February 29, 2012, Paramus, NJ – In the month of March, 2012 during “National Venous Health Month,” the Chuback Vein Center, will take part in the country’s largest, most comprehensive national screening program for venous disease. Sponsored by the American Venous Forum, the screening is an early detection program dedicated to improve vein health. As part of this nationwide public service program, the Chuback Vein Center, along with other organizations, will conduct free, comprehensive venous screenings for thousands of Americans across the country. Diseases of the leg veins kill and cripple thousands of Americans every year:
• Dangerous blood clots form in the leg veins of more than 2.5 million Americans each year.
• These blood clots can break loose and travel to the lungs, killing up to 200,000 Americans each year.
• 10 – 35% of adults have leg veins that do not work properly.
• Half a million Americans have ulcers in their legs caused by diseased veins.
While everyone knows the importance of heart disease, few people appreciate the seriousness of major venous diseases. Even fewer are aware of the simple, non-invasive tests widely available to detect these diseases. The American Venous Forum has created a screening program to educate the public about venous healthcare problems, risk factors, prevention, and treatment options.
“Through this screening event, we hope to educate the community about vein disease problems, risk factors, prevention and treatment options,” said Dr. John Chuback, Founder and Medical Director of the Chuback Vein Center. “We will give participants the individualized information they need to help determine their specific vein health issues,” he said.
The Chuback Vein Center is one of more than 100 specialized venous centers this year that will perform this unique screening program. This program will assess the venous health of all participants and detect venous disease by scanning for venous reflux, examining legs for changes related to venous disease, and assessing the risk of developing a blood clot in the veins.
The screening is non-invasive, painless, and risk-free. It will include a medical questionnaire, a professional examination of the legs, and a brief ultrasound scan of the leg veins. Educational materials on venous diseases and their prevention and treatment will be distributed to participants at the time of the screening. Each participant is seen by a physician or other vascular healthcare professional with expertise in venous problems. Each participant will receive a “Venous Report Card” as a record of their findings, to share with their own doctor.
Individuals with swollen, achy legs, bulging varicose veins, spider veins or discolored skin around the ankles or skin ulceration in the legs or those with family history of venous insufficiency are encouraged to make a screening appointment.
Those who are interested in learning more about venous disease and the tests and treatments can call 201.261.1772 at the Chuback Vein Center.
About The American Venous Forum
The American Venous Forum (AVF), is dedicated to improving the care of patients with venous and lymphatic disease. Founded in 1988, AVF fosters cutting edge research and clinical innovation and educates health care professionals, patients and policy makers about venous and lymphatic diseases. AVF’s leadership and membership are recognized internationally as thought leaders, expert investigators and clinicians in venous and lymphatic disease. As the field of venous and lymphatic disease grows, the AVF continues to lead by:
• Providing interactive and hands-on education to physicians and fellows
• Developing the first online venous registry to ultimately improve patient care
• Building multi-specialty coalitions to advocate for improvements in venous and lymphatic disease
• Increasing its patient outreach through expansion of its screening program
About Dr. John Chuback
Dr. John Chuback was born and raised in Bergen County, and graduated from the Dwight Englewood School. He earned his M.D. degree from New Jersey Medical School at UMDNJ, in Newark. Next, Dr. Chuback completed a five year General Surgical Residency at Monmouth Medical Center. Besides an outstanding clinical and academic experience at the main institution, the program included intensive surgical training at Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, and Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia. Subsequently, he advanced his training further, undertaking a two year fellowship in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at The University of Rochester Medical Center and the internationally renowned Strong Memorial Hospital, in New York. Dr. Chuback holds triple Board Certification in General Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery and Phlebology. He is on staff at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood. Dr. Chuback is a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons, The American College of Chest Physicians, The American College of Cardiology and The International College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
The Doctor was one of the first formally trained surgeons in New Jersey to pioneer the contemporary management of varicose vein disease using minimally invasive, laser based technology in the office setting. This has been a major advance in the care of metropolitan area residents suffering from vein problems. Dr. Chuback lectures regularly to both the general public as well as medical and surgical communities on cutting edge approaches to vein treatment. He has also written numerous scholarly articles in the scientific literature. Dr. Chuback has also had the distinction of being selected by the American College of Phlebology as one of only 16 nationally recognized Preceptors. This position allows him to educate and train other physicians in the modern management of vein problems. Recently, Dr. Chuback became one of the first individuals in the nation to become a Registered Phlebology Sonographer, once again insuring the highest caliber of care for his patients.
For more information:
Chuback Vein Center
2 Sears Drive, Suite 101
Paramus, NJ 07652