alex Kim “Longitudinal Stapled Closure at Gastric Bypass Jejuno-Jejunostomy is Safe and Effective” Poster Presentation. 23rd Annual Meeting of the ASBS, San Francisco, CA. June 2006
  • K. Alex Kim. “Acute Pancreatitis” Chestnut Hill Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. Grand Round. June 14, 2005
  • K. Alex Kim. “Ischemic Steal Syndrome after Dialysis Access” Graduate Hospital. Philadelphia, PA,Vascular Conference. February 25, 2005
  • K. Alex Kim. “Peri-operative Coagulation Optimization” Chestnut Hill Hospital. Grand Round. University ofPennsylvania ACCME. 1 credit AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. November 2003.
  • K. Alex Kim, Dr. Jeffrey Ahn “Premedical College Courses” AKAM Premedical Conference, Palisades Park NJ, Spring 2000.
  • K. Alex Kim, Dr. Jeffrey Ahn “Is Medical School for You?” AKAM Premedical Conference, Queens NY, Spring 1999.
  • K. Alex Kim, Jeong Jung, BS; Alexis Pak, RN, Botulinum Toxin Type A Reconstituted in Lidocaine With Epinephrine for Facial Rejuvenation: Results of a Participant Satisfaction Survey. Cosmet Dermatol. 2013 July;(7):13-18.
  • K. Alex Kim, MD, Mark Bishara, MD, Kevin James, MD, Thomas Lee, MD, Nirman Tulsyn, MD, Amit Patel, MD, Michael Resnikoff, MD. “Abdominal aortic Excluder endograft infection with Klebsiella Oxytoca, treated with explantation and extraanatomic bypass” Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ.
  • K. Alex Kim, MD, Rafael Ibarra, MD, Mark Moritz, MD, Michael Ombrellino, MD, “Limb Threatening Ischemia and Gangrene Caused by Sarcoidosis Arteritis” Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ“
  • ABO Blood Group Distribution Difference in Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, and Blood Group Type as a Separate Risk Factor in Coronary Artery Disease”Handbook for Surviving Medical School Clerkship Years

Our Team of Experts

Brant Kirk, MD, FACS

Surgeon

David James Pickle, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

David Nye, DO, FACS

Vascular Surgeon

Kendra Scott, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Kimberly Hart, MSN, RNFA, FNP-C

Certified Nurse Practitioner

Charles De La Riva, Jr. MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Certified Nurse Practitioner

Javier Yepiz, PA

Physician Assistant

Donia Ibrahim, MMS, PA-C

Physician Assistant