Hinsdale, IL – Members of the community are invited to meet a group of vascular and interventional radiologists who treat patients at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Drs. Luke Sewall, Steven Smith, Tom Vlahos, Frank Facchini and Michael Sichlau are hosting an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. May 7 at their new outpatient clinic, 333 Chestnut St., suite L01, Hinsdale.
The outpatient clinic will serve as a public face for the largest practice group of dedicated interventional radiologists in Illinois, all of whom treat patients at the hospitals of Adventist Midwest Health. In the specialized field of vascular and interventional radiology, doctors use X-rays and other imaging techniques to see inside the body and guide micro-tools to treat conditions without surgery. These five doctors enjoy a national reputation and comprise the only regional interventional radiology practice in the Chicago suburbs.
The Adventist Midwest Health interventional radiology team treats a wide variety of disorders that once required surgery, including clogged arteries, compression fractures of the spine from brittle bones and tumors of the liver. Other minimally invasive treatments offered include TheraSphere infusion for liver cancer and radiofrequency ablation for lung, liver or kidney cancers.
Already the team has performed the first transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) procedure on a 55-year-old patient at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. This non-surgical treatment for liver failure and end-stage liver diseases such as cirrhosis involves creating a bypass in the liver using balloon angioplasty and stent technology. X-ray guidance is used to find the correct vessels and to form a short pathway between them inside the liver. This improves blood flow to and from the liver.
The team made history by performing the first uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) procedure in Illinois 10 years ago at Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. This procedure is an alternative to a hysterectomy for those patients with uterine fibroids, non-cancerous smooth muscle tumors of the uterus that occur in 20 to 50 percent of women.
Doctors will perform testing procedures and follow-up care at the new clinic. To attend the open house, which will feature appetizers and dessert in addition to a tour of the facility and its equipment, please RSVP by calling (630) 856-7525.
Adventist Midwest Health includes Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. To find a physician, visit www.keepingyouwell.com.