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Dr. Shoaib Shafique

Vascular Surgery
Lafayette, IN
34 years experience male

Locations

Office

Lafayette, IN

Address

3900 St. Francis Way, Suite 201, Lafayette, IN
Directions

Office

Indianapolis, IN

Office

Indianapolis, IN

About

Bio

Graduate of King Edward Medical University. General Surgery residency at Yale University. Vascular training at Indiana University and Endovascular training at Arizona Heart Institute. In practice of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery in Indiana. Practice location in Lafayette and Indianapolis. On staff at St. Vincent Hospital, IU North Hospital and St. Elizabeth Hospital.

Specialties
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Vascular Surgery

Languages spoken

Urdu

Doctor Q&A

304 Answers
276 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: Should be fine so long there are no enlarged veins in the uterus.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Typically not: Unless there are varicose veins on top of ball of toe. Common causes are corns or issues with joints arthritis or poorly fitting shoes.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Heart: Arteries veins and lymphatics.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Difficult : To answer without knowing the exact nature of planned surgery.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Accurate: Carotid duplex ultrasound is fairly accurate. You did not post numbers in your question. Please see a vascular specialist who can go over the test rep... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Ibuprofen: And warm compresses may help assuming it is a thrombosed varicosity. You should consult with a vascular surgeon to have it checked out and look into g... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Personal preference: Both laser and radiofrequency are fairly similar in action and results. Choice depends on the personal preference and training of physician.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Blood clot: Is a small possibility. You should get venous duplex scan if the pain is in the vein. Also warm compresses and Ibuprofen helps. Radiating pain seems l... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Ultrasound : To confirm the diagnosis Probably venogram and thrombolysis of clot to see if it would dissolve depending on the age of clot
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Vascular surgeon: Offers both surgical and Endovascular options
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Angiogram: Angiogram to determine if bypass can be performed consult with a vascular surgeon.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Pulmonologist: For initial evaluation but if you need surgery you will need to see a thoracic surgeon.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Venous stenosis: Is possible. Other possibility is lymphedema. You should see a vascular specialist.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Heart: and blood vessels constitute cardiovascular system.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Follow up: Serial carotid duplex scans 6 weeks, 6 months and yearly thereafter. Daily Aspirin 81 mg, avoid smoking and healthy eating.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Ignore: Avoid smoking Eat healthy good control of blood pressure and screen for heart disease and exercise.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Decrease: In coronary perfusion pressure due to shortened diastole. Oxygen demand is increased but perfusion may not keep up if there is narrowing of coronary a... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: Certainly a fairly involved procedure but safe in good hands. You should talk to his physician.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Interchangeable: Atherosclerosis means lipid plaque deposition, arteriosclerosis implies hardened arteries.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
No: It is a fairly commonly done procedure. Your cardiologist can advise you regarding the need and risks of procedure.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Possible: But depends on several factors such as location and size. There is a higher risk of rupture with increasing size. Location is important since it is ea... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Thrombophlebotis: Is most likely. You ned ultrasound to rule out DVT use warm compresses and ibuprofen.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Increase in lumen: of blood vessels occurs in response to certain medications, hormones and warm temperature. It also occurs in response to exercise.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Forever: They help as long as you use them but do not cure the underlying problem.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Compression stocking: May be the only way to cover and get some relief from discomfort. They are available in skin tone colors.
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Duplex ultrasound : May be able to rule out a pseudoaneurysm. Sometime bruising is normal. You should see your doctor who performed the angiogram.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
37204: 37204 for procedure and 75894 for radiologic supervision and interpretation.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Removal: If they are really big. Mostly these are small and do not require any treatment. Please see a vascular specialist.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Pancreatitis : Is inflammatory process however pancreatic cancer is malignant neoplasm
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Unlikely: So long he did not bite hard and caused injury/laceration which got infected and caused abscess.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
To adapt: to changing physiological demands. As an example heart rate goes up in response to fright or fight.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Carotid angiograms: are general done via femoral artery or brachial artery. Direct access through the carotid (neck artery) is done as a part of stent placement in caroti... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Depends: on location. Ischemia means lack of blood supply. It may or may not be reversible depending on location of organ involved and etiology of ischemia.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
AV fistula: Graft and tunneled catheters are what is commonly used for dialysis access
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Almost: blood clot seems unlikely. The only way to rule it out would be ultrasound duplex scan
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Exercise: Regular exercise should help. Apart from that healthy eating always helps. If the blood pressure stays low you need to be evaluated for other problems... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Bleeding: Bleeding is the major risk associated with Coumadin (warfarin) and aspirin. Propranolol can slow heart rate and sometimes cause bronchospasm.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Safe: Radiofrequency or lase ablation for venous incompetence is safe higher chance of failure with coumadin (warfarin).
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Unlikely: With negative d dimer unlikely to be dvt zhou need to get checked for arterial disease or other possibility is lumbar disc herniation.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Smoking: High cholesterol, diabetes and unhealthy diet are the typical causes. Have your cholesterol and lipids checked if you are concerned. Certainly famil... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Unknown: Chronic ischemia will cause muscle atrophy and scarring over prolonged period of time. Acute or sudden ischemia can cause muscle death.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
No: Ideally should not happen two days after surgery.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
No: Should see a vascular specialist, could be aaneurysm of the artery.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Stent or bypass: Colon ischemia means lack of blood supply to colon. Depending on the degree of blockage and the arteries involved it can be treated with stent or bypa... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Depends on oil type: It can add quite a bit. It depends on the type and quantity of oil used.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Unlikely: What you are seeing under the skin are veins if the injury was severe and affected large veins in chest that could affect your arm veins.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Strenous exercise: You may become short of breath or develop chest pain with strenous exercise or heavy weight lifting.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Compression therapy: It is effective and not expensive.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Smoking: High cholesterol, diabetes, unhealthy eating and genetic predisposition are the commonest.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Possible: Not very likely by itself but depends on the nature of illness.

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HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Shafique is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Shafique is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! I have had diverticulitis for about 3 years now, and found out recently, I have Crohns and Ulcercoltis. I think I spelled that wrong.
HealthTap member
I will be contacting my doctor Monday, in Quebec you need referrals and they take forever to make appointments :/ again thank you so much!
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Thank you for your advice but I don't want to go in for nothing, ill wait and see and see how I get on

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

King Edward Medical University
Graduated 1987MD

Residency

Yale New Haven Hospital

Residency

Yale Bridgeport Hospital

Residency

Nassau University Medical Center

Residency

Nassau University Medical Center

Awards

Outstanding resident of the year, Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport Connecticut
Top Doctor, First Place, Lafayette, IN - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Lafayette, IN - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
American Venous Forum
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