Hoffman Estates General Surgeon
1600 N. Randall Rd, Suite 355
Elgin, Illinois 60123 US
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22 years experience
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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Steimle has hospital affiliations at Advocate Sherman Hospital and Presence St. Joseph Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Northwestern University
    Medical: MD, University of Michigan Medical School
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Michigan Hospitals
    Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care and ECMO, University of Michigan Hospitals

Treatments offered at Vein and Laser Center

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My vein is leaking (upper left leg). My doctor is suggesting EVLT. Is foam sclerotherapy a good alternative?

Sclerotherapy is not a substitute for EVLT.  Sclerotherapy is ideal for spider and reticular veins.  At times, a higher percentage of the solution i... READ MORE

If I am black is eyebrow tattoo removal with the laser not an option?

The Cutera enlighten laser tattoo removal machine has the ability to treat skin types IV and V.  It does have a 532 wavelength that is not ... READ MORE

Swollen and painful branch vein after sclerotherapy. What could that be?

It is not uncommon for a branch of veins to be swollen and painful one week following sclerotherapy treatment.  The solution was instilled into the ... READ MORE

Why is my vein still dark and bumpy after sclerotherapy? When will I see results?

The size of the vein will likely determine the amount of time needed for your body to absorb the vein.  The bigger the vein is, the longer the amount ... READ MORE

Would over the counter compression stockings help with post sclerotherapy staining?

Over the counter compression stockings will not improve the discoloration that was caused by shutting down the reticular veins.  Your body needs time ... READ MORE

I want complete removal of this large black and grey tattoo. Any suggestions? (photos)

On average, a complete tattoo removal process will take five to eight treatments with both nanosecond and picosecond technology, typically scheduled... READ MORE

Who performs tattoo removals?

We operate in Illinois.  While the physician oversees laser treatments, we have both a registered nurse and a medical assistant who have been ... READ MORE

My son has a tattoo on his neck going up towards his face . He now admit he is so sorry he put that. Any suggestions?

His tattoo can be removed using laser tattoo removal.  The evening of the tattoo removal, the area will be reddened.  This area can become blistered a... READ MORE

Got a tattoo at a very young age and have lived in regret for a very long time now. Can this be removed? (Photo)

Yes, the tattoo can be removed.  You typically have to be out of the sun for four weeks before a treatment and four weeks after a treatment. ... READ MORE

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