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Dr. Gregory Spitz

Vascular Surgery
Aurora, IL
38 years experience male

Locations

AmeriVein

Aurora, IL

Address

1256 Waterford drive, Suite 130, Aurora, IL
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aurora, IL

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Vascular Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Spitz
38 years experience
Cannot: It is not possible to completely prevent varicose veins. They are primarily related to hormones heredity and pregnancy and sometimes trauma. Staying i... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Spitz
38 years experience
Normal variant: After an IV the vein needs to heal . Ice may help if it hurts and will reduce inflammation symptoms. It should go away over time.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Spitz
38 years experience
Stay on meds: Your body will reabsorb a clot if it can although this is not always possible. Staying on anticoagulants will keep clot from propagating.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Spitz
38 years experience
Not usually: Immobilization, cancer, trauma and coagulation disorders are the most common causes of dvt.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Spitz
38 years experience
Catheter: A catheter placed in a vein to instill the medication. Usually done in a interventional radiology setting or operating room.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Spitz
38 years experience
Sclerotherapy: In general sclerotherapy has been found to be the most effective treatment for spider (thread ) veins. Laser may be effective on the facial spider vei... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Spitz
38 years experience
Reflux: Reflux or backflow of the veins in the superficial or deep system can cause this as well as lymphedema.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Spitz
38 years experience
Varicose veins: Bulging veins. Swelling of the legs and pain are the most common signs and symptoms.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Spitz
38 years experience
Smoking and heredity: Smoking and heredity would be the 2 most common factors.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Spitz
38 years experience
DVt hormones: Any hormone therapy may increase your chances of blot clots. Seek physician advice before using any hormones.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Spitz
38 years experience
Sclero best: Sclerotherapy is also usually the best options for spider veins.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Spitz
38 years experience
Cold: Some use of cold compresses may decrease the discomfort associated with blood clots in the legs. As always protect the skin when using hot or cold an... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Spitz
38 years experience
Any antiinflammatory: Any anti inflammatory that is best tolerated by the patient will help phlebitis symptoms. However treatment by a qualified specialist for the underlyi... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Spitz
38 years experience
Get checked: There are often no symptoms or calf cramp can be indicative of something else. A painless ultrasound would easily diagnose this as a DVT or not.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Spitz
38 years experience
Maybe: Any trauma to an already existing abnormality may worsen it. Easy to get treated with injections sclerotherapy or laser.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Spitz
38 years experience
Usually not: Usually problems with the arteries not the veins cause erectile dysfunction.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Spitz
38 years experience
Variable: Variable and too many to count.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Spitz
38 years experience
Epididymitis: Could be inflammation of this area. See a urologist before it gets worse.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Spitz
38 years experience
Pharmacist: Get that list from your pharmacist they will be happy to help you.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Spitz
38 years experience
Usually not: That sounds unusual but it depends on the procedure you had on your leg and the pre procedure condition as well.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Spitz
38 years experience
No: No herbal remedy has been shown to heal ulcers.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Spitz
38 years experience
Heredity etc: Hormones heredity and pregnancy usually causes these problems ie spider veins and telangiectasias.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Spitz
38 years experience
Interchangeable: These seem to be the same thing.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Spitz
38 years experience
Treat them: The only way to make abnormal veins less noticeable is to treat them. The treatment depends on the nature and size of the veins.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Spitz
38 years experience
Colorectal system: Hemorrhoids are dilated tortuous veins in the anal canal.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Spitz
38 years experience
Sclerotherapy: If in an isolated area on the hands sclerotherapy could be performed on the wrist.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Spitz
38 years experience
Many causes: Heredity, hormones, pregnancy, malignancies, trauma and certain blood clotting disorders are the most common causes of blood clots in the legs.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Spitz
38 years experience
Good general health: Since these are from hormones and heredity it is not known how to prevent these except to stay in good general health.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Spitz
38 years experience
Infection: Whether venous or arterial a leg ulcer can lead to serious infection and even amputation if left untreated.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Spitz
38 years experience
Yes : Yes before damage to tissues occurs. Usually conservative measures are the best way to start.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Spitz
38 years experience
Vein puncture : It will most likely be ok. Use cold compression a couple times a day. If it persists after 4-6 weeks you might want to see a physician.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Spitz
38 years experience
No: That does not sound like the typical presentation of gangrene. You should see a physician.
A female asked:
Dr. Gregory Spitz
38 years experience
Get help: Get professional help now before you injure yourself seriously.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Spitz
38 years experience
No supplemetns: No supplements are known to affect the course of raynauds. See a vascular surgeon with interest in this disease. You can call your local hospital phys... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Spitz
38 years experience
Normal variant: This is usually normal based on your genetic makeup.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Spitz
38 years experience
See a physician: After 1 year scar tissue may have developed or the original disease process needs t o be checked. See your physician and they probably will order a fo... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Spitz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Spitz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Aurora, IL - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Aurora, IL - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Aurora, IL - Winter
2013
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