Groin Dissection Testimonial | Advanced Vein Clinics

Varicose Veins Removal Patient Review Chicago IL


According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 50-55% of American women suffer from vein problems. Many of them develop varicose veins during pregnancy due to the extra blood in the body and the pressure the baby puts on the veins. Suburban Chicago working mom Lakeshia is one of these women.

“The pain in my legs started during pregnancy with my first child and has gotten progressively worse over the years,” she said. “It feels like pins and needles stabbing my legs. There’s also lots of swelling in my legs and they get heavy and tired if I sit for too long. Thankfully my Primary Care Doctor referred me to Advanced Vein Clinics.”

Founded by Board Certified Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeon Dominic J. Tolitano MD in 2001, Advanced Vein Clinics has been at the forefront of innovations in varicose vein treatments since the very beginning. And it’s a good thing, because Lakeshia’s varicose veins required a special treatment.

“During ultrasound evaluation of her venous system we found her veins to be about 6 times larger than normal,” Dr. Tolitano said. “For most patients we use EVLT Laser Vein Removal, but with her veins being so large there’s a possibility the laser treatment would not close the vein permanently. So we’ll have to do a procedure called  Groin Dissection with Ligation & Division of the Greater Saphenous Vein.”

The Groin Dissection varicose vein removal is a procedure Dr. Tolitano developed at Advanced Vein Clinics in Chicago South Loop, NW Suburban Wood Dale and Munster, Indiana. It’s covered by Medicare & most insurance and has a 100% success rate.

Dr. Tolitano says, “We’ve done 35 Groin Dissections and none of those veins have re-opened. We remove the vein from the system and it’s not going to re-open. I guarantee it.”

After her treatment Lakeshia was extremely happy with the results. At her 14 day follow up visit she said, “The pain in my legs is gone! I was shocked. It was what I wanted, but I didn’t expect the result would be this good. The pain is gone and my skin is smoother. My legs look and feel so much better. I would definitely recommend this treatment for anyone with varicose veins.”

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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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