Dr. Kevin Nolan

Surgery - Vascular
Southfield, MI
37 years experience male

Locations

Comprehensive Vascular and Endovascular Care, PC

Southfield, MI

Address

22250 Providence Dr. #555, 26850 Providence Parkway Suite 405 Novi,MI 48374, Southfield
Directions

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Fax

2484431706

About

Specialties
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Surgery - Vascular

Vascular Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

224 Answers
148 Agrees
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
Tortuous aneurysm: It simply means it does not lay in a straight line. You might also say it follows an erratic path rather than lying, more or less, in a straight line... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
CEA: It is a small surgical procedure to clean out the plaque that is narrowing the carotid artery.
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
Heart racing: For starters your doctor can run an ekg (make a tracing of your heart rate and regularity). He can then send you to a heart specialist if needed who d... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
AAA/abd compartment : Absolutely different conditions completely. One has to do with pressure in the abdomen and the other has to do with weakness in the wall of a blood ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
ED lead to AAA?: Ehler's danlos is a known cause for aaa's, so yes.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
Lump AAA?: Don't wonder about it just ask your doctor to get you an ultrasound to answer the question definitively.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
Body wt and AAA: There is no relationship between body weight and aaa.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
Nursing care?: There is no nursing care needed before repair and the care after repair would be no different than any moderate sized procedure. If the aneurysm is f... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
Tortuous vessel: No. Lots of people has tortuous vessels that never cause problems. That's not to say people with tortuous vessels can't have problems too but the t... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
Who dx AAA?: Your primary care doc can arrange for and ultrasound to see if you have an aneurysm. If you don't have a primary care doc go see a vascular surgeon.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
AAA rupture: Anything that dramatically increases blood pressure could increase the chance of aneurysm rupture. It is the diameter of the aneurysm, however, that... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
Steel stents: They are made of a number of different materials, most notably nitinol, not just steel. There are even dissolveable stents currently under developeme... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
TPA (alteplase): Trams luminal (phenobarbital) balloon angioplasty is where a calapsed small balloon fixed to the end of a catheter is passed through the artery to a ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
Post op restenosis: While restenosis is possible, statistically, it is pretty unusual. Some folks get a condition called myointimal hyperplasia which is like an over agg... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
Heartbeat in belly : Feeling a heart beat in your stomach could represent an abdominal aortic aneurysm. The normal aortic pulsation can be felt in most skinny people. It... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
Swollen sore thumb: Ask your doctor if it could be gout. He/she can run some tests for you.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
To prevent rupture: Use of both ultrasound screening for high risk groups and regular surveillance with ultrasound and then ct scanning when needed, of people who have be... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
AAA in Marfans: People with Marfan's have weaker, stretchy walls in their blood vessels which do make aneurysms more common than in people without marfans.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
Recovery time: Procedures done on the inside starting with only a needle puncture have little or no down time. If an open procedure ( a leg bypass for instance) is ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
Pain after plasty: Nerves within the artery wall can result in a certain degree of pain after being "crushed or stretched" open by the angioplasty balloon. If the trea... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
Age and endo repair: Absolutely. It is anatomy not age that typically determines who can have it.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
Heartbeat in stomach: This could mean you have an aneurysm or just that your admirably fit allowing you to feel the pulse in your normal aorta. A simple ultrasound could ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
Cytology: Is the study of cells, where they came from, how they work, how they go wrong, etc.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
Def of levodopa: A drug which when it gets into the brain is converted to Dopamine that help to treat parkinson's.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
Vascular surgery?: a Surgical and Endovascular speciality that deals with the diseases and health of the arteries and veins.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
33 with AAA: Very unlikely you have a AAA at age.33 unless you have some rare connective tissue disorder.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
Diabetes/PAD: Absolutely, diabetes in well known to be associated with lower extremity circulation problems especially in the arteries below the knees.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
Signs of AAA: There frequently are no signs at all which is why screening ultrasound programs exist to pick them up in higher risk individuals. Some people my repo... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
PE cause cancer?: The pulmonary emboli and scarring he may have are not likely to be the cause of cancer.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
Carotid bruit: A trivial amount of carotid blockage, say 5-10% blockage, can be enough to cause a bruit. In the same way, sometimes the bruit disappears as the bloc... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
AAA define: An abdominal aortic aneurysm is an area of the big artery where the wall became weak and developed a bulge; much like a bulge in a garden hose.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
Bones and vessels: Sometimes people change their minds as to what interests them and where their passions are. Anyone can switch fields if they meet the qualifications.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
Lumpy breasts: Ask your doctor to check them for you or refer you to a general surgeon who can provide expert help with that issue.
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A member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
Hemoptysis in PE: Or the coughing up of blood comes from the breakdown of the damaged lung tissue. The embolism blocks the lung tissues supply of nurishment and oxygen... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
Race w/o stretching: Could be a hernia or you may simply have pulled a muscle/tore a muscle due to lack of stretching or conditioning. Ask your doctor to have a general ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
9 days stomactrouble: Sorry you having trouble but that senerio could be lots of things. At your age AAA is way way down on the list. Best to visit your doctor, explain ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
Cause of AAA: None of the things you mentioned are known causes of abdominal aortic aneurysms.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
Statins/cv disease: Statin medications block the liver from producing cholesterol. Lower cholesterol should translate into less aggressive plaque formation in the arteri... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
Low oxygen: Patients having carotid surgery are older. They may have a weaker heart. Extra IV fluid they get during surgery and if they had to go back for a sec... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
Up after pasty: If there was not swelling or complaint of pain at the puncture site then no adverse event likely came from getting up so soon.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
Stent v bypass: A stent procedure usually starts with a needle stick and requires no knives (incisions) while i bypass requires a knife and open exposure of the vesse... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
AAA: First of all abdominal aortic aneuysms are almost unheard of in a 38 year old woman. It is worth pointing out however that anyone can open a facility... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
Clot stuck ?: When a section of a vein stops flowing and clots inflammation develops, like inflamed tonsils in tonsillitis or a sore joint in gout or a sore belly i... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
Aortic dissection: Most aortic dissection occur outside the hospital. Many are precipitated by poorly controlled high blood pressure. Treatment if you have a sudden di... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
Reperfusion syndrome: People survive all the time but your question can't really be answered as there are many types of reperfusion syndromes; heart, brain, limb, a specifi... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
Vasodilator a: That would be a very unlikely occurrence.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
Contrast or not: Many blood vessels run through parts of the chest. Without contrast one can not see vessels, where they go, if they are narrowed, etc. Contrast dur... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
Ignore: Eat a low fat diet and ask your doctor if you need "statins" to keep your cholesterol under control.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
Ignore: Evaluating your needs is as easy as getting an ultrasound under the direction of a qualified doc.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 37 years experience
Atherectomy: Usually if balloon angioplasty and/or stenting will not provide a satisfactory channel through the plaque, Atherectomy (which cuts into or shaves away... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Nolan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Nolan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I appreciate you taking the time for my question. Godspeed! Thank you!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Worried about taking warfarin for atrial fibrilation but ok so far
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I had it at the hospital in cornwall.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Michigan Medical School, MI
Graduated 1986MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Michigan School of Public Health
Graduated 1986MD

Awards

Thought Leader, Second Place, Royal Oak, MI - Winter
2013
Top Vascular Surgeon , First Place, Michigan - Winter
2013
Top Vascular Surgeon , Second Place, Michigan - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Michigan Vascular Society
American College of Surgeons
Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society
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