Dr. Frederick Tibayan

Thoracic Surgery
Portland, OR
25 years experience male

Locations

Oregon Health Sciences University

Portland, OR

Address

3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Mailcode: L353, Portland, OR
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My office hours

Thursday: 12pm - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

UnitedHealthcare

Office

Portland, OR

About

Bio

I'm an adult heart surgeon living in Portland, Oregon.

Specialties
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Thoracic Surgery

Doctor Q&A

235 Answers
217 Agrees
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
Cabg: stands for coronary artery bypass graft. This is when a blood vessel from the body (artery or vein) is used to reroute blood around a blockage in an a... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
See a doctor: Tissue, including intestine, can get stuck in the hernia. This can be painful. The blood supply of the stuck tissue can also be compromised, which can... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
Varies: Depends on the site of infection (mediastinum, sternum, superficial soft tissue, vein harvest site, central line, lung, bladder, etc), immunosuppressi... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
6-8 weeks: Usually, the breastbone (sternum) is fused after 6-8 weeks, and you can being working towrds normal activity. Full recover depends on several things, ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
It depends: on the institution and individual experience. I have seen both groups do a fine job.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
Heart cell death: Myocardial infractions happen when heart muscle dies from lack of oxygen delivered by blood. This can happen when plaque deposits in the vessels rup... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
Cabg: stands for Coronary artery bypass grafting. When there are severe blockages in the arteries that feed the heart, blood vessels from the body are used ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
Heart attack: Myocardial infarction mean death ("infarction") of heart muscle (card ~heart and myo~muscle). This happens when the heart muscle is not getting the ox... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
It's his decision: Your father has serious medical problems. It's impossible to accurately gauge operative risk without all the details, but renal and kidney failure com... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
Question?: That's a lot of surgery (although not uncommon for patient with coarctation to have the other issues too). Hope all is well.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
My guess: is ashd stands for atherosclerotic heart disease. this causes blockages in the arteries of the heart that need to be bypassed.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
It depends: Risk of surgery depends on age, other diseases you might have, overall heart function, and presence and reversibility of pulmonary hypertension.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
Possibly: Scar tissue stays numb. Particularly if an artery in your chest (the left internal mammary artery) was harvested as part of your surgery, you can expe... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
Longer is better: Surgical incisions remodel for months. Going to a tanning bed too early risks hyper pigmentation (in addition to the usual tanning risks). Wait at lea... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
Forever if possible: Smoking is harmful to the valve, your heart, and the rest of your body. You should take this opportunity to quit smoking. Easier said than done, but v... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
It's complicated: Heart surgery is risky - there are risks of stroke, heart attack, liver failure, kidney failure, infection, bleeding, even death. However, for some pa... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
Middle of the chest: it's pretty much in the middle of the chest. the tip is pointed a bit to the left, but most of it is behind the breastbone. that's why we often have t... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
It depends: Surgical risk depends on many factors. Age, other medical problems, and overall conditions are important. Also important are the heart anatomy, previo... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
Depends: Other injuries, overall condition, low long lung leaks, all affect length of hospital stay.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
Ignore: Before your visit, make a list of questions for your doctor. Then, tell your doctor you have a list.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
Don't think so. : I am not aware of any association.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
See a doctor: Normal heart rates vary with age, and there are many different causes of fast heart rate. If you are concerned about your child's heart rate, it is ap... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
Study of the heart: A cardiologist is a physician who specializes in diseases related to the heart and cardiovascular system. This includes conditions that affect the car... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
No.: First of all, stroke and heart attack are exceedingly unusual in teenagers. Second, for those at risk, exercise decreases your risk of stroke or heart... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
Tracheomalacia: ... Is weakness or floppiness of the cartilage of the trachea that results in narrowing or collapse of the trachea when you breathe in. It can be some... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
Can be bad for you: Marijuana smoke has been shown in studies to increase risk of heart disease, lung disease, and cancer.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
Lots of things: The coronary anatomy (the vessels, the size, the blockages - number, severity, location), pumping function of the heart, symptoms, age, general condit... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
