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Dr. Mark Lubienski

Thoracic Surgery
IL
38 years experience male

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Thoracic Surgery

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English

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438 Answers
103 Agrees
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Recurrent problem: The collapsed lung is called a spontaneous pneumothorax if it happens without prior trauma. If he has anatomical blebs in his lung or his doctors feel... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Risk vs reward: Must weigh risk of procedure especially to kidneys versus expected benefit from procedure. Is the restoration of circulation to deal with pain or aver... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Depends on cause: Often caused by virus usually self limiting but may need colchicine added to prevent recurrence. More serious if caused by bacteria ir fungus or thing... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
More info needed: Does the swelling go down if you keep foot elevated? What was the nature of the injury? Your symptoms could be from injury to the vascular supply to o... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
At least!: Need an ultrasound and echo of heart at a minimum as well as possible evaluation of blood and clotting system by blood tests. May want to talk to vein... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Common: Almost half of men get calcifications in their prostate at some point. Theory is that inflammation in prostate from a variety of possible causes attra... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Long lasting: Half-life is 18-50 hours depending on your metabolism so it may be present for about 5-15 days depending on how efficiently your body breaks it down.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Sometimes: Depends on the degree of damage inflicted as well as what structures are affected If only muscle affected usually recover fine if medical attention pr... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Slight risk: There is a slightly increased risk of pancreatic cancer in people with diabetes. Also the longer you have diabetes the risk increases but only slightl... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Persistance: Be aggressive about physical therapy, avoid smoking, and make sure your diet has adequate B vitamins and other supplements to optimize nerve health. R... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Sports podiatrist: Seek out a sports podiatrist. They may offer custom shoes or orthotics or depending on severity may recommend surgery or specialized physical therapy.... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Definitely: Inflammation can spread to lymph nodes for sure and depending on the cause of the vasculitus may be significant and become chronic if the cause of the... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Multiple: Varices can be treated with medications like beta blockers to reduce venous pressures, direct ligation of the veins, systemic shunts to reduce blood f... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Call 911: Please call and get help NOW! Serious or not even thinking about this is a sign you need help and shouldn't be afraid to ask for it. There is a suicid... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Investigate: your symptoms may indicate a number of things, some GI related but other systems may be involved. Need to rule out conditions involving the heart even... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Multiple resources: Start by talking to your cardiologist and surgeon and making them aware of your feelings. They may have patients you can talk to who have already been... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Subtle: Right sided heart failure would have to be fairly severe and sometimes longstanding to show significant changes on a standard CXR. Enlargement of the ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Not Always: Thoracic outlet syndrome may involve both nerves and or vascular structures so the symptoms vary. Most people do experience some symptoms in the hand ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Many choices: The sore throat may be a problem with oral hygiene or with what you may be eating or drinking close to bedtime. Another possibility is reflux that may... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Acute: Covid 19 can cause an acute inflammatory response in lungs that affects lung function and oxygenation and that may resolve quickly or take weeks or mo... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Treatment: Luvigen is a daily pill containing three medications to treat diagnosed HIV infection. It contains Dolutegravir 50mg, Lamivudine 300mg and Tenofovir d... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Possibly : Symptoms you describe could be allergic reaction or just body’s normal reaction to toxins in smoke from someone not used to it. The tightness in throa... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Hydrate: Just need to make sure you hydrate well for entire flight. Need about 8-16 ounces of water per hour of flight time to maintain hydration during flight... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Timing: Itching is a sign of healing. Would not put anything on skin till wound is at least 5-7 days old other than gentle cleaning to remove dry skin. Once t... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Hematoma: You have bleeding under the skin from paintball trauma. May need mild compression and Tylenol for pain, not aspirin or ibuprofen as they may further b... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Reaction: Stop medications and contact doctor immediately nd if any difficulty swallowing or breathing go to ER now. Probable reaction to medication or cross re... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Unusual: Addisons is from low cortisol levels and usually presents with weight loss, low BP hypoglycemia,fatigue and skin bronzing. If your symptoms are differ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Both: Risk of cancer is greater in undescended testicle by 4-6 times but is somewhat increased even in the normally descended testicle 1-2fold increase as o... