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Dr. Norman Bein

General Surgery
st louis/creve coeur, MO
52 years experience

Locations

vein specialties

st louis/creve coeur, MO

Address

11456 olive blvd, suite 200, st louis/creve coeur, MO
Directions

Practice website

Fax

3149935323

vein specialties

washington, MO

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

General Surgery

Phlebology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

86 Answers
0 Agrees
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
One travels: An embolism travels through the blood stream lodging away from its point of origin...A thrombosis is a blood clot that stays in place.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
No: If the veins are on the top of your feet, they are of no concern unless accompanied by ulcers...If they are on the underside of your feet they need to... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
Difficult to say: Banding of esophageal varices is a non-surgical treatment for these potentially lethal bleeding sites...Depending on the underlying disease, banding m... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
No relation: Spider veins are not the usual cause of the pains you describe.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
Unusual: Ivc filters should not cause legs to swell of and by themselves. Filters can be placed inappropriately initially or may migrate...They are always plac... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
Maybe: You need to see a physician to begin appropriate management of what seems to be a clot in your dorsal penile vein.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
None: Although injection of these veins is a way to treat this cosmetic problem, laser therapy works better in my practice and is safer overall.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
No relation: A young healthy person has no cause to be worried about enlarged neck veins...An older person may have underlyng heart issue that should be investigat... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
No: I suspect you have a venous valve issue...Heat to the area may resolve the issue...A true phlebolith in this are is unusual but completely harmless...... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
Maybe: The inactivity and possible limitation of movement engendered by your injury is far more likely to be the cause of vein problems.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
Yes: You are probably looking at blood in or outside your veins that has escaped normal circulation...Look at these areas as 'bruiss' where the pigment ele... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
Genetics: Most varicose problems stem from heredity...Certain lifesyles and work situations can increase the stress on vein valves and bring out an underlying i... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
Be more specific: Cannot answer unless you are more soecific as to your symptoms.
A member asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
There is evidence: There is no known etiology for this problem..Although simil;ar in its impact to macular degeneration the resulting blindness is not along the same apt... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
No relation: Hypertension as a rule affects the arteries not the veins...The venous system is not directly impacted by hypertension...Venous hypertension is a diff... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
Physical exam: This benign condition must be evalauted by an experienced physician who will determing with you whether removal and evaluation under a microscope is ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
Maybe: Travel thrombosis is a well-recognised problem ...Dehydration, limited movement and a stting postion all contribute to slow blood flow which leads to ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
Yes: Femoral hernias can obstruct and strangle the blood supply to the bowel...I have always repaired these when first noted in my office.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
Physical exercse: Prominent veins of the arms in a man your age are almost always due to a decrease in body fat making the veins ppear more prominent...These veins are ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
None: You may hide these veins with make-up but laser treatments to these areas will give the best results in our hands.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
Yes: Yes but the skills are not transferable.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
Depends on location: Inflammation of veins is a common problem associated with incompetence of the veins...This is seen more often in lower than upper extremities..The pro... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
Blood clots: Thrombosis is clotting and when it is in the vein it is called venous thrombosis...If it is inflamed it si called throbophlebitis...The causes are se... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
That is corretc: The tipps procedure is performed by radilogists and is a non-surgical approach to the treatment of portal hypertension usually due to cirrhotic alchol... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
No relation: There is no relation although all of these problems can occur in the same patient.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
Yes: No medical reason that alcohol in moderation will be a problem with this problem.
A female asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
Sitz baths: Sitz baths, colace, (docusate sodium) metamucil force fluids, do not wipe vigorously.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
No: Any lymphedema seen post implant is almost always is due to the surgical technique used to place the implant.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
Yes: The presence of these vascular skin changes is one of the peripheral manifestations of liver- disease...Although not all angiomas are related to liver... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
Was it a brain aneur: Cannot offer an opinion unless i know the location of the aneurysm.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
No: ultrasound will determine if your valves are damaged...not all clots lead to damaged valves
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
No: Foot drop is a neuroligical condition that is not assocaited primarily with thrombosis.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
Y: It can be but if it is very painful, a physicians visit is indicated.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
Blood clot in the br: The brain, being supplied by a by a network of arteries is susceptible to bood clots just like every other organ in the body...The severity of the pro... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
Essentially the same: As always, it is best to check that your physician is qualified in this procedure and that his laboratory perormsa a sufficient number of replacements... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
Yes: Recurrrence can be seen in this diease...It is through filaria settling in the lymphatic channels that causes the obstruction known as elephantiasis.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
Blockage: Appendicitis is almost always due to blockage of the mouth of the appendix where it empties into the intestine...The back mpressure due to the blockag... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
No: The spleen can be removed and, with the esception of increasing your platelet count does not, by its absence, inteerfere with your health.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
Yes: Your pain may be due to your diagnosis but only a complete evaluation will prevent missing something more serious.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
Many reasons: Laparascopic spleen surgery results, if successful, with less pain, smaller incision, less hospital time and faster return to work.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
Possibly: Your ohysician will keep an eye towards any progression of this medical problem...The symptoms ar e sometimes related to the underlying dusease.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
When other ares are : Foot veins should be used for access only when other more appropriate ares have been nexhausted...This is due to a reported increased incidence of inf... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
Injection/laser: These are called telangiectasias and are due to many causes...Threatment consists of laser energy applied to the 'spiders' and combined with injection... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
Blockage: Lymphedema is due usually to obstruction of the lymph channels that drain this fluid from the extremities...Obstruction has different causes...In amer... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
No relation: What you describe could be normal vein patterns...Only with underlying vein incompetence can you determine if you have a problem that needs further in... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
It can be related: Inflammation of the bile ducts can be associated with clots of the portal vein which is the main source of blood supply to the live with the hepatic a... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
Valvular inflammatio: You have a common problem following any IV access...You have developed an inflammation (not infection) of a venous valve near the site of the puncture... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
Several things: Most common cause for back pain after gb surgery is transporting you from the or table when you are only semi-awake...Less common cause is a retained ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
An artery: Sounds more like an artery than a vein...Suggest consultation with a doctor...Inflamed arteries in this are are more common than veins and may be a si... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
Heredity: Female hormones combined with heredity will cause spider veins to appear at any tie of life..They are a cosmetic and not a serious issue.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Bein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Im sorry but your wrong there is a drw order it goes: blood cultures, yellow, ltblue red,green,lavender,gray. Im a phlebotomist
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thanxs doc but i already tried laxatives and siltz baths,no use
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Thanks for your quick reply! Need to know how to fix it please

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Hahnemann Medical College, PA
Graduated 1970MD

Awards

Top Phlebologist, Third Place, National - Winter
2013
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