Totally depends: Different kinds and sizes of suture are used for different reasons in different parts of the body.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
It is possible. : Outcome after cardiac arrest is influenced by underlying health and age of the patient, cause of arrest, length of time before first response, length ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
Depends. : A murmur is caused by turbulent blood flow in the heart. Many murmurs are benign. Some are caused by valve disease. Ultimately, the consequences are f... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
Nothing good.: It is possible to reach the heart even if one is stabbed in the abdomen. Even if the heart is not directly injured, blood loss from the stabbing can ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
Depends : Very low blood pressure sometimes hurts kidney function. The need for dialysis in the acute hospital setting is determined by complications of poor ki... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
No.: The various kinds of plaque that build up in the arteries have been building up for years, in some cases even decades. There is no medicine that will ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
Sometimes: Heart murmurs are a result of turbulent blood flow through the heart. If the volume and velocity of the blood are high enough, and the chest wall is t... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
Well ...: There was not much in the way of therapeutic drugs or surgery at that time for end stage heart failure. Even today, compassionate palliative care is a... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
It is possible: ... For aortic aneurysms to occur in young people, but only in rare cases of connective tissue disorders, such as Marfan syndrome or loeys-dietz syndr... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
Yes, but it's rare: Tumors of the heart can be secondary (spread from other organs). Primary heart rumors include rhabdomyomas (in children), myxomas, fibroelastomas, and... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
Be more specific: It's a huge topic. There are different definitions of 'minimally invasive' all over the literature. And the options differ for different diseases.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
It depends.: It depends on the operation and the underlying diagnosis. Consult a specialist, such as a cardiologist or perinatologist.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
60-100: Average resting heart rate in that age group is about 60-100.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
Yes. : Second hand smoke is bad for you. Tobacco or marijuana. The american lung association and the canadian cancer society, among other organizations, have... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
It's complicated.: Smoking accounts for the vast majority (but not all) cases of lung cancer. Cigarette smoke contains many substances (carcinogens) that predispose to c... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: Severe, blunt force trauma, most often from a motor vehicle collision, can cause a traumatic disruption of the aorta that usually looks like a contain... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
From cancer.org:: Lung cancer mainly occurs in older people. About 2 out of 3 people diagnosed with lung cancer are 65 or older; fewer than 2% of all cases are found in... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
What is the question: Sorry your father is having trouble. If you are asking if it is appropriate for your father to be in the ICU orne day after a stroke and three daysvaf... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
Avoid distractions: Sometimes it is hard to concentrate. It is hard to know your exact situation, but ... Getting enough rest, having a light snack, going for a walk, be... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
It's complicated: Cost of surgery can vary with the operation, the underlying illnesses of the patient (because hospitalization might be longer or more complicated), th... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
Not good. : Depends on the disease and severity, but heart disease is the leading cause of death in america.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
No. : There is no known causal relationship between pinching and breast cancer. Also, it would be very unusual for a 20 year old to get great cancer.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
Imaging study: Most commonly, ct scans are used, but mri, angiogram, or echo can be used as well.
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Dr. Steven Guyton
Nov 27, 2012
I endorse this doctor. Fred is an excellent clinician and surgeon. He is great with patients and families. He also works hard in the laboratory advancing medical science.
Apr 12, 2014
Dr Tibayan is an outstanding physician and surgeon.
Nov 27, 2012
I endorse this doctor. He's got the right stuff.
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Dear Dr. Fredrick Tibayan, Thank you ever so much for this useful information you have shared :) From) a once stressed student :)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! We are looking for a baby now. Your answer brought happiness.
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See I just walked out of of the ICU do you think I need to go back to so I can live

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Harvard Medical School
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

Stanford Hospital and Clinics

Residency

Stanford Hospital and Clinics

Awards

American Association for Thoracic Surgery Michael DebakeyResearch Scholarship
Medical Research Foundation of Oregon New Investigator Award
Top Thoracic Surgeon , Second Place, Oregon - Summer
2013

Affiliations

OHSU
Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Western Thoracic Surgical Association
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