Welcome to Minimally Invasive Therapy Specialists! We are the sought-after medical practice in the Chicago area which provides non-surgical, minimally invasive treatments for a number of vascular and non-vascular conditions. Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad has well over 20 years of dedicated experience.
We provide patients with minimally invasive treatment options for a wide variety of conditions including varicose veins, peripheral arterial disease, uterine fibroids, liposuction, back and joint pain, Botox, fillers, face-lift, and non-surgical breast enhancement.
Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad is a nationally and internationally known in his field of interventional radiology. He specializes in using imaging to guide his tools to the diseased parts of the body to treat a wide variety of conditions without surgery.
Whether you need a little help maintaining what you already have or you have hopes of achieving the body of your dreams, our board certified physicians can help. Our cosmetic procedures are patient focused, which means they are centered around our patient’s goals, wellness and confidentiality for the benefit of our patients. Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad has a wealth of experience and remains up to date on plastic and cosmetic procedures in order to deliver the safest, most natural results in Chicago.
Our cosmetic procedures include:
Fillers Lip Augmentation
Non-surgical Breast Augmentation
We would love to help you achieve your goals. Please contact our office for a consultation to discuss your needs. We look forward to serving you and assisting in your healthcare needs.
Vascular system consist of arteries that carry blood from the heart to the body and veins that bring it back. Arteries and veins are effected by different set of problems.
Some of the conditions effecting the arteries that we treat are the following:
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) or Peripheral vascular disease (PVD)-occurs when plaque builds up in the arteries that supply blood to your organs, head and limbs, which restricts the arteries and limits the flow of oxygen-rich blood to your body.
Aortic aneurysm-occurs when a bulge develops in the aorta, the body's main artery, which is responsible for transporting oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the rest of the body. If it bursts, it can cause serious bleeding which can lead to death.
Claudication, critical limb ischemia, and leg ulcers-occurs when blockage or narrowing occurs in the arteries that supply blood to the legs. Claudication is typically described when you experience pain on walking in your buttocks, thighs, or calf and is relieved by short rest. Pain occurs typically after walking the same distance. As the condition progresses, it can affect the skin and muscle and lead to pain even at rest and eventually physical changes in skin, hair loss and eventually ulcers leading to amputations.
Many of these conditions can occur long before the sufferer experiences symptoms. Fortunately, a physician can perform an arterial ultrasound to test the severity and location of the blockage before it worsens.
We offer a wide range of procedures including specialized interventions including but not limited to angiogram, angioplasty, stent placement, atherectomy, and drug coted stents and balloons to treat avascular disorders. These procedures are performed by a highly trained, highly experienced physician with extensive knowledge in vascular issues.
Veins are typically effected by venous insufficiency leading to venous hypertension. It typically effects the legs and manifests as large bulging varicose veins. These varicose veins are however late manifestation of the condition which can start as spider veins. Symptoms of venous insufficiency include ache and discomfort in legs followed by cramps at night, restlessness, leg swelling, skin discoloration, and eventually ulcers which can lead to amputation. We offer a variety of treatment options including sclerotherapy, venous ablation, EVLT, EVRFA, and micro phlebectomy or ambulatory phlebectomy.
Numerous factors can affect women's health throughout various stages of their lives, from painful uterine fibroids to urinary incontinence. Our health care providers are sensitive to the issues women face and offer unique treatments based on their individual needs. We have some of the most adept physicians in the field with real-world knowledge and experience along with advanced technology to provide exceptional care in your time of need.
Some women's health issues we address include:
Uterine Fibroids, UFE
Pelvic Pain, or pelvic congestion
To address your feminine issues and stay on top of your health, feel free to contact our staff for an appointment.
Many people suffer excruciating pain, which can occur as a result of various conditions including arthritis, osteoporosis and sciatica. Whether you suffer from back pain, neck pain, herniated discs, spine conditions, nerve problems or other painful conditions, our pain management specialists can diagnose the source of your pain and provide effective pain relief with the aid of state-of-the-art technology and minimally invasive procedures.
Some pain relief treatments work on their own, while others work in conjunction with pain medication. Our specialists can recommend the best procedure for you based on your diagnosis.
Our pain relief treatments include:
Spinal Cord Stimulator
Joint injections of steroid and lubricating fluid
If you have excruciating pain, you don't have to suffer. Please contact our office to see how we can help.