Meet Our Staff
The staff at Vein Specialists Institute is dedicated to providing safe, effective, and affordable nonsurgical solutions for patients with vein problems, wrinkles, aging, sun-damaged skin, and unwanted body fat. Kenneth Jesser, M.D., a graduate of Johns Hopkins Medical School, has practiced continuously in the desert since 1988. A double board-certified internist and emergency physician, he is also a board-certified vein specialist by the American Board of Phlebology and a member of the Eisenhower Medical Center medical staff. Dr. Jesser is nationally recognized for his expertise and quality of care for patients with cosmetic and medical vein problems.
Dr. Kenneth H. Jesser, is board-certified as a Vein Specialist by the American Board of Phlebology, and is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins Medical School. After completing residencies and receiving board certifications in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine, he continued on to practice at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, CA for 14 yrs, from 1988-2003 while also serving as Medical Director of Emergency Services from 1992-1997. He subsequently received extensive postgraduate training in Phlebology, the medical specialty that treats vein disease. Dr. Jesser is among the first group of physicians internationally to meet the strict requirements of ethics, training and experience required to receive certification by the American Board of Phlebology.
Yvette Ortiz has been a great asset to the care of our patients since 2004. Her professional career currently includes being on staff as a Cardio-Vascular Nurse at Eisenhower Medical Center as well as a former trainer for Syneron (elōs), a leading laser company for aesthetic laser medicine. In addition, she has trained with prominent plastic surgeons in the art of cosmetic injectables. Under the direction of Dr. Kenneth Jesser, she also specializes in treatments with dermal fillers (Juvederm, Restylane), neurotoxins (Botox), IPL facial rejuvenation, ReFirme, Matrix IR, and Laser Hair Removal. She combines her great aesthetic sense with a gentle touch providing patients with a positive experience and natural results.
Kirsten Foster has been a Master Aesthetician in the desert region for over 17 years. Her knowledge and extraordinary touch are enhanced by her ability to customize her treatments to her client’s specific needs. Kirsten’s thirst for knowledge keeps her up to date on the latest in skin care regimens and techniques. Her approach is one that encompasses all of her technical knowledge with a relaxing and soothing touch. She is a master at all things such as Oxygen facials, dermaplaning, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, waxing, tinting and more. She is also a licensed Massage Therapist who provides deep, relaxing bodywork that relieves stress and encourages a sense of well being. She also has training in procedures that help reduce cellulite and firms and tones the body.