Dr. Creighton Wright

surgery
Cincinnati, OH
58 years experience male

Locations

Vein Solutions

Cincinnati, OH

Address

4030 Smith Road, suite 300, Cincinnati, OH
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My office hours

Thursday: 0900am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(513) 345-2606

Insurances accepted

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CARDIAC, VASCULAR & THORACIC SURGEONS INC

Cincinnati

About

Bio

<ul></ul> <i></i> <ul></ul>Cardiac, Vascular & Thoracic Surgeon January 2013 cbw@one.net       http:// www.cvts.com          513-421-3494             Creighton B. Wright is President of the group: Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgeons, Inc. which consists of twelve surgeons doing the full spectrum of cardiac, vascular, and thoracic surgery, and vascular diagnosis in the major health care systems in Cincinnati.             Dr. Wright joined the staffs of the Christ and the Jewish Hospitals in 1981 and served as Director of the Department of Surgery and Program Director for the General Surgery Residency at the Jewish Hospital from 1988-2002.  He was elected to the Board of Trustees at the Jewish Hospital, and has served on the Executive Committee of the Medical Staff and the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees.  Dr. Wright served as the Medical Director of Cardiovascular Services for The Health Alliance of Cincinnati from 2000-2003. He founded and continues to serve as Medical Director of the Cincinnati State Medical Ultrasound Diagnostic Vascular Program. Dr Wright is a member of the Board of UC Health a multi-facility health system in Greater Cincinnati.             He is a native of Washington, DC and graduated from Duke University where he was an Angier B. Duke Scholar.  He is an honor graduate, Alpha Omega Alpha from Duke University Medical School, 1965.  Dr. Wright attained his MBA in 1995 from Xavier University.  He did his general and cardiovascular-thoracic surgical residencies at the University of Virginia finishing in 1971. He then was on active duty during the Vietnam Conflict, as a member of the Department of Surgery and Vascular Surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.  Colonel Wright then served in the US Army Reserve as commander of the 73rd Combat Support Hospital  and then  256th General Hospital USAR . He was Chief of Professional Services for the 803rd Medical Group at King Khalid Military City, S. A., during The Gulf War. He was awarded the Bronze Star, the Kuwait Liberation Medal, and the Units under his professional guidance were awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation.  Dr. Wright  has previously received the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with two (2) oak leaf clusters, the National Defense Medal (with bronze star) the Southwest Asia Service Medal with (2) service stars , the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, and the Humanitarian Service Medal.             Dr. Wright has been recognized as a scientist and educator with over 200 publications, including four books. He has received awards for excellence in teaching at The University of Virginia, Georgetown University, and Jewish Hospital.  Dr. Wright has been recognized with The KAPLAN Visionary Physician Award, and The AWARD of EXCELLENCE from the American Heart Association. Dr. Wright has received the FRANCIS SERVICE AWARD from the Friar”s Club, and the FBI Director’s COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP AWARD.  He is a Fellow or Member of many Professional societies and has been President of the Association for Academic Surgery, The William H. Muller Surgical Society, The Cincinnati Surgical Society, The Greater Cincinnati Vascular Society, and the American Heart Association of Southwest Ohio. He presently is a member of the AHA Great Rivers Affiliate Board and Chair of Leadership Development. Dr. Wright is in Who’s Who in America and several specialty Who’s Who listings. Dr. Wright has served on the faculties of The George Washington University, The University of Iowa, The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and currently is Professor of Clinical Surgery at The University of Cincinnati.  

