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Dr. George Ciechanowski

Pulmonary Critical Care
Jersey City, NJ
40 years experience male

Locations

Office

Address

408 Summit Ave
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 11am - 6:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

UnitedHealthcare

Oxford Health Plans

MultiPlan, Inc

Health Net

Cigna

Amerigroup

George J. Ciechanowski MD FCCP

Jersey City, NJ

About

Bio

I have a special interest and treat patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertention

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pulmonary Critical Care

Languages spoken

English, Polish

Doctor Q&A

89 Answers
51 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
Need a work up: you need to see a doctor to get an appropriate history and do testing to make the diagnosis for the low saturation
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
See your doctor soon: you may have a DVT bilaterally, or the beginning of an infection or gout, etc
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
Work up needed: pulmonary function tests, sleep study, upper endoscopy to r/o gerd, v-q scan to r/o chronic pulmonary embolic disease, echocardiogram, blood tests to... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
Need work up: cough syrups are not a treatment for chronic cough. See a doctor and get this evaluated to find the cause, because once you have a diagnosis then you ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
Need echocardiogram: right heart failure with pulmonary arterial hypertension should be ruled out, start with an echo in addition to other testing by a specialist who trea... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
Possibly: If you are a co2 retainer and have COPD you could have an fatal event in a hyperbaric dive situation.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
Exercise: With exercise the need for o2 is greater than with rest for most patients.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
Maybe: A lot depends on overall cardiac function in this condition. An echo is valuable and a discussion with your cardiologist is priceless.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
More work up needed: Stress testing and ultimately cardiac cath. To rule out CAD as a cause.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
Fluid from vessels: Usually a more or less protein rich fluid leaking out of blood vessels in the lungs depending on the cause.
A female asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
A real possibility: go to the ER and get a lung scan asap, in addition to other tests
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
Droplet spray: Via coughing and sneezing mainly
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
? Asthma: Allergic asthma mostly likely at your age, but anxiety and PTE also possible. PFT, CT with contrast to r/o PTE and other lung diseases
A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
Time for an er visit: if oral therapy does not work then a further evaluation and possible hospitalization maybe the next step
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
Pulmonary eval: you need to see a lung doctor and do pulmonary function testing, as you may have asthma
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
A lot going on here: if no physical cause can be found for your symptoms after a complete evaluation then anxiety may be the cause
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
Yes: the added stress on your heart could trigger a CHF exacerbation
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
? GERD: acid reflux typically gives symptoms like this, Suggest an anti GERD diet and a trial of a acid blocker like omeprazole Otc If not better see your d... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
Altitude: airplanes are pressurized only to 10000 feet but fly at 30000 therefore the drop in SaO2. Problems arise in some patients with COPD with a severe drop... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
Hope you mean 140/70: the systolic bp can fluctuate up and down depending on what you are doing at that time your diastolic of 70 is normal the best time to measure the bp... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
Angina ?: sometimes cardiac chest pain may be atypical, therefore it's best to see a doctor and do some testing to see what is the cause.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
Probably yes: chronic GERD has been implicated in some cases of pulmonary fibrosis
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
Too little info: you need an evaluation by a doctor who is familiar with sleep disorders
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
Many possibilities: asthma, pulmonary embolus, pulmonary hypertension, to name a few You need to see a lung specialist for a work up
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
Needs further workup: you need to see a pulmonologist to determine if the residual from your pneumonia is not something more.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
R/O Pulmonary Hypert: Ipf can lead to pah and an echo and possibly a right heart cath should be considered strongly.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
Yes: It is given for chest pain but also decreases venous return which helps reduce pulmonary edema.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
Immobility: Prolonged immobility i.e. Air travel or other can cause thrombosis and then embolization to the lungs.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
I don't see the harm: Unless looking up makes you dizzy or have a syncopal episode due to blood supply compromise in the vertebral arteries.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
No cure: Emphysema is not curable, meds only improve the condition.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
Target heart rate: Your target heart rate for exercise is calculated 220 minus your age.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
No and no: By itself a rbbb is not a problem unless it is associated with structural heart disease. An echo would answer the question.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
Good hydration: Adequate hydration will prevent renal damage in this situation.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
Causes resp. Failure: Due to structural lung disease. Co2 retention followed by coma and death if untreated. Treatment is often not successful in the long term.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
Shortness of breath: Cough, sputum production, reduced exercise capacity.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
Not likely at 24: you need to be evaluated, but things like GERD and Asthma are far more common in young females
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
Yes if you have risk: Overeating can steal blood supply from other organs for digestion. It can be a problem if you already have diseased coronary blood flow.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
Yes: The bls and acls interventions really do save many patients with cardiac arrest due to heart attacks.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
The muscle dies: Scar tissue replaces the area where the infarction occurs.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
Antioxidants: Most recently vit. D has been associated with stabilization of lung function.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
Very successful: A fistulogram is done to identify the tract so that it can be repaired completely.
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
Easy to check: Measure your BP and pulse in each position if grossly unchanged then it's not related to BP. Possibly benign positional vertigo Suggest you visit yo... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
Probably GERD: see your doctor for an examination, an anti GERD diet and medication if necessary
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
Yes: deep breathing exercises( incentive spirometer )and bronchodilators should help
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
Supportive care: antibiotics, oxygen, iv fluids, bronchodilators, etc really depends on pt. wishes and overall clinical condition. consideration should be given to res... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
No: frequently bronchodilators and steroids are given with magnesium sulfate for acute asthmatic attacks by ER physicians
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
Terminology: pulmonary artery disease is a vague term that may relate to any abnormal process in the pulmonary arterial system, however, pulmonary arterial hyperte... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
Need evaluation: you need things like a CXR, PFT, ECHO, etc.as dyspnea can have many causes
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
Need further eval.: possibilities may include things as rib fracture, pneumonia, asthma, pulmonary embolus, ect

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ciechanowski is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ciechanowski is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank You for the advice, I will see my Dr. as soon as i am able to get an appointment and treatment.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! My husband suggested the flu. I agree w/ u. I thought that. Thanks!!
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Doc said I had "slight LV stiffness" and not to worry about it.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical Academy of Wroclaw, Poland
Graduated 1981MD

Residency

LINCOLN MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 1984

Awards

Governors service award, american college of chest physicians
Top Pulmonary Critical Care Intensivist, First Place, National - Spring
2015
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Solo Practice
American College Of Chest Physicians
Society Of Critical Care Medicine
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