Free varicose vein screening planned

Valley Surgical, Aesthetics & Vein Care in Grand Junction has scheduled a free screening for varicose veins.

The screening is set for 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at 2478 Patterson Road, Suite 4. For an appointment or additional information, call 773-1946.

Dr. Brad Case, a vascular surgeon who owns Valley Surgical, Aesthetics & Vein Care, said varicose veins are not only unsightly, but also can pose such health risks as blood clots and ulcers. While any vein could become varicose, the most commonly affected veins are found in the legs and feet, Case said.

“The goal is to treat the vein before it becomes a problem,” Case said. “We’ve come a long way with varicose vein treatment advancements over the years. Treatment is very effective, and you’ll be back to living your normal, active lifestyle almost immediately.”