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SLUCare Varicose and Spider Vein Screening

Varicose and spider veins aren't just a cosmetic concern. They can cause pain and tenderness, and worsen over time. If you experience leg pain that causes aching, cramping or burning; skin changes or discoloration; or leg numbness or tingling, it's time to get screened.

Varicose and Spider Vein Screening
Tuesday, May 8
4:30-7 p.m. | Suite 550, University Tower [MAP]

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Availability is limited.

NOTE: This screening is in addition to one taking place April 10. Because of the popularity, it is recommended registering now for the May 8 screening.

If you suffer from any of these symptons you should register today for a free varicose  and spider vein screening Tuesday, May 8. SLUCare Physician Group vascular surgery providers are scheduling appointment screening times between 4:30 and 7 p.m. in Suite 550 of University Tower in Brentwood.  

 SLUCare Physician Group has board certified vascular surgeons who specialize in the latest vein treatments.

Register today for your free screening, and learn how we may be able to help.

This screening is in addition to a previously scheduled April 10 screening. We added the second event — May 8 — because of the screening's popularity. Register now, availability is limited.

What is a vein screening?

At our complimentary vein screening, we will quickly screen your legs to see if you have signs of typical venous diseases. We will teach you about potential vein problems for the future, and explain about our current vein treatment options. You are welcome to ask our experienced faculty and staff any questions you have about vein health.

Why do you need a free vein screening?

Varicose and spider veins put you at risk for more serious vascular problems, such as deep vein thrombosis, leg ulcers, or skin damage. Because of this, it is important for you to stay on top of your vein health. We provide complimentary vein screenings for that very purpose.

So, what are the symptoms and signs of vein disease?

Bulging varicose veins are the most common and obvious indication of vein disease, but they aren’t the only sign. Veins return blood to the heart, through one-way valves that keep the blood moving up. When these valves fail, blood is allowed to flow backward in the vein. The extra pressure in the veins can cause leg pain and aches, leg heaviness, restless legs, leg swelling, and itching. In advanced stages of disease, skin discoloration and skin ulceration may occur. When these symptoms are present, we use ultrasound to evaluate veins. For this reason, we offer free, varicose vein screenings.