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Holy Family Medical Center Launches New Vein Center

Local varicose vein sufferers now have access to quick, painless laser treatment in safe hospital setting

DES PLAINES, IL-(October 3, 2012) – Holy Family Medical Center, 100 N. River Rd., Des Plaines, now offers non-surgical, painless treatment for varicose veins at its new Vein Center. The hospital-based center treats varicose veins, spider veins, chronic venous insufficiency and leg wounds through a variety of treatment options. Varicose veins affect one of two people age 50 and older.

“Every patient in the Vein Center will have a Patient Navigator to take them through the whole process from scheduling to insurance verification,” said Pam Bell, CEO, Holy Family Medical Center. “Laser technology has replaced the old vein stripping procedure, resulting in a quick, painless, highly effective procedure with virtually no down time for the patient.”

All vein procedures are performed by a physician who is a Board Certified Vascular and Interventional Radiologist.

Why Laser? A laser is a highly concentrated beam of light that can be delivered precisely to a targeted area. Laser vein treatment is significantly less invasive than traditional vein stripping and takes less than one hour. Diseased veins are shut down and the blood is re-routed through healthy veins. Immediate relief of symptoms is typical. The procedure requires only a local anesthetic and the appearance of the abnormal vein is instantly improved with minimal to no scarring.

Call The Vein Center at Holy Family Medical Center, 847-813-3222, for more information or to make an appointment. Most insurance and Medicare accepted.

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Founded in 1961, Holy Family Medical Center (HFMC) is a faith-based Long-Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH) in Illinois, and the only such hospital in the Northwest Chicago land area. Holy Family operates 105 LTACH beds and specializes in providing care for patients who are critically ill with complex conditions and must be hospitalized for an extended period of time. HFMC is the only specialty hospital campus in Illinois with comprehensive outpatient services including: same-day surgery, G.I. lab, medical imaging, Women’s Imaging Center, Vein Center, Wound Healing Center, sleep disorder treatment, a Pain Center, cardiology, and physical, occupational and speech therapies, and the Keys to Recovery substance abuse treatment program. For more information: http://holyfamilymedicalcenter.reshealth.org/sub_hfmc/default.cfm

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