A new six-year study shows that aggressive ablation treatment earlier is much more effective in healing and in preventing recurrence of chronic venous leg ulcers.
A new six-year study shows that aggressive ablation treatment earlier is much more effective in healing and in preventing recurrence of chronic venous leg ulcers.
Vascular ultrasounds are invaluable when it comes to treatment plans for vascular conditions like varicose veins or venous insufficiency. If you’re scheduled for an upcoming vascular ultrasound, here’s everything you need to know.
If you have any of these risk factors, especially if you are over age 60, it’s time to make an appointment with a vascular specialist.
Dr. Tanquilut explains three common vascular diagnostic tests; why your primary care physician may order them, what happens during the test and what your medical professionals are looking for in the results.
Are you tired of living with your varicose veins? Endovenous ablation is a common treatment for varicose veins. In this blog, we highlight the many advantages of treating varicose veins with this procedure.
Is leg swelling connected to venous disease? It could be. In this article, we explore the link between leg swelling and vascular conditions like venous insufficiency and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Read on to learn more.
Varicose veins are a common cosmetic complaint, but varicose veins may cause more than just aesthetic concerns. If your varicose veins hurt, you might wonder why. In this post, we explain more about varicose veins and their complications.
From dull aches to sharp spasms, leg pain can stop you in your tracks. But what if your leg pain is only mild? When do you need to seek medical treatment? Keep reading to explore common causes of leg pain and treatments we offer when you need care.
Angiograms are used to diagnose and even treat certain conditions related to the arteries or heart, but how do you know if you’re one of the more than 1 million Americans who need one? Read to learn the top signs that you need an angiogram.
Varicose veins are lumpy, discolored, and difficult to ignore. But are they just a cosmetic concern? In this blog, we cover both aesthetic and health concerns tied to varicose veins, plus your options for eliminating them.
One in seven American adults has chronic kidney disease (CKS), a condition that can lead to kidney failure and the need for hemodialysis. Before you start dialysis, you need dialysis access. That’s where we can improve your dialysis experience.
Surgery is only part of our story here at Vascular Specialists in Tinley Park. Dr. Tanquilut, Dr. Pradhan and Dr. Coffey help prevent disease, diagnose disease and manage disease with medications, interventions or lifestyle alteration assistance.
Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.
Crash Victim Carolyn Perkins Saved From Post-Thrombotic Syndrome With One-Of-A-Kind Procedure By Dr. Patrick Coffey of Vascular Specialists
Vascular Specialists explains why added sugar is a threat to your good health, raising blood sugar levels and your risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, weight gain, obesity, atherosclerosis and other vascular diseases.
Eugene Tanquilut, DO, vascular surgeon dramatically reduces stroke risk in Harvey, Illinois woman during and after carotid artery stenting with innovative new procedure
ClotTriever® is an entirely new thrombectomy system which uses a mechanical device to remove large firm-to-hard clots from deep veins.
Minimally invasive dialysis access procedure performed by vascular surgeon Dr. Eugene Tanquilut means starting dialysis in half the time, improving health and quality of life for patient Peter Song.
Vascular Specialists of Tinley Park is pleased to welcome Dr. Patrick H. Coffey, DO, to our practice. Dr. Coffey earned his undergraduate degree in Philosophy at University of Scranton, then graduated Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from ...
When kidney disease progresses to the point of making dialysis necessary, it’s a life-changing, distressing time. We know you will have many questions about the time commitment, dialysis center options and your overall health prognosis.
Vascular Specialists is pleased to announce Lindsey Dockemeyer, FNP, has joined our Tinley Park practice. Lindsey earned her Masters of Science, Family Nurse Practitioner, at Chamberlain College of Nursing after achieving a BS in Nursing and ...
You catch your leg on the screen door and cause a puncture, you wear new shoes and raise an ugly blister or you back into a rose bush and get a nasty scratch. While these don’t seem like “call the doctor” problems ...
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Your vascular health is vital to your quality of life – and to your life itself. Dr. Tanquilut, Dr. Pradhan and all the Vascular Specialists healthcare providers know that while this is a nerve-wracking time, you still need care ...
Do you have diabetes, high blood pressure or vascular disease? Dr. T is here to help. When you have diabetes or chronic health problems, the news about coronavirus or covid-19 can be especially scary.
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Your abdominal aorta is a blood vessel about the size of a garden hose that runs downs the middle of your torso to supply blood to the lower half of your body. An abdominal aortic aneurysm, or an AAA, is a weak spot in your aorta that bulges ...
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Spider veins can be indeed itsy-bitsy and very few – or they can be quite visible, turning your legs into a web of purple, blue or red lines. They can appear as thin lines, threads, tiny branches or webs, giving spider veins their name.
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We’ve just opened the first facility dedicated to vein and artery disease in the south and southwest Chicago suburbs. This state-of-the-art facility will help our patients in the Chicago southwest and south suburbs access university-level vein and ...
The holidays are packed with family, food, cocktails – and more strokes than at any other time of the year. In fact, of the nearly 800,000 stokes in the United States each year, more occur between November and February than during any other 4-month span.
