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Dr. Steven Busuttil

Surgery - Vascular
Washington, DC
34 years experience male

Locations

Spyder Flights LLC

Roaring Brook Twp, PA

Address

121 Wellington Dr, Roaring Brook Twp, PA, US
Directions

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Surgery - Vascular

Vascular Surgery

Doctor Q&A

99 Answers
70 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
No: Vomiting will not cause an aneurysm. It can cause bleed in the GI tract by tearing the inner lining, usually of the stomach where it meet the esophagu... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
Yes: A CAT scan is an excellent way to evaluate an aneurysm. For Abdominal aneurysm an Ultrasound is equally effective to diagnose and cheaper.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
Atherosclerosis: Tobacco and nicotine injure arteries and over time are one of the major causes of atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries. This leads to heart a... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
Metal lattice : A stent is a metal tube type lattice placed into a artery collapsed and deployed in an open position to hold the plaque and artery open. A geary stent... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
None: They are two different terms for the same thing. Atherosclerosis is the formal term. Arteriosclerosis is an older less formal term.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
Do: Do little nice things for your partner.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
Bleeding: Warfarin is a strong blood thinner and any bleeding will seem to be much more. Also if the inr get high spontaneous bleeding can easily occur.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
Most: Most pad does not need surgery.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
Get an ultrasound: The best way to rule out an abdominal aortic aneurysm is with an ultrasound. Aneurysms are a disease of older age. Bowel gas would not change the phy... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
Artery to vein Conni: An av fistula is a direct connection made by a surgeon connecting a vein to an artery. These are usually performed in the wrist or elbow crease. These... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
Blood Clot: It's a blood clot in a superficial vein as opposed to a deep vein.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
No Meds: No current medication reduce the carotid artery disease. But antiplatlet agents and statins decrease the risk of stroke.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
Artery disease: Diabetics are prone to develope atherosclerosis in their arteries due to the high sugers in their blood. This is especially pronounced in diabetics th... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
Coronary: What you describe is called coronary stent angioplasty. This is almost always done for coronary artery disease from atherosclerosis. Very rarely is th... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
Congenital : Duplicated ivc is a developmental anomaly. You've had it since birth. It's not terribly uncommon and for most people has no consequences.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
Unlikely: Although it is possible to be a dvt, the us would tell for sure. It is most likely a popliteal cyst commonly called a bakers cyst. They do sometimes c... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
Generally Yes: Generally yes, usually "bridging" means using quick acting Heparin injections (most often lmwh) to anticoagulate until the Coumadin (warfarin) adequat... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
Not really: They will not go away, but may become less noticeable with weight loss. Weight loss will reduce venous pressure and progression of varicose veins will... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
See a Specialist: Consult a vascular surgeon they can help look for other reasons.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
Not likely: Hypoglycemia is not usually thought to cause atherosclerosis. The two are not typically related. Low blood pressure which can be associated with hypog... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
Veinus thrombosis: Could be a blockage in the lymph nodes or thoracic duct , or could be related to a blockage or blood clot of the jugular system.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
Ultrasound: An abdominal ultrasound is a good compromise for screening for aneurysm and cost. Compared to a cat an u/s is noninvasive and does not require contras... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
Ignore: Perseverance - recovery will take time and can not be rushed.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
Maybe: Bleeding from a hemangioma can be life threatening, but more often then not is not life threatening.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
No: Those test can help but not totally rule out pancreatic. 100% rule out is not possible but a ct scan might help.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
Unsure: By stasis do you mean a DVT or blood clot?
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
Ignore: Don't let your emotions get out of hand.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
PAD: Pad is a marker of artery disease that can lead to heart attack and stroke.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
Ignore: In areas with unsure water remember to use bottled water to brush teeth.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
Not Likely: Standard atherosclerosis aneurysms grow very slowly and take years to grow (about 3mm/y). Traumatic or infected aneurysm can grow more rapidly but are... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
Not likely: Abdominal aortic aneurysms usually have no symptoms or sensation. Sometimes they can be felt through the front abdominal wall. An aneurysm in a 31 y/o... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
Is: Are certain exercises safe for my arthritic joints?
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
Echocardiogram : You should start with a cardiologist and an ultrasound (echocardiogram) to evaluate your heart valve.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
See a Doctor: A vascular surgeon can recomend a provocative non-invasive test that can help diagnosis raynauds.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
Ignore: Tell your Dr your Hands/Feet turn blue and hurt when you get or touch cold.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
Venous congestion: At 19 years old arterial circulation would be unlikely. But many conditions can cause venous congestion including Venous issues, neurological issues o... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
Could be: Reperfusion injury can occure whenever blood flow is blocked and then blood flow is reestabilished. Thrombolytic rx is one way to reestabilished blood... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
Increases Risk: Contraindication to what? Certainly atherosclerosis increases the risk for many things.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
Depends: Most patients do not need a anticoagulant but most should be placed on an antiplatetet agent like Aspirin or plavix (clopidogrel).
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
No: There is no feeling in the arteries of the neck. ( or most arteries). So no you would not feel it. There can be symptoms that lead to looking in the ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
AAA uncommon: AAA would be very uncommon in a normal healthy 15 y/o. Some rare conditions can cause aneurysm in young people, for example even young people can dev... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
Protein: Protein can come from many non-animal forms, including legumes, nuts, and veggies.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
Unrelated: Atherosclerotic artery disease and hypothyroidism are not causally related.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
Not Usually: Pain is not the hallmark of pulmonary embolism. There can be some chest pain and discomfort but it is not usually severe.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
Yes: Although a angiogram of the carotid artery's could be done during a cath procedure for pfo, most times it not a good idea. There would be an increased... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
Yes: Vaseline is a trade name for petroleum jelly.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
Be careful: Air embolisms are an acute condition and requires a direct connection to the blood stream.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
Normal response : Your body shunts blood away from places that can tolerate less so it can shunt tho majority to the large muscles doing all the work of running.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
Ignore: Persevere - remember progress will be slow but will improve.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
Most are fine: I assume you mean when one carotid artery is occluded due to athrosclerosis. Many people life with one open and one occluded carotid artery. Some but ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Busuttil is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Busuttil is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your reply. I was told that there was very little flow but not quite a clot. Then 1 wk later US showed good flow.
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Thanks for your quick reply! helpful,as everyone as said it nothing,but I think it fits big picture
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thank you for your awesome answer. i am very appreciated.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1988MD

Residency

Stony Brook
Completed 1994

Residency

GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 1996

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Arlington, VA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, District Of Columbia - Winter
2013
Top Vascular Surgeon , First Place, District Of Columbia - Winter
2013
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