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Dr. Bradley Thomas

Vascular
Louisville, KY
20 years experience male

Locations

Office

Louisville, KY

Address

4003 Kresge Way, Suite 300, Louisville, KY
Directions

Insurances accepted

Humana Insurance Company

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Kentucky

Office

Louisville, KY

About

Bio

Dr. Bradley G. Thomas is a native of Madisonville, KY who joined Surgical Care Associates in 2009. He completed his vascular surgery training at the Washington University in St. Louis under Dr Greg Sicard. Dr. Thomas is board certified in General and Vascular Surgery by the American Board of Surgery. Dr . Thomas is also an RPVI - Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation. I am honored to provide information on health, wellness, and vascular health for you and your family. However, if you are experiencing a serious, worsening or new medical problem, please SEE YOUR DOCTOR or CALL 911. There are rules for using this site; read those first. Information from this doctor or group does NOT replace that from your own doctor. Getting information online is NOT a substitute for a visit to a health care provider. This is intended to provide health information and not medical advice. You should see your own doctor for preventive or medical care.

Specialties
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Vascular

Vascular Surgery

Licenses

United States: Kentucky

Doctor Q&A

120 Answers
134 Agrees
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Answers! : For the procedure, you lie on your back on an x-ray table. X-ray cameras may move over and around your head and chest to take pictures from many angle... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Depends on the cause: Blue toe syndrome, also called trash foot, is a blue to black discoloration of the toes due to lack of blood flow. The most common cause is when a sm... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Bleeding. : This medication can cause serious bleeding if it affects your blood clotting proteins too much (shown by unusually high inr lab results). Even if your... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Yes: Many of the common complications related to diabetes involve the micro circulation of major organs. This includes, but is not limited to the periphera... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Where?: In order to answer this question accurately one would need to know what is being embolized. Risks for embolizing major arteries in the pelvis after tr... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Yes.: Physicians and researchers are not quite sure what actually causes an AAA to form in some people. The leading thought is that the aneurysm may be caus... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Inflammation: Vasculitis is a general term for a group of uncommon diseases that feature inflammation of the blood vessels. Treatment is directed toward decreasing ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Revision Surgery: These are two (of several) procedures designed to salvage av fistulas that are causing "steal". A condition where the avf is "stealing" too much bloo... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Yes: If by "surgery" you mean an open operation in which an incision is made, the answer may be yes. Balloon angioplasty, stenting, and thrombolysis are op... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Yes and No.: Any AAA can be fixed - but many shouldn't. That term has more to do with the patient than with the aaa. Every procedure has risk and if the risk outwe... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
More info needed: It is very unlikely that you are truly experiencing a "vibrating vein" there is such a thing but not in this location. That would be called a fistula.... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Symptoms?: The neck and face are generally so well supplied with blood that there is almost no such thing. There is a condition called temporal arteritis where t... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Probably not.: Negligence? Every time something bad happens does not mean its someone's fault. A small amount of temporary pain is common. You could have some inf... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Clot: When the heart is not beating effectively and emptying itself of all the blood, it can stay in the heart. Blood that is not flowing tends to clot. If ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Yes: Patients with a recent DVT (or pe) who are on anticoagulant treatment are at low risk of further clots. If taking coumadin, (warfarin) INR must be at ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Age related. : The term " small vessel disease" is usually used to describe chronic changes seen on cat scans or mris of the brain. They do not represent stroke, an... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Maybe: Varicose veins are abnormal veins and prone to certain problems. If hit over a varicose it might develop superficial thrombophlebitis. This is an inf... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Routine blood draw: This testing is just drawing blood. The only thing you may find unusual is that many vials of blood are needed. Some of the genetic test may take a c... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Several things: Statins are important to lower your risk but muscle complaints (not necessarily neuropathy) are common. Strategies to reduce side effects include try... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Thin the blood: Anticoagulation is the mainstay of therapy. This usually begins as an injectable Heparin or an IV drip. Patients are then transitioned over to coumadi... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Probably.: Many people have these types of complaints for a few days and maybe even a couple of weeks after this surgery. It should be getting better each day. I... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Directed Chemo: Chemoembolization is a procedure performed by an interventional radiologist in which anticancer drugs are administered directly into a tumor through i... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Damaged veins: While certain things such as high cardiac output excercise can cause large veins that are normal, the most prominnent veins are varicose veins. Veins ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Not necessarily. : Chronic mesenteric ischemia is a condition where the "guts" do not have enough circulation in order to digest food properly. This causes pain after e... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Walk!: The risk of DVT is while you are motionless on the plane. Getting up and moving is the best possible thing you can do to prevent dvt. Perhaps you are ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Cold and Stress: Doctors don't completely understand the cause of raynaud's attacks, but blood vessels in the hands and feet appear to overreact to cold temperatures o... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
