Venous Ulcer Testimonial | Advanced Vein Clinics

Leg Ulcer Removal Treatment Patient Testimonial Chicago IL


Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) can be caused by a number of factors, including age, pregnancy and lack of movement. Deborah of Northwest Suburban Bartlett acquired her varicose veins from one of the most common factors of all — heredity.

“I have a genetic blood clotting disorder. My mother suffered from the same problems. My legs get open sores and ulcers,” she says. “I had a venous ulcer on my leg that was open for 4 straight years. It was pain I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. Every Doctor I spoke to told me I’d have that open wound on my leg for the rest of my life or possibly lose my leg. Thankfully I came to Advanced Vein Clinics for a 2nd opinion.”

Her consultation included an ultrasound examination of her venous system. From there, Board Certified CardioThoracic Surgeon Dr. Dominic Tolitano developed her venous ulcer treatment plan.

Dr. Tolitano said, “she needed 2 EVLT treatments in each leg. This would close the feeding veins to the ulceration and allow it to heal. They will also reduce the pain and swelling in her legs as well.”

 EVLT Laser Vein Removal Chicago, NW Suburbs & NW Indiana


Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT) is performed by Dr. Tolitano at Advanced Vein Clinics in Chicago South Loop, NW Suburban Wood Dale & Munster, Indiana and the entire procedure usually takes less than 30 minutes to complete.  The patient is given light IV sedation and a local anesthetic for comfort.  The doctor uses an ultrasound machine to guide the sterile laser fiber directly to the vein.  Laser energy is distributed to the target vein to destroy it from within, leaving all healthy veins in the surrounding area untouched. Best of all, EVLT is covered by Medicare and most insurance.

Once the procedure is complete, a dressing and compression stocking are applied to reduce swelling and aid healing of the treatment area.  Patients are encouraged to walk around after the procedure and most can resume regular activities right away.  Any residual bruising or soreness can be effectively treated with over the counter pain medication.  The patient will return to the office in seven days so Dr. Tolitano can evaluate the treatment area.

“At first I thought he was crazy,” Deborah said, “he said I would need 4 EVLT Laser Vein Treatments and my ulcer should be healed. He was right. My leg ulcer has been closed for 18 months and has shown no signs of re-opening. I’m so excited!”

Dr. Tolitano says, “Many primary care Doctors don’t know about venous ulcer & varicose vein treatments and how great EVLT is for treating these conditions. In the hands of a trained Vein Surgeon it’s a relatively simple procedure.”

Leg Ulcer Treatment Chicago IL


Advanced Vein Clinics is fluent in Spanish and Polish. Dr. Tolitano’s 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.

Dr. Tolitano’s Chicago 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.

Dr. Tolitano’s 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 treatments performed by Dr. Tolitano at his NW IndianaDowntown and Suburban Chicago Vein Clinics, call 1-800-VEIN-DOC or 630.860.0035

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