About Dr. Edward Murphy, D.O. F.A.C.O.S. F.A.S.A. F.R.S.M.


EDWARD G. MURPHY is is a board certified CardioThoracic, Vascular and General surgeon with a long-standing interest in venous disease. He first developed symptoms of severe pain and aching in his legs early in his general surgery residency and was diagnosed as having venous insufficiency. Since then, Dr. Murphy has undergone several laser treatments along with sclerotherapy. He has also been a constant user of compression stockings. Since going into practice in the 1970s, he has been actively involved in treatment of venous diseases. As of November of 2003, he has limited his practice exclusively to venous disease and aesthetic medicine.

After having problems with his own legs and undergoing laser treatment, Dr. Murphy became aware of the shortage of board certified vascular surgeons who are qualified to diagnose and provide treatment for venous disease. Therefore, he opened the Southwest Vein and Laser Institute, which is dedicated to the most up-to-date diagnosis and treatment of venous disease, including legs, arms, hands, face and trunk.

Dr. Murphy provides top-of-the-line laser surgery to all of his patients. Over the years, he’s taken numerous courses to stay abreast of the latest techniques in vascular and laser treatment. His dedication to the field of laser treatment and his role as a vascular surgeon has been kept strong by his own personal experiences. As a vascular surgeon and associate professor of surgery at Midwestern University, he has developed several new laser techniques and has an ongoing teaching program. Dr. Murphy is dedicated to providing patients with quality vascular and laser surgery that produce visible results. All his laser treatment techniques conform to the current safety standards in medicine.

His post-graduate activities include:

  • Residency – General Surgery, 9/65 – 8/68
    Arts Center Hospital in Detroit, Michigan
  • Fellowship, 2/67
    Michigan Heart and Lung Association Pulmonary Fellowship
    Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Residency – Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery 9/68 – 8/70
    Detroit Osteopathic Hospital of Michigan
  • Special Training
    Coronary artery bypass grafting, 3/69
    Dr. Favalero, Cleveland Clinic
  • Cardiac Surgery, 3/70 – 5/70
    Dr. Cooley, St. Luke’s Texas Children’s Hospital

Dr. Murphy has earned the following certifications:

  • General Surgery 10/70
  • Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery 6/74
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: American College Osteopathic Surgery
    F.A.C.O.S. 1980
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: American Society of Angiology
    F.A.S.A. 2005
  • Fellow Royal Society of Medicine
    F.R.S.M 2006

His publications include:

  • CVP Monitoring
    Michigan Journal of Osteopathic Medicine 1966
  • Lymphangiography
    AOA Journal 1968
  • Noninvasive Vascular Testing
    D.O. Journal 1972
  • Clinical Results of Ultrasound Evaluation of Carotid Arteries as Compared to Surgical Findings
    AOA Journal 1985

Post doctoral training:

  • Symposium on Noninvasive Diagnostic Techniques in Vascular Diagnosis, 2/85
    Vascular Disease Foundation
    University of California San Diego
  • Angioscopy, Laser Surgery, Laser Angioplasty Symposium, 3/88
    HarborUCLA Medical Center
  • Lasers in Cardiovascular Disease for the Clinician, 11/88
    Houston Laser Institute, Texas Heart Institute
  • International Congress Laser and Stent Therapy in Vascular Disease, 2/89
    Arizona Heart Institute
  • Peripheral Vascular Laser Angioplasty Training Program, 5/93
    Arizona Heart Institute
  • Sixth Annual Symposium on Interventional Therapy for Vascular Disease, 5/95
    UCLA Medical School
  • Endoscopic Vein Harvest Origin Vaso-View Balloon
    Dissection System, 10/97
    Doctor’s Hospital
  • Certified Versa Pulse VPC Multi-Wavelength Laser for Aesthetic Procedures, 6/99
    Coherent Scottsdale, Arizona
  • In-Office Venus Surgery, 9/01
    Midwest Affiliated Vein Centers
    Ronald Bush, M.D.,FACS
  • Certified Endovenous Laser Therapy, 10/01
    Dornier Laser
  • Certified Transilluminated Power Phlebectomy (Tri Vex), 11/01
    Smith and Nephew
  • Certified VENUS Closure Procedure Training Program, 1/02
    VENUS Medical Technologies


  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Arizona Osteopathic Association
  • American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
  • College of Phlebology
  • Society of Non-Invasive Technology
  • International Society for Endovascular Surgery
  • American Society of Angiology

Medical Staff Offices:

  • Chairman Department of Surgery, 1980-1982
    Phoenix General Hospital
  • Chairman of the Cardiothoracic and Vascular Section, 1979-1980
    American Osteopathic College of Surgery
  • Program Chairman for the Cardiothoracic and Vascular Section, 1976
    American Osteopathic College of Surgery
  • Secretary and Treasurer Cardiothoracic and Vascular Section, 1978
    American Osteopathic College of Surgery


  • 25 Years Distinguished Service Award, 1989
    Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Founder of the Cardiac Surgery Program and the Cardiac Catheterization Lab
    Phoenix General Hospital
    Mesa General Hospital
  • Founder and Medical Director of Noninvasive Diagnostic Labs
    Servicing 6 Local Hospitals for Cardiovascular Testing
  • Life Member American College of Surgery, 1995

Teaching Appointments:

  • Residency Training
    Phoenix General Hospital
  • House Staff Training
    Phoenix General Hospital
    Mesa General Hospital
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
    College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
    Midwestern University
  • Clinical Instructor in Surgery
    Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Clinical Examiner in Surgery
    American College of Osteopathic Surgery

Current Staff Appointments:

  • John C. Lincoln Hospital Deer Valley
  • Arrowhead Community Hospital
  • Banner Baywood Heart Hospital
  • Banner Baywood Hospital
  • Banner Mesa Hospital

State Licenses:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Florida
  • Michigan
  • Kentucky

Current Practice:

  • Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
  • Phoenix, Arizona 1970 to present
  • Actively Involved in Vein Surgery 1964 to present