Find Relief for Vein and Leg Pain


Media Contact: Eileen Druckenmiller
(802) 447-5558
BENNINGTON — Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) will present a free presentation, “Relief for Vein and Leg Pain,” on Tuesday, May 17, with Surgeon Frederick Loy of SVMC General Surgery. Join Dr. Loy that evening from 6 to 7 p.m. in Conference Room C on the second floor of the hospital.
In normal veins, valves in the vein keep blood flowing back to the heart. With varicose veins, the valves do not function properly and the blood pools in the vein. The vein can become swollen, twisted, and sometimes painful. Open leg wounds that just won’t heal, also called ulcers, can often affect those who have a chronic disease such as diabetes.
Finding relief and proper treatment for either condition can be important to your overall health, as both can get worse or lead to more serious conditions. Fortunately, several options exist for treatment, including the VNUS closure procedure. Dr. Loy is one of the few surgeons in the area who performs this new, minimally invasive technique that can often be done on an outpatient basis and usually results in shorter recovery times of one or two days.
Dr. Loy will be speaking about the VNUS procedure and other available forms of treatment for varicose veins and leg ulcers during this free presentation. To register by May 16, go to To make an appointment with Dr. Loy, call (802) 447-0607. Call (802) 447-5076 if you need more information about the presentation.
The Wellness Connection is a community outreach service of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) that offers an ongoing schedule of health forums, classes, and screenings. SVHC is a community-based, not-for-profit health system that exists solely for the benefit of the communities it serves. SVHC has a vision to make the communities it serves the healthiest in the nation. To find out more, visit