Dr. Lowell Scott Weil Sr. founded his eponymous institute in 1965 to treat the foot and ankle ailments of Des Plaines–area patients. Now with 10 practice locations and a staff of 15 podiatrists and surgeons, Weil Foot & Ankle Institute has grown into a recognized network that's seen the soles of more than 100,000 patients. This team utilizes technologies such as MRI, digital radiography, and old-fashioned feet tickling to diagnose conditions ranging from fractures and deformities to ingrown or fungal nails and diabetic neuropathy.
Dr. Weil recently completed a study, and presented it the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, that shows a 63% chance of a nail-fungus treatment clearing a nail as long as there is at least 3 millimeters of clear nail at its base.
As a podiatrist, Dr. Alex Yanovskiy works hard to relieve foot and ankle pain. He treats everything from hammertoes and sprains to corns and bunions, using digital ultrasound diagnostics to assess problems faster than a Magic 8 Ball. Dr. Yanovskiy stays connected with the latest in medical technology by taking continuing-education classes and participating in the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association.
Drs. Igor Dukarevich and Claude Harb keep their patients' feet pain-free by providing everything from basic cosmetic care to corrective surgery when necessary. At Advanced Podiatry Clinics, the multilingual physicians oversee a staff of medical professionals armed with modern diagnostic and treatment technologies, including digital x-ray machines, ultrasound scanning systems, and a Cutera laser system, which can treat the underlying infections that cause toenail fungus. This combination of technology and professional experience allows the practice to address a wide array of common foot and ankle concerns, fixing everything from ingrown toenails and sprains to bunions and triple-knotted shoelaces.
As a podiatrist, Dr. Mary DiSomma knows how to treat the myriad afflictions that can affect the feet. She and her associates at DiSomma Foot & Ankle Clinic care for conditions ranging from bunions and ingrown nails to fungal infections on an outpatient basis. They are also available to handle emergencies such as sports injuries, gout attacks. The clinic's Q-Clear laser takes aim at plantar warts and onychomycosis without messy ointments or downtime, allowing patients to proudly flaunt their healthy, bare feet after the infections clear.
Under the direction of Dr. George Tsatsos, Dr. Svetlana Zats, Dr. Mariano Rivera and Dr. Kevin Massard, the staff of Ankle N Foot Center performs podiatric and medical aesthetics services equally adeptly. Doctors can craft customized orthotics from patients' digital measurements, diagnose problems with in-house x-rays and ultrasounds, and help heal injuries with physical-therapy programs led by a penitent stiletto heel. Clients on already happy feet can waltz toward the medical salon, where aestheticians use medically sanitized instruments and safe, natural products to exfoliate feet and polish nails.
Holistic foot-healer Dr. Anthony Spitz targets toenail fungus with short, high-intensity blasts from the Q-Clear laser. Since there's no downtime after the short procedure, patients can cartwheel straight out the door and go back to their normal activities. Yellowed, brittle toe shields will be replaced by clear nails over the next six to nine months, giving feet the confidence to bare all in a pair of flip-flops or fuzzy glass slippers.