Center for Vein Restoration, Welcomes Dr. Deborah Cogan!
Dr. Cogan’s Credentials
Dr. Cogan is double board-certified, specializing in diagnosing and treating venous and lymphatic disease. She is board-certified by both the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine.
Dr. Cogan earned her medical degree at the University of Iowa, Roy J., and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa. She completed her fellowship in Venous and Lymphatic Medicine at Midwest Vein Center, Downer’s Grove, Illinois, and residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology, McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.
Dr. Cogan regularly ranked among Best Doctors in the Chicagoland area.
Dr. Cogan’s Specialties
Dr. Cogan is a devoted, compassionate vein doctor who has dedicated her career to helping patients live free from the discomfort associated with vein disease. Symptoms include varicose veins, spider veins, leg pain, leg swelling, leg cramps, restless legs, leg ulcers, and skin changes in the lower limbs. She treats patients using minimally invasive, in-office procedures, including:
- Radiofrequency and laser ablation In both procedures, a thin catheter is gently inserted into the vein through the skin. Heat is emitted, closing the affected vein. The closed vein is then reabsorbed into the body, and the blood finds a new path through healthier veins.
- Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy A needle is placed into the damaged vein via ultrasonography guidance. Then, a medicine called a sclerosant is injected into the vein, resulting in the closure of the damaged vein. Blood naturally reroutes to healthier veins.
- Varithena The trade name for a polidocanol injectable foam, Varithena is the sclerosing agent used to treat varicose veins. The agent collapses the damaged vein, forcing the blood to reroute to healthier veins.
- VenaSeal This revolutionary closure system uses a proprietary medical adhesive to close off varicose veins. VenaSeal is a safe and effective treatment option recommended as an alternative to radiofrequency and laser procedures.
More About Dr. Cogan
A devoted, passionate patient health advocate and educator, Dr. Cogan has 20 years of medical experience. She prides herself on listening carefully to her patients and seeks to understand their lives and what brings them in to see her. She uses a “shared decision-making” model of care where she and the patient work together to make a health care decision that is best for the patient.
Dr. Cogan spent the first eight years of her medical career as a minimally invasive surgeon, practicing in women’s health. During this time, she witnessed first-hand the burden of varicose vein disease for women related to pregnancy.
A known risk factor for varicose veins, the powerful pregnancy hormone progestin, as well as the expanding uterus, make it harder for the lower leg veins to circulate blood up to the heart. The blood pools in the legs and feet, causing swelling and varicose veins. Often these pregnancy-related varicose veins resolve within a few months after delivery. However, if varicose veins persist after pregnancy, Dr. Cogan offers minimally invasive treatment options that fit into a busy mom’s schedule.
As her interest in vascular medicine grew, she pursued vein care as a specialty and has spent a decade treating both men and women with vein disease.
Propelled by her passion for improving the quality of her patient's lives, Dr. Cogan devoted her career to ultrasound diagnosis and minimally invasive procedures for problem veins.
Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Cogan
Center for Vein Restoration prides itself on its compassionate, individualized approach to patient care. As America’s largest physician-led vein center, CVR is devoted entirely to radically improving lives by providing safe, personalized, and positive treatment options for vein disease.
Call 1-800-FIX-LEGS or visit centerforvein.com for more information or to schedule an appointment.