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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Leg Pain Lecture to be Given by MacNeal Vascular Surgeon During North Riverside Park Mall Walker Event


BERWYN, IL – MacNeal vascular surgeon Elie Zayyat, MD, will present a lecture on leg pain on Thursday, April 26, during a morning mall walkers event at the North Riverside Park Mall, 7501 W. Cermak Road.
Dr. Zayyat will discuss the different kind of leg pain, the causes and when to seek medical help. His talk is part of a series of morning activities aimed at mall walkers.
"There are many different causes of leg pain. Often times, people can minimize what they are feeling and miss the potential for a serious underlying issue," Dr. Zayyat said.
Vascular diseases involve the circulatory system, including heart, brain and legs. It is the result of artery blockage caused by the buildup of plaque, which reduces blood flow to the arms, legs and abdominal organs.
Dr. Zayyat is a board certified vascular surgeon at MacNeal Hospital with 15 years of experience in vascular conditions. Dr. Zayyat treats vascular disease affecting the aorta, visceral vessels, extremities (PAD) and carotid arteries.
MacNeal Hospital is one of the sponsors of the mall walkers event, which will be held Thursday, April 126, 8 – 10 am. Dr. Zayyat will speak at 8:50 am, followed by a Q&A. Other activities include breakfast, a Zumba demonstration and a raffle.


About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with 150 physician offices, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 92 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 129,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.