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Dr. Frederick Tibayan

Thoracic Surgery
Portland, OR
24 years experience male

Locations

Oregon Health Sciences University

Portland, OR

Address

3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Mailcode: L353, Portland, OR
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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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
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
Increase O2 delivery: During exercise, the muscles burn more oxygen for fuel. Increasing cardiac output increases the amount of oxygen carried by the blood to the tissues.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
Location: Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to create images of tissues from the reflected waves. It's like sonar, but of your body. Cardiac ultrasound... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
Can be difficult: ... Because the two are connected. You should see a doctor. History and physical exam, as well as imaging studies like chest xray, or, if indicated, ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
Depends: Sometimes there are catheters in the bladder or tubes in the rectum to collect waste. Other times, the patient excretes into a bed pan. Or, waste is ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
Disease and bacteria: Tachoma is an infection of the eye caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
Increase O2 delivery: When you exercise, your body burns more oxygen, which is carried by the blood. So the heart has to pump more blood. One way to do this is to increase ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
It depends: Depends on how healthy the patient is otherwise, and how the patient is recovering from the operation. Some patients are walking around the even of th... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
They're related: Pleural effusion: fluid in the space around your lung thoracentesis: procedure in which an effusion is drained by placing a catheter between the rib... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
All over!: The left ventricle pumps blood into the aorta. The first branches off the aorta are the left main and right coronary arteries. These arteries have bra... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
Ignore: Exercise can help reduce blood pressure, increase "good" cholesterol, and help control blood sugar.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
Not possible. : The heart does not explode like a bomb.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
Hmmmm: If the procedure was done by placing a cather in a blood vessel in your groin, there can be bleeding or bruising there that can spread elsewhere arou... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
Sometimes: Regulations probably vary, but it is allowed in many places I have seen.
A male asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
A heart attack ...: ... is when part of the heart muscle dies from not getting enough blood. When you lose heart muscle, it is not able to do its job, which is to pump b... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
It varies: but between the ages of one and five, 80-90 on the lower end, and 140-150 on the higher end.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
See a doctor.: If you have a paralyzed diaphram, and it has been like that for months (it will often get better over time), and it is causing you problems like short... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
Well ...: Cardiopulmonary bypass is a process by which deoxygenated (blue) blood is drained from the body into a pump that oxygenates the blood (makes it red) a... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
Blood clot in lung: A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot that travels to the lung from a vein elsewhere in the body, often a leg vein there are called deep venous thrombo... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: Depending on the situation, tricuspid valve problems can be treated with mechanical valves, tissue valves, valve repair, or sometimes medications. Som... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
No and yes: Medications can treat underlying lung function, but not the diaphragmatic paralysis. This will sometimes improve with time. If it does not, and you ar... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
Depends: Most commonly, the left internal mammary artery (or LIMA), which runs along the underside of your rib cage on the left, is used. the Right internal ma... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
That is normal: Especially in a quiet place, when you are laying down, it is not unusual to hear stuff like that, especially in the absence of symptoms..
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
It depends: not sure what you are asking. can you be more specific?
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
It depends: On where and how big and for how long. The part that is not getting enough blood (that's why you get a heart attack) will not be moving as much, and b... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
Call 911: If you think you are having a heart attack, seek immediate medical attention.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
See a doctor: Depending on age which we know), other medical conditions, what surgery you had and why, it could be a lot of things, some related to your surgery and... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
It depends: Factors like your age, general health, other health problems you might have, prior heart surgeries, pumping function of your heart, and, of course, wh... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
Brain vs heart: A stroke is a loss of brain cells from a disturbance of blood flow (ischemia or hemorrhage) in the brain, whereas a heart attack results from ischemia... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
It depends.: It depends on how much of the apex is infarcted. The functional result is also affected by how well the rest of the heart is working.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
Long story short,: All the organ systems of the body need oxygenated blood for energy to do their job. The heart is the pump that delivers the blood to the whole body.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
It depends: It depends on what operation you are talking about, taking certain medications, and controlling conditions like hypertension and diabetes. Talk to yo... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
Varies: They can be very accurate, but it depends on if you use it properly, when you are i your cycle, how long you have been pregnant (if you are pregnant).... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
It depends: The risk of mitral valve replacement varies with a lot of things. Age, general condition, previous surgery, and medical problems have an impact. Also ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
It depends. : Some causes of heart failure are reversible, others are not. You should see a doctor. Either way, there are many treatments to improve heart function ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
Yes but very unusual: Aortic rupture is related to how strong your aortic tissue is (can be affected by certain conditions) and the stress on your aorta (related to size of... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
Pump blood: The heart muscle relaxes, and the chamber gets bigger and fills up with blood. The heart muscles squeezes and pumps blood out. (Valved in the heart ma... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
Pretty good. : Survival after heart transplant is about 90 percent at one year and 50 percent at 10 years.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
Air in pleural space: Pneumothorax happens when air collects in the space around the lungs - between the lungs and the chest wall. The air usually comes from a hole in the ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
Yes. : Congenital heart disease is prevalent everywhere. Make sure the infrastructure and resources appropriate for your vision are present. Sub specialty me... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: Systemic lupus erythematosus (sle or lupus) complicates heart surgery in general. Underlying organ dysfunction, immunosuppression increasing risk of i... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
It depends: Many factors, like the type of operation, previous surgery, and patient body habitus, to name a few, influence the duration of surgery.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
Depends. : If your heart surgery involved placing prosthetic material in your heart, like a valve replacement, for instance, this does increase you're risk of en... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: It is the most common heart operation. About 800,000 are performed annually worldwide.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
See a doctor: aortic dissection is a life threatening emergency. unlikely in teens but possible especially if there is a connective tissue disorder. if you have any... Read More
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
Probably: I tell my patients that they can start gradually putting more stress on the breastbone after giving the bone two months to heal. Check with your docto... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
Depends: Usually the incision is a few inches shorter than the breastbone that is divided for the operation. The incision is pretty well healed after a few wee... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
Smoking is bad for u: It's not like you are going to catch on fire or explode if you smoke, , but smoking is bad for your heart and lungs and all the blood vessels in the b... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
Sorry for your loss.: Candidacy for heart transplantation is affected by medical and psychosocial factors. There is an extensive evaluation prior to being listed. Can't ans... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
It depends.: It depends on what you are comparing with heart transplantation, and comes down to a choice you make with your loved ones and medical team. The obviou... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
Call 911 immediately: If you think you are having a heart attack, time is of the essence. See medical attention right away.

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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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