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Dr. Todd Guynn

Thoracic Surgery
IL
37 years experience

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Thoracic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

16 Answers
2 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Todd Guynn
37 years experience
Poor outcome: Metastatic breast cancer is a tough diagnosis to deliver. Affects young women and more aggressive (fatal) the younger the woman. There are trials avai... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Todd Guynn
37 years experience
Very low less : Less than 5 % . There will be an initial swelling of arm but subsides with elevation
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Todd Guynn
37 years experience
Ignore: 50% people find out they have coronary artery disease the day they die!
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Todd Guynn
37 years experience
1year: Often a gastrostomy is placed to prevent gas bloats. Especially if Nissan is tight. Mylicon drops are helpful to break up the gas. Inert simethicone ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Todd Guynn
37 years experience
Yes: Hormonal Birth control is designed to prevent ovulation or the release of an egg. The wall of the uterus sheds monthly when the egg does not implant.... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Todd Guynn
37 years experience
Get angiogram: If you have aortoiliac iliac disease an angiogram will help define the anatomy.stent are very effective in this location and are really the first line... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Guynn
37 years experience
And pain : Non specific Pain is difficult to evaluate. The appendix does not normally reside in the left lower quadrant so issues with uro-gynecological diseases... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Guynn
37 years experience
Abd pain: With basic blood tests completed, often an ultrasound will be recommended to look for ovarian abnormalities. If nothing is identified , differential d... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Guynn
37 years experience
Stomach growl: Often gastro esophageal reflux cause feelings of hunger. It will help important to rule out h. Pylori, or ulcer disease . Blood test , breath test and... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Todd Guynn
37 years experience
6-8 hours: A bypass takes about 10-15 min per graft (proximAl and distal) each valve takes about 30. - 45 min plus it takes an hour to place lined and put a p... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Todd Guynn
37 years experience
Not pregnant: Pregnancy test is very accurate. This measures the hormone released by the fertilized egg. If you are negative then you are no longer pregnant. Bleedi... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Todd Guynn
37 years experience
Ignore: Cad is nonspecific. If you feel "funny" have risk factors( smoking, family hx, diabetes) request tes.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Todd Guynn
37 years experience
Ignore: Don't take on tasks that require completion. E.g. Mowing lawn, shovel snow . Those activities dehydr.
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Todd Guynn
37 years experience
Stop pradaxa: If you do not have clot in atrium . Just stop pradaxa. None of us know exact time drug works in your state but you can be off anticoagulation for over... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Todd Guynn
37 years experience
No: Pradaxa is a relatively new anticoagulant. At this time it does not appear to have any less effect when combined with pantoprazole. We know that some ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Todd Guynn
37 years experience
Blocked arteries: This is used to describe blood flow to the heart. The fact that it is reversible indicates that you may benefit from intervention either stent or cab... Read More

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Sep 3, 2014
I know Todd personally. He is an excellent doctor!
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Guynn is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Guynn is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Have had all the test done also have PFO dr still says wait for bypass
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical or Grad School
Graduated 1985MD

Awards

Top Thoracic Surgeon , First Place, Illinois - Summer
2014
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