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Dr. Richard Sanders

General Surgery
Denver, CO
68 years experience male

Locations

denver vascular Surgoca; Associates

Denver, CO

Address

4545 E 9th Ave # 240, Denver, CO
Directions

Office

Englewood, CO

About

Bio

Graduate of the University of Michigan, Board certified in General and Vascular Surgery. residency Univ. of Michigan; Fellowship, NIH. Chief interest is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS). In 1991, published a book by that title. For the past 15 years, practice has been limited to TOS, and more recently, Pectoralis Minor Syndrome.

Specialties
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General Surgery

Vascular Surgery

Licenses

United States: Colorado

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

162 Answers
5 Agrees
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
Removal of cyst: The removal can probably be done endoscopically and the fact that you have had closure of an ASD won't affect the operation.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
Where in body?: It's hard to answer your question without knowing where in the body is the hemangioma. Is it on the skin somewhere or is it deep in some organ? The ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
Reduced blood supply: Ischemia means reduced blood supply to a part or muscle. The LAD refers to one wall of the heart. This means you should follow up with your doctor o... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
No: Pulmonary embolism is a clot going to the lung from the venous system of the body, usually from a vein of the leg. A heart attack is usually blockage... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
No: The swelling you are seeing in your neck is not the carotid artery. The carotid artery lies deep in the neck and can't be seen at the skin level. The... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
Maybe yes, or no: Usually a tight brace won't cut off the circulation to your foot. To check it, have someone locate the pulse at your ankle. Then put the brace on ti... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
Blood thinner: Warfarin reduces clotting. It is used in people who recently had a clot to prevent the clot from going further. Some people are born with an increas... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
Vasodilators: Treatment for raynaud's is twofold: 1.Protect hand an feet with warm clothing when exposed to cold weather. 2. Use vasodilators. However, the medica... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
Lack of blood: Intestinal ischemia is loss of blood supply to a section of intestine. It is caused either by blood clotting in place or a blood clot from the heart ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
Depends on location: Some hemangiomas are not serious at all. Others because of their location can be a serious problem.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
Depends on cause: Leg ulcers due to arterial disease (blocked artery to leg) the block in the artery must be treated first. If the ulcer is due to venous disease, pres... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
Depends on cause: Balloon angioplasty works best for localized narrowing in an artery. It is performed by inserting a catheter (long tube) in an artery, usually at the... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
No: A carotid angiogram will not give you a cause for pulsing in the ears.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
Possible TOS: The symptoms described are not enough to determine if the problem is arterial, venous, or neurologic compression of structures to the hand. This coul... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
No: Fibula fractures are pretty common but rarely do they lead to amputation. If amputation is being considered, it is probably for some other diagnosis-... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
Keep it warm: There is not much to do for a single swollen finger. Keep it arm, wear warm gloves when going into cold weather, and avoid injury. At a young age it ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
Shoulder vs. TOS: Reduced range of motion plus shoulder pain and hand numbness are symptoms seen with brachial plexus compression in either the thoracic outlet or pecto... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
1-2 weeks: The main reason for delaying exercise is to permit the groin to heal. The procedure usually inserts a needle and catheter through an artery in the gr... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
Limit 2 drinks: I am unaware of any affect of alcohol on pro time of people on warfarin. However, being on warfarin renders one more at risk for bruising or bleeding... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
Ignore: Raynauds is coldness and color changes in the hands and is seen in several conditions.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
Leave it alone: A lump under the skin in the area of a bruise is not unusual. Presumably, the lump is slowly dissolving blood from bleeding that occurred under the s... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
Very vigorous ones: While a few patients can return to full activities, this usually means moderate stress activities. Getting back to full time competitive sports is al... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
Depends on cause: There are many causes of pain in the neck and shoulder blade. If the cause is cervical spine disease a cervical epidural injection might help. Most... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
High blood pressure: Although brain aneurysms can rupture spontaneously, high blood pressure increases the chances of rupture. People with known cerebral aneurysms, espec... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
