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Dr. Khashayar Salartash

Vascular Surgery
Egg Harbor Township, NJ
30 years experience

Locations

Office

Egg Harbor Township, NJ

Address

301 Central Avenue, Suite D, Egg Harbor Township, NJ
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About

Bio

Khashayar Salartash, MD, FACS is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Salartash received his degree as a doctor of medicine from George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. He did his surgical residency training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ, The Robert Wood Johnson Medical School - Department of Surgery, and at Cooper Hospital / University Medical Center in Camden, NJ. His fellowship in Vascular Surgery was done at Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, Louisiana. His special interests include: aneurysm repair, carotid stenosis, varicosities, and diseases of the lymphatic system.

Specialties
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Vascular Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

172 Answers
357 Agrees
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
Depends: If this is an aquifers avf from catheterization or other vascular injury it should be repaired and is temporary. If you are referring to a avf for dia... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
Not completely: An abdominal aortic aneurysm usually does not have any symptoms. When you do have symptoms of pain in the abdomen or the back that is when the aneurys... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
Risk factors: The risk factors for peripheral vascular disease are hypertension, diabetes, cholesterolemia and smoking. All of these risks should be modified and de... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
Treatment: If you have superficial venous reflux then you should have treatment for this. You can have an ultrasound to find out.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
AAA: As the aneurysm enlarges the wall becomes thinner. As it becomes thinner it looses the ability to contain the pressure of the beating blood flow. At a... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
Gangrene: In most instances the people that have an amputation of a leg are those that have overwelming gangrene or overwhelming infection leading to gangrene.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
Hardening arteries: Over time the inner lining of the bloo vessels becomes damaged. Cholesterol plaque then develops in areas of injury. If enough plaque develops then oc... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
Pain: Ischemia refers to a lack of blood flow and circulation. This causes a significant decrease in oxygen delivery to the tissues that causes the tissues ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
No: The symptoms that you are experiencing may improve but the veins will not go away until they been treated appropriately.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: Death can be a complication of carotid surgery but this is very rare. Most people that have carotid disease have coronary heart disease as well. This ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
Depends: You may still have pain in the residual varicose veins. If that is the case then those veins need to be treated as well. I would discuss this with you... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
AAA: This an enlargement of the aorta. The normal aortic diameter in this location is 1.8-2.0 CM in size. An aneurysm is typically defined as an enlargemen... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
Multiple: See your cardiologist about the heart issue and then a vascular surgeon about the venous insufficiency. There are many options with venous insufficien... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: If you have an aneurysm and you have pain you should immediately go to the nearest emergency room. This could be a sign of impending rupture or ruptur... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
No: Leg ulcers are a very complicated problem that needs specialty care. Leaving a leg ulcer exposed to the elements may cause more harm than good.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
Sometimes: Most people are happy to have compression on their legs when they have significant venous or lymphatic insufficiency. Unna boots are one kind of compr... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: The swelling in the leg will probably worsen during the pregnancy. Compression therapy will help you through this. You need to closely followed and ma... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
Depends: If there is a foul odor it could represent underlying deep infection. You need to see a vascular surgeon right away to address this.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
Infection: This is an infection and needs to be treated with antibiotics. Which antibiotic depends on the circumstances surrounding the injury and your health. P... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
Compression therapy: Weeping is a very common problem with patients that have leg ulcers. The goal is to get the ulcer to heal. Compression therapy and aggressive wound ca... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
6-12 months: The typical follow up for a carotid stenosis is with an ultrasound every 6 or 12 months. This will depend on the degree of stenosis and the logistical... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
Serious problem: This is a very serious problem that requires very aggressive multidisciplinary approach. You need to see a vascular surgeon to guide you to the approp... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: The simplest and least invasive option is to have abi/pvr. This is a noninvasive test that measures the blood pressure of the arms and compares it to ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
No: If you are slender then you may see the pulse of your aorta. If you have any concerns you should see your family physician or a vascular surgeon for f... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
No: The actual age is not as important as the functional wellness of the vital organ systems. The oldest person I have operated upon in terms of carotid e... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
