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Dr. Brian Santin

Vascular Surgery
Wilmington, OH
16 years experience male

Locations

Office

Columbus, OH

Address

578 South Fifth Street, Columbus, OH
Directions

Office

Cincinnati, OH

Ohio Vein & Vascular Inc.

Wilmington, OH

About

Bio

Chair ~ Resident & Associate Society, American College of Surgeons Governing Council of Trainee Section, Society of Vascular Surgery

Specialties
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Vascular Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

80 Answers
15 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
Not a bad idea: If your foot is cold to touch and mum it could be a sign of a problem related to the arteries in your leg. If it remains cold, you may want to get c... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
Unlikely: This would be very unlikely.
A 56-year-old female asked:
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Pinched nerve: A pinched nerve in the neck can cause a tingling or shooting pain sensation that might radiate in the neck and down an arm. The problem could be rela... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
Thoracic Outlet: While these symptoms could certainly be a normal finding, if their severity is worse enough it maybe related to an artery/nerve issue in the shoulder ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
Calf raises: It may be helpful to do calf raises while sitting for prolonged periods of time. Simply pressing down on your toes and lifted your knee will allow th... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
Depends: This depends on what caused the injury. If it is related to a surgery, then it could take a few weeks for the pain to subside. I hope this helps.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
Possibly...: While the gash on the leg wouldn't 'cause' the blood clot, if the person were immobile for a period of time related to the gash then the immobility co... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
Varicocele: This could be related to something called a varicocele. A urologist would be the best place to start to have this evaluated. I hope this helps.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
Pectus excavatum: This could be a condition termed pectus excavatum. Seeing a physician could help clarify if this is in fact the case. Usually it is a cosmetic concer... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
It should not: The chemicals the pregnancy test looks for are relatively uniformly dispersed in your urine. Therefore the length of time should not typically have a... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
8 hours: Most people benefit from getting 8 hrs of sleep each night. Sticking to a set agenda each day should help make this possible. Also, have a regular r... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
Depends: While it can be a long road (sometimes as long as 15+ years from highschool ~ undergrad, med school, residency, etc). And yes while it can sometimes ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
TMJ?: While this could be the result of weak neck muscles, it could also be related to an issue of your tempomandibular joint or tmj. Seeing your physicia... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
Lubrication: Not having enough natural lubrication during intercourse can be a source of discomfort. There are several commercial varieties available at the drug s... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
Try puzzles: It may sound odd to suggest, but there is some research that suggests that people who actively do puzzles and other memory type of games have an abil... Read More
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
Flush: Blinking and flushing your eyes with eye drops might help. If the redness doesn't get better then it might be a good idea to get checked by an eye do... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
Low oxygen: As a result of the blood loss from your period, the amount of oxygen that is able to be carried by your blood is lower than normal. This may result ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
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16 years experience
Dvt: This could be the result of a deep venous thrombosis or blood clot in the veins of your leg. A simple ultrasound could diagnose this. I hope this hel... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
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16 years experience
Edema: Fluid that builds up around the ankles (termed edema) can sometimes be worse in the evening and better in the morning. Sometimes when a finger is pus... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
Exercise: Exercise, watch your diet, and otherwise stay active. These are the best way to reduce excess weight. For abdominal weight, try to strengthen you... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
Regular exercise: It is important to realize that the best results from exercise are seen in those who sustain their efforts and make it a routine to exercise regularly... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
Vein issue: This could be related to a vein problem which is not uncommon both during and after pregnancy. The veins in the legs bring blood back to the heart an... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
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Compression: Try wearing compression hose. They can be purchased at most medical supply stores/walgreens/cvs, etc there is no way to 'prevent' varicose veins but... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
Be evaluated: With increasing rates of skin cancer, it is always wise to be checked by a physician for any new mole or skin lesion. If this is a more chronic lesio... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
Physical therapy: Seeing a physical therapist who specializes in neck and back issues may be able to help provide you with exercises to help strengthen your neck and mu... Read More
A 82-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
