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Dr. Andres Katz

Surgery - Vascular
Dallas, TX
50 years experience male

Locations

Office

Dallas, TX

Address

8230 Walnut Hill Ln Ste 408, null, Dallas, TX
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

UnitedHealthcare

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Humana Insurance Company

Tricare

Southwest general surgical association

Dallas, TX

About

Bio

Hungarian by birth, raised in South America, completed medical training in Europe, surgical training at Dallas and Winnipeg, continued further hepatobiliary training at Paul Brousse Centre Hepatobiliarie led by Professor Bismuth and continuous training in advanced laparoscopic, robotic, minimally invasive general and extensive open and endo vascular interventions. one of the most experienced phlebologists in town. extensive ultrasound diagnostic experience including directing the vascular non invasive laboratory at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. active pilot with single, multi, ifr and turbine ratings. Board certified in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Phlebology and certified in vascular sonography interpretation and performance.

Specialties
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Surgery - Vascular

Vascular Surgery

Languages spoken

Italian

Doctor Q&A

123 Answers
6 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
Inguinal hernia: Inguinal hernias involve the nerves that provide sensory for the testicle. The association of intestinal symptoms with testicular pain suggests an in... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
No, gastritis/ulcer: Prednisone like all steroids produce increase acid in the stomach. Pain after such medications in the stomach indicates erosion and in worst cases an ... Read More
A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
Yes and no: Esophageal dilation will not increase the hernia unless a lot of gas is insufflated during the intervention that might exacerbate the epigastric herni... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
95% : 95% of patients having elective cholecystectomy in my practice do not require urinary catheterization. The procedure is usually short, less than 30 mi... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
Diet,cholecystectomy: Low fat diet is the usual recommendation for fatty liver and to avoid pain from gallbladder contractions. But a prolonged period of fasting or or seve... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
No: Liver cancer is a complication of hepatitis whether alcohol, infectious or other source. Nodular hyperplasia is a result of liver damage and difficult... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
Not in near future: Lymphatic reconstruction is still a chimeric notion, all available methods have failed.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
No: We treat this entity and never heard of a case by physical contact with hospital personnel.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
Maybe: Polyps are mistaken for small stones, there is no urgency. Polyps are not removed but treated by cholecystectomy. Early cancer which is rare may pres... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
It depends : What is the source of colitis. Ischemic colitis has no relationship with cancer. Crohn's disease does. Other colitis might be associated, need to be m... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
Yes: But you need to consider a conversion to a sleeve gstrectomy which has a better long term result.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
Compex: It could mean disruption of the three layers with blood loss, partial injury with intimal damage, thrombosis or stoppage of flow, dilation of vessel w... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
No: Prominent veins might indicate heart failure with high venous pressure or just a normal finding. When valsalva maneuvers are done central pressure is ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
No: Ruptured lipomas in colon is not a disease. You have to be more specific.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
No: No gallstones and a functioning gallbladder indicates that removing your gallbladder will not resolve your symptoms.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
Few: Abnormal pulsation in the neck, prominent visible structure in the neck, otherwise these aneurysms produce no symptoms. Rarely tia's or stroke sx ar... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
Yes: See a proctologist, you may have a fissure or recurrent internal hemorrhoid that can be treated.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
Possible: 4 cms ovarian cyst probable benign but investigation about the nature of cyst should be considered. See your gyn specialist.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
Yes: Hydrocele is fluid in a hernia sac. It can be repaired laparoscopically. Being bilateral the incisions are the same which suggests that laparoscopic a... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
Not possible: Phrenic nerve which controls function of diaphragm cannot be reliably repaired to restore the muscle activity.
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
Multiple: End stage liver disease and hernia repair carry a high complication rate, bleeding, recurrence, prolonged ascities leakage, infection, liver failure a... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
See the surgeon: Is common to have port irritation after lap surgery, but some times infection requires drainage and/or antibiotics. See the surgeon that did it.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
Vascular therapy: Gangrene s lack of blood to an area of the body. Restoring circulation by endovascular or open surgery if possible is the only treatment available.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
