Location: Franciscan Health at Stones Crossing
1703 West Stones Crossing Road
Greenwood, IN 46143
Veins carry blood against the force of gravity relying on leg muscle contraction and one-way valves that carry the blood back toward the heart. If the valves fail, blood can back up or get congested in the veins, causing diseased veins to become enlarged.
Large failing veins are called varicose veins and smaller ones are called spider veins. If you have large, ropey veins, leg fatigue or heaviness, painful, aching, burning or itching veins, Dr. Charles Kiell, of Cardiac Surgery Associates, will discuss options to treat these veins, as well as cosmetic options for the smaller spider veins.
Ask the Doc is a 1 to 1 1/2 hour program, led by Franciscan Physician Network physicans, independent physicians and surgeons, focusing on specific heart topics. Each class is committed to a single topic related to cardiac and/or vascular health and includes a presentation as well as class discussion, questions and answers.