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Dr. Patrick Wyffels

Critical Care
Peoria, IL

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Peoria, IL

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5401 N Knoxville, Suite # 203, Peoria, IL
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Patrick Wyffels is a Multi Board Certified Surgeon located in Peoria, IL. His practice is located at the Proctor Professional Building with the majority of surgery performed at Methodist Medical Center and has served patients throughout the surrounding region. Dr. Wyffels has been practicing medicine in the specialties of General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery and Vascular Surgery, Wound care as well as providing demanding and complex "Intensive Care Unit patient care" as a Surgical Critical Care Specialist for over twenty five years. Dedicated to the highest quality of patient care in the region Patients have Open Access to staff Dr Wyffels. Provides personal, thorough, unrushed examinations, comprehensive care communication. We take time to listen to your questions concerns and to provide complete answers explanations, patient education information. We explain recommendations alternatives to care. We emphasize ensure "Continuity of Care" throughout office appointments daily hospitalized care surgery aftercare provided directly by Dr Wyffels. More information ? see http://www.wyffelsmd.com

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Critical Care

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English

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A 28-year-old member asked:
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3 bypasses: Triple heart bypass refers to 3 bypass grafts ( tubes ) placed to deliver blood downstream of diseased ( occluded ) heart arteries. Usually refers to ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
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Heart artery bypass: The heart arteries are "coronary" arteries. A "bypass graft" ( bg ) is the tube used to deliver blood downstream of diseased ( occluded ) arteries. A ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
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Varies - get fixed!: Symptoms can include back pain, abdominal pain from the streching and pressure inside the aneurysm to surrounding tissues, "blue toe" syndrome ( prega... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
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HIgh: I hope the individual with this has already been treated or is about to be treated either by open surgery or with a "stented graft". Aneuryms of the ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Odor & diabetic ulcer or wound means infection + / - dead tissue. See a doctor. Antibiotics for infection plus removal of all dead tissue or callus tr... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
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Look - opposite side: A carotid artery that is 100% blocked ( chronically ) is not treated. Rather careful monitoring of the opposite carotid is done & when significantly ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Better alternatives: Technically yes. Donated veins ( cadaver ) are used for bypassing arteries of a similar diameter ( primarily leg ). However, long term results are not... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Being thin is actually an advantage for you & your surgeon. Significant risk factors for your surgery would include: cardiac disease or coronary art... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
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No, but unusual: A carotid bruit is a sound heard when a stethoscope is placed over the artery in the neck. It is caused primarily by blood flow turbulence - like wate... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Pad is the deposition of cholesterol, calcium with inflammatory changes on the inner lining of the arteries. The process begins early in life and by ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
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It should not.: After the patient agrees to the procedure ( if time allows ), the end of a sterile tube is carefully placed through a small incision ( after local ane... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
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The bypass tube: The greater saphenous vein and occasionally the lesser saphenous vein ( superficial veins in the leg ) are the usual "tubes" used for coronary artery ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
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Varies: The bruising is an indication of bleeding into the tissues involved in the injury. If the bleeding is deep, it will take longer for the"bruing" to be... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
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Possibly: The popliteal artery is the third most common location for a aneurysm. These frequently occur in both legs. Patients who have one aneurysm are more ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
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It can: Directly by the bacteria that gets into the blood stream which can cause infection in the heart & valves - endocarditis. Indirectly by the circulatin... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
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Good question: Generally in the United States these are "repaired" when > 4.5 - 5.0 CM in diameter. Prior to surgery, a thorough evaluation of heart, lung & kidney ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
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Symptoms different: Pad is atherosclerotic narrowing of arteries. As it worsens, blood flow decreases leading to symptoms of claudication (pain - walking or activity ) wh... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
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No: Aneurysms are uncommon. Popliteal aneuryms ( behind the knee )are the third most common location. They typically do not rupture but rather clot or c... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
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Go to Hospital: Determine the exact medication & if intentional ( suicide attempt ). Standard treatment of serious irregular or slow heart rate is performed & seizur... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
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Good: The overall adult survival is around 70%. Young adults do better than elderly. Keys to improving the odds include early recognition that you are "se... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
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No: Your bypass was performed for disease in the heart arteries ( atherosclerosis ). Remember, atherosclerosis affects all arteries, some more than others... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
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Varies: You probably are refering to a "fistula" for hemodialysis. Maturing refers to the vein dilating ( streching to a larger daimeter than normal as the w... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
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Essentially: Triple bypass refers to 3 bypasses of diseased ( occluded ) coronary arteries.
A 44-year-old member asked:
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No: It will only get larger and eventually rupture or causes material inside the aneurysm to go into the leg arteries potentially causing need for amputat... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
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Yes: The procedure done either removes the blocking atheroscelrotic plaque ( endarterectomy ), streches the area of plaque ( angioplasty +/- stent ), or by... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
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Soon: Popliteal aneurysms rarely rupture but clot threatening limb ( leg & foot ) amputation, material inside can break off & block arteries "downstream", c... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Artery bypass refers to a tube ( natural such as vein or artificial such as ptfe ) with one end sewn to the artery upstream from the blockage and the ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Absolutely: The purpose of increasing leg blood flow ( balloon streaching with or with stent or bypass ) is to keep both leg / foot length as well as function. E... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
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Immediately: Providing that the vessels downstream ( femoral, popliteal, tibial ) are open, you will get relief of your pain due to lack of blood flow immediately.... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
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You should not: Predicting a more proximal leg amputation depends on how well the 1st amputation level was determined to optmize healing & function, aggressive treatm... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
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Actually None: The diseases involved and the problems caused are essentially the same. But over time it has become standard to refer to these problems as pad.
A 52-year-old member asked:
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Usually Obstruction: Anything causing resistance to the ventilator "giving" a breath can cause the alarm. Usually this is from secretions or plugs in the ventilator tubing... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
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No: The best tube for blood vessel bypass ( in arteries of a similar size ) is the patient's vein ( natural ). It will stay open longer than any artifical... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
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Good Question: The largest abdominal aneurysm I have operated on was 16 CM in diameter. It is unusual these days to find really large diameter aneuryms due to bette... Read More

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Dr. Wyffels is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
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