M.Chavez MD, SC
2222 W. Division St, Suite 205, Wicker Park | (773) 227-3303

Procedural Medicine

Procedural medicine is a newer branch of medicine that evolved as hospital-associated ambulatory surgery programs and freestanding ambulatory surgery centers moved toward an office-based outpatient model.  This branch of medical care has given clients and patients easy access to in-office specialized services by bypassing the congested hospital, insurance and sub-specialization that often plagues the current and standard model of care. With procedural medicine, the entire patient experience from prevention of illness to diagnosis and therapeutic intervention can be undertaken efficiently and unimpeded under one setting and one location.    

Our procedural medicine program follows three basic objectives: 

  • To facilitate the delivery of medical care

  • To ensure a pleasant experience for our guests

  • To strive for excellent outcomes

Our philosophy focuses on the best practices in four fields of medicine; anesthesia, wound care and healing, competence and standard precautions.   This philosophy, along with a fully equipped office and the latest technology serve as a framework for each procedure undertaken.  As a result, procedures are done with relative ease and efficiency resulting in favorable outcomes.

We practice Level I office surgery which includes procedures performed only under topical or local anesthesia and the occasional pre-procedure anti-anxiety medication.  We strive to help you cope with your sense of incomplete and cumbersome care.  Please contact us for more information on any of the services we offer. We look forward to helping you.

Minor Skin Surgery

  • Lipomas

  • Sebaceous and Inclusion Cysts

  • Laceration repair

  • Scar revisions

  • Incisional and excisional biopsies

  • Incision and drainage (I&D) of skin abscesses

  • Ingrown toenail repair

Joint Injections

  • Diagnostic and Therapeutic Aspiration of effusions

  • Steroid injections for relief of temporary pain

  • Visco-supplementation of the shoulders & knees

  • PRT (platelet rich therapy) for shoulders & knees

  • AmnioFix - tissue repair and regeneration for shoulders and knees

Medical Botox

  • Axillary and palmar hyperhidrosis

  • Headaches/Migraines

  • Post herpetic neuralgia

  • Painful scars

  • Bruxism/Oromandibular Dystonia

Gynecological Procedures

  • Breast cyst (fine needle) aspiration

  • Colposcopy

    • Surgical biopsy

    • Cryosurgery (cervix)

  • Endometrial (Uterine) biopsy

  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Placement

  • PAP smears

Cryosurgery for Skin

  • Actinic keratosis

  • Seborrheic keratosis

  • Plantar warts

  • Genital warts

  • Skin tags

  • Molluscum contagiosum

  • Age spots

  • Hypertrophic scars and keloids

  • Other Skin lesions