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Dr. J mark Rheudasil

Vascular Surgery
GA
39 years experience

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Vascular Surgery

Languages spoken

English

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119 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
Blood thinner: Shouldn't have to do anything. Why? Blood thinners (anticoagulants) are the most common drugs used to prevent clotting. It depends, though, on the ris... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
Why not?: This procedure is usually done under light sedation. They may let you listen to music. It wouldn't hurt to ask.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
Yes: Ct scans are routinely used to assist in the evaluation of possible appendicitis.
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
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Yes: Vit k containing vitamins should not be taken with coumadin--- which, is not an innocuous medication for a 93 year old patient. Make sure the risk of ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
Blood thinner: By far the most common treatment is anticoagulation (blood thinners), typically for 6-12 months. Anvanced techniques for clot removal are most often r... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
not likely: This is a moderate sized thoracic aneurysm which is not likely to cause symptoms unless expanding. It is possible, though, to cause symptoms if expand... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
No: May cause symptoms of pain, aching, heaviness, itching, heat, etc. They are not, however, life threatening.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
Not likely a problem: If you are thin, you may be able to feel the pulsation of arteries beneath the skin. Am aneurysm could make the pulse more prominent, but, would be un... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
No problem: No reported problems with aneurysm formation.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
Yes: They are branches off of the aorta in the upper abdomen.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
risk low: No monitoring is required for this degree of procedure related radiation.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
Stroke: A blocked carotid artery may result in a stroke. This could explain a change in her behavior or personality. If she has not had a stroke, however, a c... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
Closes veins: Sclerotherapy induces an inflammatory reaction in the vein (causes scar tissue) which closes the vein. This eliminated blood from filling the vein and... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
YES!!!!: Very important in plaque stabilization, though, will not often cause plaque to regress.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
Surgery ???: either angioplasty or stunting/atherectomy (catheter based therapy) or surgery. surgery may include a plaque removal or bypass.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
Extremely unlikely : This lump may be due to a curve in the artery or just being closer to the skin. It may not even be the artery! an ultrasound of the carotid arteries w... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
Not really: A bruit is turbulence that can be heard with a stethoscope. It is usually due to narrowing in the artery, not stress or anxiety. An ultrasound is the ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
Yes: It is possible to have a DVT without pain. It is more likely, however, that you are experiencing post-thrombotic syndrome, a condition in which the ve... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
perhaps. . .: An airboot typically wound not interfere with DVT treatment, though, it is possible your doctor may recommend stronger compression.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
blood thinner: Most dvt's are treated with blood thinners only. Severe clots may be an indication for" clot busting drugs / procedures". His doctor can make that rec... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
Venous congestion?: Likely congestion in the veins related to the boot or wrap. This is not a serious problem and will likely resolve as foot heals. Un ultrasound, howeve... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
Pain and swelling: Clot in the deep veins (DVT) classically presents with pain and swelling. An ultrasound can painlessly and easily determine whether there is dvt.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
Where are clots?: Either 1) disease in the blood vessel, 2) a clotting disorder or 3) clot in the heart or other location which is traveling and lodging at site of thro... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
Outpatient procedure: Usually, a needle stick in the groin under local anesthesia and some sedation. You may be groggy and may feel a transient warm sensation as the dye in... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
tough problem: Sounds like she has tibial (calf) vessel atherosclerosis and may have reduced circulation to the toe. This may be amenable to treatment with catheter ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
Need info: A surgically created fistula for dialysis is not removed unless infected. An av fistula from other sources may need repair. Why do you have an av fist... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
Warm flush: Warm flush lasting a few seconds. Allergies may cause more severe reactions, but, can usually be treated with medication.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
Hmmm: Trauma or neck manipulation can rarely cause vertebral artery dissection. Cracking is more likely related to the bone in the cervical spine.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
Change meds: consider switching to newer anticoagulant such as Xarelto or injectable medications. Xarelto is generally well tolerated and does not require blood te... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
Where is it?: This is a benign blood vessel tumor. The consequences may be serious or minor depending on its size, location and symptoms. It mat not be life threate... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
Bleeding: alcohol may cause blood to become "more thin" while on coumadin (warfarin) and this could lead to serious bleeding.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
Yes, but???: You can, but, you likely have swelling of post-thrombotic syndrome in which the veins are not working properly. Support stockings and intermittent ele... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
No: Paramedics will not suture a wound.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
Usually no: Most amputations are performed under general anesthesia, though, spinal or epidural anesthesia is certainly fine if felt more appropriate by anesthesi... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
Not long: It depends upon the location, but, each set of images will only take a few seconds. The more images needed, the longer it takes and the more dye requi... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
Stop smoking: Stop smoking if you are, lower cholesterol, keep BP under good control, eat healthy, exercise.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
Tough question!: The classic symptoms of DVT are pain and swelling of an extremity. Muscle cramps are nonspecific and may be the result of several different conditions... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
dialysis catheter: A vascath is a temporary central venous catheter used for hemodialysis. It is typically used for only a week or two in order to minimize infection ris... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
Complicated: Medical management is most often Aspirin or Plavix (clopidogrel) and cholesterol lowering drugs. Surgery or less commonly stenting is controversial an... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
several options: Aspirin, stay hydrated (not alcohol ) and a mild compression stocking. Get up and walk around every hour or two. Blood thinners can be used if your D... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
Not related: No relationship between prostate cancer and an aneurysm. Is that the question?
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
Generally unrelated: Very broad question. Edema = swelling, hematoma is collection of blood in the soft tissue, usually due to trauma or procedure. Will usually resolve on... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
Separation of vessel: Vertebral artery dissection is separation or splitting of the layers of the blood vessel wall. This is often related to trauma, and may result in post... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
"doesn't": Coumadin (warfarin) does not dissolve clot. It prevents further clotting and allows your body to dissolve the clot on its own schedule (typically week... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
YES: Infection can occur in a few hours. Have you seen a doctor?
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
Poor circulation: Thru small blood vessels typically involving calf and foot, or hands. May be due to blockage (commonly diabetes), spasm, extreme temperature change,
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
Very specialized: neurointerventional radiologist or neurologist
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
superficial clot?: Sounds like superficial phlebitis. Why are you on coumadin (warfarin)? An ultrasound will painlessly evaluate for both deep and superficial clot.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
Pentoxifylline: generic Trental (pentoxifylline) has been available for several yrs.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
See vascular surgeon: Iliac artery dissection is fairly uncommon but can often be evaluated non invasively with ultrasound, pressure testing or ct scans to see if there are... Read More

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Dec 5, 2013
This doctors answer was very helpful .... I would recommend this doctor, The input he put into his answer was excellent
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rheudasil is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rheudasil is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! increased blood pool activity below the heart measuring approximately 77 by 56mm as seen on bone scan?what could it be an anuerysm or hernia ,which is it more likely to ...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you Dr Rheudasil. Very much appreciated. Eli
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Thanks for your quick reply! You fully understood my #. Great answer. Bye!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, TX
Graduated 1983MD

Awards

Top Vascular Surgeon, Second Place, National - Spring
2014
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