Back by Popular Demand: Free Varicose Vein Screening On June 12


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Picker Family Resource Center, Pen Bay Medical Center campus
3 Glen Cove Drive, Ste 2
593-5737
pbmc.org/varicose
Jun 12, 2013
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Free Vein Screening - June 12, 5-8 p.m.

Are you concerned about unsightly or painful veins in your legs? Pen Bay Surgery is hosting a free varicose vein screening on Wednesday, June 12 from 5 – 8 p.m. Screenings are by appointment only and will be held at the Picker Family Resource Center on the Pen Bay Medical Center campus.

There are 18 reservations currently available. Call Pen Bay Surgery at 593-5744 for more information or to make an appointment.

Varicose veins are caused by venous reflux or venous insufficiency, a condition that develops when the valves that usually keep blood flowing out of your legs become damaged or diseased. More than 25 million Americans suffer from severe varicose veins, which can cause pain, swelling, fatigue and disfigurement. Half of all seniors, including two thirds of women over 60, will experience the condition at some point. Heredity, pregnancy, obesity and careers requiring extended standing, like nursing and teaching, are the primary risk factors. Complications may include leg ulcers and dangerous blood clots.

Dr. Julie White, a vascular surgeon who practices with Pen Bay Surgery, is one of the first physicians in the Midcoast area to offer a solution for varicose veins and leg pain. The VNUS Closure procedure is a high-tech procedure that uses radiofrequency to shrink and close diseased large leg of virtually painless treatment with minimal after affects for the patient. Clinical studies have found the procedure more than 97 percent effective at the one-year follow-up visit and virtually painless for most patients.

For more information about varicose vein treatment at Pen Bay Surgery, call 593-5737 or visit www.pbmc.org/varicose.