About Us

Two Respected Physicians and a Remarkable Professional Staff



Our primary physicians, Arnold P. Robin, MD, FACS, CPE, RPhS, and Dean T. VelisMD, FACP: exceptional qualifications, advanced certifications, notable recognition, and years of experience.

The expertise in our practice also extends to our staff including Vivian Prodanovic, RN, Jennifer Brabec, PCT, and our ultrasound staff led by James J. Harp RT, RDMS, RVT and Gustavo Garcia RDMS, RVT.

Ms. Prodanovic has a long tenure in treating vein disorders and is responsible for managing and training our nursing and patient care team members.

Messrs Harp and Garcia have extensive experience in evaluating vein disorders with more than 20 years in practice.

When it comes to billing, insurance, and making appointments, you can count on our office staff, Jennifer Canfield and Karen Balik, to be friendly, helpful and professional.

Experience, Proven Techniques and Specialization. Pick Three.

VeinCare Experts focuses exclusively on venous and lymphatic disorders. In plain English, that means the comprehensive treatment of veins is our passion.

Our practice employs the most sophisticated and minimally invasive techniques. For example, the physicians of VeinCare Experts were among the first to perform Endovenous Laser Ablation, Radiofrequency Ablation, Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy, Microphlebectomy, Subfascial Endoscopic Perforator Surgery and TriVex powered phlebectomy.

To you, it’s proof that VeinCare Experts will treat your condition with high-quality, outcome-based care.

Arnold P. Robin, MD, FACS, CPE, RPhS

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Dr. Arnold Robin is a nationally recognized surgeon and phlebologist. He has over 30 years experience caring for patients with disorders of the veins and lymphatics. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine as well as a board certified surgeon and fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He also holds the RPhS certificate in ultrasonography, a mainstay in diagnosis and treatment of vein conditions.

Dr. Robin earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. He received his MD from Rush University in Chicago, Illinois and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

He completed his surgical residency at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago and his fellowship at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City.

Dr. Robin spent the first years of his medical career in academe. During this time, he served in leadership positions such as co-director of the Trauma Service and Chief of the Division of Surgical Research at Cook County Hospital, director of student surgical education, and chief of General Surgery at the University of Illinois Hospital.

He began private practice in suburban Chicago and was a partner at Northwest Suburban Surgical Specialists until joining Northwest VeinCare and subsequently co-founding VeinCare Experts.

Dr. Robin has held multiple leadership positions including chief of the Department of Surgery and president of the medical staff at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Illinois. He has served on the Board of Directors of Northwest Community Hospital and Health Plus Physicians Organization.

Dr. Robin is a member of numerous national and international organizations, including the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Phlebology, the American Society for Physician Leadership, the Association for Academic Surgery and the Chicago Surgical Society. He also holds the Certified Physician Executive (CPE) designation and has authored or co-authored over 150 scientific publications and presented at numerous national and international conferences.

Dr. Robin is currently a member of the medical staff of Northwest Community Hospital and Saint Alexius Medical Center.

He resides in Evanston, Illinois and his interests include travel, aviation, golf, fine wine, number and word puzzles, limerick writing, and spending time with his wife and three grown children.

Practice Philosophy
When you choose me as your physician, you have placed your trust in me. It is my duty to maintain the highest level of knowledge, experience, skill, and ethical standards; and to use my expertise to provide the best possible outcome.

At VeinCare Experts, your wellbeing is our highest priority.

Curriculum Vitae
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Dean T. Velis, MD, FACP

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Dr. Dean Velis is a native Chicagoan, having grown up in west suburban Berwyn, and has more than 25 years of experience as a surgeon and phlebologist. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and by the American Board of Phlebology (Inaugural Examination), the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American College of Surgeons and the American Heart Association.

Dr. Velis attended Northeastern Illinois University and received his undergraduate degree with honors in Biology. Dr. Velis was awarded his MD from the University of Athens School of Medicine, in Athens, Greece, with honors and he served his internship and residency at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Illinois.

His post-graduate work included a research position at the University of Athens studying and analyzing the immunology of infectious disease, specifically with patients afflicted with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

Dr. Velis has authored and coauthored numerous studies for medical symposiums including the Annual Congress of the American College of Phlebology and the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Microbiology.

He is a licensed physician and surgeon in Illinois, California, Wisconsin and the European Economic Community. He is a consultant to the State of Illinois Department of Human Services and is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and on the faculty of the American College of Phlebology.

A Staff Just as Experienced and Caring as the Doctors

Many times you can tell the quality of the practice not just by the doctors, but by the professionalism and respectfulness of the staff.

At VeinCare Experts you’ll find our veteran staff both competent and caring. The clinical staff is led by Vivian Prodanovic, RN. Vivian has a long history of caring for patients with vein conditions and her experience sets the tone for the rest of the nursing staff whom she personally selects and trains.

Jennifer Brabec, PCT, rounds out the clinical staff. You will find her to be highly skilled, organized, and responsible to patient needs.

Our ultrasound staff is led by James J. Harp, RT, RDMS, RVT and Gustavo Garcia, RDMS, RVT. Both have more than 20 years of experience and leadership in evaluating and treating vein disorders.

Our office staff, led by Jennifer Canfield, is equally experienced and will seamlessly schedule your appointments, guide you through billing, insurance and any questions that you may have.

Karen Balik has been an invaluable member of the front office for many years. her calm demeanor and personable nature will ensure an efficient and stress free experience.