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Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Wound Care

800 N. Westmoreland Road; #102
Lake Forest, IL

(Average of 3 in 2 ratings)

Clinical interests: Abdominal and thoracic aneurysm repair, Carotid angioplasty and stenting, Endovascular surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Eskandari is a specialist in vascular surgery and wound care. He works in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Eskandari include endarterectomy, atherosclerosis, and stroke. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital. Dr. Eskandari is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. Dr. Eskandari has an open panel. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors and Society for Vascular Surgery, Distinguished Fellow.

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Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Critical Care (Intensive Care Medicine), Wound Care

800 N. Westmoreland Road; #102
Lake Forest, IL

(Average of 5 in 2 ratings)

Clinical interests: Aortic Aneurysm, Varicose Veins, Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA), Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Pearce practices vascular surgery, wound care, and critical care (intensive care medicine). His areas of expertise include transient ischemic attack (TIA), thoracic outlet syndrome, and amputations. Dr. Pearce is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Pearce attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Pearce include: Chicago Super Doctors; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award, Northwestern Memorial Hospital; and Gary A. Mecklenburg Distinguished Physician Award. Dr. Pearce's hospital/clinic affiliations include Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Wound Care, Emergency Medicine

900 N. Westmoreland Road; Lower Level Suite 78
Lake Forest, IL
(847) 535-7176

Clinical interests: Wound Care, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Integrative Medicine

Dr. Richard Viglione is an emergency medicine, wound care, and complementary and alternative medicine specialist in Melrose Park, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Chicago, IL. His clinical interests include alternative medicine. Dr. Viglione is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, Coventry, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Viglione attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His residency was performed at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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What is Wound Care?

Wound care is the medical specialty devoted to the treatment of difficult wounds that are not healing as they should. Open sores are painful and may be embarrassing for patients. More importantly, wounds that don’t heal may get deeper over time, and they are prone to infection. Without appropriate treatment, an open wound can lead to hospitalization, amputation, sepsis, or even death.

Wound care specialists have a number of treatment options available to help a stubborn wound heal. These may include:
  • Hyperbaric oxygen treatment, which increases the amount of oxygen you breathe in to stimulate healing
  • Debridement, or the removal of dead tissue
  • Skin grafts
  • Specialty dressings, such as those containing silver or those that redirect weight off the wound

There are many risk factors for non-healing or chronic wounds, but the most common one is diabetes. Although diabetic foot ulcers are the most common wounds seen by wound care specialists, they may also treat other types of chronic or difficult wounds, including complications after surgery, infection wounds such as gangrene, or radiation wounds.

The wound care team may contain doctors, nurses, physical therapists, and medical techs. Their services are most often provided in hospitals, emergency rooms, clinics, and nursing homes. As our population both ages and becomes more likely to struggle with obesity and diabetes, wound care is a growing and important specialty for preventing amputations and infections.


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