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Mark K Eskandari MD, FACS
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Wound Care
800 N. Westmoreland Road; #102
Lake Forest, IL

Dr. Mark Eskandari practices vascular surgery and wound care in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Eskandari include endarterectomy, atherosclerosis, and stroke. Dr. Eskandari's professional affiliations include Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Eskandari's office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has received the following distinctions: Chicago Super Doctors and Society for Vascular Surgery, Distinguished Fellow.

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

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William H Pearce MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Critical Care (Intensive Care Medicine), Wound Care
800 N. Westmoreland Road; #102
Lake Forest, IL

Dr. William Pearce is a vascular surgeon, intensive care specialist, and wound care specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pearce include transient ischemic attack (TIA), thoracic outlet syndrome, and amputations. His professional affiliations include Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital. Dr. Pearce attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Pearce is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Chicago Super Doctors; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award, Northwestern Memorial Hospital; and Gary A. Mecklenburg Distinguished Physician Award. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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Richard Sebastian Viglione MD
Specializes in Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Wound Care, Emergency Medicine
900 N. Westmoreland Road; Lower Level Suite 78
Lake Forest, IL
(847) 535-7176

Dr. Richard Viglione is a specialist in emergency medicine, wound care, and complementary and alternative medicine. His clinical interests encompass alternative medicine. Dr. Viglione is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he performed his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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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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