Dr. Jerry Light

Peripheral Vascular Sugery
Bedford, TX
38 years experience male

Locations

Office

Bedford, TX

Address

1604 Hospital Pkwy, suite 501, Bedford, TX
Directions

About

Bio

Board Certified in Vascular Surgery. Special interest in varicose veins, dialysis access, minimally invasive endovascular procedures, and aortic aneurysm repair. My wife, Denise keeps me in line (and sane). Two great kids (now grown) keep me on my toes. Playing golf keeps me humble.

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.

Peripheral Vascular Sugery

Vascular Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

77 Answers
31 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
Yes: Hiv patients are not segregated from the other patients. All of the dialysis personnel use "universal precautions" and there is minimal risk of any bl... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
It doesn't have to: Many people on dialysis are gainfully employed. The important thing is that your employer is understanding and flexible enough with your schedule to a... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
Yes: Even those on dialysis produce some urine. A dialysis patient may urinate more than once daily, or only every few days, depending on residual kidney f... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
Yes: Many people on dialysis are gainfully employed. The important thing is that your employer is understanding and flexible enough with your schedule to a... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
No number: Sometimes people have "acute" problems with their kidneys requiring dialysis. The dialysis allows the body to get rid of poisons that the kidneys cann... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
Both: Most people feel tired or drained immediately during or after dialysis, but overall feel as if they have more energy than before they started on dialy... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
Smoking: The main cause of arterial blockages is the condition known as atherosclerosis, commonly called hardening of the arteries. The major preventable or mo... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
Three to five days: In general, the effects of warfarin (coumadin) last for three to five days after stopping the medication.
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A member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
Fluid shifts: Most attribute leg muscle cramps during or after dialysis to the shifting of fluid out of the muscle cells as excess fluid is removed during dialysis ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
Less invasive way: Mitral valve replacement is being done through small groin incisions (percutaneously) in specialized centers around the country. This is not suitable ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
Yes: Low hemoglobin (anemia) can be due to a variety of causes. As long as the reason for your low blood count is not due to bleeding, then anticoagulation... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
The entire flight: You should wear the compression stockings for the entire flight and don't take them off until you get home or to your destination. Also, try to get up... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
Swelling and pain: The most common symptoms of blood clots in the leg, otherwise known as venous thrombosis, are swelling and pain. Unfortunately, these are not very spe... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
Maybe not : There is a condition called temporal arteritis that can cause tenderness in that area. This is a blood vessel disease due to inflammation. See your do... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
Lots of Choices: Usually, initial treatments are conservative, exercise, cessation of smoking, medicines to make the blood flow better and to reduce cholesterol. More ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
What is best for you: Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis are both effective, and both have pros and cons. Hemodialysis is generally done at a dialysis center three times ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
Genes and lifestyle: There are inherited and environmental risk factors. The most common modifiable risk factor is smoking. Other risk factors are age, diabetes, hypertens... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
Need more info: Many things can cause numbness like you describe. Most common at your age would be neuropathy, especially if you are diabetic. Discuss your symptoms w... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
Aneurysm : You may be referring to areas in the dialysis graft or fistula which can form called aneurysms or pseudoaneurysms. The fistula can become dilated and ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
Organ Donation: If the patent is truly "brain dead" and not just in a coma, the only reason to continue artificial breathing and dialysis would be if the patient's ot... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
Several Codes: There are several codes which apply to peritoneal dialysis. 4055f refers to a patient receiving peritoneal dialysis. 90945 & 90947 are physician charg... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
Many Causes: There are many types of aneurysms. Most publicized are aortic aneurysms and cerebral or brain aneurysms; however, they can occur in just about any art... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
No, probably not: While compressions stockings should help in the prevention of venous blood clots, their use should not hide or mask the signs and symptoms of a clot i... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
No limit: Dialysis patients commonly live for many years, and death is usually due to other causes.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
Not a good idea: Coumadin (warfarin) is a vit k antagonist. In other words, it works to thin the blood by blocking vit k. Taking vit k will make the Coumadin (warfarin... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
