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March 14: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
March 16: 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
March 18: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

To make an appointment, call 866.980.3462

Englewood, NJ, March 8, 2011 –Take an important first step towards better vein health by attending Englewood Hospital and Medical Center’s free vein screenings on March 14, 16, and 18. This free, semi-annual event is open to men and women with visible, abnormal veins such as bulging varicose veins or spider veins. Those with a history of DVT (blood clots) are also encouraged to attend.

“Diagnosing vein disease is simple and non-invasive,” says Steve Elias, MD, FACS, FACPh, Director of The Center for Vein Disease at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center and Columbia University, “Patients should recognize that vein disease can be a progressive condition and ignoring the warning signs of vein disease can lead to serious complications including ulcers, blood clots and other medical issues.”

Screenings may include a physical examination, a review of medical history, and if further evaluation is needed, an appointment for non-invasive testing can be scheduled. The Center for Vein Disease at Englewood Hospital was the first in the nation to perform the newest, minimally invasive vein procedures using ClariVein™ and VeinGogh™ to treat unsightly and problem veins – all on an outpatient basis.

Screenings will take place at The Center for Vein Disease at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, located at 350 Engle Street in Englewood, NJ. Pre-registration is required for this free screening. To make an appointment, call 866.980.3462:

March 14: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
March 16: 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
March 18: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

About Vein Disease
Risk factors for vein disease include: a family history, multiple pregnancies, obesity and hormone replacement. Symptoms may include: aching, throbbing, heavy legs especially at the end of the day. Patients may also develop darkened skin by the ankles or ulcers. If patients have visible veins and exhibit these risk factors or symptoms, they should seek the opinion of a vein specialist.

This free health event is part of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center’s continuing community outreach efforts to provide quality healthcare to neighboring residents. For more information, visit englewoodhospital.com or www.veindisease.com .

The Vein Center at Englewood Hospital
Englewood Hospital and 
Medical Center Foundation 
350 Engle Street 
Englewood, NJ 07631

For registration contact: 866-980-3462

About Dr. Steven Elias: Dr. Steven Elias (MD FACS FACPh)Director, Centers for Vein Disease of Columbia University NY and Englewood Hospital NJ was named by VEIN Magazine as one of the 25 most influential professionals in vein care worldwide and Voted “Best Doctor” in 2009 and 2010 by New York Magazine. Dr. Elias lectures, publishes, and teaches extensively about minimally invasive vein care and procedures. As Course Director of the Annual Vascular Fellows Course in Venous Disease, he trains young vascular surgeons in the treatment of vein problems. His clinical interests encompass all aspects of vein care: spider veins, varicose veins, perforator and deep venous incompetence, and venous ulcers. He performs all minimally invasive vein procedures and his work at the Center for Vein Disease includes the prevention and treatment of DVT (Deep Venous Thrombosis). Dr. Elias is a fellowship-trained vascular surgeon and member of the American Venous Forum, the American College of Phlebology, the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, and the International Society of Cardiovascular Surgery. He is a recipient of the Dardik Research and Education Award and The Fellows Course Education Award.

For more information about Dr. Elias or to set up an interview please contact Angela Thomas at (201)-503-1333.

560 Sylvan Ave
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

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