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Dr. Norman Chideckel

Vascular Surgery
new york, NY
43 years experience male

Locations

norman chideckel md vein center

new york

Address

161 madison avenue suite 9SE, new york, United States
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

norman chidekel md vein center

new york

About

Bio

I am a vascular surgeon practicing in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. My practice is devoted to the evaluation and treatment of venous disease. This includes the management of varicose veins and associated problems. My evaluation and management options are venous duplex ultrasound, endovenous laser ablation of varicose veins, sclerotherapy, foam compression sclerotherapy, ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, VEINLITE enhanced treatment of varicose veins, vein-gogh radiofrequency treatment of varicose veins, and management of wounds secondary to venous disease, as well as other types of wounds. I have been in practice for more than 30 years since completion of my residency and fellowship training.

Specialties
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Vascular Surgery

Licenses

United States: New Jersey, New York

Languages spoken

English, Hebrew

Doctor Q&A

735 Answers
653 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Warfarin: Once you stop it tune blood levels will return to normal within a few days
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Not to worry: This may be age related. They do not pose a health risk. If they are of concern consult a dermatologist for possible treatment.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Can help: With venous ulcers hyperbaric oxygen can help by increasing oxygen tension to the localized area. However you need to be evaluated to determine if the... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
See vascular: A vascular surgeon will help determine this if they think not they will recommend seeing a neurologist.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Yes/no: Sclerotherapy may not as the chemical may enter the breast milk, laser abaltion is ok but you have to hold off breastfeeding for several hours after t... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Dvt: Air travel related thrombosis is a real issue of concern due to immobility during airplane travel. The increased altitude, causes decrease in recircu... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Go to er: If this is worsening you should go to the nearest er.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Dvt: Certainly DVT is a possibility, but it is less likely as the source for the localized discomfort in the inner groin area. Evaluation by venous Dopple... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Vein: Yes but must also elevate the leg to reduce the pressure of the vein If you have bulging veins it is in your best to be evaluated and treated
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Yes: Its all related to the circulation system.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Warfarin: Would not recommend using alcohol while on warfarin as warfarin is detoxes thru the liver
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Thick blood: There are family inheritance patterns for hypercoagulability .Certain factors in the blood may be lacking.Speak to your medical doctor regarding this.... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Dvt: The pain is secondary to the inflammatory reaction Anticoagulation will reduce the inflammatory reaction as well As the inflammation reduces so will ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Blood clot: This may not be a true blood clot but residual from laser therapy which will appear as a blood clot
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Renal: Most likely it refers to a narrowing of the blood vessels that feed the kidneys. This is more common in people with hypertension.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Fatigue: Pretty high INR,check with your doctor Fatigue could be from this
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Varicose vein: Sounds like an internal rupture but would recommend evaluation sooner rather than later
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Varicose veins: There is a hereditary factor but pregnancy is the bigger cause ,and in order to prevent varicosities during pregnancy use of support or compression ma... Read More
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Carotid: test will look at your carotid artery which is the blood supply to the brain the test will determine if you have placque atherosclerosis in the artery... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Dvt: Would recommend evaluation as quickly as possible Swelling is a real symptom of dvt even though other things can be at play
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Pain: You can get pain in varicose veins, which are superficial to the skin. This is not a marker for deep vein thrombosis. I would recommend a venous Dop... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Veins: probably all part of same vein i would recommend evaluation and treatment as it will only worsen with time
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Pain: sounds more like a muscle cramp if it doesn't improve suggest evaluation, a venous doppler sonogram would determine if dvt
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Dvt: If you had a negative sono it is not dvt Check out your inee
A member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Dvt: There is a hereditary component if there is a family history of hypercoagulable state
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Dvt: Usually swelling occurs but not always If you have continued pain suggest a venous Doppler sonograms
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Dvt: Having varicose veins does not increase your risk for dvt Occasionally a superficial vein if traumatized can clot but this is also rare
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Valves: Once broken always broken However symptoms are dependent on the gap caus d by weakened valves Use of support or compression stockings during daily act... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Varicose veins: Itchy sensation is very often a symptom as a result of blood leakage around the varicose vein.this causes an allergic response which causes the itchin... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Dvt: unlikely that 2 separate sonograms would miss dvt may be helpful to see an orthopedic surgeon
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Pain: it is unclear if this is vein related or pain in the arm where your vein is be evaluated specifially if you had recent blood taken or iv in that arm
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Dvt: possible dvt but more likely muscular if concerned can be evaluated by doing a venous doppler sonogram
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Numb: Circulation is not the problem If it continues see a neurologist as it sounds like a nerve compression
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Dvt: Yes most common symptom are swelling ,pain in the affected limb
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Angioplasty: embolism below the point of angioplasty, blood vessel occlusion, rupture, bleeding, hematoma
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Peroneal: this is still a dvt and should be treated with anticoagulants though the risk of dvt is less due to smaller size blood vessel which makes the clot siz... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Veins: may be due to the varicose veins with associated blood pooling be evaluated by a vascular surgeon
A male asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Vein: Sometimes veins will appear in the palm of the hand, which may be related to trauma, or some kind of physical activity. If it does not resolve evalua... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Dvt: Sleeping is not protective as the dvt risk of pulmonary embolism is the same
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Leg ulcers: more often this is due to superficial venous disease with venous reflux and not deep system disease
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Varicose vein: This is due to a reflux point and pooling at the area in question Evaluation by a venous Doppler sonogram would be the first test,which would identify... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Pain: the symptoms seem of issue, and would recommend further evaluation
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Vein: Most likely result of trauma to area There is a homeopathic gel called arnica which will help reduce the inflammation and swelling Warm compress may a... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Mass: Possibly due to pressure what is the nature of the mass
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Vein: Suggest you go for evaluation with venous Doppler sonogram to determine progress of the vein ablation
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Thicker blood flow: Usually genetic in which certain parameters in the blood are lacking leading to blood clotting Over the last decade there has been many blood paramete... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Vein: This sounds like a vein rupture from the localized trauma, and should resolve within a few days' time. Use of Arnica gel over the area may aid in the... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Hematoma: I would recommend that you be evaluated by the medical group that performed the angiogram. If this is a hematoma, then massaging would not be a probl... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Veins: It depends on symptoms and skin issues Most of the time surgery is not necessary as laser can seal the vein internally with just a needle puncture
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Pain: could be ceratianly if this wasnt there before get it checked out could be blood tracking

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May 29, 2017
Dr Chideckel's advice is consistently accurate and helpful!
I recommend this Physician
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Chideckel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I now have Medicare as primary insurance. Florida is just behind the times. I do know what you write about. This intervention is not common enough here. I'll keep on sea...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Your are so nice to answer. Trying to keep these legs moving and healthy. Appreciate your taking the time. Clinically yours ---patient LOL
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Thanks Ibeen having swelling more so on left side of body ears all the way down as well as itch some times an pain in stomic what's cause

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1979MD

Residency

BETH ISRAEL MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

AMA Physician Recognition Award
Top Doctor, Second Place, the Manhattan Region - Spring
2017
Top Vascular Surgeon, First Place, the Nation - Spring
2017

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
American Venous Forum
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