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Dr. Robert Andrews

Interventional Radiology
Seattle, WA
37 years experience male

Locations

Office

Seattle, WA

Address

1229 Madison St Ste 900, Seattle, WA
Directions

Insurances accepted

No Value

Medicaid

Medicare

About

Bio

I spent the first 15 years of my career in academic practice, developing new procedures and training the next generation of physicians in Vascular and Interventional Radiology. For the six-year period immediately prior to joining Swedish, I was the Chief of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the University of Washington. I am fortunate enough to have had a role in the development of many medical procedures and techniques that are now routine, including Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE), minimally-invasive therapy for varicose veins and venous insufficiency, and the use of stents and stent-grafts (endografts) for the treatment of peripheral vascular disease and aneurysms. I enjoy wakeboarding, snow skiing, and biking with my wife and two young daughters.

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Interventional Radiology

Doctor Q&A

231 Answers
11 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
The : The most common agents used in the us are sodium tetradecyl sulfate and polidochanol. Both are classified as detergents, which means that their molec... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
Yes. : Yes. You need to see a doctor for this right away. It may be something as simple as hemorrhoids, but it could also be much more serious. Bleeding l... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
Ageless : Ageless male testosterone is an unregulated over the counter dietary supplement that has not been tested or approved by the fda. There is no way to k... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
Unless : Unless you've had a vasectomy or have some very unusual medical condition, you have sperm. If your partner is female, you can get her pregnant even i... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
Whether : Whether or not it's appropriate to remove this lesion is something that you could certainly discuss with another provider if you have doubts about the... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
This : This sounds like a problem with your arterial circulation. If these events are associated with cold temperatures, you may have raynaud's syndrome. I... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
I : I think that would be a good idea. At the very least, he or she may have better pain relievers for you to try. On the other hand, it's conceivable t... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
Weight : Weight loss and and hair changes suggest thyroid problems. Abdominal pain and yellow discoloration of the skin (jaundice) suggest liver disease. The... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
Yes. : Yes. You should see your doctor about chronic heartburn because over time this can cause changes in the esophagus that increase your risk of getting ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
Yep. : Yep. You probably have what's called a boxer's fracture. It most commonly occurs not in boxers but in people who have punched walls or wooden beams.... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
I'm : I'm not sure i understand your question. Are you asking whether going for a long time without a period is physically possible? The answer to that q... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
The : The "male enhancement" medications advertised on the internet and elsewhere have not been evaluated scientifically and their manufacture is not regula... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
The : The simple answer is that, yes, people do survive stage 3 liver cancers. That said, it is difficult to predict the likelihood of survival from case to... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
This : This fetish could cause you real and permanent damage, including, ultimately, an inability to become aroused at all.
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
General : General anesthesia is not needed for a liver biopsy. Your doctor will most likely give you an intravenous medication to relieve your anxiety, so a pan... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
Probably : Probably not. An intravenous pyelogram (ivp) is a study that looks mostly at the way your body manages urine. It's used primarily to identify blocka... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
This : This definitely sounds like a problem of decreased blood flow. In all likelihood, you have an arterial narrowing or blockage in your pelvis or leg. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
You : You need glasses if your visual problems are interfering with your daily activities or are in some way creating a hazard to you or those around you. I... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
From : From an embryological perspective, the external male and female genitalia start out the same. As a male fetus develops, the tissue that would otherwis... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
There : There are a lot of reasons for a late or skipped period, but if you've been sexually active then pregnancy is probably at the top of the list. This i... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
I : I agree with dr. Stuppy. Iron deficiency is particularly problematic in vegetarians who don't compensate from reduced iron in their diets by eating... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
I : I agree with the previous author: a blood clot in the leg, especially in someone who has already had a pulmonary embolism, is something that needs urg... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
What : What you're calling a 10 cm "hole" is more likely a measurement of the distance between your lung and the chest wall. This space is occupied by air, ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
Your : Your body mass index (bmi) calculates to 26.8. Overweight is 25- 29.9. By that criterion, yes, you are overweight (but not obese, which is defined as... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
I : I think you're right to be concerned. I think the idea of going to an er for immediate evaluation is a very good one.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
There : There are several ultrasound findings that can suggest down sysndrome, and echogenic bowel is one of them. There could be other explanations for that... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
It : It is possible to get pregnant after having had your tubes tied, but your chances are much better if you have the surgery reversed. Unfortunately, tha... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
The : The yellow skin (called jaundice) and the yellow eyes (called icterus) reflect a buildup in the blood of a chemical called bilirubin. Bilirubin is nor... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
Nope. : Nope. Not unless the xray machine hit your head while the image was being taken. The amount of radiation that would have reached your eye during x-ra... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
The : The heart has four chambers that are separated from each other by one-way valves. These valves consist of thin, cup-shaped membranes called cusps. Th... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
XR : Xr means x-ray, and "pa and lateral" refer to the patient's position during the x-ray examination. Pa means posteroanterior, which is best though of ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
Your : Your husband's reaction was a dangerous one and could have been fatal. There's no way to know whether the really severe reaction was to shrimp or some... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
Clots : Clots in the veins of the arms can be seen in a variety of circumstances, but in an otherwise healthy young person with no history of having central v... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
The : The heart has two "sides": the right side pumps blood to the lungs for oxygenation and the left side pumps it to the body. A right to left shunt is o... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
Your : Your best bet would be a cancer program attached to one of the medical schools in chicago, such as northwestern or the university of chicago. Those f... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
Even : Even if you never miss a pill, it's possible to get pregnant while taking oral contraceptives. They're a god method of birth control, but not perfect.... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
Yellow : Yellow stool can be an indication of liver problems. The normal color of stool comes from a chemical called bilirubin, but that chemical can't be han... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
Excessive : Excessive vomiting can cause a lot of problems, including electrolyte imbalances and damage to the teeth. 1-7 times per day for several months is def... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
Plain : Plain films like chest x-rays have such a low radiation dose that the risk of developing cancer or having any other complications because of these stu... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
It : It would be extremely unlikely for a teenager to have an aortic dissection in the absence of trauma or a connective tissue disorder like Marfan or eh... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
Some : Some lymph nodes are bigger than others, and if this has truly been stable throughout your life, then it's not something to worry about. Lumps in the... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
The : The renal arteries supply blood to the kidneys. No renal artery should mean no kidney on that side, though i suppose she might have developed some ty... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
Dental : Dental xrays show a the teeth and part of the upper and lower jaw in great detail, but their field of view is limited. It sounds like your dentist sa... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
There : There are many causes for blood in the stool, ranging from hemorrhoids to tumors, including infectious and inflammatory processes. In general, blood t... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
No, : No, though smoking dramatically increases your risk of developing cancers in the lung, esophagus, tongue, larynx, and pharynx and also your risk of ge... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
Cryoablation : Cryoablation (local freezing) and radiofrequency or microwave ablation (local burning) are good techniques for destroying tumors with just a small pun... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
It's : It's hard to answer without knowing what his "normal pills" are. If he's run out of blood pressure medications, for example, then Aspirin won't be he... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
I : I can think of several explanations for your problem, including uterine fibroids, chronic urinary tract infection, and interstitial cystitis. Blood in... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
The : The blood could be coming from any of several sources. A woman who sees blood after a bowel movement may actually be having vaginal bleeding. If the... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
It : It depends on how long ago you bled. Mri and ct will both show fresh blood without any contrast.

