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Dr. Daniel Engelman

Thoracic Surgery
Agawam, MA

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Thoracic Surgery

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16 Answers
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Engelman
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Age only: In general males and females have almost the same results after cardiac surgery. Women have a slightly worse outcome given that they present later in ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Engelman
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Multiple: A stress test can be suggestive of a blockage. Or more invasive tests such as a cardiac catheterization or a nuclear test or even a cat scan can be di... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Engelman
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Yes: They can prescribe these medications however they may be reluctant to do so. It's very patient specific whether or not they are indicated.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Engelman
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
It depends: The cost will depend on your insurance carrier. The hospitals typically bill around $40-$50, 000 for the entire procedure and hospitalization.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Engelman
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
6 weeks, no: You should be better than you were before surgery within about six weeks. You should not have a lot of pain after the first two weeks.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Engelman
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Estimate: In general this is performed by comparing the size of the normal coronary artery to the area of the blockage. Under some circumstances this can be per... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Engelman
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
4-5 hours: It depends on which cardiac surgical procedures performed. The actual time includes an hour or two before and after the surgery to prepare the patient... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Engelman
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Not possible: A plastic surgeon can sometimes revise a skin wound in order to make it less apparent.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Engelman
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Yes: Any surgical incision can get infected. If your doctor recommends this procedure it is most likely necessary. The benefits outweigh the risks.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Engelman
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Yes: Continuing to smoke will limit the long-term patency of any bypass graft. It also will adversely affect your heart function and lung function in gener... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Engelman
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Multiple reasons : The most common cause of heart disease resulting in cardiac surgery is either blocked coronary arteries or a problem with one of the heart valves.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Engelman
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Multiple reasons: Either one of the bypass grafts had closed or an area of the heart that hadn't received a bypass graft can still get a heart attack.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Engelman
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Doubtful: There are no strict age limits for any type of heart surgery. It all depends upon the underlying disease and your overall health.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Engelman
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
No: There can be many causes for this. This could simply be due to the way your veins dilated over your lifetime. It may not signify any type of problem.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Engelman
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Maybe: It depends what medications you're on. I would limit myself to 1 to 2 drinks in any given day. Also alcohol can affect the drug coumadin (warfarin).
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Engelman
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Not much: 10% of the population has this abnormality. You were probably born with it. Most likely it is not the cause of your lightheadedness. Further studies m... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Engelman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Engelman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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