Varicose Veins


Varicose Vein Treatment Specialist Chicago | Dr. Dominic J. Tolitano Biography

 Varicose veins are the result of a circulatory problem. No one is more qualified to treat these conditions than a Board Certified Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon like Dr. Dominic J. Tolitano, founder of Advanced Vein Clinics.


What are varicose veins?

Varicose veins are unsightly twisted red and blue lines that commonly appear on the legs. Varicose veins are caused by blood pooling in the veins that carry blood back up to the heart, and may appear during pregnancy or as you age.

While any vein in the body can become varicose, the legs are the most common location due to the pressure exerted on those veins through standing and walking.

For the majority of people with varicose veins, the gnarled lines usually pose little more than a cosmetic concern. However, large varicose veins may also begin to cause discomfort and swelling in the lower legs and ankles. Some varicose vein sufferers may develop complications from their veins, including ulcerations or an increased risk of cardiovascular problems. If you are concerned about your varicose veins, there are plenty of options available to help you get rid of those problem veins for good.

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Danger Signals

In most cases, leg problems do not occur just “out of the blue.” There are typical warning signs such as:

  • Heavy, hot or tired legs
  • Feeling of tension, cramps, fatigue or stabbing of the calves
  • Swollen Ankles
  • First signs of varicose veins
  • Itching or restless legs
Causes and Risk Factors
  • High-fat, low-fiber diet
  • Obesity
  • Lack of Exercise
  • Jobs requiring prolonged standing or sitting
  • Hereditary
  • Surgery or Trauma
  • Infectious disease
  • Pregnancy
  • Use of hormones, medications
  • Age over 40
Description of Venous Problems

Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) is a condition in which the veins are constantly congested with pooled blood causing circulation to be significantly impaired. Symptoms include:

  • Edema or swelling in legs
  • Feeling of heaviness in the leg
  • Pain or cramps in the calves
  • Uncomfortable puffiness of the feet and ankles that subsides during the night
  • Venous Leg or Foot Ulcers
  • Skin discolorations

Venous Ulcer Removal Chicago

Advanced Vein Clinics Offers a Variety of Treatments for Varicose Veins at Our Indiana, Downtown and NW Suburban Chicago Locations:
EndoVenous Laser Treatments (EVLT)

These minimally invasive procedures use a thin laser fiber to collapse the vein so that it eventually disappears from view. Endovenous laser treatment is performed right in our office using a local anesthetic and patients experience little discomfort and downtime during and after the procedure.

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Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Also known as Stab Phlebectomy, this popular procedure is still the top choice for removing larger varicose veins. Tiny incisions do not require any stitching afterward and most patients are back to their regular activities as early as the next day.

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Foam Sclerotherapy

This relative newcomer to varicose vein treatment is actually a new take on an old favorite. Instead of using the standard saline solution common in traditional sclerotherapy procedures, foam sclerotherapy uses a foam agent that is effective in treating larger varicose veins with simple injections and guided ultrasound.

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Groin Dissection Varicose Vein Removal

Dr. Tolitano developed this treatment for extremely large varicose veins. It’s covered by Medicare & insurance and has a 100% success rate.

Dr. Tolitano Develops Varicose Vein Treatment With 100% Success Rate

Varicose Veins Treatment Patient Testimonial Chicago, Illinois

Whether you want to remove your varicose veins for cosmetic reasons or to find relief from painful symptoms sometimes associated with the disorder, we can help you find the treatment option that is right for you at Advanced Vein Clinics.

Our varicose vein and venous ulcer removal treatments are covered by Medicare and most insurance.

Advanced Vein Clinics is fluent in Spanish and Polish. Our Wood Dale vein clinic is just a short drive from Addison, Arlington Heights, Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Des Plaines, Downers Grove, Elk Grove Village, Elmhurst, Franklin Park, Glendale Heights, Itasca, Lombard, Melrose Park, Mount Prospect, Northlake, Oak Brook, Oak Park, Park Ridge, Roselle, Rosemont, Schaumburg, Schiller Park and Villa Park, Illinois.

Our South Loop vein clinic is just a short drive from River North, Bridgeport, McKinley Park, Washington Park, Marquette Park, West Loop, Hyde Park, University Village, Chinatown, Brighton Park and Midway Airport.

Our Munster NW Indiana Vein Clinic and Med Spa is a short drive from Dyer, East Chicago, Griffith, Hammond, Highland, Hobart, Lake Station, Merrillville, Portage, Saint John and Schereville, Indiana and is just a short drive from Calumet City, Chicago Heights, Dolton, Evergreen Park, Harvey, Homewood, Lansing, Matteson, Oak Forest, Riverdale, Richton Park, Sauk Village, South Holland, and Steger, Illinois.

For more information about this and other varicose veins and venous ulcers treatments performed at our IndianaSouth Loop and Suburban Chicago Vein Clinics, call 1-800-VEIN-DOC or 630.860.0035