Dear Prospective Patient

Since limiting my practice exclusively to the evaluation and treatment of venous disorders in 1988, I have been fortunate to have been involved in major developments in the field of Phlebology. In the late 1980s, the marriage of ultrasound technology with sclerotherapy revolutionized the outpatient treatment of varicose vein disease, allowing minimally invasive treatment for vast numbers of vein problems that were previously only amenable to surgical stripping and ligation. I incorporated Endovenous Laser Ablation Treatment (EVLT) after its approval by the FDA in 2002. I offer the latest CoolTouch laser technology for my patients. EVLT is performed in the office without the need for general anesthesia or sedation, is well tolerated by patients, allows for immediate ambulation and resumption of activities with results that are quite satisfying. Most patients obtain excellent results often without the need for even an aspirin. I am pleased to offer my patients VeinWave technology which is an incredible advancement in treating facial spider veins often associated with rosacea.

Phlebology remains a fascinating and satisfying field for me. My credentials reflect my commitment and dedication to the field of Phlebology. I have kept current and will continue to keep current, with the latest diagnostic and therapeutic options for vein disorders. I have used my clinical experience to refine treatment techniques throughout the years. My goal is to obtain the best possible outcome for my patients whether they have large varicose veins or small varicose and spider vein disorders.

If you live in the Chicago area it is likely that I have treated a friend, relative, neighbor or even your doctor or nurse. If you are unsure of which treatment option is best suited for your vein problem, or if you simply want a second opinion, call my office for an appointment. I look forward to meeting you.

Sincerely,

George C Kuefner, MD, RPVI, RVT

Meet the Staff

George C. Kuefner, MD, RPVI, RVT is certified by both the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is credentialed both as a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) and a Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS). Dr. Kuefner is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine. With over 29 years experience exclusively diagnosing and treating vein related disorders combined with his experience performing Endovenous Laser Ablations, ultrasound guided procedures, sclerotherapy procedures, VeinWave procedures and ultrasound evaluations, Dr. Kuefner qualifies as one of the most experienced and credentialed Phlebologists in the United States. Dr. Kuefner is a member of the American College of Phlebology, Chicago Medical Society, Illinois State Medical Society and American Registry of Diagnostic Sonographers.

Lynne Tunis, RN, RVT graduated from the Morton College School of Nursing in 1985. Lynne has focused her nursing specialty in the field of Phlebology since
1988. She has complimented her nursing career in Phlebology by obtaining certification as a Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS). She has assisted in thousands of vein procedures and is proficient in all aspects related to the assessment, testing and treatment of patients with vein disorders. Lynne also is a member of the American College of Phlebology (ACP).

Cheri Sheehy is our front office manager, patient liaison and insurance advocate. Her experience is invaluable in assisting patients throughout the treatment process. Cheri will likely be the first person you will meet when you call our office. Her efforts are equally appreciated by our staff and patients alike.