Depends on size: Assuming you're talking about an abdominal aortic aneurysm, this is unrelated to bulging discs, although each can cause back pain. If aneurysm is und... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
Hands & feet warm: Keep your hands and feet warm. When exposed to cold weather, wear warm gloves and stockings. Use chemical warmers for hands and feet. Medication, (... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
Yes, sometimes: Usually the rib is not the problem. The problem is scarring and tightness in the muscles attached to the rib. This can be treated by removing the mu... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
Maybe: Raynaud's is a group of symptoms seen in a variety of medical conditions. Depending on what the underlying cause is, it could get worse, but may not.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
50%: It depends on how long symptoms have been present. If less than a few months, the success rate is at least 50%. If symptoms have been present over 2... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
Internist: An internist is best equipped to do the physical exam and obtain the blood tests to determine a cause for the raynaud's, if it can be found. In some ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
Yes: It requires an operation to replace or bypass the narrow area in the aorta. However, it is important to know the cause of the coarctation. If it is ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
Hard to say: Raynaud's is coldness, color changes, and sometimes pain in the hands and feet. Mild forms of raynaud's are pretty common if you call cold hand , col... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
No: There is no evidence that Prilosec or other anti-acid producing drugs cause cancer.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
Reopening: Fallopian tubes that are blocked can sometimes spontaneously open up. This is called recanalization.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
Keep warm: Wearing warm gloves and shoes will help. For severe symptoms, taking vasodilator drugs or even moving to a warmer climate for the winter may help. F... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
possible TOS: Numbness in the arms raised the question of neck of neck injury and possible thoracic outlet syndrome. Cervical ribs or neck injuries lead to these sy... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
Keep warm: Doctor to prescribe vasodilators, keep hands and feet warm when going out in cold, or move to a warmer climate. However, first one should have doctor... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
Yes: Raynaud's should not prevent your being a blood donor.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
Hard to say: A movable pulsating lump could be a lymph node that is lying on the carotid and you are feeling a transmitted pulse. Try ultrasound over the mass to ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
Fixing it open: Carotid stenting is putting a wire cage inside a carotid artery after the artery, which was narrowed by disease, was opened with a balloon catheter. ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
Find the cause: Poor circulation can be caused by heart disease or blood vessel blockage. You must determine the cause by seeing a physician who can perform a histor... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
Hands warm: Keep the hands warm and try vasodilators. Most important is to look for an underlying disease that is causing the symptoms of raynaud's.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
Can't say: Swelling of the arm and leg on one side is usually due to 2 separate causes. Do you have other symptoms?
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
Small: Unless you have factors in your blood that make you have a tendency to clot, birth control pills have less than a 1% chance of causing clotting. Stop... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
Maybe, not always: Cardiomyopathy is a diseased heart muscle. If heart medication does not help reverse the symptoms the only other treatment is replace the heart with ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
Blood clot in leg: Superficial thrombophlebitis is a blood clot is a vein lying just under the skin where it can be seen and felt. It most often officers in the sapheno... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
? knee cartilage: This could be a partially torn or bruised cartilage in the knee joint. If it persists, see an orthopedic surgeon to evaluate and possibly get an MRI ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
reduced blood supply: Yes, myocardial infarction is a heart attack and is caused by a blocked artery which leads to the reduced blog supply or ischemia of the heart muscle.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
No: Diarrhea and constipation do not cause sciatica. Bilateral calf pain is probably unrelated to the change in bowel habits. Bilateral calf pain is usu... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Sanders is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sanders is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! But my doctor told me that operation is not indicated until it is 8cm. is it true?
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This saved my life. Thank You...i had pain fri again right side went to er i still have the big one and a new.!
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My son's hemangioma is on his head, very close to his soft spot. How serious are they in that location?

Awards

Top Vascular Surgeon , First Place, Colorado - Winter
2013
Top Vascular Surgeon , First Place, Colorado - Summer
2013
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