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Dr. Savas Mavridis

Thoracic Surgery
Cochecton, NY
27 years experience

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Thoracic Surgery

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Savas Mavridis
Thoracic Surgery 27 years experience
Be active: The most important thing you can do is to be as active as you can! use the little breathing exercise tool (voldyne) they gave as often as you can, tak... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Savas Mavridis
Thoracic Surgery 27 years experience
Many possibilities : Any medical decision is not black or white. There are many variables that need considered. The doctor is trying to make the best decision for you base... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Savas Mavridis
Thoracic Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: Yes they can, it all depends on the cause of the collapse, the symptoms and the level of collapse. Unfortunately after a colapse and repair the chance... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Savas Mavridis
Thoracic Surgery 27 years experience
Various reasons: Icd lead extraction can have serious life threatening complications and needs to be performed by experienced physicians. There are many reasons to rem... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Savas Mavridis
Thoracic Surgery 27 years experience
Not aware of one: Not that anyone is aware of! even though one may one day be found, be very carefull about what anyone is pushing as a cure! besides the financial risk... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Savas Mavridis
Thoracic Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: You need to find out what is making sort of breath! you need to see your doctor right away. There are many reasons why this may be the case, heart or ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Savas Mavridis
Thoracic Surgery 27 years experience
Two months: You will hopefully only spend 3-5 days in the hospital. It will take a couple weeks to feel better from the surgery, one month for driving, two months... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Savas Mavridis
Thoracic Surgery 27 years experience
Closing a hole : A PFO is a hole in the heart that is nessecery during the fetal circulation, that closes sortly after we are born. In some people it remains open and ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Savas Mavridis
Thoracic Surgery 27 years experience
Must re-expand it: Depending on the reason and the symptoms, but the first thing is to re-expand the lung, usually by incerting a small tube into the chest cavity. It is... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Savas Mavridis
Thoracic Surgery 27 years experience
See your doctor : You should go to your doctor or medical clinic right away. There are many reasons why you may have these symptoms, most related to viral infections, b... Read More
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Savas Mavridis
Thoracic Surgery 27 years experience
No !: As long as you are mentally compitent, no one can force to have anything done! you have to consent to any treatment is sugested to you, and consent sh... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Savas Mavridis
Thoracic Surgery 27 years experience
No it is not: Since it has been so long since your operation most likely your bone has healed by non union, which means that there is scar tissue there but the bone... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Savas Mavridis
Thoracic Surgery 27 years experience
It's what you like: I am not a brain surgeon but i can tell you that both take a great deal of sucrifice and commitment. So it really comes down to what you like to do th... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Savas Mavridis
Thoracic Surgery 27 years experience
2 mo full recovery: She will have to recover from the surgery and hopefully be discharged home after 3-5 days. She will enrol in cardiac rehab and hopefully continue with... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Savas Mavridis
Thoracic Surgery 27 years experience
2 months: If you are referring to the sternotomy incision, that bone should be healed and you should be ok resuming full activity after 2 months. If you are hav... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Savas Mavridis
Thoracic Surgery 27 years experience
Depends : It is very important to determine if the cancer is new of recurrence from the previous one! repeat surgery is more difficult and riskier, whether it o... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Savas Mavridis
Thoracic Surgery 27 years experience
No: A pacemaker can not fix atrial fibrillation(adib). Pacemakers can help suppress afib in conjunction with medication but can not cure you of it. There ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Savas Mavridis
Thoracic Surgery 27 years experience
Right Away !: What would the reason to wait be? No such reason. If you are having chest pain you should always and promptly see your doctor. It does not mean its al... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Savas Mavridis
Thoracic Surgery 27 years experience
Talk to your Doctor: Some people tend to bruise much easier than others. The medicine is working but the bruising and constant injury that occurs from it will cause over t... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Savas Mavridis
Thoracic Surgery 27 years experience
Not very likely: The most likely time of infection of the device is during insertion or subsequent replacement. Due to the wires in the heart occasionally you can get ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Savas Mavridis
Thoracic Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: There are studies that have shown benefits of Aspirin beyond heart disease like decrease in colon cancer risk, and stroke. Of course there are also po... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Savas Mavridis
Thoracic Surgery 27 years experience
Not necessarily : There is a strong connection of heart disease in first degree relatives but there are many other factors involved! your best bet is to talk to your do... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Savas Mavridis
Thoracic Surgery 27 years experience
4-6 weeks: From lung cancer surgery 4-6 weeks. You may need more time if you need further treatment with chemotherapy and or radiation treatment.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Savas Mavridis
Thoracic Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: It depends on the severity of your emphysema. There are other options as well like lung volume reduction surgery that you may be a good candidate for.... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Savas Mavridis
Thoracic Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: Ribs have articulations just like other bones, so it is possible to have a rib displaced. You need to see your doctor. A physical exam and additional ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Savas Mavridis
Thoracic Surgery 27 years experience
Air under the skin: Air under the skin that is typically leaking from your lungs, but can also come from your esophagus or the trachea (wind pipe), or it could be due to ... Read More
A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Savas Mavridis
Thoracic Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: It depends on which valve and the nature of the problem! there are percutaneous approaches but are very specific to certain problems and have limitati... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Savas Mavridis
Thoracic Surgery 27 years experience
Unlikelly, but...: Very unlikely, but having said that there are many atypical signs and symptoms of heart disease. If you have the risk factors (family hx, smoking, dia... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Savas Mavridis
Thoracic Surgery 27 years experience
Big difference!!!: There is damage that has occurred and also ongoing damage that happens every time he lights up another cigarette or someone else does around him! ther... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Savas Mavridis
Thoracic Surgery 27 years experience
Not necesserily: Feeling your heart fluttering means that your hearts rhythm is not regular, most likely you are having some kind of atrial arrhythmia (ie atrial fib o... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Mavridis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mavridis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Hahnemann Medical College, PA
Graduated 1995MD
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