Rush Vein Center Opens

The Vein Center at Rush Hospital screened its first patients Tuesday.

Using ultrasound technology, doctors are able to see if patients are suffering from a venous condition.

About 25 percent of women and 15 percent of men in the United States are have varicose veins, a serious condition.

Treatment consists of a non-invasive outpatient procedure with patients able to immediately return to their normal routine.

"I just think it's important that we start to educate the population on venous disease because it's a very common problem, and also leads to a significant amount of lost days of work and also activity," said Dr. Ben Rush, a cardiovascular, endovascular and venous surgeon.

Screening times are available for Oct. 2 and Oct. 23. For information, call The Vein Center at 601-703-4600.


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