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Newsfront - September 11, 2009

Seminar on treatment for varicose veins

San Ramon Regional Medical Center will present a free community educational seminar, "Minimally Invasive Treatment for Varicose Veins," from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1. The program will be held at San Ramon Regional Medical Center's South Conference Room in the South Building, located at 7777 Norris Canyon Road, San Ramon.

Soohyun Kim, M.D., vascular and endovascular specialist, will discuss surgical and non-surgical treatments for varicose veins, and how to reduce pain and discomfort. In the past, vein stripping surgery was the only solution. Today there is a minimally invasive laser treatment for varicose veins in which the patients usually experience mild discomfort and a fast recovery. Dr. Kim will be available for questions.

Varicose veins and spider veins can be more than a cosmetic concern. They can lead to night cramps, leg swelling, itching, fatigue and even ulcers. An estimated one in 10 people has varicose veins. Most are women, particularly those who stand and sit for long periods of time, who have been pregnant, or who do anything else that places pressure on the veins and restricts blood flow.

Seating is limited. To register for the community seminar, call 284-2878 or register online at