Safe. Comfortable. If someone used these words to describe a recent experience, one might imagine that he or she spent the day in a friend?s living room or a bank vault lined with pillows. In fact, customers have used those words to describe the atmosphere of Vein Associates of Edina. Led by board-certified physician and surgeon Robert J. Reese, the clinic?s skilled staff members pride themselves on checking our egos at the door each morning, allowing them to care for each patient and approach each scenario with an open mind. Treating varicose and spider veins with a variety of treatments, the staffers help guests attain blemish-free legs, allowing them to progress in their careers as Rockettes or professional mannequin impersonators.
Dr. Allen Van Beek, a board-certified plastic surgeon, has more than three decades of experience performing cosmetic and reconstructive plastic-surgery procedures. The medical director of Plastic Surgery Specialists understands that the quest for beauty is an ongoing one and works closely with each patient to correct physical flaws. His right-hand woman—Kristina Whitlock—is a certified medical licensed aesthetician. She assists in performing non-medical procedures like microdermabrasion and chemical treatments plus a selection of IPL laser treatments that help reduce unwanted hair and diminish the appearance of sun damage.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Jonathan Witzke earned his stripes in surgical centers and hospitals before becoming the namesake of Witzke Plastic Surgery, where he and his savvy staff perform an array of invasive and noninvasive procedures. Cosmetic concerns fade with simple IPL facials, Botox injections, liposuction, and breast augmentation procedures. For injured hands, certified therapist Joan Collins acts on more than two decades of experience with procedures that aim to quell carpal tunnel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, or a thumb war injury.
Dr. Mike Towey uses five lasers to permeate the skin, erasing tattoo ink of all colors. A board-certified physician and Minnesota native, he strives to make these sessions as comfortable as possible by applying numbing creams to alleviate any pain or anxiety. Inside the shop, a space awash in vibrant Caribbean colors, Dr. Towey takes 7?9 sessions to send tattoos into the ether, with the body expelling the broken-up ink through natural processes.
A quarter of the bones in the human skeleton reside in the feet, and the doctors at Midwest Podiatry Centers tend to all of them to improve overall wellness and help patients to get back to walking the average 7,000 steps per day. They treat injuries, nail problems, and skin infections as well as diabetic and geriatric conditions to make walking and moonwalking as painless as possible. The clinic's lasers target fungus and warts that may be hiding on nails or soles, as well as unwanted hair and unsightly spider veins.
If practice makes perfect, David Whiting, MD, must be approaching that standard: he has performed more than 98,000 LASIK eye surgeries in his career. While racking up those impressive stats, the board-certified ophthalmologist has held medical-director positions at institutions including LasikPlus and Joffe MediCenter. At Whiting Clinic LASIK + Eye Care, he and his staff make use of both extensive experience and advanced technology to perform treatments including LASIK eye surgery, cataract procedures, and lens implants to treat severe nearsightedness or just allow for useful backup eyes. Patients get to experience the fun side as well as the medical side of the intricate equipment: during their visit, they'll interface with iPad systems and select their own music to listen to. The clinic itself was built to Dr. Whiting's own specifications, including eco-friendly construction methods, sweeping glass walls that light up with changing colors at night, and nature-inspired artwork that allows patients to revel in their renewed vision.