Superior Medical Treatment of Vein Disease by A Board-Certified Surgeon
What type of doctor should be treating your veins? Veins are an integral part of the circulatory system and should be treated by a medical professional with the proper training, knowledge and experience with treating diseases of the blood vessels.
The vascular system is one of the most complicated systems in the body. Because it’s such an intricate network, there’s only one type of doctor you should trust for your vascular care — an expert surgeon. Surgeons are trained to provide highly effective, comprehensive treatments for vascular conditions, including varicose veins and spider veins. Surgeons approach vein treatment as it relates to the entire vascular system. Dr. Robert Shapiro is a Board-Certified Surgeon - trained to care for patients using every vascular treatment available. Dr. Shapiro is uniquely qualified to make the most accurate diagnosis and prescribe the best treatment for the most favorable outcome.
Because... All We Do is Treat Vein Disease
Shapiro Vein Center is devoted exclusively to vein care, unlike other centers or physicians in the region that treat vein disease actually as a sidelight to another medical specialty. The entire focus of our practice is state of the art, minimally invasive vein care. Unlike others, our facility is designed exclusively for vein care. Our entire clinical care team is dedicated exclusively to your venous health.
- Dr. Robert Shapiro is a highly qualified, well respected Surgeon in the Chicago area. With 20 plus years of experience treating vascular disease, he has made this profession and passion his life’s work.
- At Shapiro Vein Center we do more than just diagnose and treat spider and varicose veins. As a surgeon, Dr. Robert Shapiro receives referrals from other vein practices for second opinions and treatment of the most complex venous problems, including DVT blood clots and venous ulcers. These patients are referred to Dr. Shapiro because of his extensive knowledge and training focused on the vascular system; one of the most complicated systems in the body.
- Because... All We Do is Treat Vein Disease! Appropriate treatment of these complex venous conditions by an experienced surgeon can vastly improve patient outcomes and prevent costly hospitalization and long term chronic wound care.
- Surgeons vs. Phlebologists: With the advent of endovenous laser technology in the early 2000s, the volume of varicose vein treatment increased exponentially. Unfortunately, this technology led to a huge increase in the number of physicians from any specialty becoming “vein doctors”. In 2007, the “specialty” called phlebology was established to set standards of practice and establish training programs for taking care of vein issues. However, phlebology is not recognized as an ABMS (American Board of Medical Specialties) specialty. There are no residency training programs in phlebology. “Board-certified” phlebologists may not have training in surgical or invasive procedures. Frequently, phlebologists have no formal surgical training and are limited in the options they can offer their patients. A surgeon has extensive knowledge and training focused on the circulatory system.
- Surgeons vs. Vein Specialists: The term “vein specialist” can be a deceiving one. This phrase is used by many medical professionals — including internists, cardiologists and dermatologists — who are typically ABMS certified in other specialties but have decided to perform vein procedures. There are no clinical training requirements, no regulations, no standards of care, to be a “vein specialist.”
- We are thrilled that the medical community has conducted meaningful research that confirms what we know and tell our patients: chronic venous disease is a medical condition which can progress and cause painful complications such as leg ulcers and DVT … and the best way to get relief is through early diagnosis and treatment. If a DVT is suspected, it’s best to be evaluated by a surgeon immediately. Early and accurate diagnosis can be a lifesaver…literally!
Dedicated Staff for Insurance Preauthorization
As a practice devoted exclusively to vein care, we have a dedicated pre-authorization specialist with a sole focus to work with your insurance plan and pre-certify coverage for your treatment. Most treatments offered at Shapiro Vein Center are covered by Medicare and private insurance. Please call the office to determine if we accept your insurance plan. As is customary, eligibility of reimbursement coverage and benefits is based on medical necessity.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert Shapiro for expert vein care. At Shapiro Vein Center, Dr. Shapiro provides the latest, most advanced vein treatments to maintain or improve your vein health. During your initial consultation, Dr. Shapiro will take the time to help you understand the underlying cause of your discomfort, explain your treatment options, and then guide you through every step of your procedure and recovery.
Call our office today at 847-675-9500, you’ll be glad you did!