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Happiness Found

Published: 06/20/2017 on Mimivanderhaven.com by Patricia Nugent For most of us, a trip to the beach sounds heavenly…shedding the cover-ups, hitting the waves and lazily soaking up the sunshine. For Kalyn, however, a trip to the beach filled her with dread. “I hated how I looked in a bathing suit,” says the vivacious 24-year-old. “Since…

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An Open Letter of Hope.M Kohl

Dear girlfriend who just found out you have breast cancer, Yes, I know, I don’t know you and you don’t know me, but we are now and forever linked by a shared experience, breast cancer.  Your story and my story are probably very different, no two are the same. But no matter how different our…

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Faith In Science

PLASTIC SURGEON Paul Vanek, MD, FACS, was drawn to the field of medicine at a young age. When he was 8 years old his father suffered a traumatic brain injury, which gave Dr. Vanek a unique perspective on the care that physicians provide. “The doctors who took care of my father and comforted my mother…

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Do you perform ear surgery (otoplasty)?

Yes, I perform ear surgery, also known as otoplasty. This procedure can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear. It can correct an ear’s shape after an injury, or a defect in the ear structure at birth that becomes more apparent as a child ages. The most common conditions are overly large ears…

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Dr. Vanek Is A Celebrity Server!

Dr. Vanek took part in United Way of Lake County’s annual Celebrity Server event held at the Croatian Lodge for their 14th St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser. More than 600 people were in attendance and many were seen wearing green hats, beads, t-shirts, feathers, balloons and almost everything else but beer. To read the full article click…

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Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeons

A. No, there is a major difference between plastic surgeons and cosmetic surgeons. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) says most consumers don’t understand this difference, and medical marketing by many offices may be confusing the public. In a recent study of consumers on their perceptions of surgery, 87% believe surgeons must have special…

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A Patient Shares Their Surgery Story

Georgi Anderson mounts a horse and spins it around, excited to be able to ride again not long after surgery. Anderson, the breast cancer patient from Wisconsin, returned to Lake County 10 weeks after her surgery. She shared her story of recovery after being diagnosed with breast cancer in December. After seeing multiple doctors in…

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Dillon’s Congenital Ectropion Condition

  Dillon is an 18 year-old who has suffered from Congenital Ectropion since he was a child. His mother brought him to Dr. Vanek after having seen several specialists who were reluctant to undertake his very difficult and technical procedure to correct his externally rotated eye lids and chronic inflammation of his eye lashes. He…

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