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Dr. Taras Kucher

Vascular Surgery
Avon, CT
27 years experience

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Vascular Surgery

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22 Answers
35 Agrees
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Taras Kucher
Vascular Surgery 27 years experience
Google "Raynaud's": A lot more information and exam would be helpful, but the majority of people with that presentation have over-reactive small vessels of the limbs (esp... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Taras Kucher
Vascular Surgery 27 years experience
3.5: Nobody judges by just one number. Having said that, most labs consider abnormal (60-99% stenosis of renal artery) renal to aortic systolic velocity ra... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Taras Kucher
Vascular Surgery 27 years experience
Treatment equivocal.: In medicine there are many conditions that are either unclear at first or the treatment may be higher risk then observation. Then you just simply wait... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Taras Kucher
Vascular Surgery 27 years experience
Depends on symptoms.: Generally, if there are no symptoms, nothing needs to be done (except smoking cessation and perhaps Aspirin and cholesterol lowering drug). Most often... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Taras Kucher
Vascular Surgery 27 years experience
NO.: At least, there is no data to suport that. Exercise is still very good for you regardless of plaque.
A member asked:
Dr. Taras Kucher
Vascular Surgery 27 years experience
Unlikely.: Dissections usually recanalize withing 3 months. Sounds like the blood flow is routed to vertebrals now.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Taras Kucher
Vascular Surgery 27 years experience
Yes. : Key to management - avoid exposure to cold: wear warm socks and mittens. Use microwaveable or chemical packets for extended heat release. There are al... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Taras Kucher
Vascular Surgery 27 years experience
May not be indicated: Assuming you talking about carotid artery, no intervention is indicated if you have no symptoms.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Taras Kucher
Vascular Surgery 27 years experience
To some extent.: Truncal obesity is one of the major risk factors. There is a genetic predisposition, but just like with any case of obesity - it is a simple calory co... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Taras Kucher
Vascular Surgery 27 years experience
More likely laying.: Although any medication can have any side effect, Ibuprofen is not known for such effect. Conversely, they say that one day spent in bed will require... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Taras Kucher
Vascular Surgery 27 years experience
Probably not.: Early pregnancy is tough to see, especially with no experience. Leave it to experts.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Taras Kucher
Vascular Surgery 27 years experience
Blood thinner issues: In general, after lysis we continue anticoagulation with Coumadin (warfarin) for at least a few months. While you on it, your main concern is bleeding... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Taras Kucher
Vascular Surgery 27 years experience
Vessel overactivity.: Frostbite alters response of the small arteries to cold: they tend to become hyper-reactive and constrict with repeat exposure to cold. This gets bett... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Taras Kucher
Vascular Surgery 27 years experience
Workup needed first.: The condition of carotid artery spasms is very rare and needs imaging studies during the event to document it. In general, however, it is likely to be... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Taras Kucher
Vascular Surgery 27 years experience
Sciatic nerve pinch.: Based on it's location, the pain is most likely due to compression of the nerve root as it exits spinal canal (at the level l5-s1). The test, that is ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Taras Kucher
Vascular Surgery 27 years experience
It depends.: There is no way to predict the course of it, generally raynaud's diseas waxes and wanes over time. It ususally does not cause major problems, though.
A 75-year-old member asked:
Dr. Taras Kucher
Vascular Surgery 27 years experience
Neurologist.: The cramps are usually caused by neuro-muscular hyper- reactivity. It may be caused by irritation of the nerve (neuropathic) or by hyper-reactivity of... Read More
A 68-year-old member asked:
Dr. Taras Kucher
Vascular Surgery 27 years experience
A lot of things.: The are several conditions, that give headaches. However, if it always happen on the same side, may be realted to position of the head. Do you sleep o... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Taras Kucher
Vascular Surgery 27 years experience
Muscle stretching.: Most cramps (charlie hoarses or spasms) are best managed with gradual over- stretching of the cramped up muscle. At some point it will just "give" and... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Taras Kucher
Vascular Surgery 27 years experience
Yes.: In general, oil soluble creams are great moituruzers. However, they tend to make skin look oily and stain clothes. Most people use water soluble cream... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Taras Kucher
Vascular Surgery 27 years experience
Extent of cell death: Infarction - dead tissue. It will never come back, it is weak and can rip. Overtime it is replaced by a scar. Ischemia - tissues are starving for mor... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Taras Kucher
Vascular Surgery 27 years experience
Not by plaque clear.: Your heart is like an engine with 3 main parts: muscle (engine), blood supply via coronary arteries (pipes that bring fuel to the heart) and electric ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kucher is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kucher is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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thank you the usage of socks make my feet worse to freezing cold so i havent used socks just cause i feel warmer w/o socks
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This saved my life. Thank You! Thanks you very much helpfully
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Thanks for your quick reply! It was helpful

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Saint Petersburg State Medical Academy, Russia
Graduated 1995MD
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