Illinois Vein Health Specialist
Certification, Education, and Professional Memberships
Diplomate: American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine
Board-Certified: Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
Fellowship: Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Fellowship: Neuroradiology, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, St. Joseph Mercy Health System, Pontiac, MI
MD: Wayne State Medical School, Detroit, MI
BS: Biochemistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Leadership Positions: Co-Founder, Northern Illinois Vein Clinic (Rockford, IL); Founder, Gilvydis Vein Clinic (Geneva and Sycamore, IL)
Member: Society of Interventional Radiology, American College of Phlebology, American Society of Neuroradiology (Sr. Member), Radiological Society of North America
As a board-certified interventionist, Dr. Rimas Gilvydis is devoted to treating varicose veins and vein diseases with cutting-edge techniques and the most advanced technologies. This dedication to the field has made him a highly sought-after vein doctor in Rockford, IL.
Dr. Gilvydis is highly educated in the field, having received his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Michigan, and his M.D. at Wayne State Medical School. Following his formal education, Dr. Gilvydis completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at St. Joseph Mercy Health System. Two fellowships followed, the first at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology in St. Louis in radiology, and the second in vascular and interventional radiology, at the Rush University Medical Centre in Chicago. Valuing continuous education, Dr. Gilvydis continually stays on top of the latest developments in the field, ensuring his patients benefit from only the most current information.
“I had an uncle who was a neurosurgeon. I saw the life he was leading, and how he committed himself to others, and it certainly played a part in my wanting to become a physician. It also helped that I was strongly drawn to the sciences, particularly biochemistry. But what really got me excited about medicine was interventional radiology.”
Holding himself to the highest professional standards, Dr. Gilvydis is a member of excellent standing in numerous medical organizations, including the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIPR), the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the American Society of Neuroradiology, and the American College of Phlebology (ACP). In addition, he has also assumed several leadership roles in pursuit of delivering the best possible vein care to his patients. These positions include founding the Gilvydis Vein Clinic in Geneva and Sycamore, Illinois, as well as the Northern Illinois Vein Clinic located in Rockford.
“When I was introduced to interventional radiology, I suddenly knew the way in which I wanted to be able to make a difference in people’s lives. I wanted to be an interventionalist. I wanted to be able to directly intervene in disease process using advanced technologies, because I saw how it made a dramatic, positive difference in people’s lives. Making that difference was why I had become a doctor in the first place.”
Dr. Gilvydis is different from other vein specialists because he has a personal connection to the field. A sufferer from varicose veins himself, he is in a unique position to understand the very personal and painful impact they can have on a patient. This makes him an empathetic practitioner as well as an incredibly skilled interventional radiologist. He prides himself on treating patients quickly, with minimal downtime, hassle, and discomfort. Dr. Gilvydis knows the importance of providing a comfortable and compassionate experience, discussing both treatment and preventative measures.
“More than a decade ago, when endovenous ablation for venous disease was first introduced, I jumped at the chance to learn about this procedure. In addition to having learned advanced catheter skills as a neuroradiologist and interventional radiologist, I also had varicose veins. So treating veins is not just a perfect fit for me but also something that I understand well and have a personal stake in. I strive to provide the very highest standard of care, for one simple reason: We all deserve a comfortable, pleasant experience and the best possible outcomes.”
Dr. Rimas Gilvydis was one of the first vein specialists to treat vein disease with endovenous therapies, and since then has performed tens of thousands of procedures. With over ten years of experience, he is one of the most trusted vein specialists in Northern Illinois and the United States. Patients of Dr. Gilvydis overwhelmingly report feeling relief from symptoms with only a few visits. Dr. Gilvydis continually commits himself to the highest standard of care, devoted to giving his patients the best possible outcome.