Vein Care Clinic

Before & AfterAllegan General Hospital's Vein Care Clinic can help provide treatment for individuals suffering from painful varicose veins.

According to Vascular Cures, varicose veins are the most common circulatory problem of the legs affecting 20 – 25 million Americans.  Severe varicose veins 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, as well as a quick ultrasound of the leg that is most bothersome. Participants will also be provided with information about vein disorders and treatment options available.  Unless otherwise noted, screenings take place at AGH's Radiology department.  Please call AGH’s Community Events Line at (269) 686-4231 or (877) 362-7327 to schedule an appointment for our free Vein screenings.  

  Monday, February 25, 2019:  12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. (FULL)     Monday, August 12, 2019:  12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  Monday, March 11, 2019:  12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.        Monday, August 26, 2019:  12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  Monday, March 25, 2019:  12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.     Monday, September 9, 2019:  12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  Monday, April 8, 2019:  12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.      Monday, September 23, 2019:  12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  Monday, April 22, 2019:  12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.     Monday, October 7, 2019:  12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  Monday, May 6, 2019:  12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.     Monday, October 21, 2019:  12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  Monday, May 20, 2019:  12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.     Monday, November 4, 2019:  12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  Monday, June 3, 2019:  12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.     Monday, November 18, 2019:  12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  Monday, June 10, 2019:  12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.     Monday, December 2, 2019:  12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  Monday, July 15, 2019:  12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.     Monday, December 16, 2019:  12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  Monday, July 29, 2019:  12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.     
 

Contact Information:

Vein Care Clinic
(269) 686-4058

   Monday, February 25, 2019:  12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.