Specialties
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surgery

General Surgery

Thoracic Surgery

Vascular Surgery

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 58 years experience
Yes: Several are available. Check nissen , as a known long term.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
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2-4 hours: It depends on number of grafts size of target vessels left ventricular function size and risk factors of the patient.
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Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 58 years experience
Stool exam: Blood in or on the stool, can be detected by simple test. Passing blood is serious.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 58 years experience
Where?: Any incision may have some bleeding- -and a hematoma may develop. This can become a seroma over time as the blood is resorbed. Or some lymphatic s a... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 58 years experience
No: There are other meds that can interfere with the Coumadin (warfarin) therapy ask your pharmacist for the instruction sheet.
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 58 years experience
EXERCIZE: There are all kinds of low intensity arm and leg mobility, stretching, strengthening movements. Simple flexing and extending of ankles and knees prom... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
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Poor perfusion: Ischemia is caused by low or inadequate blood flow and oxygen delivery to a tissue: heart attack stroke amputation renal failure are sequellae o... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Unhappy heart: The anterior, posterior or inferior all come together at the tip-apex. Apical-tip of the heart is not getting adequate coronary blood flow. Usually ... Read More
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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Sludge: Concentrated bile in the gallbladder solidifies, and gathers in a lump. Most are just agglutinations and can become rounded as rolling together cho... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 58 years experience
Protection: Gloves when outside or picking from fridge or freezer warmers- some nice disposable packets pre warm car etc some benefit with vasodilators.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 58 years experience
Unhappy heart: The anterior apical-tip of the heart is not getting adequate coronary blood flow. Usually left anterior descending artery blockage.
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Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 58 years experience
Ouch: Sometimes other pelvic bones as well. Lot of trauma and bruising likely. Watch the mobility to avoid DVT from laying around. Several weeks of disco... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 58 years experience
Several parts: In the field: sealing dressing followed by chest tube, dressing, and possibly operation to debride wound and seal lung or bleeding site.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 58 years experience
Enlargement: Mononucleosis portal hypertension leukemias with splenic enlargement essentially any enlargement increases risk, but in contact sports even a ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 58 years experience
Unlike: Unless something quite unusual in that episode.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
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Stenotic or leaking: Any of the four heart valves can have congenital or acquired diseases. As they worsen clinically, as followed by echocardiogram or cath surgery will... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 58 years experience
Not the usual: Ectopic is out of uterine cavity and requires removal. Most miscarriages are intrauterine and other problems with the embryo or implantation on the u... Read More
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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Medical: Hiatal hernias cause some heartburn with reflux and bleeding or ulcerations. Reduction of reflux by elevation of head of bed. Small, meals well be... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 58 years experience
Should not: You can, but the risks are present and probably not well known to the artist! infection, bacteremia, bleeding, scarring are more dangerous to you wit... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 58 years experience
Abnormal: Frequency can be with infection pain can be with infection left side is a bit peculiar. Midline suprapubic is common. Stones can lateralize. See... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 58 years experience
Depends: Possible vascular-arterial, occlusion- which is serious! possible neuropathy if diabetic or other illnesses needs good history and exam- vascular su... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 58 years experience
Soon: If small incisions and sealed, can shower almost immediately. Drainage should be minimal, or none. If very much, see the surgeon. If fever, smell, p... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 58 years experience
Observe: At whatever age from baby to, older adult, small bites careful chewing appropriate food for age watch children while eating, since they will st... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Of what?: Spine can since it is stable-but painful! long bones need casting or stabilization and alignment for best results.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 58 years experience
Bad injury: Lots of significant vessels and nerves in the area. Healing takes time. Hope you recover without interventions. Urology may be able to help.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 58 years experience
Yes typical: Right upper abdomen and flank but can be central and and rlq commonly also.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 58 years experience
Mostly abdominal: Traditionally did all surgery except neuro. Now mostly abdominal, laparoscopic, trauma, and in some communities some vascular. New status: chest v... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 58 years experience
Monitor: If no valve or coronary disease, and holter monitor shows no recurrence , then one might use Aspirin & Plavix and stop, coumadin (warfarin). Discuss ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 58 years experience
