Welcome to Pacific Vein Care
At Pacific Vein Care we are ready to assist you with all of your vein care needs. Our board certified physicians take a team approach to achieve your best results. Our services range from the cosmetic treatment of varicose veins to minimally invasive repair of blocked veins. We use only state of the art equipment managed by board certified physicians and a talented support team. Through a commitment to quality we are nationally recognized as a top health care provider.
E. Conti, MD
Dr. Conti attended medical school at Chicago Medical School in North Chicago, Illinois. He then completed a Residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of California at San Francisco. This was followed by a fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the Pittsburg Vascular Institute in Pittsburg.
Dr. Conti is a Board Certified Radiologist and fellowship trained in Interventional Radiology. Dr. Conti is the co-founder of The Pacific Vein Care. He has given lectures on venous disease to many groups and hasdirected a training site for vein procedures, including training other physicians. He was one of the first physicians in the Midwest to perform the Closure procedure starting in 2001. He is on staff at the Centegra Health System hospitals and is the lead of the Interventional Radiology Department. Dr. Conti lives in Crystal Lake, Illinois with his wife Joy and their four children.
- Medical School: Chicago Medical School; North Chicago, IL
- Internship: University California San Francisco
- Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, University of California, San Francisco
- Fellowship: Pittsburg Vascular Institute
- Board Certification: American Board of Radiology
- Certificate of Added Qualifications Eligible: Vascular and Interventional Radiology
- American College of Phlebology
- American College of Radiology
- Radiological Society of North America
Honors and Awards:
- Chief Resident
- Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
- Centegra Medical System, McHenry County
- QA/QI Centegra
- Credentials Committee Centegra
- Senior Interventionalist Centegra Health System
Our core team is comprised of certified medical imaging experts (Ultrasound, MRI and Vascular Imaging), who have additional training in endovascular surgery. Our physicians treat both Arterial and Venous disease. This includes angioplasties and stents as well as the treatment of vascular malformations.
Endovenus Ablation: A catheter (spaghetti sized tube) is inserted into the greater saphenous vein usually below the level of the knee. This is done using an IV needle, although rarely a ¼ inch incision may be needed to locate the vein. The catheter is then advanced into the part of the great saphenous vein that will be treated. The catheter is slowly withdrawn as it heats the vein causing damage to the vein wall. This damage results in the great saphenous vein closing down. Over time, the body dismantles the vein as it is no longer useful.
Ambulatory Phlebectomy: After RF Therapy has treated the great saphenous vein the branches of the varicose veins usually shrink in size to where they no longer bother you. However, the largest varicose veins never return to normal size. They need to be surgically removed. This is done through tiny incisions with an instrument that resembles a crochet hook. The veins are hooked and pulled out of the leg. The incisions are closed with steri strips. No sutures are required. In most cases you can return to work the following day.
Sclerotherapy: is a technique which was developed in the 1950s and 60s to treat veins. It involves the use of an extremely fine needle to inject a tiny amount of a dilute solution (sclerosant) directly into the larger veins. The solution causes the lining of the vein to swell, eventually sealing off the blood vessels and preventing blood flow. At Pacific Vein Care, we use polidocanol as our sclerosant of choice because it is painless and effective.
Large veins can be treated with a sclerosing agent. After the skin is thoroughly cleansed with alcohol a very small needle is inserted into the vein and once secured by tape a syringe is attached and the sclerosing agent is injected slowly. The vein immediately disappears, then returns in about 10-15 seconds and is actually MORE prominent than it was before treatment started. The irritated vein then fades away over a few weeks.