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
- 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
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Vascular Disease (Vasculopathy)
Thoracic Vascular Disease
Abdominal Vascular Disease
Peripheral Venous Disease
Lymphatic Vascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases of the Lungs
Renal Vascular Diseases
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Dr. Ahmad Elakil
MD, MBA, FRCSC
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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