Bellin Health offers free vein screening November 2

10/24/2011

MANITOWOC — Surgery Specialists of Green Bay, a Bellin Health partner, will host a free event next month designed to aid people with varicose and spider vein concerns.

The free, one-on-one screening, will take place from 8:30-10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov 2. Dr. Marcelo Grazziotin, a board certified vascular surgeon at Surgery Specialists, will evaluate painful or unsightly varicose or spider veins and suggest treatment options.

Grazziotin will see all vein screening participants at Bellin Health Family Medical Center-Manitowoc, 3415 Custer St., Suite D.

“We will give participants the individualized information they need to help determine their specific vein health issues,” he said.

Varicose veins – bulging, rope-like veins – affect up to 15 percent of men and up to 25 percent of women in the United States.

Common symptoms of varicose veins include: pain; fatigue; itching; burning; swelling; and throbbing.

Spider veins are small superficial blood vessels that usually look like spider webs. They appear as small clusters of red, purple or blue veins.

Registration for the one-on-one screening is required. Please call (920) 445-7363 or (888) 758-7373 for more information.