Vascular Health
Our certified vascular health specialists use state of the art technology to provide accurate, high-quality, and compassionate care.

Insight Hospital & Medical Center’s Vascular Health team specializes in the diagnosis and management of a wide range of vascular conditions, such as heart disease and stroke. The vascular system plays an essential role in keeping us alive and maintaining good health. Whether it’s transporting blood so oxygen and nutrients can reach all parts of the body or moving toxins and waste away from organs, everything from the heart and muscles to the brain depends on a healthy vascular system. 

At Insight Vascular Health, we are committed to treating each patient’s symptoms with compassion and the highest levels of care while building friendly, one-on-one relationships with everyone we meet. Our professional, highly-trained team uses state of the art technology to deliver excellence in your vascular health.

What is Vascular Disease? 

Vascular disease is a condition that damages arteries and veins and affects blood flow throughout the body. Vascular disease also occurs when blood clots and inflammation blocks blood flow, leading to conditions that can cause stroke or heart attack. 

Symptoms of Vascular Disease

  • Leg pain, especially when walking 
  • Chest pain
  • Skin discoloration (blue pigmentation)
  • Leg swelling 
  • Hair loss

Risk Factors for Vascular Disease

  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking 
  • Physical inactivity 
  • Poor diet 

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or risk factors and are concerned about your vascular health, your primary care physician may refer you to a vascular specialist.

What to expect at Insight Vascular Health 

Vascular health specialists are doctors and surgeons who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of vascular conditions. Through prevention, management, and surgery, vascular health specialists can help patients prevent significant damage to the body, such as stroke or heart attack. 

Patients are referred to a vascular health specialist by their doctor. In order to learn more about your symptoms, diagnose your condition, and recommend a treatment plan, your vascular health specialist will complete an exam and order testing. If your condition requires surgery, your surgeon will thoroughly explain the procedure, benefits and risks, and what you can expect. We will also answer any questions you may have to ensure you are able to make an informed decision.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911 immediately. 

If you would like to schedule an appointment with a vascular health physician at Insight Hospital & Medical Center Chicago, please call one of the numbers below. Some services may require a physician referral.

Vascular Health Specialties

Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary artery disease is a buildup of plaque that causes the arteries to narrow and limit blood flow. This condition can cause heart attack or angina (chest pain).

Cerebrovascular Disease

Cerebrovascular disease affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain. This condition can cause stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), a short term loss of blood flow to the brain.

Peripheral Arterial Disease

Peripheral arterial disease is a narrowing of blood vessels due to the development of fatty deposits and calcium in the arteries. The condition limits blood flow to the limbs, causing pain.

Vascular Disease (Vasculopathy)

Vascular disease (also called vasculopathy) can be a series of conditions caused by plaque made of fat and cholesterol that slows or blocks blood flow in the veins and arteries.

Thoracic Vascular Disease

Thoracic vascular disease is a condition that can cause a thoracic aortic aneurysm. This occurs when a bulging, weakened section of a blood vessel’s wall widens or balloons abnormally in the chest.

Abdominal Vascular Disease

Abdominal vascular disease is a condition that can cause an abdominal aortic aneurysm. This occurs when a bulging, weakened section of a blood vessel’s wall widens of balloons in the abdomen.

Peripheral Venous Disease

Peripheral venous disease is a narrowing of blood vessels that results in reduced blood flow in the limbs. This condition can cause deep vein thrombosis or varicose veins in the legs.

Lymphatic Vascular Diseases

Lymphatic vascular diseases are a series of conditions that can lead to lymphatic malfunction. Lymphedema, which causes swelling due to abnormal drainage of the lymph nodes, is common.

Vascular Diseases of the Lungs

Vascular diseases of the lungs are a series of pulmonary vascular conditions that affect blood vessels leading to and from the lungs. Examples include pulmonary arterial hypertension and COPD.

Renal Vascular Diseases

Renal vascular diseases are a series of conditions affecting blood flow to and from the kidneys. This includes renal artery stenosis (renal blockage) and fibromuscular dysplasia (weakened arteries).

Schedule Your Appointment at Insight Chicago Today

A healthy circulatory system is an important part of your overall well being. If you or a loved one are experiencing any vascular symptoms, including swollen or tingling limbs and pain when you walk, you should see a specialist at Insight Vascular Health. Our highly-skilled team specializes in diagnosing and treating a wide range of vascular conditions – often with minimally invasive procedures that lead to shorter recovery times and the best possible outcomes.

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Dr. Ahmad Elakil

Chief of Neurosurgery

Dr. Ahmad Elakil, M.D., MBA, FRCSC is the chief of neurosurgery at Insight Hospital and medical center. He is a board certified neurosurgeon.He completed his neurosurgical residency at the University of Calgary in Canada, followed by a neurosurgical-oncology postgraduate training at the University of Miami. During his residency, Dr. Elakil completed his Masters of Business Administration at Cornell University. He was awarded the Social Butterfly Award that year.

Dr. Elakil uses minimally invasive neurosurgery, a state-of-the-art procedure, to provide his patients with the best outcome and shorter recovery time. He specializes in treating tumors, neck pain, lower back pain, and spine surgery.

Dr. Elakil was cited in many prestigious national and international neurosurgical journals. He was awarded more than twenty awards in national and international neurosurgical meetings. Dr. Elakil is committed to using his expertise in neurosurgery to provide concise, compassionate, and effective care to his patients.

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