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Dr. Nathaniel Evans III

Surgery - Thoracic
Philadelphia, PA
19 years experience male

Locations

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Philadelphia, PA

Address

1025 Walnut Street, Suite 607, Philadelphia, PA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Fax

2159666010

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Specialties
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Surgery - Thoracic

Surgery

Thoracic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

51 Answers
49 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Evans III
Thoracic Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) can present in many ways. Some people do not experience the "typical" heartburn and regurgitation. They may have cough or get frequent pneumonia in severe cases. If cough is the main symptom it makes sense to start with your PCP or a pulmonary doctor. If either of them is concerned for reflux as a cause of your symptoms they will likely refer you to a GI doctor.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Evans III
Thoracic Surgery 19 years experience
Contact your surgeon: The most likely cause for this is irritation and swelling from the breathing tube used during the procedure. BUT, there are some very rare and more dangerous causes of dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) so he should let his surgeon know about the problem he is having. Keeping his head elevated above his heard will help any swelling go down faster.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Evans III
Thoracic Surgery 19 years experience
No: Appendicitis is not contagious.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Evans III is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Evans III is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I had the sternotomy. I read many answers online and they all said about 2 weeks. It's comforting to learn that that is not true. Thanks.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Stanford University School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

Affiliations

Jefferson Medical College Thomas Jefferson University
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