AmeriVein is a comprehensive vein clinic and treatment center owned and operated by physicians who are dedicated to the state-of the-art treatment of vein disease. The AmeriVein vein center was founded in 2000 by the inventors of the TriVex System. TriVex is the revolutionary state of the art system that is being used around the world for the minimally invasive treatment of varicose veins. Tumescent enhanced sclerotherapy (TES), a new highly effective spider vein treatment was also invented and perfected at AmeriVein.
The physicians at AmeriVein use advanced diagnostic techniques to choose the best non-surgical or mininimally invasive procedure for your individual needs. In addition to treating patients, AmeriVein is the major training center for physicians wishing to learn about TriVex, TES, and the state of the art care of vein disease.
The vein doctors and staff of AmeriVein pride themselves on the quality of care that is provided with compassion and respect for the privacy and comfort of their patients.
Greg Spitz MD, FACS
Dr. Spitz graduated from the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana with a BS degree in Biology in 1980 and received his M.D. degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1984. His five-year general residency was completed at the University of Illinois in 1989. He became a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery (Board Certified) in 1990 and re-certified in 2008. He was inducted as a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.) in 1994. Dr. Spitz has been in the Fox Valley since 1991. He has served on the board of directors of the Kane County Medical Society, including being Secretary/Treasurer, Vice President and President. He is a long-standing member of the American Medical Association, Illinois State Medical Society, the Warren Cole Surgical Society, the American College of Phlebology. He has served on physician advisory boards for CIGNA, Principal, and Health-South Corporations.
Jeff Braxton, MD FACS
Dr. Braxton grew up in Michigan and after graduating from Northern Michigan University, Dr. Braxton attended the University of Michigan Medical School, receiving his M.D. degree in 1989. Dr. Braxton moved to Illinois, completing his residency program in general surgery at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center in 1994. Dr. Braxton is board certified in General Surgery and a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. Dr Braxton is a member of the American Medical Association, Illinois Medical Society and the Kane County Medical Society. He is an instructor for the Department of Surgery at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago. He is on staff at Edward Hospital in Naperville and Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora. He has served as the chairman of Trauma at Rush Copley Medical Center for over 10 years.
Since varicose veins are usually caused by leaking one-way valves, vein treatment involves removal of the bad valve to minimize the risk of veins returning. Since it is not generally possible to repair or replace a bad vein valve, the vein containing the bad valve must be eliminated for varicose vein treatment. One of the more common locations for a bad valve is in the groin where the saphenous vein joins the main femoral vein. To effectively treat this bad valve, the saphenous vein from the groin to the knee must be removed or destroyed. There are several methods for accomplishing leg vein removal.
One method, Saphenous Vein Removal, involves the removal of the saphenous vein through two incisions made in the leg. When used in concert with the TriVex procedure, recovery time and bruising are considerably minimized. Other procedures for varicose vein removal, such as TCI, are less invasive while incurring less discomfort and bruising than traditional vein stripping. Please browse our site for other methods we utilize for treatment of varicose veins. A specialist can go over these procedures and determine which one will best treat your condition.