Rimas Gilvydis, MD – Vein Doctor
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
“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.
“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 processes 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.
“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 myself. 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.”