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Dr. Peter H'doubler

Vascular Surgery
Atlanta, GA
41 years experience male

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Office

Atlanta, GA

Address

5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Road , Suite 675, Atlanta, GA
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Vascular Surgery

Languages spoken

Russian

Doctor Q&A

115 Answers
3 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
Screen then stress: Get an ultrasound to screen for aaa. At your young age, you are unlikely to have a significant aneurysm, however with a family history, it is a good ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
Better : It is impossible to make a determination of his survival rate but certainly his chances of long term quality survival are best with a transplant. The... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
No: Coumadin (warfarin) keeps more clots from forming and thus facilitates the working of the body's clot breakdown system. Nothing in Coumadin (warfarin... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
Several hours: Aorto-bifemoral bypass is the operation you are likely having. This procedure usually takes 2 to 3 hours in a normal weight patient without prior abd... Read More
A 77-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
Not necessarily: He may have had some bleeding into the area after the cath or groin exposure for the AAA stent. If the wound is healing well and isn't red or draini... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
Trust or 2nd opinion: Follow your doctors advice. If he feels there is no evidence of myocardial ischemia, and that no further testing is warranted, then either trust what... Read More
A 82-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
Really? I wish!: Statins stabilize plaque but have not been shown to "dissolve" plaque. 39% carotid stenosis is mild blockage and should be followed closely with annu... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
Duplex scan: Doppler involves the use of reflected sound waves to evaluate the flow of blood in vessels. Vascular ultrasound evaluates the structure and architect... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
Blood clot removal: Emboli and thrombi are blood clots, an embolus is one that has traveled and lodged an a vessel and a thrombus is a blood clot that has formed in a ves... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
No way to predict: I think you mean that 2 of the three blood vessels supplying the gut are closed. If the last vessel, presumably the superior mesenteric or celiac has ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
See below: Carotid artery disease means that the carotid arteries have blockage, usually in the form of atherosclerosis. This can cause stroke. The more severe... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
4-6 weeks: A limb amputation is a major procedure that requires 4-6 weeks for complete recovery. If the level of amputation is at healthy tissue, the wound shoul... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
Yes: At this point in time after evar, full activity would be fine including weight training. Start slowly since you have been off for at least 6 weeks and... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
Unlikely: The natural history of AAA is that they enlarge and rupture. AAA are usually asymptomatic until they leak and/or rupture. At that point, along with s... Read More
A 80-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
No: Lovenox provides anti coagulation while Coumadin (warfarin), (warfarin) which takes a long time to have a complete effect, as measured by INR, starts ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
MRA or CTA: The only way to know for certain is with a mr angio or ct angiogram. Neither is a screening test but if there is strong suspicion then either will de... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
Briefly,: Vascular surgery is a medical discipline that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and problems of the arterial, venous and lymphatic sy... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
Unclear question: Im not sure about your question. The jejunum has an excellent blood supply, mainly from branches of the superior mesenteric artery.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
Marfan's syndrome?: Aortic dissection can occur more commonly in patients with marfan's syndrome but can also occur in patients with hypertension, after trauma or with ot... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
Hyperkalemia: Reperfusion of a severely ischemic limb like the leg washes all the toxic breakdown products of the ischemic injury into the circulation. Potassium i... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
? mural thrombus: Mural thrombus is the build up of blood clot on the inside of an aneurysm. If the anurysm has mural thrombus in it, the risk of embolization, (i.e. T... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
No: Long-term corticosteroid use has many complications however development of popliteal aneurysm is not one of them.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
No.: That is a very noble and altruistic idea, but is not something that is done. Other good options for bypass conduit exist, especially for the bypass of... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
Usually an annoyance: Raynauds involves cold or stress induced vasoasm of small vessels in hands and feet. It is really more of an annoyance than a harmful problem. Calci... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
Permanent: The stents that are currently used for renal artery stenosis are permanent.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
Remarkably: Carotid endartectomy (cea) is a scientifically proven, remarkably effective procedure which prevents stroke in patients with symptomatic carotid steno... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