Not so easy: If you have lymph edema of the arm you should see a specialist. If you have swelling of the arm for no particular reason you should see a specialist a... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: The real questions are what are your indications to have bypass surgery on the legs. Make sure that if this is not an emergency that the conservative ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
Depends: Depending upon the degree of stenosis the typical time range to have the carotids checked is very six to twelve months with a duplex ultrasound.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
No, but: An ultrasound of the carotids would be helpful for you to identify the cause of the bruits. A bruit means that there is turbulence in the artery.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
DVT/PE: Thw amputation itself should not be life threatening but a complication such as a DVT or a pulmonary embolus can be.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: The recurrence rates after endarterectomy depend in a number of factors such as smoking, patch use for angioplasty and on going problems with managing... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
No: Cleaning a leg ulcer is something that should be done to allow the wound to heal. You need to see a vascular surgeon that has a special interest in ve... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
Constantly: There is no specific time recommendation but you should shift every few minutes. This applies to any pressure point not just the sacrum or the heels.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
Not likely: A stenosis of the carotid arteries as in any other artery is a process that takes years to develop and is referred to as plaque. Plaque that has devel... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
Maybe: A very slender person will likely be able to feel their own aorta. Most people should not be able to do that. If you have any concerns or if you have ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
No: Angioplasty is the non invasive treatment but still this is a procedure that requires intervention. There is no reliable non interventional means to o... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
Maybe: I would simply get a carotid ultrasound to assess the carotid circulation. If there is a lesion that is causing the bruit you will know about it after... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: The pumps are effective if used correctly. As soon as the session is completed the extremity should be compressed in a garment or a bandage. This shou... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: Lifting or any kind of strenuous exercise will increase the blood pressure. If this happens in a sudden fashion then conceivably the aneurysm can rupt... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
Infected or not: Dry gangrene is like a piece of leather and does not need immediate treatment. When dry gangrene progresses to being infected then we call it wet and ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
Multifactorial: The weeping is from lymphatic leakage. Compression therapy will help with this but the cause of the venous insufficiency has to be addressed as well. ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
Claudication: This could be claudication. This is when there is not enough blood flow to a muscle group during exercise so pain develops as a sign of ischemia. You... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
Back pain: You need to see a spine specialist. This is an indicator that the there is pressure on the nerves coming out of your spine. This could be caused by a ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
CEA: The gold standard for carotid stenosis is carotid endarterectomy.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
Reticular veins: These are typically reticular veins that can be easily treated with sclerotherapy.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: There are risks to this procedure but make certain that you go over these risks with your doctor. The risks are minimal and procedure is very safe in ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
Ultrasound: The simplest test for an abdominal aortic aneurysm is an abdominal ultrasound.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
I specialize in it: Lymphedema is a condition that causes the body to build up protein rich fluid in the affected area, resulting in swelling. Generally, it affects the l... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
No: You should see a neurologist to see if there is a nerve related reason for this.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
Swelling?: If there is swelling associated with the ulcer then the swelling needs to be treated. Sometimes the skin is dry and also needs to be moisturized. If t... Read More

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HealthTap member
Nov 20, 2014
thanks alot.in our family a member has fat embolism problem.does she get better.she had disc operation that caused this problem.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Salartash is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Salartash is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I have had seven DVT's in three years. I take OxyContin for pain and it doesn't touch the pain. Sounds like Coumadin or Lovenox is in order.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Reassuring advice to be heeded
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thank you ill be sure making a schedule soon to find out

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

George Washington University Medical School, DC
Graduated 1992MD

Awards

Alec Horwitz Senior Medical Student Award in Surgery - May 1992
First Place: Clinical Paper - State Competition of The American College of Surgeons section on Trauma - Fall 1994
First Place: Basic Science Paper - Annual Resident Research Day: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Camden - June 1995

Affiliations

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center
Atlantic Coastal Surgery Center
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