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Dr. Creighton Wright

surgery
Cincinnati, OH
57 years experience male

Locations

Vein Solutions

Cincinnati, OH

Address

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

Tuesday: 9:00am - 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Yes typical: Right upper abdomen and flank but can be central and and rlq commonly also.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Not really: Kidney stones calcium or uric acid.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
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
surgery 57 years experience
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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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
About 1953 Phily: John gibbon and his team fixed an atrial septal, defect. Many closed operations lead up, to the development of the bubble oxygenator and subsequent... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Variable: Usual clotting time in a test tube is 8-12 minutes. In vivo which is in a patient it depends on itissue='bruising or in a blood vessel where stasis o... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Depends: What diagnosis what operation what personal risk factors? Death bleeding recurrence over time stroke infection are the serious but infreque... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Full range: Many have no symptoms until a complication develops. Pain with bleeding can be quite severe with peritonitis like signs.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
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 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Pain: The irritation can be local and then become diffuse from appendicitis, cholecystitis, diverticulitis a, or perforated bowel or a variety of bacterial... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
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 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
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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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Several: Hypertension renal diseases renal artery stenosis carcinoid essential hypertension.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Several: Dressing over puncture site may remove and shower in 24 hours or so ( usually given discharge instructions preferred by the md) follow up re diagn... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Several: Stenosis of the artery to that area obstruction clot- plaque rupture/ disruption occasionally, embolism this is of the coronary arteries to, the... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Ok: Idiopathic--unknown cause hypertrophic-thickened enlarged sub aortic below aortic valve septal - inner wall of the heart between left and right ven... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Several: Tenderness fullness jaundice palpable mass under right ribs.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 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 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
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 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Prevention: Best possible personal choices: no smoking regular exercize best diet weight at normal bmi check blood pressure and lipids delay onset as lo... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
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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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Surgery: Most true constrictive pericarditis needs removal of a major portion of the pericardial sac.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Variable: Pericarditis is if the heart sac- like wraper on a lettuce. The myocardium is the heart muscle, the endocardium is the inner lining and includes the ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Soon: Up to surgeon and team. When taking oral feedings would likely include if desired.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
No: Aspirin affects platelet activity and may reduce clotting tendency.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Multiple lumps: The neurofibromas tend to be everywhere and visible, large brown spots are common"cafe au lait" spots. Some patients will also have pheochromocytom... Read More
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Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 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 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Yes temporarily: Physical therapy, and occasionally surgery may be necessary for longer or permanent relief.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Visualize: Many arteriovenous malformations (avm) are on the surface and can be seen. Others can be deep, and/or large and may make noise(bruit) or affect limb ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Depends: Daytime see your pcp. Maybe an urgent care? The er is usually quite expensive you need an ultrasound to confirm and that is done at most hospitals... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Warm environment: Avoid cold exposure to the best of your ability. Warm drinks mittens, freezer gloves layers if exposure.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Truth: tell the facts, risk factors, and benefits of finding things early!
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Benign and malignant: Other descriptors: location tissue involved, lung, pleura, chest wall metastatic.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Locally first: Into liver bed then if hematogenous- blood stream to anywhere.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Preferably rest: Your car? Probably fine for short trip airplane? May want to get well.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Fair: If symptomatic, will, require intervention or surgery with generally good results for atherosclerotic etiology. However, most have other risk factors... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Perhaps: Most chronic dialysis patients are quite anemic already. Depending on the total situation, blood, IV drugs, or fluids may be used to maximize effecti... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 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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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Unclear: Blood clot where? Brain yes heart yes leg unlikely.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
No: There are endometrial cancers. Endometriosis is a non cancerous diagnosis, .
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
No: Those are two different conditions. Leuko relates to white blood cells and thrombocytes are platelets the conditions can co-exist.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Fluid: Diagnostic aspiration of fluid from the space around the spinal cord. May identify certain infections, or even malignancies. If coupled with dye inj... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Low blood flow: Ischemia is due in general to inadequate circulation colitis relates to the colon large bowel large or small blood vessel obstruction, thrombosis, e... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Semi: Bile is necessary but can still get there without gb in general. The volume and timing may be off!
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Yes: Aneurysm arteriovenous malformations trauma tumors all are serious and most can be treated.
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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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