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Dr. Ernest Zichal

Surgery
Newport News, VA
21 years experience male

Locations

Riverside Vascular Specialist

Newport News, VA

Address

500 J. Clyde Morris Blvd, Suite 603, Newport News, VA, US
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 9:00am - 430pm
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Fax

(757)594-3456

Insurances accepted

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Aetna

Cigna

Coventry Health Care

First Health Group Corporation

Medicaid

Medicare

Tricare

United HealthCare Insurance Company

About

Bio

I am originally from Iowa but have done my general surgery training in Palms West, FL and Bronx, NY. I finished my vascular surgery fellowship at Deborah Heart and Lung in Browns Mills, NJ then moved to join Riverside Vascular Specialists in Newport News, VA.

Specialties
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Surgery

General Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

12 Answers
17 Agrees
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Zichal
Surgery 21 years experience
Depends: This depends on what type of ulcer you are talking about - venous, arterial, gastric? It will also vary with the size of the ulcer.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Zichal
Surgery 21 years experience
Variable: There are two types of gangrene. Wet gangrene is dead tissue with an infection and is an emergency because can lead to death. Dry gangrene is dead tis... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Zichal
Surgery 21 years experience
Years: Depending on where the dissection occurs and if it is expanding. As long as the dissection is in the descending aorta and isn't causing any symptoms -... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Zichal
Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: By echo I am assuming you are talking about an ultrasound. If that is true, the ultrasound machine is more than capable of detecting occluded vessels ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Zichal
Surgery 21 years experience
Venous Insufficiency: You could have venous insufficiency/reflux. This is especially true if you have leg swelling at the end of the day & varicose veins. Your red blood ce... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Zichal
Surgery 21 years experience
Can be very serious: I am assuming the blood clot in the leg is in the vein. Also known as a deep venous thrombosis (dvt). A DVT in a worse case scenario can be life threa... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Zichal
Surgery 21 years experience
Probably: Depending on how long your leg has been black the chance of the tissue returning to normal tissue is very low. The important thing to know is to be se... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Zichal
Surgery 21 years experience
Compression Therapy: You should seek a vein specialist. They can workup to see how well your veins are working. You might have venous reflux which can be the cause of vari... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Zichal
Surgery 21 years experience
Variable: Typically after an amputation there is increased pain that is called "phantom pains". Meaning you will feel pain in the limb that has been amputated. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Zichal
Surgery 21 years experience
Vein vs Artery: Chronic venous insufficiency is disease of the veins. The veins bring blood back to the heart. Peripheral vascular disease is also known as peripheral... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Zichal
Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: Varicose veins can cause no pain or severe pain. They typically become more painful throughout the day. In order to prevent the pain associated with v... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Zichal
Surgery 21 years experience
Neuropathy?: It's is also common to have a peripheral neuropathy with diabetic foot ulcers. This could be the cause of your pain and there are neuropathy pain medi... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Zichal is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Zichal is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks!
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Thanks for your quick reply!
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Education & Training

Residency

Saint Barnabas Hospital

Residency

PALMS WEST HOSPITAL
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