Peripheral Artery Ds: Pad refers to "peripheral arterial disease". It is a catch all term and not very specific. Most people with pad have atherosclerosis (commonly known a... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
Probably not his AAA: A burning sensation in the stomach is usually due to reflux or heartburn. This is very common and not related to the repair; however, if he is concern... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
No: The bump (aneurysm) will not go away unless it is repaired, surgically in most cases.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
5-6 cm: Generally, these are fixed when they get to be 5-6 cm in diameter; however, other factors may apply, such as presence of a congenital condition such a... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
Quit: Quit smoking and walk daily to increase the distance you can walk.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
Probably not: If your nephrologist feels that your kidneys have deteriorated to the point where they cannot get rid of the metabolic poisons that your body produces... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
Yes: Many patients do sleep while on the hemodialysis machine. Some patients do home hemodiaysis and they can time it whenever they wish. Important to make... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
Low blood pressure: The most common cause is probably low blood pressure during treatment. Another cause could be low blood sugar, especially in diabetics.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
Yes: There is no contraindication to having sex just because you are on dialysis. Of course, there are many other factors involved, such as the cause of ki... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
Multiple issues: Older adults on dialysis tend to be sicker and have more associated health problems. This may adversely affect how well they do on dialysis. In additi... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
Probably: Whether you have to start dialysis depends on how bad your kidneys are failing as well as other medical problems you have. The worst kidney failure is... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
Indirect: If your COPD is due to smoking, then there is an indirect relationship. Smoking is a major cause of poor circulation or pad as it is popularly called.... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
Inflammation: Vasculitis is literally an inflammatory condition involving blood vessels. There are many types which can be quite benign or can cause major problems ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
Surface vein clot: Superficial thrombophlebitis is a blood clot in a superficial vein, just below the surface of the skin. It is most common in the leg in a preexisting ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
Possible varicocele : Could be normal or could represent a varicocele which is an enlarged vein on the spermatic cord. This condition is benign but can affect fertility. Ch... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
More than Vaseline: I love aquaphor, especially for dry skin associated with venous disease. It contains petrolatum (vaseline) as well as other proprietary ingredients fo... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
Unknown: It is not possible to estimate life expectancy based on the information given. Lots of patients with stage 4 CKD live for years without having to star... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
Yes: Lots of dialysis patients take these drugs for atherosclerotic conditions to decrease the platelets from clumping together.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
Possibly: Anything which alters the intestinal microbial content can effect vit k levels and therefore Coumadin (warfarin) dosing. It is common for inr levels, ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
Depends on location: Whether you would have any symptoms from a 2 cm aneurysm depends on where it is located. In most locations., foe example the chest or abdomen., there ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
No: Caffeine is a stimulant and has press or effects. It is not a vasodilator.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
Need more info: The specific artery or vein which was angioplastied would determine what precautions, lifestyle changes, etc. Would be needed. In general, if the acce... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
Heart or leg: There are two kinds of embolus, venous and arterial. A venous embolism usually comes from a blood clot in the leg or pelvis which breaks loose and tra... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
Depends on severity: Lots of people have some degree of CRF (chronic renal failure), also known as CKD or chronic kidney disease. Ckd is grouped into stages, the most seve... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 38 years experience
Many signs : There are many signs of bad circulation. If you are concerned that you may have this condition, tell your doctor about your concerns and any symptoms ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Aug 16, 2013
An incredible surgeon, an excellent leader and kind, caring person. Highly recommend.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Light is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Light is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you but Im having severe pain tho,so much so that i can hardly walk,is this classed as normal or is it something more severe
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I appreciate that you provided actual insights of what I can do if the emergency arises.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tulane University School of Medicine, LA
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

TULANE MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Top Vascular Surgeon , Second Place, Texas - Winter
2013
Top Vascular Surgeon , Second Place, Texas - Summer
2013
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Texas Health Physicians Group
Southern Association for Vascular Surgery
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