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MCI is Now Offering In-Clinic Vein Treatments

MCI is Now Offering In-Clinic Vein Treatments

NAPERVILLE- Midwest Cardiovascular Institute (MCI) is now offering minimally-invasive treatments for varicose veins at its clinic in Naperville on the Edward Hospital campus at 801 South Washington Street, 4th floor. MCI interventional cardiologist Dr. Krishna Nagendran is offering comprehensive care, diagnosis and treatment for vein disease. 

Vein disease occurs when vein vessels become damaged or weak, and blood flows backwards causing the veins to stretch, swell and twist. Symptoms of vein disease include varicose veins, discoloration, itching, swelling, cramping, or pain. Visible veins may range in severity from mild spider veins to dark, swollen or bulging varicose veins which may become painful or lead to ulcers.

Pictured from left to right are Pratik Parikh, MD; Krishna Nagendran, MD; Ellen Reyonlds, RN; Lindzey Guidry, LPN; Eric Toups, RVT; Kathryn Kilker, RVT; Shayne Geronimo, LPN; and first patient-Julie Sacks.

Some cases of varicose veins can be treated through lifestyle modifications, however some may require further medical treatment to reduce symptoms or improve appearance. There are many in-clinic treatments to treat veins, including the use of both thermal and non-thermal therapies as well as ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy. The most common treatment is radiofrequency ablation, a minimally-invasive procedure performed in the clinic which uses radio frequency energy to apply heat to the vein wall to close off the vein.

“Vein disease may not present itself until pain or skin problems develop,” explained Dr. Nagendran. “This disease progressively gets worse over time because of the backflow of blood, so it is important to consult a vein specialist if you have swollen or painful veins.”

Schedule a vein consult at MCI by calling 630-600-0700 or clicking here.