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Dr. David Fertel

Vascular Surgery
WESTLAND, MI
36 years experience male

Locations

Office

Westland, MI

Address

6149 Wayne rd., Westland, MI, US
Directions

Insurances accepted

UnitedHealthcare

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Aetna

AFLAC

Bankers Life and Casualty Company

Botsford Health Plan

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Cigna

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.

Vascular Surgery

General Surgery

Thoracic Surgery

Trauma Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

151 Answers
25 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Cream: Petrolium products are oil based we are water based. But you must make sure this is not a fungal infection.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Are you circumcised?: if you are a yeast infection would be rare
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
yes
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
No : You should have some normal post op pain, but it should be better than it was pre op.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Kill you: They can travel to your lungs and cause pulmonary embolism, which can be fatal.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Everyone is at risk: There are more than one type of kidney cancer smokers are at higher risk, people with exposure to analine dyes. And people from the balklands are at ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Yes they are painful: They present with pain in the lt. Upper quadrant of the abdomin, and lt. Shoulder pain.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
To thin you blood: To thin your blood to keep the clots from progressing.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: Bad rib fractures can cause life-long pain.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Usually none: You may have high blood pressure or decreasing renal function.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Symptoms: Pt. Usually complains of symptoms and us/ hida scan can be ordered, as well as lab tests.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Depends: It depends on weather or not you are having symptoms. If you are having symptoms like crampy pain in right upper abdominal area after a fatty meal , y... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Native artery is the: Native arteries are the arteries you were born with. A graft is something that is surgically placed.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Decreased blood flow: Decreased blood flow to the front of your heart.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Depends: Depends if it was done open or endovascularly.
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Depends on the exten: Depends on the extent of the burn. You probably need to be seen by your dr.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Infected aneurysm: A mycotic aneurysm is an infected aneurysm.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Depends: Depends on how quickly you get to an experienced vasc. Surgeon.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Negative: It destroys the arterys.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
3 to 6 months: The first one 3 to 6 months.
A female asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Bleeding: He does not want you to bleed to death, and he wants to protect you with the Lovenox (enoxaparin) for the peri operative period.
A male asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: It depends on where you are talking about.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Ct scan: Helical ct scan of the chest would be the best test.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
There could be: You need a colonoscopy if you have not had a recent one.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Depends: If it is the first episode of pe/dvt tx is 6 to 12 months. You should probably have a hyper- coaguability work up.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: Anything can get infected, but femoral artery infection is most common after instrumentation.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Zero: air embollisms usually refer to intra-vascular.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
You could bleed to d: those are major veins and arteries in your neck. it depends on the size of the hole in the vessel. any cut of significance would require a visit to ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Nothing: if caught early, thrombolytics (clot dissolving agents) can be instilled. but once infrarction has occurred it is too late for thrombolytics.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Could be just the co: Could be just the coumadin (warfarin). But could also be a stone, hemaglobinopathy, infection, or tumor. See your urologist.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
It can be: Depends on the extent of the bleeding.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Probably not: Amarosis fugax or the sx of corotid stenosis is temporary blindness in 1 eye and it comes on like a lamp shade.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Decreased blood flow: Narrowing of the carotid artery most often comes from calcium build-up, or hardening of the artery. If no symptoms are present, once it gets to 60-70%... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Keep clean: Keep clean, and apply dry dressing.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Not a good idea: You could dislodge the clot.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Se a vasc surgeon: It may or may not be. You should see a vascular surgeon and have an ultrasound.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Ultrasound: Us is initial screening test for aneurysm.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
No one knows: Evar is to young of a procedure to know how long it will last.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Decreased blood flow: Ischemia is decreased blood flow, in this case to the heart.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Take supplements: eat protein or take amino acid supplements.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Pain: crushing chest or abdominal going to back pain
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Depends: any allergic reaction can be as simple as a skin reaction to a full blown anaphylactic (problems breathing) reaction.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
See your dr.: this could advance to a much worse infection. It needs treatment.
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
No: we all have to worry about death, but not from a superficial clot, those don't travel.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Pain and swelling: Pain and swelling are the most common symptoms.

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, MO
Graduated 1986MD

Residency

garden city
Completed 1995

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Ann Arbor, MI - Winter
2013
Top Vascular Surgeon , Third Place, National - Winter
2013
Top Vascular Surgeon , First Place, Michigan - Summer
2013
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