Dr. ALADIN MARIANO

Thoracic Surgery
SOUTH BARRINGTON, IL
51 years experience male

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SOUTH BARRINGTON, IL

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33 WEST HIGGINS ROAD,, SUITE 5030, SOUTH BARRINGTON, IL
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Thoracic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

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102 Answers
24 Agrees
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Not straight: It may or may not be consequential. On the other hand, it may cause decrease in blood flow or have clot in it. So, tortuosity per se is not the key is... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Yes: As lymph nodes are natural drainage for organs.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
No: I do not think there is a specific correlation with alcohol metabolism and lung resection.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
It refers to any : Disease of the coronaries, whether congenital or acquired. In the usual parlance, it refers to blockage of the coronaries that developed in time altho... Read More
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A 65-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
In general "No": By itself, AAA does not cause weakness unless it is "leaking" or has ruptured, in which case there will be associated symptom of pain in the "belly" o... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Observation: Observation is the most natural treatment but only for so long as the patient is not short of breath that oxygenation is compromised. Otherwise, a tub... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Yes: Holter will be able to analyze your heart rhythmn whether regular or not. Premature beats are associated with mitral prolapse.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Break in esophagus: If you were hospitalized and operated on, most likely this is what happened. If not, "esopageal rupture" may not be the right term. I wonder whether o... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Combined treatment: A combined surgery-chemo-radiotherapy maybe needed depending upon the stage of the disease. Ideally, you should see an oncologist. Also get data about... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Strictly speaking, : No. But there are many modalities that are preventive and/or therapeutic.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
No, but...: ...This is why you are being monitored so that when this happens, treatment can be instituted. Sometimes, this asystole happens but easily treatable.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Any procedure is: "particularly dangerous". But what is the "risk-benefit ratio"? Risk analysis can be simple or complex depending upon lots of factors. It maybe helpf... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Fat adheres to : The wall of arteries and builds up to eventually pose a risk for blockage and a cascade of events initiated by platelet adherence and aggregation. Thi... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Surgery: But, mostly this is cosmetic. Unless there is pain or the rib deformity is affecting normal function, there is no reasonable indication for surgical p... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Biopsy: This can be diagnosed by needle core biopsy but generally and more convincingly by vats (video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery). Specific diagnosis is ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
It depends: Heart attack develops from heart artery blockage. If blood clot develops in the coronary artery, yes heart attack results. On the other hand, if the b... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Yes: Moreover, there are some indications that CAD can be mitigated or reversible.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Not sure. : It is not a particular equipment that is key to rupture of an aortic aneurysm. Rupture can happen even when asleep or at rest. On the other hand, any... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Yes: Not being able to breath suggests fluid around the lung, bronchial obstruction or parenchmal lung abnormality. With chest pain, the pleura is involved... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Really?: I doubt it would lead to cancer. But, who knows? Most likely though, bacterial infection, such as what you have described, can lead to recurrent obst... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Stay away from : Food with high cholesterol. Eat more vegetables and fruit; less carbo and fat. Exercise more; lose weight.
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A member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
I doubt it. : All your tests are negative. This symptom can be psychosomatic. It does not mean "being crazy". Rather, you need othet treatment modalities. This is... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Yes and no: Yes, if the nodule is cancer. No, if it is not. The key is diagnosis of what the nature of the nodule is. This can be resolved by tissue diagnosis doi... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Life: Behind the sternum (retrosternal) are structures vital to life, viz., heart and great vessels.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Yes and no: As nicotine constricts the coronaries, it also increases vascular resistance to blood flow. For the heart muscle to receive adequate blood flow , it h... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
In general, No. : All cardiovascular surgeons are trained to replace the aortic valve during their residency or fellowship training programs. But, not all of them are p... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Palpitation: You need a 24-hr holter monitor to evaluate rhythmn disturbance. If you are above 50 years old, a Lexiscan to evaluate coronary perfusion and heart mu... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
It depends: Back pain can be due to many causes. Determination of specific test depends on the history related to pain, its nature and behavior, response to motio... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Not sure: Having had symptom like this since age 14, suggests congenital problem. Since pain is related to stress, it is advisable to have 24-hr or continuous h... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Chronic cough...: ....Is disturbing , especially with smoking history. Thorough evaluation and analysis of the reasons behind chronicity of this cough is long in coming... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
It depends: If your symptoms persist, it is advisable to see your obstetrician. Going to the er, may not have a definite advantage than seeing someone who knows y... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Fast heart rate: Palpitation from fast heart rate can cause chest pain. But, this may also be from chest wall related cause or a congenital heart anomaly. A 7 yr old s... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Unsure about what: Ed means. If you mean emergency dept. Then there is really no need to go to "ed". Go to a primary physician who will then order a chest xray and ct sc... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Worsening may or: May not be the reason, even with pain. A baseline comparison before and after complaint of pain will be helpful. Visual and imaging studies can determ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Chemotherapy: Whatever the type of malignancy, late stage, i.e. Stage iv, suggests the tumor has gone beyond local control and cannot be treated effectively except... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Yes. : I suppose lung was removed for lung cancer? Then access this link: http://www.Lungcancer.Org/get_help/supportgroups.Php.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
It may: But, not necessarily. Even non-lifting does not prevent rupture. Goes to show that there are many reasons for rupture. Take care of it before it ruptu... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Yes: This may help: http://www.Med.Umich.Edu/rad/res/resources/endoleak.Htm.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
It is done: With or without cardio-pulmonary bypass. The core principle is to bypass a blocked coronary artery using vein, mammary artery as conduit or substitute... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Signs as: Understood by the medical community mean objective findings. As such, signs may not be present. Symptoms, on the other hand, are subjective, viz., pai... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Rare: Estimates in the us can be 3, 000 annually and affecting, in 3/4 of the time, patients 64 years old and above, usually males.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Not, in general: Ascending aneurysm may affect the aortic valve or coronaries and treated in general under cardiopulmonary bypass. Aneurysm limited to descending thora... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Many: But commonly associated with high cholesterol, high lipids, hypertension, diabetes and genetic predisposition.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Cancer: Mesothelioma is a malignant tumor of the lining epithelium of visceral organs. Commonly the pleura, which is a lining epithelium in the chest that cov... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
In specificity : Angina is chest pain due to diminished blood flow to heart muscle; maybe from constriction or blockage. Coronary disease is abnormality in coronary ar... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
It depends on what: The procedure is. If "stent" is used , maybe 1-2 days in the hospital. For excision/ bypass procedure, 3-5 days, in general.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Yes: But, it is not the same.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
It depends...: ....On oxygen concentration and degree of exposure. There is no question that 100% oxygen can damage surfactant. But, i doubt whether usual nasal o2 o... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Both: But it depends on what the actual lung parenchymal disease is. With bullous emphysema involving 2/3 of lung compressing the other part of the remainin... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
I do not think so: Mood changes happen with or without lung tumor removed, so that of and by itself, there is no definite correlation . However, effects of anesthesia or... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. MARIANO is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. MARIANO is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you Dr. Mariano for your response. The minimally invasive procedure is apparently more limited in scope than I initially believed!
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This saved my life. Thank You! I thought my throat and chest were hurting because I came in close contact with someone who has mono.
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Thanks Dr. Mariano! I'll follow your recommendation if it persists. Hopefully I just slept wrong or something and it'll go away :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Far Eastern University, Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation, Philippines
Graduated 1972MD

Awards

President Medical Staff Alexian Brothers Medical Center; President Chicago Medical Society Irving Park; most outstanding Intern and Resident
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