Back?: The nerves that provide the movement function of your legs come from your spinal cord. The exact location of where these various nerves exits the spi... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
Depends: Sometimes a DVT can be treated for as little as three months with blood thinners and sometimes it is longer, six months to a year. It depends on the ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
Pvd: This could very likely be related to peripheral vascular disease or pvd. Seeing a physician could help determine if this is the case. A vascular surg... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
Central stenosis: This could possibly be related to a stenosis (or narrowing) of the veins in the center of the chest or in the top of the arm. A vascular specialist c... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
Weak muscles: The muscles of the rectum could be weak and cause these symptoms. A rectocele is the result of these muscles being weak. A colorectal surgeon could ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
Grow slow: Fingernails should grow back but may grow more slowly than you might expect. Give it a little bit and if it doesn't then see a physician. I hope this... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
Could be: This could be normal but there could be a relation to the veins deeper in your chest that could cause this. Seeing a physician could help explain thi... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
See an MD: Given your history presented in the question, i think it would be advisable for you to see a physician sooner rather than later. I hope this helps.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
Psychiatrist: A psychiatrist who specializes in eating disorders might be a reasonable professional to speak to you about binge eating disorders.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
Muscle strain: This sounds like it could be related to a muscle pull out strain. Stretching and exercising may help alleviate this discomfort. I hope this helps.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
Keep warm: It is quite common for the fingers to get cold at times. Keeping them warm by wearing gloves in cold weather helps. Smoking can sometimes worsen the... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
Not uncommon: It is not uncommon for those who suffer from thoracic outlet syndrome to only be affected on one side and not the other. I hope this helps.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
Dehydration: While these symptoms could be explained by a variety of different things, it might be that you are simply more dehydrate at times than at others. Sin... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
See a doctor: While swollen lymph nodes could be the result of a simple bout of a viral infection and sore joints could be related to arthritis or a traumatic injur... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
Muscle issue?: This could be the result of your muscles being weak from having carried the excess weight around for years and now they are being asked to focus on ot... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
Avoid trauma: Placing yourself in a position where you could possibly cause trauma to your side or abdomen could place you at risk for injuring your enlarged spleen... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
Noxious flatus: Noxious flatus, otherwise known as smelly farts are a natural occurrence but can be worsened by eating certain foods such as kale, broccoli, and othe... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
Limit sun: By limiting the scar's exposure to direct sunlight, the scar will hopefully fade a bit over time. If you are going to be in direct sunlight then appl... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
Seems reasonable: I think it would be reasonable to see your pcp earlier rather than later to review these blood test results.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
Restless legs: These could be symptoms related to restless legs syndrome. Seeing a physician may help make the right diagnose so that the appropriate therapy can be... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
Dvt unlikely: It would be unlikely to develop a DVT if you have been more active lately rather than if you had been less active. Given the history of an orif, the ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
Muscle fatigue: If your posture is off center or core muscles are overworked or weaker, then one side of your body may 'compensate' for the weaker side and thus after... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
Ccould be: This could certainly be related to your heart. It would be advisable to be seen by your physician or possibly a cardiologist to have these symptoms c... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
Get checked out: If you are having a recurrence of your symptoms, seeing a physician may help diagnose the problem. If it truly is your appendix then surgery to remo... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
Hemorrhoids: This sounds like a hemorrhoid issue. Seeing a colon and rectal surgeon would be helpful as they can examine the area and see if it needs to be treate... Read More

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Mar 17, 2013
Dr. Brian Santin is knowledgable,dedicated and inspiring professional. I endorse this doctor.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Santin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Santin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you! I was diagnosed with Mrsa but I had my complete blood work, HIV and Hep C tests. All negative. Cant seem to find the cause Mrsa
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Thanks! I've been working with a great PT prior to my ACL surgery and have appointments to contine now that ACL surgery is complete.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! MyQ=unclear. Meant, why not CARDIO deal w/side effects of HIS own Rxs?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 2006MD

Residency

MOUNT CARMEL HEALTH

Awards

Top Vascular Surgeon , First Place, Ohio - Winter
2013
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