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Dr. Alan Koslow

Vascular Surgery
IA
44 years experience

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Vascular Surgery

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Yes: Depends on state of circulation to both.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Very well: Sorry for quip. You hook up an artery and a vein so the vein gets thicker and bigger and carries more blood so that there is enough to flow through d... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Nothing I could find: There are a couple a case studies but nothing more then that. So i would not think it is common if it really happens at all.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Depends age & fitnes: There are so many variables. The weight, physical strength, psychological factors, age. I have had patients walking normally in six weeks and others ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Too many factors: I have seen gas gangrene develop in 18 hours. Other gangrene can take longer. Give me more info.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
No, compresses it: Stenting has 2-3x the risk of surgery of stroke TIA and death. Find good surgeon with 1-2% stroke rate and don't get stenting unless you are very hig... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
No, depends,: Is the ulcer from venous, arterial or diabetic neuropathic. Relaxation will not help any. Stop smoking, . Compression therapy for venous, improve ci... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Describe cramps: Where are they what brings them on. Most likely not related to vv.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Wear socks: Nothing to worry about. Wear socks.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Support stockings,: First question is do you have hypercoagulable state. If not then just support stockings for ever. They sign. Reduce risk of post phlebitic syndrome ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Local sympathectomy.: First stop smoking. Then try a chemical local sympathetic block. If that helps then surgical sympathectomy either local on finger or cervical. Do no... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
ASA 81/D rescan 1 yr: The risk of stroke is not sign. Greater then general pop. However risk of progression is great. Stop smoking. Take statin (regardless of cholestorol... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Sometimes: Make sure you see doctor first. But certain honeys and medical grade have been shown to help.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
What is natural?: All medical treatments are natural. We do not prey to a supernatural being to cure our patients, all drugs are natural. Given that you do not need ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
No: I have never seen a single paper that shows cannabis effect atherosclerosis in any way.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
More likely ear rela (carisoprodol): Most likely inner ear related see ENT but could be vertebral artery (less likely) get duplex that looks at flow in vertebral arteries with head turned... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
45 mins - 2 hours: Depends upon level and experience of surgeon.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
3-6 weeks: I have had patients return to full activities 3 days later and have never had anyone take more then 6 weeks. Most are fully recovered by 3 weeks. I ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
No: Chelation therapy and blocked arteries is complete sham. Not a single study shows benefit. May be dangerous and definitely costly with no known bene... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
None: There is no evidence that any aromatherapy oils have any medicinal properties. For lymphodema you need compression therapy.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
There are multiple: There are many alternative choices of medicine for athero. The best and by far both the most effective and safe are the statins. Others including fi... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Blood flow and oxyge: Sickle cells both slow blood flow and decrease oxygen carrying capacity of blood leading to ulcers. Try nitro paste near not on ulcer.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Typically 3 months: It varies so much but the average is three months
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Thrombolysis or surg: Most can be declotted with clot busters. Some need a surgical thrombectomy.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Need more info: What arteries? How were they diagnosed? What are symptoms? Most clogged arteries start with cholestorol buildup till you get plaque rupture then clot... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Yes.: If that is the cause use propanalol for short term. Usually it lasts less then a week.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Maybe ulna A aneurys: Does it pulse with your pule rate. If so it could be an aneurysm. The most common one in the palm is an ulna art, aneurysm, caused as a result of hy... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Wear Support Stockin: First question is do you have hypercoagulable state. If not then just support stockings for ever. They sign. Reduce risk of post phlebitic syndrome wh... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
A disease: They occasionally can be a symptom of something else but most often they are a disease state themselves.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Yes: Almost all disease states have inflammation as a component. Now some micro-vascular autoimmune diseases are a direct result of an inflammatory proces... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Can't hurt & inc flo: Exercise increases circulation so it cannot hurt. However you have to ensure exercise does not further injure ulcer. Need to be sure macro circulati... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Depends upon size: Less then 1.8 CM the yes go an exercise. >1.8 CM have it fixed.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Get it healed.: It will smell till it is healed. May mean there is infection.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Need more info: Your question does not make sense. There is no rehab for pop aneurysm. Do you mean that you have aneurysm of the bypass at the popliteal artery. If... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Angio-edema: This is ussualy related to medication. Go over your list of meds with pharmacist and see if any have this side effect. Also reflex sympathetic dystr... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Bruit yes, block no: 50% of bruits have no stenosis. However you need to be sure you don't have a congenital or aquired condition that could cause it.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Wear compression sle: Wear a compression sleeve. It is impossible to massage your own are adequately . If you have someone to do it have your physical therapist teach them... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Clot moved to there.: The two most likely is congenital blockage you had entire life or a clot (usually fro a-fib) mover to block it.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Yes: The most common side effect but should happen no more then 2% of the time. My stoke rate is <0.5%.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Duplex carotid & ASA: 50% of strokes in people with minor stroke happen within 6 weeks so get duplex and if greater then 50% stenosis on correct side then get surgery asap.... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Never, most of time: Total occlusion is rarely treated and if treated it is with temporal artery to middle cerebral artery bypass (done very very rarely). Just follow ste... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Depends on %: If less then 50% nothing. Follow w ulttrasound yearly, asa 81 and statin(regardless of chol level), stop smoking. >50% and symptomatic, then a carotid... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Depends on %: If less then 50% nothing. Follow w ulttrasound yearly, asa 81 and statin(regardless of chol level), stop smoking. >50% and symptomatic, then a carotid... Read More

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University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, NY
Graduated 1978MD
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