Low: May occur and then never again. May recur in different area, or may recur after normal pregnancies. Less than 5%? Total.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 58 years experience
Depends: Low blood flow to tissue. Not enough oxygen delivered any organ with ischemia is probably not working well and the product of that organ diminis... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 58 years experience
Heart: Inferior ischemia usually means of the heart so heart attack and all of those issues may become problems.
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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart failure: When there are proper indications of an absolutely failing heart on major medications, and perhaps with an lvad (left ventricular assist device )in pl... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 58 years experience
Yes: Traditionally fatty foods, cabbage, but whatever has given you symptoms - avoid.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Some options: Medical with Nitroglycerin depending on symptoms. If shown to be left anterior descending coronary disease, then stenting or bypass may be considered... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Yes: Ischemia is caused by low or inadequate blood flow and oxygen delivery to a tissue: heart attack stroke amputation renal failure are sequellae o... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Gradual Decline: In function, increased fatigue, worsening valve gradient and valve area. Symptoms of angina, syncope, heart failure depending on stenosis or regurgit... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Sternum commonly: In most the skin, soft tissue, sternum, pericardium are divided!. This shows the heart so the coronary arteries can be seen and bypassed. Valves may ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Get specific: That is the whole body. Generally any organ system can be adversely affected. Prevention is best treatment depends on the specific system. Heart... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 58 years experience
Not really: Kidney stones calcium or uric acid.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 58 years experience
Yes: Probably not biking, rowing, etc supine yoga, pilates, swimming where you are not sitting on the hemorrhoids. Get seen by general or colorectal su... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Difficult: Is the heart too big or is the sac too small. Can get some hints from a ct that the sac is thick, or by history and early images that help clarify an... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Mobilize: Reduce risk factors walk or proper exercize weight to ideal complete the prescribed medical program for the DVT usually 6 months of coumadin (w... Read More
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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Very: Persantin-dipyridamole is a vasodilation inducer and some anti platelet activity doubt amine has some vasodilation and cardiac stimulating effects ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Yes : Less in the developed world. Tuberculosis still exists and is still a cause. Other causes are possible, but less frequent.
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Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 58 years experience
Possible: Traumatic brain injury tbi or post concussion can have a number of effects. Ptsd can be very serious to the point of psychotic manifestations o... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Test positive: Stress testing is a functional cardiac test for coronary disease treadmill, dipyridamole, or other stressors are used to elevate heart rate and oxyge... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 58 years experience
Several: Obstruction clot- thrombosis embolism venous outflow obstruction tourniquet compression.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 58 years experience
Stop angina: Why is:the pain is due to poor circulation to, the heart muscle causing angina pectoris or heart attack. Bypass brings blood past the blockages and f... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 58 years experience
Poor perfusion: Ischemia is caused by low or inadequate blood flow and oxygen delivery to a tissue: heart attack stroke amputation renal failure are sequellae o... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Variable: If the left anterior discerning artery was small and blocked, a person may do fine. If the artery is large this may be a warning to get it fixed. Th... Read More
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I recommend you as a well know expert in your field. Dr Jakavick would recommend this Dr To all who seek their expertise.
I recommend you as a well know expert in your field. Dr Jakavick would recommend this Dr To all who seek their expertise.
Feb 20, 2017
A Subject matter expert in Cardiovascular Health and superb physician and surgeon.
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Thanks. Had sleeve surgery and a neck spasm in July. I have chronic nausea/vomiting, GI thinks gastroparesis. Barium and endoscopy were clean, no other health issues. Don't want to blame haphazardly.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thankyou. i really appreciate it. the surgery was about 2months ago. very unsure abouy what the specific dos and donts are. Thanks for the h
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Most probably it was subtle and hidden. Never any smoking, alcohol only holidays and eating bland foods for yrs. Family history is likely it. Bye!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Duke University School of Medicine
Graduated 1965MD

Medical/Graduate school

DUKE
Graduated 1965MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA MEDICAL CENTER

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA MEDICAL CENTER

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 1970

Residency

DURHAM REGIONAL HOSPITAL

Residency

DUKE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Completed 1966

Awards

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE from American Heart Association
one of the TOP DOC(s) in Greater Cincinnati
Kaplan Visionary Award. AHA

Affiliations

Society for Vascular Surgery, DIstinguished Fellow
International Society of Surgery
Central Surgical Association
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