When you experience pain, swelling and a feeling of heaviness in your legs, you may Google those symptoms and believe you have PAD, peripheral artery disease. You may even may an appointment with Vascular Specialists to begin treatment for PAD.
It seemed like a great idea to begin with – a device that mimics smoking a cigarette to help people quit smoking altogether. Vaping also seemed safer as there was no tar, no tobacco smoke and no smell, just water vapor.
Have you been told carotid artery surgery or stenting is too risky for you? A new, FDA-approved procedure to treat carotid artery disease dramatically reduces the risk of stroke during and after carotid angioplasty and stenting (CAS).
Vascular Specialists now performing groundbreaking new procedure for those facing dialysis. For decades, patients facing hemodialysis have had few options for access creation.
You may think that veins and arteries are pretty straightforward body parts, just 60,000 miles of tubes moving blood around your body. However, your vascular system is actually a wonder of function and structure.
Blood flow is your body’s life force. Oxygen-rich blood that travels through flexible, clear arteries to reach to the very tips of your fingers and toes keeps your organs, muscles, bones, tissues, ligaments – everything! – healthy and well.
The dangers of consuming sweetened beverages, from soft drinks to flavored coffees and teas to juices, is well documented. These beverages can add to our daily calorie intake 150 to well over 300 calories with each can, cup or glass ...
May is World Stroke Awareness Month and here at Vascular Specialists, our medical professionals are committed to helping you avoid this life-changing health challenge, or to make sure you recover as much as absolutely possible in the event of a stroke.
You have a family doctor, a dentist and perhaps an eye doctor, all working together to improve or maintain your wellness, your quality of life and help you better understand how you can control your own good health.
Over forty medical professionals gathered to hear Maureen McShane, DPM, explain why a tiny blister could lead to a amputation – and how to prevent that. “A little blister becomes a big deal in diabetic patients or those with peripheral artery disease,” ...
Don’t spend another summer hot, sweaty and uncomfortable because you’re hiding your legs in long pants. Now is the perfect time to start sclerotherapy and vein treatments to get rid of spider veins and varicose veins.
Fellowship Trained Surgeon Uses Fenestrated Stent Graft To Repair Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. On Jan. 31, 82-year-old Salvatore Darpa became the first patient to receive a fenestrated stent graft to repair an abdominal aortic aneurysm at ...
For many years, we’ve been told that red wine, about 4 ounces a day but no more than 7 drinks a week, can lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. Resveratrol, the ingredient found in grape skins, is linked to lowering your “bad” cholesterol ...
When your vascular system is compromised by aging, disease or diabetes, your body’s ability to heal an open wound is also impaired. The slightest of injuries that breaks the skin, even a scratch or split, can result in a chronic wound that grows in size.
Dr. Eugene Tanquilut’s Lea-up Group Learns That Early Diagnosis Is Vital To Survival. The thirty-five physicians and medical professionals were discussing a condition so rare, only two of them had ever seen it ...
Dr. Eugene Tanquilut Performed Same Surgery On Tinley Park Woman.It was a flip-flop that did her in. As Rachel Draper was walking out of a restaurant on May 7, 2016, her flip-flop folded under her foot.
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Dr. Tauseef Ahmed Sarguroh Explains Calciphylaxis At Lea-up Meeting. The thirty-five physicians and medical professionals were discussing a condition so rare, only two of them had ever seen it, and one of those was the specialist speaker ...
Your blood pressure readings haven’t move single digit but as of Monday, you may suddenly have hypertension. The American Heart Association (AHA) has changed the guidelines for healthy blood pressure, to possibly include as many as 50% of American adults.
Dr. Eugene Tanquilut is pleased to announce that Alejandro Del Real, Nurse Practitioner has joined the Vascular Specialists team. “In the few months since Alex has joined us,” said Tanquilut, “he has contributed to our practice with his expertise ...
Diagnostic tests, even non-invasive tests like a simple X-ray, can put us all on edge. Being recommended for an angiogram can cause even more anxiety. Here, Dr. Tanquilut, Dr. Pradhan and Dr. Alhalbouni take you through why ...
Dr. Eugene Tanquilut Founded Lea-up To Save Limbs In Diabetic, Pad And Neuropathy Patients. For most people, a blister on the heel is a mere annoyance, perhaps a stinging reminder to wear socks with that particular pair of shoes.
Many times, the sight of blood is the first indication that we’ve injured ourselves. We may not feel that scratch, that bite or that little puncture, but when a foreign object breaks the skin, we bleed.
Eugene Tanquilut, D.O., “worked A Miracle” To Save Leg, Function. Fifty years is a lifetime. In 1967, fifty years ago, Thurgood Marshall became the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, gasoline was 29 cents a gallon and ...
Hypertension can be caused by genetics, diet, tobacco use or weight gain. In these circumstances, a combination of lifestyle changes and medication can bring blood pressure numbers back into a normal range.
Fellowship-Trained Dr. Saadi Alhalbouni And Nurse Practitioners Roach And Ruffalo Join Vascular Specialists Practice, New Offices To Serve Patients Better. Vascular Specialists, LLC is expanding both medical staff and office locations to better serve ...
