Author Archives: Pedro Rodriguez, MD

Pedro Rodriguez, MDDr. Pedro Rodriguez is a board-certified plastic surgeon at OSF Specialty Clinic – Guilford Square in Rockford, Ill. He earned his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in East Lansing. He completed a five-year surgical residency at SUMMA Health Systems in Akron, Ohio, and received extensive training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Rodriguez's favorite pastime is impromptu dancing with his twin boys. He also enjoys working out, playing the acoustic guitar and fixing up the 1968 Camaro he has owned since he was 16.

Mohs Surgery: One Option to Treat Skin Cancer

Mohs surgery is a technique used to treat skin cancer by removing layers of cancerous skin until only cancer-free skin remains. The surgery was developed in the 1930s by Frederic Mohs and is a conservative yet effective way to treat skin cancer. Mohs surgery is considered a great treatment option for most skin cancers, such […]

How to Reduce the Appearance of Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are enlarged, bulging veins, often found on the thighs, calves or inside the leg, that occur when the one-way valves in the vein become weakened or damaged, causing blood to collect in the vein. They can cause significant pain when standing or walking. While rarely serious, they sometimes warrant evaluation by a doctor. Here’s […]

Nine Ways to Fight Cellulite

Let’s face it: there’s still no cure for cellulite. Nearly nine out of 10 women have some degree of cellulite, and hormones, lack of exercise and diet all contribute to its formation. What is Cellulite? Under your skin there’s a network of connective tissue strands called septae. Septae hold fat together, and if the septae […]