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Dr. Timothy Wu

Vascular Surgery
Voorhees, NJ
19 years experience male

Locations

Jefferson Vascular Surgery of New Jersey

Voorhees, NJ

Address

333 Laurel Oak Road, Voorhees, NJ
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

UnitedHealthcare

Amerigroup

AmeriHealth

Health First Health Plan, Inc

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Medicare

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About

Bio

Timothy Wu, MD, FACS, FSVS is a board certified vascular surgeon who specializes in complex open vascular reconstructions and minimally invasive endovascular interventions of aortic aneurysms, diseases of the carotid, mesenteric, and renal arteries, peripheral arterial occlusive disease, hemodialysis access surgery and interventions, and venous diseases such as deep venous thrombosis, venous occlusive disease, and varicose veins. He is the Medical Director of the Department of Vascular Surgery for Jefferson Medical Group and Chief of Vascular Surgery at Jefferson Health New Jersey. He has offices in Gloucester (Washington Township) and Camden (Cherry Hill & Stratford Township) Counties in New Jersey. He has been chosen by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. as a Top Doctor every year since 2017.

Specialties
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Vascular Surgery

Languages spoken

Cantonese, English, Mandarin

Doctor Q&A

191 Answers
42 Agrees
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Medicinae Doctor: M.D. Is for the latin "medcinae doctor, " or doctor of medicine, and is the standard professional degree awarded in the us to practicing physicians. I... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Depends on aneurysm: Aneurysms of the abdominal aorta are thought to grow between 4 mm and 10 mm per year based on numerous natural history studies. Any faster than this a... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Probably yes. : With partial recanalization you can still have discomfort of the leg, but not outright pain. Should be much less in intensity than when you were initi... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
You're kind of young: But pins & needles, numbness (of the feet, i presume), and bad circulation can all be part of advanced peripheral arterial disease (pad), called "isch... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Leg swelling & pain: Acute DVT can result in leg swelling with discomfort or pain. The discomfort and pain can vary in quality, from being quite mild to being severe. In v... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Absolutely. : In fact that's the standard approach for thoracic outlet syndrome operations. There are some surgeons who may prefer a transaxillary approach, however... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Lupus: Systemic lupus erythematosus is a rather common one that results in thrombophilia. Other tests that we typically order to test for a propensity to clo... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Raynaud's: Raynaud's syndrome is a spasm of the small vessels of the hands most often related to cold weather, emotional stress, or a multitude of other factors.... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Probably nothing : Very thin patients can often feel their aorta and become concerned that it represents an aneurysm. At 30 an aortic aneurysm would be really unlikely u... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Historically...: There is very little difference between chiropractic and osteopathy historically. In fact it is believed that the father of chiropractic, d. D. Palmer... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Probably not: Very thin patients can often feel their aorta and become concerned that it represents an aneurysm. I wouldn't worry at all. And at 19 an aortic aneury... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
No. : Temporal arteritis is what would cause thickening and results inflammation of the blood vessels in the body. If untreated it can lead to blockages or ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Pain: Aortic dissections in the acute stage (less than 3 weeks old) are classically described as a "tearing chest pain that radiates to the back" when they ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
All the way back: The aorta essentially runs adjacent to your spinal column, so from the front of your stomach it's all the way back.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
No.: Depending on the reasons your mom has been recommended for a carotid stent, generally i'd say she shouldn't have one. For most experts on carotid art... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Knot?: Depends on what you mean by "knot." there are carotid "kinks" and "coils, " which are twists and turns in the carotid artery that are quite typical in... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Twisty: Tortuous simply implies that the aorta, which is usually runs a straight back from the upper chest through the belly, makes a lot of twists and turns.... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Should be OK but...: If it is particularly tender to touch or if there is a discharge from the site, a local infection may have occurred. Other potential causes may be a ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Debatable: Few vascular surgeons make decisions on carotid artery stenosis based on mr, as carotid doppler (ultrasound) has been proven to be very reliable when ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Carotid spasms: Carotid spasms occur only with direct manipulation of the artery itself, such as during an operation or during a catheterization. Carotid artery spasm... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Somewhat unclear: Blockages in the carotid artery of a certain severity may increase one's risk of stroke. For those carotid arteries without a blockage, some physician... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Possibly: They can be normal depending on how soon after surgery you're talking about, but i would discuss with the surgeon who performed the operation. If you... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Narrowing: "stenosis" means narrowing. Most commonly stenosis of the carotid artery is from atherosclerotic disease, or hardening and buildup of plaque within t... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Varicose veins: I'll defer the association between "cellulite" and caffeine, but i can tell you that there is absolutely no evidence to suggest caffeine gets rid of v... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