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Higher: In males with prolactinoma the levels are usually greater than 150ng/ml. Your level is probably within the margin of error for the test or could be du... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Not Chloramphenicol : Cold sore usually from herpes virus, chloramphenicol only treats bacterial infection. The ointment may provide relief from dryness but will not help c... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Hematuria: Means that under microscopic examination there were occasional red blood cells seen in the urine. Discuss with physician that ordered urinalysis to de... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Hair care and diet: Need to attend to the hair itself with proper washing and cinditioning if necessarry but also your diet with proper mix of fats, oils and protein. Als... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Multiple causes: Many possible causes from an aesthetic wearing off to allergic reaction to an aesthetic or pain medicine or to tape or other devices used during proce... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Trauma?: Scab may be from trauma or could be actinic keratosis or basal cell cancer that are common in those areas of sun exposure. If it persists or grows and... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Conduction system : Right bundle branch block refers to a change in the electrical conduction system of heart. Can be related to stretching of the heart muscle or minor d... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Hematoma: Indicates bleeding under your skin from leaking puncture site. Is it pulsing, is arm swollen, is movement impaired, any numbness or tingling in hand? ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Rest: Self quarantine, rest and plenty of liquids and consider supplements and symptomatic treatment as necessary. Work with physician to determine when you... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Covid test: Need to get tested as this may lingering effect from flu or sinus infection but could also be Covid. Best to know and discuss treatment options with y... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: High blood pressure can have many causes. Best to get assessed and you can check yourself over three days, check pressure about the same time daily an... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Sometimes: Would be more commonly found on endoscopy. CT scan would usually be used to see if cancer has spread outside of stomach but in certain cases a large e... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: Other causes of COPD exist though cigarette smoking and exposure are most common. Air pollution, work exposure to toxins and several other diseases li... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: Need evaluation at least at clinic that can do ECG and a chest X-ray and exam at a minimum and based on those assess need for further testing or treat... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Quarantine: Get tested ASAP and self quarantine till you know results. Drink plenty of liquids get plenty of rest and follow protocols for supplements to boost yo... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Branches: The radial nerve gives off multiple branches to provide motor function to multiple muscles in the forearm and posterior arm as well as multiple sensor... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Shingles?: Description could be a number of things but shingles is a main candidate. Consider sending pics to your doctor or to Dermatologyoncall and get recomme... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Test: Get tested for Covid and self quarantine till you know results. May be flu as well. Get plenty of rest and liquids and get help if you cannot keep liq... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: All lung cancers or more common in former smokers. Even after quitting for 25 years the ink to former smokers is 4 times greater than for people who n... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Sinus or dental: The symptoms you are describing are most likely related to a sinus or dental condition. Would consider and ENT exam first and if no significant proble... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Scar or?: Could possibly be excessive scarring response from the surgery, or could represent normal reaction to foreign body introduced in the surgery such as s... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Exposure: Findings indicate some process causing changes to your lungs visible on x+ray. Make sure they looked at correctfilm for you but if they did, they see ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lubienski is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lubienski is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, my GP didn't think it meant anything. When Nurse got no discernible bp at 2 diff appts, then Dr didn't either, and took forever to barely find a wrist pulse... I'll look for a vascular guy...Read More
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Thanks. Fortunately there was no fever, or other issues. Just like the two times before they were just red and hot for approximately 48 hours, then it passed. Thanks for your answer.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you Dr.Lubienski ,just the professional i was looking for to answer this very important question.Good luck, kind regards from England UK.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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Graduated nullMD

Medical/Graduate school

Wayne State University School of Medicine, MI
Graduated 1984MD

Awards

Top Thoracic Surgeon , Second Place, Illinois - Summer
2014
Top Thoracic Surgeon , Third Place, National - Fall
2014
Top Thoracic Surgeon, First Place, National - Spring
2015
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