Usually cold: Raynauds involves cold or stress induced vasospasm of small vessels in hands and feet. It is really more of an annoyance than a harmful problem. Cal... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
Spider veins: These are called spider angiomata or spider veins. The purple color is the blood in the small superficial vein. They can be easily treated with a vir... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
Depends: The natural history of AAA is that they enlarge and rupture. The larger, the greater the risk of rupture. When open surgery was the only option, AAA ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
Ca++ channel blocker: Calcium channel blockers are the most common medication that physicians use to treat the symptoms of raynauds. The main drawback is the side effects f... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
Keep warm and Ca++ : Calcium channel blockers are the most common medication that physicians use to treat the symptoms of raynauds. The main drawback is the side effects f... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
Essentially Normal: Carotid artery disease means that the carotid arteries have blockage, usually in the form of atherosclerosis. This is diagnosed with a special ultras... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
Vascular Surgery: Vascular surgery is a medical discipline that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and problems of the arterial, venous and lymphatic sy... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
Three main reasons: Thrombophlebitis is venous thrombosis and associated inflammation of the affected vein. Also referred to as DVT or deep vein thrombosis. It is almo... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
No: Compression and lymphatic massage are the mainstays of therapy for lymphedema. As lymphedema is a diagnosis of exclusion, make sure you have seen a s... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
Artery blockage: Carotid artery stenosis means that the carotid arteries have blockage, usually in the form of atherosclerosis. This can cause stroke. The more sever... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
Keep warm and Ca++ : Calcium channel blockers are the most common medication that physicians use to treat the symptoms of raynauds. The medications work quickly. The main... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
Here's the trick!: Nocturnal muscle cramps don't represent a vascular problem, especially if you don't have cramping when you walk. Quinine (q) is the best thing to pre... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
ER : With an inr that high and not feeling well, you need to take him to the er to be evaluated now. Good luck.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
They are uncommon.: The celiac axis (or artery) is one of the shortest named arteries. It branches very quickly into the hepatic and splenic arteries. Because it is so ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
Yes: Aortic dissection can cause compromised blood flow to any branch of of the aorta including the iliac or femoral vessels which supply each leg with blo... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
Artery blockage: Carotid artery stenosis means that the carotid arteries have blockage, usually in the form of atherosclerosis. This can cause stroke. The more sever... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
Not really: I suspect that your mother may have a hematoma...A collection of blood at the surgery site. I would get her back to the surgeon that took down the fis... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
Possibly a stroke: If your family member had a stroke during the surgery that affected the speech center(in the left side of the brain), they might have speech difficult... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
Blood clot: A saddle embolus is a blood clot that has traveled from one place like the leg or heart, and lodged at a branching point of a vessel, blocking it as i... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
It depends: We always treat patients with DVT and pulmonary embolus for a minimum of 6 months and usually 12. Work-up for hypercoagulability (predisposition for... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
No: An electrocardiogram is a test for the heart and doesn't diagnose peripheral vascular disease directly. However, if ECG shows evidence of a heart att... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
See below: If there is infection, then antibiotics will be needed. Depending on cause of ulcer, treatments are different. Many leg ulcers are due to venous iss... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
Anticoagulation: If you have thrombophlebitis (deep venous thrombosis), the treatment is anticoagulation. This involves an infusion of Heparin or injections of a hepa... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
Get out of bed!: With this problem you don't need to be bedridden. You can be up and active. Continue to take the anticoagulants for three months. At that point you wi... Read More

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Feb 13, 2014
I trust Dr H'Doubler with my patients and my family! He is a spectacularly talented surgeon and I hold him in the highest regard.
I recommend this physician!
Nov 13, 2012
Good answers!
HealthTap member
Thank u Dr. It is wonderful to hear from a cardiologist-greatest job in the world. Have a safe New Year holiday! Joey
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) Sadly i still have the clot, but thank you for your help!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Really appreciate your advice

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Harvard Medical School, MA
Graduated 1981MD

Residency

MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Vascular Surgeon , Second Place, Georgia - Winter
2013
Top Vascular Surgeon , First Place, Georgia - Summer
2013

Affiliations

St. Joseph Medical Group Vascular Surgery
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