Dr. Shoaib Shafique

Vascular Surgery
Lafayette, IN
36 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
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.

Vascular Surgery

Languages spoken

Urdu

Doctor Q&A

248 Answers
213 Agrees
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Vascular system: Supplies blood to body and no organ can survive without blood flow
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Vascular Specialist: Vascular specialist would be best option.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Connection between a: It is a connection between artery and vein.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Depends: Depends on the size and also if it was completely excised. If not totally resected it can come back.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: Stress can aggravate existing colitis.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Could be: Generally normal, but if it is too prominent you should see your primary doctor.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Internet: There is a lot of info on internet. If you eat regular balanced diet and do regular exercise, you should stay out of trouble.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
MRI: Many tests can pick up hemangioma including MRI ct scan ultrasounds being the common ones.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Atheroma is early pl: Atheroma is early soft plaque, atherosclerosis is the disease process that results in blockage of arteries and ischemic heart disease is when heart ar... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
High fiber: High fiber diet helps this condition avoid contipation.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Cardio: If you can exercise at least three times a week where you are sweating and increase your heart rate, that should help decrease your risk.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Weakness: Weakness and dizziness can stay for a while. Generally there are no long term effects of anesthesia consult with your surgeon, depends on type of sur... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Optimize hypothyroid: Optimize hypothyroidism and the other conditions are treated on its own merit.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Numerous: There are countless vascular disorders encompassing arteries veins and lymphatics.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: It can if untreated and cause dysfuntion of fallopian tubes.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: You need to be seen by a physician to make sure that you do not have an aneurysm.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: Athersclerosis can cause high blood pressure and vice versa.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Consult vascular sur: Brain stem ischemia is due to blockage of blood vessels. You should see a vascular specialist to have the blood supply checked out.
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A member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Calcification : In the wall of small arteries is vascular calcification Osteopenia is loss of calcium in bones of your foot Depending on your history and recommendat... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Dilatation: of arteries and vein Meaning increase in diameter This typically occurs in response to exercise or various hormones or medications
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Uncertain: Is the aneurysm in heart or aorta as these are two different entities recovery from resection of heart aneurysm depends on function and blood supply ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Stopping flow in art: It means stopping flow in artery. Could be done as part of treatment or could be due to disease.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Not likely: Most likely it is not due to work out. Stress can do that. If the problem persists you should see a urologist.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Cholesterol: Low density lipoprotein and triglycerides.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Pelvic infection: Consult with your obgyn seems like pelvic infection.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
As the name suggests: It is aneurysm of dilatation of the basilar artery (at the back side of brain) due arterial wall disruption as a result of injury.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Many possibilities: Could be infection scaring from surgery causing blockage consult a gastroenterologist.
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Unlikely: You need full evaluation could certainly be angina. You should not ignore it.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Outward pouching: From the wall of duodenum. It can lead to pain if it has food stuck in it causing infection bleeding or perforation. Seek help from a gastroenterolog... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: Less invasive treatment options are now available and getting better as technology improves. It is a good time to be alive.
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Thrombectomy: Either surgical or per cutaneous depending in timing and artery involved. Could benefit from thrombolysis mean medication to dissolve the clot.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Not necessarily: Cardiovascular risk depends on smoking genetics and lifestyle healthy eating is always helpful but one must exercise as well.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Light exercise: Depends on the size and shape of aneurysm, generally light exercise should be ok. Heavy weight lifting is not recommended. He should consult with his ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
See specialist: Hard to tell spasm, it may be something else. You need to see a vascular surgeon.
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A member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Need exam: You need to have your ear looked at to rule out problems in ear canal.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Need CT angiogram: Flow void on MRI means that in flow is not seen with MRI technique this could be artefact. Ct angiogram or angiogram can help to make sure that arter... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Cold fingers: Raynauds typically causes cold fingers on cold exposure sometimes it can be due to blockage or narrowing of arteries you should consult with a vasc... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Nerve: Compression is more likely in your age group If Vascular cause there will be more pain first
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Small amount: Small amounts of alcohol can increase levels of HDL (high density lipoprotein) this has cardiovascular protective effect.
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A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Need Surgery: Acas trial in United States showed benefit of surgery for over 60% stenosis with risk reduction over 5 years. You want to make sure that you see exper... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Unlikely: Does not sound like viral consult gastroenterologist.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Several causes: Many causes for this including endometriosis and pelvic ovarian vein reflux you should see gyn.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Connect artery and v: Typically done for hemodialysis access. A connection is created between artery and vein which allows rapid blood flow thru the vein. Vein can be used ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
May regress: Aneurysms may regress but leave behind a stenotic (narrowed) coronary artery. He needs close follow up with pediatric cardiologist.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: Periods can be clots or fresh blood.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: You should consult vascular specialist to make sure that your arm arteries are not clogged up.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Possible hernia: You could possibly have a small incarcerated hernia. Have your physician evaluate it.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Diet: Regular execise, healthy balanced diet and work on ways to reduce your stress level.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Could affect in youn: It could affect younger individuals.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Multifactorial: Since there are so many different causes you should have an exam and endometrial biopsy if recommended by your gynecologist.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Shafique is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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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.
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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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