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Mark K Eskandari MD, FACS

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 vascular surgeon and wound care specialist in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. Dr. Eskandari's areas of expertise include the following: endarterectomy, atherosclerosis, and stroke. Dr. Eskandari honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors and Society for Vascular Surgery, Distinguished Fellow. He is affiliated with Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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

(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 specializes in vascular surgery, wound care, and critical care (intensive care medicine) and practices in Lake Forest, IL and Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Pearce include transient ischemic attack (TIA), thoracic outlet syndrome, and amputations. Dr. Pearce is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. He studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Pearce's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He has received the following distinctions: Chicago Super Doctors; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award, Northwestern Memorial Hospital; and Gary A. Mecklenburg Distinguished Physician Award. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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

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

Dr. Richard Viglione is an alternative medicine practitioner, emergency medicine specialist, and wound care specialist. Dr. Viglione studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His training includes residency programs at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He is especially interested in alternative medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Coventry. Dr. Viglione's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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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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