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Dr. Shane Parmer

Vascular Surgery
OH
24 years experience

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Vascular Surgery

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shane Parmer
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
Compression: Most likely you are describing some type of nerve compression while you are sleeping. Changing slightly the postion you sleep in may help, however thi... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shane Parmer
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
Sure: Typically in the young if a dissection is considered it is related to trauma or a congenital connective tissue disease such as ehler's danlos or marfa... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shane Parmer
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
No: The abdominal aorta is deep in the abdomen and situated on the spine. A rupture can eventually lead to bruising on the back, days later and if the pa... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shane Parmer
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
Short: Some do these as outpatients, but most admit overnight. Light lifting and activity for 3-5 days is typical if there are no complications.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shane Parmer
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
Wait and See: "watchful waiting" or observation is commonly utilized in medicine for many reasons. Often it is used in situations where the diagnosis is unclear or... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shane Parmer
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
Seek medical care: The swelling could be a venous issue, however with the discoloration you need to worry about poor arterial circulation and possibly impending gangrene... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shane Parmer
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
Fight or flight: During periods or stress or peril our body compensates by releasing adrenaline (norepinephrine) to increase our abilitly to repond to those situations... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shane Parmer
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
No quick fix: While strict avoidance of tobacco, exercise, aggressive control of cholesterol and statin use can slow progression or even halt the development of art... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shane Parmer
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
AAA Risks: It depends on the age at which the aneurysm was repaired. I am not aware of any data to suggest that an uncomplicated repair, open or endovascular, r... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shane Parmer
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
Typically not: Claudication most commonly affects the legs. Occlusive disease can develop in the arms but symptoms are much less common. If exertional pain is note... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shane Parmer
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: Any person with a AAA can die. Typically the larger the aneurysm, the greater the risk. Younger individuals, especially less than 40, typically do n... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shane Parmer
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
Fairly quickly: If it is being done for claudication, pain while walking, then once you recover from the bypass, which may take a couple of weeks, you will notice a d... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shane Parmer
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
Popliteal aneurysm : The only pulsating object in proximity to the knee is the popliteal artery. Usually this is not easily felt. If it is then it may need further evalu... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shane Parmer
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
The short answer: Many ulcers have combined venous and arterial features. Venous ulcers are due to high pressures in the veins either from previous DVT or insufficienc... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shane Parmer
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
Brief: For renal artery stents, most are sent home the following day with light duty for about 3-5 days. After that there are few limitations. A very brief... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shane Parmer
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
Perhaps: It is not uncommon to feel the treated vein as a "lump". It could be a reactive lymph node as well or a superficial thrombosed vein. It would be som... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shane Parmer
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
Low flow: This can result when the flow of blood and nutrients to the intestines is less than what is needed. This can occur when the intestines have higher th... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shane Parmer
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
Can B Normal: An audible pulse or whooshing sound is not uncommon. It is often a normal finding and can be due to mild compression of the temporal artery, which is... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shane Parmer
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
Some Nerve: Most likely this relates to compression of the sciatic nerve or its roots in the lumbar portion of the spinal cord. It is a fairly common "non-vascul... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shane Parmer
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
Hyperemic Response: In many individuals cold exposure to the hands causes the vessels to dilate and a hyperemic response occurs. The result is usually very warm, very re... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shane Parmer
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
Fight or flight: During periods or stress or peril our body compensates by releasing adrenaline (norepinephrine) to increase our abilitly to repond to those situations... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shane Parmer
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: While heart disease and arterial disease are strongly related, heart rate and blood pressure alone are not necessarily related. A history of angina o... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shane Parmer
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
No ointment: There is no cure for gangrene, it usually requires surgical debridement and correction of any underlying circulation abnormality that may be contribut... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shane Parmer
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
All seeing : While ultrasound is not necessarily "all seeing" it can be and is used by most physicians to diagnose and follow most conditions involving the extracr... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shane Parmer
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
Sometimes: While not all patients develop significant depression following an amputation, they can especially if it was unexpected. If they do, grief therapy an... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shane Parmer
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
Usually: Arteriovenous fistulas are usually permanent. Even if they are no longer being used they are typically left in place. Exceptions may include removal... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shane Parmer
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
Indirectly: While amputating a limb can be lifesaving depending on the reasons for doing the amputation, complications including death can occur. Often these are... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shane Parmer
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
Yes, if indicated: Actually by being thin the operation is often technically easier and wound complications are less compared to an obese patient. You may, however, be ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shane Parmer
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
It might: Excessive salt intake can lead to fluid retention and may make conditions such as lymphedema and venous insufficiency more difficult to control.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shane Parmer
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
No: Bee stings can cause an allergic reaction with significant swelling, but this is not lymphedema. It is an acute self limiting response, whereas lymph... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shane Parmer
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
Thrill: This sounds like you are describing a thrill which may be due to a strong heart murmur or other arterial abnormality. Further evaluation by your medi... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shane Parmer
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
Permanent: Arterial stents are meant to be permanent and are rarely ever removed. They can, however, develop restenosis or renarrowing that may require further ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shane Parmer
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
ED: There are several causes for a "weak erection". From a vascular standpoint this may relate to poor arterial flow as a result of "clogged" arteries su... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shane Parmer
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
Pain in the back: The set of symptoms described most likely relates to nerve compression as they exit the spine. This is most commonly due to spinal stenosis or possib... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shane Parmer
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
Some Nerve 2: Like my previous post on a similar issue, compression of the sciatic nerve while sitting may lead to many symptoms, including numbness ("falling aslee... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shane Parmer
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
Not necessarily: Cramps, tightness or "charley horses" during walking or activity might be intermittent claudication. This is a symptom common with pad. Cramps at ni... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Parmer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Parmer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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My feet burn and hurt so bad I can't keep them still. I am in so much
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I definitely will bring this up to my neurology Dr
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Eastern Virginia Medical School, VA
Graduated 1998MD
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