None. : Aortic aneurysms are not part of the clinical consequences of grave's disease. The most common risk factors for aortic aneurysms is smoking and high b... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Perspective: The difference between mds (allopathic) and dos (osteopathic) is a matter of opinion. There are those who believe there's no practical difference. Mds... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Yes. : Truly you can have any diet when you're on coumadin, (warfarin) but the most important thing to remember is to be consistent with it. That way your ph... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Symptoms?: I'm curious to know what you mean by "losing circulation." do you mean the arms and hands are numb when you sleep? Do they hurt? Burning sensations? P... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: While uncommon people as young as 20 may have peripheral arterial disease, though this is usually the result of a number of vasculitidies such as taka... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Absolutely not.: Early osteopaths from around the time of that profession's founding in the late 1800s purportedly advertised themselves as being able to cure cancer j... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Unlikely significant: Greek yogurt is not a particularly rich source of vitamin k, so it's ok to eat when on coumadin (warfarin). Coumadin (warfarin) works by blocking vita... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
"Nicked": "nicked" is a word some physicians use to describe an unintentional injury caused in the process of providing medical care by a trained person. Depend... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Incisional hernia : The risk of an incisional hernia from any abdominal operation (laparotomy) is about 10%. In the setting of doing an open abdominal aortic aneurysm rep... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Anatomy: Simply put it's the middle portion of the common carotid artery which originates generally from the aortic arch within the chest and runs in your neck... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
To open blockages: Most commonly "heart stents" are placed in the coronary arteries, the main blood vessels that feed the heart, because there are blockages which impair... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Not necessarily.: The blood vessel you are describing is likely the temporal artery which runs along the hairline near the temple. Unless you are experiencing headaches... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Tourniquets: Hemorrhage should always be controlled with direct pressure over the bleeding site when possible. Tourniquets are not such a good idea because applica... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Unlikely: A 29 year old is unlikely to have "poor circulation" to the legs, or what we call peripheral arterial disease (pad). You're also unlikely to have vein... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
INR: Coumadin (warfarin) affects certain factors in your blood responsible for blood clotting. While Coumadin (warfarin) prevents these from working proper... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Definitions : An atheroma is a collection of cholesterol and fatty deposits within the wall of a blood vessel. This causes an inflammatory reaction that your body "... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Yes. : Yes, it's okay to be on oral contraceptives (ocps) with varicose veins. The ocps will increase your risk of DVT but the presence of varicose veins doe... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Ultrasound, but...: The two primary ways we measure the aorta is by ultrasound or ct scanning. Each modality has its pros and cons. While ultrasound is the preferred scre... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Anything: Truly you can have any diet when you're on coumadin, (warfarin) but the most important thing to remember is to be consistent with it. That way your ph... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Find the trigger : Raynaud's occurs because the small vessels of the hands or, less commonly, the feet spasm as a result of certain "triggers." there can be a number of ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Anything: There shouldn't be any dietary restrictions following umbilical hernia surgery.
A 80-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Can be normal: Your blood pressure constantly fluctuates, so relying on one pressure reading out of many is likely not an accurate reflection of what is usual for yo... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
No: Not unless you're having a tough time becoming therapeutic on coumadin, (warfarin) this isn't required. Speak with your physician who really should be... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Blockage: It means there is a blood clot in the radial artery and it has been there for a while. Generally doesn't need treatment if you're not having any hand ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Yes, it's possible: Anything that will raise the pressure in the abdomen can exert the same pressure on a hernia and cause it to recur, despite having just had a repair. ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Probably nothing : Very thin patients can often feel their aorta and become concerned that it represents an aneurysm. If the ultrasound showed no aneurysm it's unlikely ... Read More

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Apr 14, 2013
Nice Answers!!!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Wu is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wu is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, NY
MD

Residency

STATEN ISLAND UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Society for Vascular Surgery
Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society
American College of Surgeons

Publications

Subclavian, Vertebral, and Upper Extremity Arterial Occlusive Disease.
Criteria for carotid stenosis and plaque characteristics.
Raynaud's Phenomenon.
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