Likely unrelated: Long term complications of umbilical hernia repair are recurrence and bowel obstruction. Neither one seems to be present.
A member asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
Need more workup: Ultrasound is a poor test for hernias, a ct scan and a skilled examiner do much better.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
BotH: Diverticulitis and ibs are processes that damage the lining of intestine. Alcoho, is an irritant and should be avoided.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
Umbilical hernia: Get a surgical opinion, might need a ct scan to elucidate the source of pain.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
Lymphedema: Many reasons, minor infection, congenital. See a vascular surgeon. Mri. Ct, xr are mostly always normal.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
Lack of emptying: Patients who fast for long periods of time do not empty their gallbladders leading to stasis and gallstones. 1 spoon of olive oil a day i'd the old wi... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
See your PC: 3 unrelated symptoms need evaluation by your primary physician.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
Be patient: Rather uncommon diarrhea after cholecystectomy is well described. Continue with current regimen and wait. Most of the times it resolves. Lomotil (diph... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
Yes: The quality is almost the same.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
Yes: A metal implant requires an incision. Any incision could disrupt lymphatic chains and also produce infection, these two factors commonly produce lymph... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
Depends: Dry gangrene is a reflection of artheriosclerosis, this entity involves the vessels of the body including heart and brain. A major cardiac event or a ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
A lymph node removal: The lesion is excised, usually takes 30 minutes and the specimen is sent to pathology for evaluation, usually one week for results.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
Phlebitis: Superficial phlebitis is not uncommon specially if you have varicose veins, you need to have an ultrasound and if the process does not extend into the... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
Multiple: Postprandial indigestion usually means cholecystitis, hiatal hernia, h pylori or peptic ulceration or coronary disease. Ask your primary doctor for ev... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
Protective skin : Wet dressing is a protective skin substitute that prevents desiccation to improve the bed for healing.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
Surgery: At your age eventually you will have problems. Every patient has to be considered individually.
A member asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
Lovenox, (enoxaparin) activity: Preoperative and postoperative anicoagulation, early return to activity, compression stockings and adequate hydration are the keys.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
Rupture: Splenomegaly can cause rupture of the spleen, either spontaneous or with minimal trauma.Splenomegalys.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
Congenital: Most hernias are the results of weakened connective tissue, which is hereditary but non dominant. There is no asociation between bmi and hernia prese... Read More
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
Maybe: Diastase rectii is a weakness of the midline fascia between rectus muscle .Surgical correction is possible but requires a component separation (major ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
Depends : On the cause, fatty liver lose weight, alcohol stop drinking, biliary remove source of obstruction, hepatitis get treatment with antiviral agents, etc... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
See the surgeon: Your symptoms are of concern. You may have a complication. Bile leakage, obstruction with hernia, wrong diagnosis are all possible. You need reevaluat... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
No: You have to watch your diet. Weight loss after loss of colon is not common, it is common after loss of small bowel or stomach.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
Probably: Repeat obstruction of the gallbladder leads to more symptoms and eventually complete blockage of one of the ducts, leading to an emergency. Seek surgi... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
None: Blood vessel health is too broad a question. Arteries or veins. Each one has different pathologies and therapies. The answer is too extensive. No for... Read More

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Thank you notes
Nov 19, 2013
Dr Katz is well know and excellent in his surgical technique. He is versatile in all aspects of surgery needed regarding abdominal surgery and vascular surgery.
I recommend this physician!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Katz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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thanks, but my pain is at RLQ, would you still see association with liver? would that be chronic pancreagtitis or chronic appendicitis?
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! I have had so many things from agent orange even triple by pass. Keep wondering what's next thank you.
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Thank u I took him to the hospital they said it was nothing they prob didnt want to treat him for not having insurance idk thank u

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Catholic University of Navarra, Faculty of Medicine
Graduated 1972MD

Residency

UT Southwestern University Hospital St. Paul

Residency

UT Southwestern University Hospital St. Paul

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
International Society of Surgery
Texas Surgical Society
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