On Wednesday, June 10, Newport Hospital to Offer Free Community Lecture on Varicose Veins

June 8, 2015

vericose_veinsOn Wednesday, June 10 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Newport Hospital will host the next in its series of free community lectures entitled, “Eliminating varicose veins: the latest techniques.” Led by interventional radiologist Jason Vachon, MD, the lecture will address the different treatment options available for removal of varicose veins.

“Varicose veins affect about 20 percent of the population and can be painful and potentially dangerous,” Vachon says. “If left untreated, they can cause serious conditions ranging from inflammation or phlebitis and blood clots to ankle sores, skin ulcers and bleeding.

He adds, “Among the latest treatment options available is a non-surgical laser technique that can be done on an outpatient basis in about an hour – getting patients back up on their feet and engaging in their normal activities almost immediately.”

Newport Hospital’s 2015 lecture series launched in January as an educational tool for the community and a way for the community to connect with clinicians at Newport Hospital. The June 10 lecture will be held in Newport Hospital’s Gudoian Conference Room, just off the main lobby of the hospital at 11 Friendship Street, Newport. No registration is required, but seating is limited. To reserve a seat, call 401-845-1492 or sign up online at www.newporthospital.org/Newport-Hospital-Community-Lecture-Series.html.

The next Newport Hospital community lecture will be held on Wednesday, July 22 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at which infectious diseases specialist Rebecca Reece, MD, will lead a discussion about Lyme disease.