What to Expect at Northern Illinois Vein Clinic

Arrive for your first visit informed, prepared and relaxed

First, we want to encourage you to relax and remember that vein care is significantly different than it used to be. It’s faster, easier, minimally invasive and can be done in our office with little or no discomfort or downtime.

It’s normal to feel nervous about any medical treatment, including vein treatment. But we want you to know that there’s nothing to fear… and that we’re here to answer your questions and help you feel confident about the care you are receiving. Dr. Gilvydis is committed to making you feel comfortable and helping you enjoy the best possible results.

What to wear

For your first appointment, wear comfortable clothes and be ready to share your vein-related symptoms and the details of your medical history. What medications do you take? What prior medical procedures have you had? What diagnoses have you had? Did your parents have varicose veins? You can get the jump on your first visit by downloading our new patient form here.

What to bring with you

Bring your ID and your insurance card. Also please be sure to bring a list of your diagnoses and the medications you take. You should also bring any pertinent medical records, such as imaging results, prior test results or doctor’s notes related to your vein problem. Plan to arrive about 15 minutes early to fill out your paperwork. You can save time by downloading and completing your paperwork in advance here.

If you need tests, they’re painless and noninvasive

When you come for your appointment with Dr. Gilvydis, you will be examined using ultrasound. Ultrasound is painless and noninvasive, using sound waves to create an image. To ensure the most accurate diagnosis and care, all our ultrasounds are performed by accredited technologists and interpreted by Dr. Gilvydis.

We are here to help you!

If you have any other questions or concerns regarding your first visit — including how it differs from a FREE screening — call us at 815-316-8346 or contact us online.