Dr. John Oren

General Surgery
Mequon, WI
43 years experience male

Locations

South Bend Vein Center

South Bend, IN

Address

2025 Edison Rd, Suite B, South Bend, IN, US
Directions

Fax

5749680120

Insurances accepted

Cigna

Medicare

MultiPlan

PHCS

Physicians Health Plan

Tricare

UnitedHealthcare

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General Surgery

Phlebology

Doctor Q&A

19 Answers
55 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Oren
General Surgery 43 years experience
No nonsurgical cure: There are no exercises to cure a hernia. You should consult your physician.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Oren
General Surgery 43 years experience
Sclerotherapy: One should have a complete evaluation by a vascular surgeon or phlebologist . Sclerotherapy(an injection of sclerosent) into the spider veins should m... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Oren
General Surgery 43 years experience
No: In general, exercise is good for people with vein problems, however it will not improve appearance of spider veins. If concerned, you should see a vei... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Oren
General Surgery 43 years experience
As soon as comfortab: As soon as you feel comfortable, typically 2-3 weeks.However, you should verify with your surgeon.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Oren
General Surgery 43 years experience
Ignore: If you have visible swelling at end of day, up to 75% of the time this is due to venous disease.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Oren
General Surgery 43 years experience
Yes: Spontaneous rupture of a vessel in the leg is not normal. You should seek consultation with your primary care physician and consider a referral to a v... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Oren
General Surgery 43 years experience
Could be: Varicose veins typically cause aching, throbbing pain when standing. Legs can feel heavy and 'tired'. You may notice swelling at the end of the day. I... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Oren
General Surgery 43 years experience
Yes: Several diagnostic imaging tests can be done to exclude deep vein thrombosis to include ultrasound, venogram(dye study), ct scan or mri(mrv). Ultrasou... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Oren
General Surgery 43 years experience
Those are helpful: Those are helpful, but definitive answer would come from excision and pathology review.
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Oren
General Surgery 43 years experience
Few cons: Sclerotherapy is typically used alone provided you don't have underlying superficial venous insufficiency. That is determined by an ultrasound. Cons a... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Oren
General Surgery 43 years experience
Caution: Pre existing varicose veins does place you at somewhat increased risk for thrombophlebitis during pregnancy. You should consult a phlebologist (vein s... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Oren
General Surgery 43 years experience
No evidence: I don't believe there is any evidence that weight loss leads to more prominent spider veins. If concerned , you should see a vein specialist.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Oren
General Surgery 43 years experience
Check with your Dr.: Check with your doctor. Individual physicians sometimes vary regarding this. In general, outpatient treatment of dvt(deep vein thrombosis) consists of... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Oren
General Surgery 43 years experience
Compression: Compression after sclerotherapy is recommended for 48-72 hrs.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Oren
General Surgery 43 years experience
Mild discomfort: Pain is typically mild and is relieved by over the counter non-narcotic analgesics. Ibuprofen or Naproxen sodium are typically used.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Oren
General Surgery 43 years experience
What kind..: Did they tell you if it was deep or superficial venous insufficiency? You should see a vein specialist for appropriate recommendations for treatment.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Oren
General Surgery 43 years experience
Yes: Yes, prior cold exposure with near frostbite can cause cold sensitivity and vasospasm later on. Please see your physician to discuss.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Oren
General Surgery 43 years experience
Thermal energy: The best way to get rid of varicose veins is to first treat the diseased vein causing the varicosities with thermal energy- either laser or radio freq... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Oren
General Surgery 43 years experience
Yes: You should seek out a vein specialist or vascular surgeon for further evaluation.
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Testimonials
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Recommendations
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Thank you notes
Jul 13, 2013
Dr Oren gives thoughtful answers.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Oren is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Oren is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
No phlebologist on PPO ins. plan. Oh well. will go with Harvard derm.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Thanks for your quick reply!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Indiana University School of Medicine
Graduated 1980MD

Residency

Southern Illinois University Affiliated Hospitals

Awards

Burn Unit Resident of Year-Southern Illinois Univ. and Affiliated Hospitals 1983
Top Doctor, First Place, South Bend Region, IN - Summer
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, South Bend Region, IN - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Fellow American College of Surgeons
Fellow American College of Phlebology
Member-Indiana State Medical Assn.
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