Dr. Ellen Dillavou
Dr. Ellen Dillavou
Surgery - Vascular
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Surgery - Vascular
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I went to Dr. Dillavou for painful varicose veins. She was very nice and did a great job. My legs are much better.
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I am located at
Suite 307 MOB, 5300 Centre Ave
Pittsburgh , PA 15232
Accepted Insurance Plans
Highmark Blue Shield
UPMC Health Plan
I was educated and trained at
Medical / Graduate School
University of Arizona College of Medicine
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I've won the following awards
Young Investigator award and research grant, American College of Phlebology
Expanding the role of endovenous laser therapy: results in large diameter saphenous, small saphenous, and anterior accessory veins.
Ann Vasc Surg., Jul;25(5):656-61 (2011)
Cost-effectiveness of guidelines for insertion of inferior vena cava filters in high-risk trauma patients.
J. Vasc. Surg., Dec;52(6):1537-45.e1-2 (2010)
Institutional protocol improves retrievable inferior vena cava filter recovery rate.
Surgery., Oct;146(4):809-14; discussion 814-6 (2009)
Predictors of morbidity and mortality with endovascular and open thoracic aneurysm repair.
J. Vasc. Surg., Nov;48(5):1114-9; discussion 1119-20 (2008)
Contemporary results of open repair of ruptured abdominal aortoiliac aneurysms: effect of surgeon volume on mortality.
J. Vasc. Surg., Jul;48(1):10-7; discussion 17-8 (2008)
Five-year results of endovascular treatment with the Gore TAG device compared with open repair of thoracic aortic aneurysms.
J. Vasc. Surg., May;47(5):912-8 (2008)
Thoracic endovascular aortic repair for traumatic aortic transection.
J. Vasc. Surg., Nov;46(5):928-33 (2007)
Successful endovascular repair of a ruptured aortic pseudoaneurysm after swallowing sulfuric acid.
J Trauma., Aug;65(2):470-2 (2008)
Gender-related differences in the tensile strength of abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci., Nov;1085:400-2 (2006)
Endovascular management of isolated iliac artery aneurysms.
J. Vasc. Surg., Jul;44(1):29-37 (2006)
Improving aneurysm-related outcomes: nationwide benefits of endovascular repair.
J. Vasc. Surg., Mar;43(3):446-51; discussion 451-2 (2006)
A decade of change in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in the United States: Have we improved outcomes equally between men and women?
J. Vasc. Surg., Feb;43(2):230-8; discussion 238 (2006)
Can computed tomography scan findings predict "impending'' aneurysm rupture?
Vasc Endovascular Surg., 40(1):41-7 (2006 Jan-Feb)
Is abdominal aortic aneurysm repair appropriate in oxygen-dependent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients?
J. Vasc. Surg., Oct;42(4):650-3 (2005)
Is neck dilatation after endovascular aneurysm repair graft dependent? Results of 4 US Phase II trials.
Vasc Endovascular Surg., 39(1):47-54 (2005 Jan-Feb)
Endovascular treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysms: results of the phase II multicenter trial of the GORE TAG thoracic endoprosthesis.
J. Vasc. Surg., Jan;41(1):1-9 (2005)
Late abdominal aortic aneurysm enlargement after endovascular repair with the Excluder device.
J. Vasc. Surg., Jun;39(6):1236-41; discussion 2141-2 (2004)
Does hostile neck anatomy preclude successful endovascular aortic aneurysm repair?
J. Vasc. Surg., Oct;38(4):657-63 (2003)
Lower extremity iatrogenic nerve injury due to compression during intraabdominal surgery.
Am. J. Surg., Jun;173(6):504-8 (1997)
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Purple feet when sitting + one time HELLP syndrome + possible raynauds suggested when failed to breastfeed. Should I get tested for APS or LA? In brief: Purple feetANTIPHOSPHOLIPID SYNDROME PREECLAMPSIA (HELLP SYNDROME) RAYNAUD'S DISEASE RAYNAUD PHENOMENON BREASTFEEDING FEMALE HEALTH
Purple feet (cyanosis) is usually due to congestion of the veins and is not a dangerous condition.
What procedures are done to remove varicose veins? And how long does a person need to take off work after having varicose veins removed? In brief: Endovenous AblationVARICOSE VEINS TREATING VARICOSE VEINS
These days, a vein doctor, rarely resorts to surgery or uses a scalpel for removing varicose veins, because there are minimally invasive varicose vein treatment options that are usually performed in a doctorâ€™s office.
Will intense pulsed light (ipl) technology get rid of my varicose veins? I have a few large reddish-purple varicose veins on the inside of my left leg just lower than my knee. They bulge out and are so ugly. I feel uncomfortable wearing shorts or skirts t In brief: WhatVARICOSE VEINS VARICOSE VEINS ON LEGS VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY INTENSE PULSED LIGHTSee 3 more answers
What you are describing sound like large telangectasias or spider veins, or may be true varicosities - it is hard to tell without looking at them. These are in a common location and can be due to reflux in the great saphenous vein or reflux from a perforating vein.
What is it called when you have vericose vein that are painful to the touch and also bulging out? What are some preventative test to take if you have a lot of vericose veins or what doctor do you see for this problem? In brief: YouTACTILE VARICOSE VEINS PHLEBOLOGY VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY VASCULAR INSUFFICIENCY VASCULAR DISEASE VASCULAR CONDITIONS PERIPHERAL ARTERY DISEASE VARICOSE VEINS ON LEGS TREATING VARICOSE VEINS VASCULAR SURGERY VASCULAR SURGEONS ULTRASOUND OF EXTREMITY VEINS ULTRASOUND OF LOWER EXTREMITY VEINS ULTRASOUND OF UPPER EXTREMITY VEINS EVLT COMPRESSION GARMENT RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATIONSee 6 more answers
You have nailed it! these are varicose veins - veins that bulge above the skin, are painful to touch, itch or are associated with aching or swollen legs.
What are the best rejuvenation skin care treatments for spider veins? I have noticeable spider veins on my legs and would feel more comfortable wearing summer clothes if i could get rid of them. Do rejuvenation skin care treatments like microdermabrasion In brief: SpiderMICRODERMABRASION REJUVENATION SKIN SKIN CARE SKINCARE SPIDER ANGIOMAS SPIDER VEINSSee 2 more answers
Spider veins are visible veins in the skin, most often occuring on the legs.