Why Choose Us?
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 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, 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 and Hobart NW Indiana Vein Clinics are a short drive from Dyer, East Chicago, Griffith, Hammond, Highland, Hobart, Lake Station, Merrillville, Portage, Saint John and Schererville, 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.
In my opinion. . .
Lately, more and more physicians are entering the field of treating varicose and spider veins. They are misleading about their true background and present certificates that imply expertise in a field when they have little training. This seems especially true with vein franchises. There is nothing to stop any doctor from starting to perform varicose vein procedures without any vascular expertise or certification.
In fact, there are only 24 approved medical specialties. The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) was created to assist these 24 medical specialty boards in the development and use of standards in the ongoing evaluation and certification of physicians. Phlebology is not one of the 24 recognized medical specialties and there are no formal university based training programs in existence today.
In reality, board certification in phlebology does not exist and those physicians claiming such a certification are deceiving the public by implying that this means the physician has had proper training.
I want to outline to patients that practitioners who call themselves board certified phlebologisits, but who have not had adequate training in a specialty that is surgical or invasive in nature, cannot manage a problem that may arise during the patient’s care. And, these practitioners, for the most part, do not hold hospital privileges.
The three surgical specialties that include formal training in operative management and the medical care of patients with diseases of the blood vessels are general surgery, vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery. As taught in medical school and later in surgical training we should not be performing a procedure unless we are capable of providing complete post-op care, including being able to deal with any potential complication that might have occurred as a result of the procedure performed.
So, given the fact that these three surgical disciplines are the only specialties that are trained in performing the technical aspects of each vascular/venous procedure and post operative management, which on occasion may require hospitalization, no other specialty has the qualifications to treat what might sometimes be complex and misunderstood diseases of the venous system.
For more information about this and other varicose veins and venous ulcers treatments performed at our Indiana, South Loop and Suburban Chicago Vein Clinics, call 1-800-VEIN-DOC or (630) 860-0035.