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Mar 27, 2013
Dr Andrews provides an excellent public service on Healthap. He gives the best radiology answers I have read by any contributors. He is knowledgable about many areas of medicine. I recommend Dr. Andr...Read More
Dr. Anne Larson
Nov 27, 2012
I have worked with Dr. Andrews for over 10 years and he is the most outstanding interventional radiologist I have worked with. He is caring, thoughful, patient oriented, and technically gifted.
Dr. Bruce Tung
Nov 27, 2012
I endorse this doctor. Highly experienced interventional radiologist with excellent judgment
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Thx for the reply. So I've gone now 3 times.the 2nd time no blood the 3rd a little in some of the stool. Just wondering if I should go n2 ER
HealthTap member
Probably avoiding salt would help too. Was in the hospital for CHF, and they made a big issue out of that. Thank you
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Despite itis not my q. But i make use of reading. Iam dr. Mind deve.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Graduated 1990MD

Medical/Graduate school

San Diego State University
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

Harbor UCLA Medical Center

Residency

Harbor UCLA Medical Center

Awards

Best Doctors, Seattle Met Magazine
Best Doctors, WA (Washington Magazine)
Distinguised Reviewer, JVIR

Affiliations

Society of Interventional Radiology
American Roentgen Ray Society
American Board of Radiology

Publications

Pelvic Venous Congestion
Radiation Safety
Patient care and uterine artery embolization for leiomyomata.
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