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Dr. Jeffrey Weinzweig MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Wound Care
767 Park Avenue; Suite 220
Highland Park, IL

Dr. Jeffrey Weinzweig's areas of specialization are plastic surgery, hand surgery, and wound care; he sees patients in Chicago, IL and Highland Park, IL. Dr. Weinzweig is conversant in French. His areas of expertise include the following: blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with Advocate Condell Medical Center, NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His training includes residency programs at Maricopa Medical Center, the University of Chicago Medical Center, and Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Weinzweig honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Ear Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Arm Lift, Body Contouring after Major Weight Loss, Botulinum Toxin, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Richard Viglione is a medical specialist in emergency medicine, wound care, and complementary and alternative medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Viglione include alternative medicine. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Viglione takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Viglione attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency.

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

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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.