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11/22/2016

Free Vein Screening

11/22/2016, 4 – 7 p.m.

FHN Memorial Hospital, 1045 W. Stephenson Street, Freeport
4 – 7 p.m. (by appointment)

Painful legs can be a sign of venous disease, which can lead to varicose veins, leg sores and even serious circulation problems like blood clots. The experts at the FHN Vein Center can help.

"The veins in your legs have a big job - getting blood back up to your heart for re-oxygenation," said FHN Director of Surgical Services George Lester, BSN, CNOR, RNFA. "When those veins don't work correctly, the swelling and pain that result can keep you from enjoying many of the daily activities of life, and may cause serious health problems."

The FHN Vein Center offers free screenings for leg vein issues each month at FHN Memorial Hospital. The next screening date is Tuesday, Nov. 22; appointments are available from 4 - 7 p.m. by calling 815-599-VEIN (8346). The FHN Vein Center offers two approaches to venous disease treatment. The first line of treatment, for mild or early cases, involves fitting the patient with compression hose to help the leg veins do their work.

For more advanced cases, outpatient surgical treatment can relieve pain and provide a long-term solution to venous disease. The FHN Vein Center offers a number of outpatient procedures featuring rapid recovery. Non-cosmetic treatment options are covered by most commercial health insurance carriers, including Medicare.