Vein Care Clinic
Allegan General Hospital's Vein Care Clinic can help provide treatment for individuals suffering from painful varicose veins.
According to the Vascular Disease Foundation more than 24 million Americans suffer from severe varicose veins, which can cause aching, heaviness, swelling, fatigue and pain in the legs. Heredity, pregnancy, obesity and careers requiring extended standing, are the primary risk factors.
Our professionals specialize in treating varicose veins and other symptoms caused by Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) utilizing Venous Ablation Therapy.
To learn more about AGH’s Vein Care Clinic, call (269) 686-4058.
What is Venous Ablation Therapy?
Venous ablation uses breakthrough catheter technology, the same kind that is used for heart interventions. Under a local anesthetic, a catheter, about the thickness of a spaghetti noodle, is threaded into the vein to heat it from within and seal it off, rather than removing it. The doctor pulls the device through the vein, using radio frequency (RF) energy to heat the vein walls and cause them to collapse inward on themselves. Once the vein is sealed, the body automatically re-routes blood flow through healthier vessels and normal circulation is restored. The symptoms quickly dissipate, and the sealed vein is eventually incorporated into surrounding body tissue.
Free Vein Screenings
Attend one of our FREE 30-minute vein screenings to find out if you have a serious vein disease which might worsen over time. This screening is for men or women of any age who experience varicose veins, spider veins or symptoms of venous insufficiency including heaviness or tiredness, pain, itching or swelling in their legs. The screening will consist of a visual inspection of the legs along with education about vein disorders and available treatment. If a vein disorder is suspected, the participant will undergo a free “quick” ultrasound to evaluate the veins. Please call AGH’s Community Events Line at (269) 686-4231 or (877) 362-7327 to schedule an appointment for our free Vein screenings.
| Thursday, February 16, 2017: 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
|| Monday, May 15, 2017: 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
| Thursday, March 16, 2017: 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
|| Monday, June 12, 2017: 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
| Monday, April, 2017: 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Vein Care Clinic