Schneck offers free varicose veins screening

Schneck Medical Center’s Vein Center is offering free individualized varicose vein screenings.

The screening includes an ultrasound exam and a conversation with one of the center’s specialists, according to a news release. During the screening, participants will learn about their vein health and whether they are a candidate for a full evaluation with a surgeon, which will assist in determining further treatment options.

Varicose veins affect half of the people age 50 and older and, in some cases, such as with pregnancy, can start earlier.

Some individuals still think varicose veins are just a cosmetic issue. But for many, varicose veins and related conditions can lead to significant leg pain, swelling and difficulty sleeping, along with more serious complications, such as wounds and ulcers.

At the center, surgeons pinpoint trouble spots within veins through ultrasound technology and provide a long-term fix with a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that will improve the quality of life. Participants can expect virtually little to no pain from the procedure, a fast recovery period, little to no downtime, and most patients will experience immediate relief. Procedures take approximately one hour from start to finish, and qualifying conditions are covered by most insurances and Medicare.

Due to federal regulations, Medicare and Medicaid patients are eligible for an education session, but not for the screening. These patients, however, may schedule a consultation with the vein surgeon for further evaluation.

To schedule an individualized free screening with the Schneck Vein Center, call 812-524-VEIN (8346).

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Aubrey Woods is editor of The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at awoods@tribtown.com or 812-523-7051.