To assess the risk of venous disease, Bon Secours Charity Health System will host free leg vein screenings from 5 – 8 p.m. on Monday, February 25 at the Suffern Medical Pavilion located at 257 Lafayette Avenue, Suite 300 in Suffern and Tuesday, February 26 at 30 Hatfield Lane, Suite 309 in Goshen.
Visible leg veins are not only a cosmetic concern, but can progress to serious disease if left untreated including blood clots, ulcers, and other complications. That is why screening is such an important first step in determining the extent of your leg vein health. Each screening will include a physical examination and a review of patient’s medical history. If further evaluation is needed, an appointment for testing and treatment can be scheduled. General information about venous disease and its causes will also be available at the event.
The free screenings will be offered by Anuj R. Shah, M.D., F.A.C.C. of Metropolitan Cardiology Consultants and Director, Vascular Medicine and Interventions at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center and Bon Secours Community Hospital. Dr. Shah, an Interventional Cardiologist, is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, Vascular Ultrasound Interpretation and Internal Medicine and is Board Eligible in Interventional Cardiology. He is also an expert in performing endovenous procedures including laser and radiofrequency guided ablation of varicose veins.
Pre-registration is required for these free leg vein screenings. To make an appointment, register online at www.bschs.bonsecours.com/bschevent or call 1-888-606-CALL (2255). Refreshments will be served.