Dr. Axel Vargas is an Attending Anesthesiologist with extensive experience in the areas of
Ambulatory Anesthesia, complex Regional Anesthesia, Interventional Pain Management,
non-surgical Interventional Spine procedures as well as Neuromodulation techniques, i.e.,
dorsal column spine stimulation.
His area of expertise includes diagnosis of various forms of acute, chronic and
idiopathic pain conditions, Interventional Pain Management, non-surgical Interventional
Spine procedures, i.e., percutaneous discectomy and nucleoplasty, as well as Neuromodulation
techniques, i.e., dorsal column spine stimulation.
He completed a Surgical Residency training at Case Western Reserve University
affiliated Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio and subsequently trained in the field of
Anesthesiology and Pain Management at Northwestern University Hospitals in
He is fluent in Italian and Spanish, and speaks Russian and French as well.
His wife, Dr. Yana Nedvetsky, is an Assistant Professor with the Department of
Orthodontics at the University of Illinois (UIC) and she is re-known Implant
Dentist in the Chicago area.
He has two daughters, Nicole, a travel writer and an executive with a
media-advertising firm in Manhattan in New York City, Natalie a college student
at The Juilliard School of Music and Columbia University and an accomplished
International piano Performer and Jan, a Taekwondo black belt , a math wiz and a
cellist in the making.