Dr. Norman Chideckel

Vascular Surgery
new york, NY
44 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

Thursday: 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
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.

Vascular Surgery

Licenses

United States: New Jersey, New York

Languages spoken

English, Hebrew

Doctor Q&A

735 Answers
653 Agrees
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Should not be a prob: Ask the doctor performing the procedure to disclose all the risks and post procedure.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Venous stasis: The best is to get evaluated venous Doppler sonogram to determine if the veins are causing the issue Use of support or compression stocking is very im... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Stockings: There is no benefit to use stockings when you sleep at night as your legs are elevated and the venous system is on the same level as the heart
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
P: P is for peripheral vascular disease Diabetes is a risk factor
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Clothing: A compression stocking is the key Restrictive closing not helpful and probably bad for the condition
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Diabetic: this is more common with prolonged history of diabetes due to damage that occurs in the internal lining of the blood vessels secondary to the diabetes... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Lymphedema: Weight loss will not resolve issue but it would help in preventing worsening of problem
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Lymphedema arm: Yes there is a process called Manual lymphatic decongestion (mld)
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Stiff leg: usually not more suggestive of nerve compression
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Calf pain: not every calf pain is a dvt though i hear you as you have had a dvt in the past sonogram is quite reliable to determine if dvt is present
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Av fistula: connection between artery and vein to allow connection to hemodialysis machine
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Raynauds: The conventional treatment would be using mittens on the hands, and warm socks on her feet to protect from the cold environment which causes the sympt... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Lymphedema: lymph fluid build up in the extremity
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Pulses: Peripheral pulses are result of arterial circulation and they should be present and normally in people with venous insufficiency. However, they can c... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Dvt: No these just replenish nutrients
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Yes: Yes it depends unclear how this was determined and why.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Lymphedema: If have current infection then need to be seen quickly If not can wait for your md
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Stasis: These are pretty synonymous as both may be caused by venous reflux
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Venous stasis: this change occurs as indicated in the answer however it is not usually reversible as it occurs as hemoglobin breaks down to hemosiderin to stain the ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Shoes: unclear as to if shoes play a role in varicose vein development
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
See your doctor: After surgery pain is part of the healing process but if this a problem see your vascular surgeon as soon as possible.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Dvt: unlikely that 2 separate sonograms would miss dvt may be helpful to see an orthopedic surgeon
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Vein: with aerobic activity the veins on the surface of your shin may become more prominent as result of increased muscular activity. If this vein follows ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Dvt: Support hose would be of benefit Risk increased if using contraception either orally or in IUD
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 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
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 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
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Dvt: Sleeping is not protective as the dvt risk of pulmonary embolism is the same
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Veins: may be due to the varicose veins with associated blood pooling be evaluated by a vascular surgeon
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Fatigue: Pretty high INR,check with your doctor Fatigue could be from this
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Blood thinners: The conventional blood thinners do not dissolve clot, but prevent clot propagation, and prevent the possibility of a pulmonary embolism.
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 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
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Dvt: Usually swelling occurs but not always If you have continued pain suggest a venous Doppler sonograms
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 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
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 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
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Dvt: If you had a negative sono it is not dvt Check out your inee
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Carotid bruit: the tests you had would document if there was something abnormal, as they didn't what you have is not serious. Often as people age there can be torto... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Spider veins of nose: Sclerotherapy is not a good option as the chemical has to be filtered through the lymph system draining the brain. The options include laser, or therm... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Vascular disease: Being Russian does not make a more susceptible to developing vascular disease. The risk factors are the same and all people, and include diabetes, hy... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Varicose veins: not really indicates some valve dysfunction with regard to large veins or hormonal cause for spider veins
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Yes: Yes but be aware of what you are taking as none are regulated by the fad.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Dvt: Swelling discomfort History of trauma recent airplane travel
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Both are similar: They may coexist both are vasculitis problems.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Yes: Part of the risk panel which also includes diabetes smoking high cholesterol triglycerids.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Yes: Its all related to the circulation system.
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A member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Warfarin: Once you stop it tune blood levels will return to normal within a few days
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Varicose veins: Treatment depends on cause Surface veins- sclerotherapy or laser Superficial veins-thermal ablation
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
It depends: Size and symptoms matter in pregnancy slight more dangerous.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Leg ulcers: yes but I would recommend use of a compression stocking during airplane travel, even if he did not have an ulcer. If the ulcer secondary to vein dise... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 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
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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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