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Dr. Savas Mavridis

Thoracic Surgery
Cochecton, NY
26 years experience

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Thoracic Surgery

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English

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37 Answers
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Savas Mavridis
Thoracic Surgery 26 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 chances of another collapse on the same lung is pretty high. It is important to determine the reason for the collapse. You must see your doctor to determine the reason and discuss your treatment options.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Savas Mavridis
Thoracic Surgery 26 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 not good to have a collapsed lung and can even be life threatening. It is important to determine tha cause of the collapse and treat it. Sometimes the cause can not be determined.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Savas Mavridis
Thoracic Surgery 26 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, diabetes, htn, high cholesterol) you should see your doctor, who can examine you and perform the nessecery tests to determine if you have heart disease.

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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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Medical/Graduate school

Hahnemann Medical College, PA
Graduated 1995MD
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