Do you experience discomfort, swelling, and varicose veins? If so, you may be suffering from superficial venous reflux disease. About 25 million people in the U.S. suffer from this condition. Traditionally, patients diagnosed with venous reflux would undergo vein stripping surgery. Now, patients can be treated with the VNUS® Closure® procedure – a minimally invasive and more comfortable alternative to painful vein stripping surgery. Northwest Surgery – part of Orange City Area Health System – offers the VNUS option. If you feel you may be a candidate for the VNUS Closure procedure, surgeons Steve Locker, MD, and Brent Nykamp, MD, are offering free screenings, by appointment, on March 12 and 26, from 4-7pm in the Orange City clinic. Call to pre-register: 737-5317.