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Olympia Fields, IL 60461
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Conditions We Treat

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)

An abdominal aortic aneurysm is when the aorta, the large artery in the abdominal cavity, enlarges like a balloon.  AAA is extremely dangerous as it has the potential to rupture, causing immediate death. Click here for more information.

Stroke – Carotid Artery Disease and Stenosis, Cerebral Vascular Disease

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Carotid arteries provide the main blood supply to your brain.  Narrowing (stenosis) occurs when the arteries become narrowed or blocked because of a build up of plaque along the walls of the artery.  Unblocking these arteries is vital to preventing stroke. Click here for more information.

Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)

TIA is often called a “mini-stroke” and usually causes no permanent damage to the brain. This occurs when a clot, possibly originating from the diseased carotid artery,  travels to the brain.  Episodes last less than 5 minutes. TIA is a serious warning sign, as about 1/3 of people who experience TIA will have a stroke within a year. Click here for more information.

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

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PAD occurs when plaque accumulates in the arteries that carry blood to the legs.  Signs and symptoms associated with this can vary from pain in the leg muscles when walking to wounds that fail to heal, or gangrene.  If left untreated, this may ultimately lead to amputation of the foot or leg. Click here for more information.

Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease

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Renal Artery Disease is caused by the buildup of plaque in the arteries that lead to the kidneys. This blocks the blood flow to the kidneys, leading to kidney failure or uncontrolled hypertension. Click here for more information.

Wound Care

Our medical professionals employ a best practices approach to wound care, using a combination of diagnosis, debridement, specialized dressings and bariatric techniques to heal chronic wounds.

Phlebitis or Thrombophlebitis

This condition occurs when a blood clot blocks a vein, usually in the legs. This can affect veins in the arms or neck. It may be caused by trauma, surgery or prolonged inactivity. Symptoms associated with phlebitis includes pain, redness, tenderness along the affected vein. Click here for more information.

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Venous Embolism and Thrombosis

DVT is a blood clot forming in the deep veins, usually in your legs. Symptoms most commonly associated with DVTs include leg pain and swelling – or there may be no symptoms at all.   This can be life-threatening as clots may break loose, potentially  traveling to the lungs or brain. Click here for more information.

Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are large, raised, twisting and swollen blood vessels most commonly found in the legs and seen through the skin. Spider veins are also visible through the skin as smaller veins on the legs, chest or face. Both conditions are caused by failing valves in the veins and cannot be reversed without medical treatment.  Failure to treat may lead to discoloration and ulceration.  Click here for more information.

Hemodialysis Care

If patients are suffering from kidney failure, they will require a hemodialysis access. Access for dialysis is created using a fistula, connecting an artery to a vein, or a graft, a piece of manmade tube. This access should be carefully monitored to keep it stable and usable. Click here for more information.

Medications, Therapies and Procedures

Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Abdominal aortic aneurysms may be repaired with minimal invasive techniques. If this option is appropriate for your condition and lifestyle, the aneurysm may be repaired with no incisions. Various factors that will determine the best course of treatment will be discussed with you.  (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007391.htm) Click here for more information.

Aortic Aneurysm Open Repair

Traditional repair of aortic aneurysm starts with an incision made in the abdomen. This allows the surgeon to replace the aneurysm with a synthetic graft. Various factors that will determine the best course of treatment will be discussed with you. Click here for more information.

Carotid Artery Stenting

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Carotid artery disease can be repaired with minimally invasive techniques. With no incision, a stent is placed inside the artery to open up the vessel. Various factors that will determine the best course of treatment will be discussed with you. Click here for more information.

Carotid Endartectomy

Carotid artery disease can be repaired with open surgical techniques. A small incision is made in the neck and the carotid artery is identified and isolated. The plaque within vessel is removed and the artery is closed with a patch. Various factors that will determine the best course of treatment will be discussed with you. Click here for more information.

Angiography

To diagnose any disease and abnormalities of your blood vessels, our surgeons may perform angiography. A catheter is inserted into a blood vessel and guided to the appropriate area. X-rays are then used to produce the angiogram – or picture – of the vessel. Our surgeons’ evaluation of the picture will determine the best course of treatment for you. Click here for more information.

Peripheral Artery Stent Angioplasty & Atherectomy

Blockages in legs can be repaired with minimally invasive techniques that restore blood flow using balloons, stents, or shaving plaque from vessel walls. Various factors that will determine the best course of treatment will be discussed with you.

BEFORE Atherectomy video – Shown here is a superficial femoral artery (SFA) at 100% occulsion (blockage). The SFA does not even appear in the imaging (it should be to the right of the vessel that is showing up). Click to begin – SFA:PTA before

AFTER Atherectomy video – Shown here is the imaging after Dr. Tanquilut has performed a laser atherectomy, with the superficial femoral artery now showing 0% stenosis (blockage cleared). See the vessel that now appears on the right hand side of the image. Click to begin – SFA:PTA after

Peripheral Artery Bypass Procedures

Blockages in legs can be repaired by a bypass. Similar to a heart bypass, the surgeon uses the patient’s own vein or a synthetic tube to deliver blood around the blockage. Various factors that will determine the best course of treatment will be discussed with you. Click here for more information.

Varicose Vein Procedures

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Our medical professionals can treat your varicose veins in our office with the most appropriate care for your particular condition and lifestyle. After collaborative discussion, you may be treated with Ablation-Laser or Venaseal®. Click here for more information.

Dialysis Access Creation and Maintenance

When dialysis is vital to treat your kidney failure, our physicians can create an arteriovenous fistula to provide access. While this matures, and for as long as you continue dialysis, our doctors will care for and monitor the function of this access. Click here for more information.