Fort Walton Beach Medical Center (FWBMC) announces the opening of The Vein Center at FWBMC, an outpatient service dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of Venous Disease and other vascular disorders. As of July 1, The Vein Center at FWBMC will offer a wide range of venous treatment options in an outpatient setting to improve the vein health of those affected by venous disease.
Venous Disease includes all conditions related to or caused by veins that are diseased or abnormal. More than 40 million people in the United States suffer from Venous Disease, including 25 percent of women and 15 percent of men. Many factors such as increasing age, pregnancy, obesity, trauma, certain medications, family history or prolonged standing can lead to venous disease.
“Venous disease is a very common problem that many times goes untreated or is ignored,” said Craig Cazenave, MD, Interventional Radiologist at FWBMC. “The treatments now offered by the Vein Center at FWBMC are providing relief for those patients suffering unnecessarily. Patients typically experience immediate and dramatic improvements in the way their legs look and feel.”
Symptoms of Venous Disease that individuals may experience include the following:
- Varicose veins
- Spider veins
- Leg pain, swelling or cramping
- Tender areas around veins
- Blood clots
“We are proud to announce the opening of The Vein Center as yet another vital healthcare resource for the communities we serve,” said Mitch Mongell, Chief Executive Officer at FWBMC. “Knowing that this condition is often left untreated, we are committed to providing the education and services necessary to help reduce the incidence of Venous Disease in Okaloosa and the surrounding counties.”
The Vein Center at FWBMC will be hosting a free vein screening and educational presentation on Tuesday, July 16 from 3pm to 6pm. As registration is required for this free event, please call (850) 864-0213 to make your reservation today or for more information about the services offered at FWBMC.