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Dr. ALADIN MARIANO

Thoracic Surgery
SOUTH BARRINGTON, IL
50 years experience male

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Office

SOUTH BARRINGTON, IL

Address

33 WEST HIGGINS ROAD,, SUITE 5030, SOUTH BARRINGTON, IL
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Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Thoracic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

102 Answers
24 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 years experience
Yes: In fact when it is early, one does not have symptoms. It is difficult to diagnose without symptoms as diagnosis is based on biopsy by endoscopy which ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 years experience
It depends...: ...On one's perception of "recovery" is. If the expectation from treatment is palliative or symptomatic relief, then she will recover. Breathing is an... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 years experience
Yes: While there is no specific rx for this genetic connective tissue disorder, life is prolonged by treating it's complications. This reminds me of my pat... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 years experience
Abnormal symptom: Maybe due to angina pectoris, muscle pull or osteochondritis. You need to see a thoracic surgeon for full evaluation and rx.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 years experience
As the name implies: It is a device that assist the lv. It does so by relieving "work" or stress on the lv. The principle is for the blood going to the lv be diverted to a... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 years experience
Per se, no one is: Excluded. Risk analysis is done for everyone who needs cabg. Risks will always be a reality. But managing risks is the challenge to the "heart team", ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 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.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 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
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 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
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 years experience
The disease itself : Needs "a bridge" is risky enough. Procedures that help the disease have risk but certainly justify risk. It us not the risk itself that's an issue. Ra... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 years experience
Yes: But, it is not the same.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 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
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 years experience
Yes. : I suppose lung was removed for lung cancer? Then access this link: http://www.Lungcancer.Org/get_help/supportgroups.Php.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 years experience
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 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
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 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.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 years experience
Many: ...So long as the hospital has cardiovascular surgeons or interventional cardiologist or radiologist.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 years experience
Many: But commonly associated with high cholesterol, high lipids, hypertension, diabetes and genetic predisposition.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 years experience
Treatment for: Pain control depends upon the source of pain. Which bone is involved? Generally, for chronic pain where the source can not be removed by surgical app... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 years experience
No: But, it depends on the pain tolerance of the patient as well as the number of entry points and length of the incision for these ports of entry.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 years experience
It depends: With history of rheumatic fever, it is ideal to check the nature of the mitral valve. While the mr is trivial, the echo findings can help in the evalu... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 years experience
It depends: While lack of change in size and low suv on pet scan suggests benign nodule and can wait for definitive diagnosis, this approach may not necessarily b... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 years experience
Yes: But, it depends on the diagnosis and indication for the procedure, as well as the experience of the cv surgeon.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 years experience
Heart/lung disease: Difficulty of breathing means the body wants to make up for diminished oxygenation from poor transport of oxygen from alveolar air to pulmonary capill... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 years experience
Yes: You have enough symptoms to be rightfully concerned. Hopefully, your symptoms may turn up to be inconsequential. However, you need to be evaluated by ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 years experience
Really?: Then you may have neurogenic problem. Please get yourself checked out for anatomic cardiac problem or otherwise.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 years experience
Yes...and continuing: Very slow growing or maybe stable in size for months or a year only to increase in size afterwards. No one knows the future do you want a definitive ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 years experience
Stay away from : Food with high cholesterol. Eat more vegetables and fruit; less carbo and fat. Exercise more; lose weight.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 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
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 years experience
Life: Behind the sternum (retrosternal) are structures vital to life, viz., heart and great vessels.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 years experience
Yes: As lymph nodes are natural drainage for organs.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 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
A 65-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 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
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 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
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 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
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 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
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 years experience
Yes: Holter will be able to analyze your heart rhythmn whether regular or not. Premature beats are associated with mitral prolapse.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 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
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 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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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!
HealthTap member
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.
HealthTap member
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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