Atif Baqai, MD, FACS, RPVI, a Vascular Surgeon with AMITA Health Medical Group Heart & Vascular Elk Grove Village

Get to know Vascular Surgeon Dr. Atif Baqai, who serves patients in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.

An excellent vascular surgeon and wound specialist, Dr. Baqai is affiliated with AMITA Health Medical Group, working out of their Heart & Vascular Elk Grove Village location. 

His practice focuses on both endovascular (minimally invasive) and open surgical treatment of vascular diseases. He also has special interests in conditions such as abdominal aortic aneurysm, carotid artery disease, critical limb ischemia, amputation prevention, diabetic vascular disease, peripheral artery disease, dialysis access, and varicose veins, among others.

“As a vascular specialist, I believe the key to success is helping my patients build an understanding of their disease process and taking an active role in forming their treatment plans. It is my goal to help raise awareness in the community and focus on prevention and screening of vascular disease. I hope to be able to provide innovative solutions to challenging vascular problems using state-of-the-art and cutting-edge treatment strategies” expressed Dr. Baqai.

Holding the positions of Chief of Vascular Surgery, Medical Director of AMITA Wound Care, Hyperbaric and Vein Center and Participating Institution Program Director of AMITA General General Surgery Residency Program, he is affiliated with AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center Elk Grove Village, AMITA Health St. Alexius Medical Center Hoffman Estates, AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center La Grange, AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Glen Oaks, AMITA Health Saint Francis Hospital Evanston, AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Chicago, AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center Joliet, AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center Chicago, AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, and AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Elgin.

Regarding his educational background, Dr. Baqai earned his medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in general surgery at the University of Illinois Peoria College of Medicine, with a further residency and fellowship in vascular surgery at the University of Miami School of Medicine.

A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI), the doctor is board-certified in general surgery and vascular surgery by the American Board of Surgery (ABS). The ABS is an independent, non-profit organization located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, founded for the purpose of certifying surgeons who have met a defined standard of education, training, and knowledge.

Vascular surgery is a surgical subspecialty in which diseases of the vascular system, including the arteries, veins, and lymphatic circulation, are managed by medical therapy, minimally invasive catheter procedures, and surgical reconstruction. A vascular surgeon diagnoses, treats, and manages conditions in the arteries and veins, also called the blood vessels. These specialists treat a range of health problems, from spider and varicose veins to life-threatening aneurysms, and can help patients manage chronic conditions throughout their lives.

On a more personal note, he is married and a proud father of two wonderful children, Ariana and Aariz Baqai.  He is ecstatic to be living and serving his community he once grew up in and to be surrounded by his family and friends. Dr. Baqai speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, Spanish, and Urdu. 

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