A weakened area: We are not quite sure what actually causes an AAA to form in some people. The leading thought is that the aneurysm may be caused by inflammation in th... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Soon.: Patients with a recent DVT (or pe) who are on anticoagulant treatment are at low risk of further clots. If taking coumadin, (warfarin) INR must be at ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Many things: These are two separate - but often related things. Thrombosis of the pelvic veins is a clot in the iliac veins. These are some of the largest veins a... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Probably not. : Many patients with completely normal circulation complain of being cold. One can have a different tolerance too cold that can be related to many probl... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Block Pulmonary Flow: Air embolism is caused by air bubbles in the vascular system; venous air embolism can result from the intro of air through IV lines, especially centra... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Treatment: An angiogram is the diagnostic portion of a procedure in which contrast is injected into an artery to assess it for disease. Once you decide to treat ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
It's just an option.: Vascular surgeons and their patients are often presented with a complex series of choices and operative approaches. There are always different approac... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Raynauds: It could be several things but raynauds should be considered. Environmental triggers such as exposure to cold can lead this over-reactive response. Ho... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Yes.: Yes - if IV contrast (dye is used). Mri is also very good at correctly identifying hemangiomas.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Don't. : Don't. The way your mom needs to come to this decision is on her own. You can help by finding a good vascular surgeon who can sit down with her and ex... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Probably not: Limb loss for cellulitis is very rare. Treatment is antibiotics and evaluation by a doctor. Higher risk populations include diabetics.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Depends. : Small amount (a few bubbles) are generally very well tolerated and do not need any treatment. Large amounts entering the central veins, especially dur... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Depends: The answer to this question depends on the type of angiogram you need and the location in which it is done. Most are done in the hospital (most expens... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
No: Coumadin (warfarin) itself has headache as a common side effect but i rarely see it in practice. Having an INR that is below goal does not normally ca... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Well tolerated.: After surgery, you may stay in the hospital for 1 to 2 days. Because the neck incision is usually small, you may not feel significant pain. After you... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Ultrasound: Ultrasound is a very sensative test used to diagnose deep vein thrombosis (dvt). Conventional ultrasound uses painless sound waves higher than the hu... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Thrombophlebitis: Superficial vein thrombophlebitis is a common inflammatory-thrombotic process that may occur spontaneously or as a complication of medical or surgical... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Open or Stent?: Major surgery of any kind carries certain risks that vary from one person to another, depending upon the patient's general state of health. The surgic... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Diuretics.: A diuretic is a type of medicine that facilitates passage of fluid out the body through the urinary tract. By increasing urine output, fluid is moved ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
No: There is no role for lithotripsy in the treatment of peripheral arterial disease. Lithotripsy is a procedure primarily designed to break up kidney st... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Many things: Risk factors for deep vein thrombosis are numerous. One of the most common is immobility. This can be caused by other medical problems, surgery, or o... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Debatable.: Not reliably. Aspirin is not a means for preventing DVT in people who sit still while traveling long distances. The best way to prevent DVT when sitti... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Sometimes: Raynaud's phenomenon has been seen with a number of conditions, including some that are genetically linked. Causes? Scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis,... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Huge? Not the norm: But possible - a bruise might form at the catheter insertion site, and the area may feel sore or tender for about a week. Let your doctor know if you ... Read More

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Nov 26, 2015
For the helpful answers and suggestions, thank you "Happy Thanksgiving" to all.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Thomas is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Louisville School of Medicine, KY
Graduated 2002MD

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Surgical Care Associates
Bapist Hospital East
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