The stroke itself was terrifying. The uncertainty of “how did this happen to me?”, the rush of physicians, specialists and discomfort of medical treatments were often overwhelming.
If you are at risk of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), Medicare Part B will cover a one-time ultrasound screening, which could safe your life.
– A new study has announced that different procedures to prevent stroke have different long-term results. The Swedish study compared carotid artery stenting (CAS) and carotid artery endarterectomy (CAE) effectiveness ...
You’ve seen the initials D.O. behind Dr. Tanquilut’s name but you may never have really thought about what they mean – and what they mean about the care you receive.
“Vanquishing Varicose Veins” On February 25th
Newly FDA-Approved Iliac Stent Procedure First Ever Within Advocate Healthcare System Performed At South Suburban Hospital. Dr. Sanjeev Pradhan Of Vascular Specialists Completed Ground-breaking Endovascular Procedure.
On March 24, 2016, Garry Shandling died. Initial reports speculated a heart attack, but his personal physician refused to sign the death certificate, not agreeing with the coroner’s conclusion.
Here at Vascular Specialists, we are especially proud of our quick response time. We’ve heard many stories of patients who’ve had to wait months for an appointment after being referred to other specialists ...
Dr. Sanjeev Pradhan Credits Advocate South Suburban Hospital Er Team With “quick Diagnosis And Action”.
It could last only seconds and it could last for several minutes. A sudden drooping of your face, a disturbing slurring of words, an alarming weakness in one arm. As soon as you and those around you begin to panic, the symptoms disappear.
His patients have called Dr. Sanjeev Pradhan a clear communicator, honest and sweet and a real lifesaver. His peers speak of his advanced training and his dedication to detail and excellence.
Vascular Specialists is always looking for the latest best practices, cutting-edge devices and university-level techniques to better serve our patients. Now, we’re introducing our latest “tool” in excellent patient care ...
Chicagoland Vascular Surgeon Eugene Tanquilut, D.O., Included In Trademark Who’s Who Top Doctors Honors Edition. The patients and peers of Dr. Eugene Tanquilut of Vascular Specialists have long recognized his compassion and expertise.
First-Ever Remote Endarterectomy At Advocate South Suburban Hospital, Treats Peripheral Artery Disease. Dr. Eugene Tanquilut, vascular and endovascular surgeon, one of only two qualified Chicago Southland physicians, performs procedure.
Whether it’s a quick trip to Florida or an extended vacation to the French Riviera, you’ll probably want to wear a bathing suit this winter. And if you’ve stayed out of shorts this summer because of VARICOSE VEINS, it’s really time to ...
While we here at Vascular Specialists think all your veins and arteries are amazing, there’s one in particular that does a simply super job – and your life quite literally depends upon it.
Often, we think of vascular diseases as something that occurs as we age, affecting those in retirement years and beyond. While it is true that many diseases need decades to become a problem ...
You’ve probably heard it a dozen times about friends or family; “he’s got a stent now.” While we know that means the patient has been treated surgically, do we have any idea what a stent really is?
When Dr. Tanquilut or Dr. Pradhan measure your blood pressure, they record two numbers. If those numbers are above 120/80, you’ll be told you have high blood pressure. If they are below 90/60, our doctors will be concerned that your blood pressure is ...
“Time is brain” when a stroke occurs. Each moment that the brain of the stroke victim is without oxygen, the more damage to the victim’s long term health and abilities the stroke will inflict.
There are few medical conditions that can strike fear into hearts as much as a stroke. Experiencing a stroke can be life-changing or, for nearly 130,000 American each year, suddenly life-ending.
It’s just amazing. If you laid out all the blood vessels in your body in one line, those vessels would circle the world more than four times, totaling about 60,000 miles long. Keep in mind that those vessels would be working 24/7 too ...
While we here at Vascular Specialists believe every vein and artery in your body is important, we know that the health of your carotid arteries play a vital part in avoiding life-altering, or life-threatening, stroke.
For many people, each January 1st is a new chance to finally keep their resolution to quit smoking. These smokers may have tried for years to kick the habit. They know it is expensive, they know it stinks ...
As soon as you know that dialysis is in your future, you’ll need to discuss an access with your physician and with us, your vascular surgeons. Time is a significant deciding factor in the choice of access that will be created, along with the size and ...
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) can turn your toes blue – and lead to lost limbs. Dr. Tanquilut and Dr. Pradhan of Vascular Specialists are here to help you better understand the symptoms that can indicate PAD.
Keeping your veins and arteries healthy means you’ll keep your whole body healthy. Your vascular system supplies every muscle, every bone and every organ in your body with everything needed to keep functioning at optimum levels.
Should I be concerned about DVT (deep vein thrombosis)? If you are experiencing varicose veins, you may be at a higher risk for life-threatening DVT, a blood clot in your deep veins, usually in your legs.
Most definitely not. Here, Dr. Tanquilut and Dr. Pradhan explain! The blood enriching your legs and toes makes quite a journey. Gravity helps the blood travel through the arteries, going away from your heart.
The causes, symptoms and treatments for those thread-like clusters of veins can be misunderstood. Dr. Tanquilut and Dr. Pradhan are here to help with honest information!