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Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos

Thoracic Surgery
New York, NY, Greece
20 years experience male

Locations

New York Presbyterian

New York, NY

Address

525 East 68th Str, New York, NY
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Cardiac and Aortic Surgeon

Specialties
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Thoracic Surgery

General Surgery

Licenses

United States: New York

Doctor Q&A

47 Answers
38 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Holter: do not be worried since you haven't got the results yet. Sometimes it takes a while to interpret the 24 hour Holter. Just give them a call
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Anxiety: the first thing you have to check is your thyroid function. After that, maybe you should think of anxiety
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Lupus: This is a possibility due to the generalized inflammation that SLE can cause
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Cramp : The two most common causes are dehydration and magnesium deficiency.
A female asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Fever : any temp above 37 is fever. However, meaning ful fever is usually above 38
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Lump: this may be a lymph node or a benign mass like a lipoma, or even a cyst. I would recommend you seeing a general surgeon and have it evaluated. A Doppl... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Eso diverticulum: This is possible but not very common. The reason for this may be the fact that the endoscopy failed to diagnose the diverticulum or that it developed ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Depression: I would recommend you seeing a psychiatrist immediately. You may need just some psychotherapy but also medications
A female asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Vaginal spotting: It can definitely be bleeding from the IUD but other causes are possible. I would recommend a visit to your gun
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Check-up: they should do a colonoscopy and a mammogram for the women plus Pap test. A PSA for men is also needed. Regrding cardiac issues, just an echo, an ECG ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Aneurysm: the black race has a higher risk for an aneurysm due to the fact that they are prone to high blood pressure. However, all races are prone based on the... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Anal intrcourse: I would be mostly concerned for a STD. Chronic pelvic pain could also be implicated due to the anal inter course. Would recommend seeing a specialist ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Aneurysm: an aneurysm is usually asymptomatic, and becomes symptomatic when it enlarges enough. If you can feel a mass and that's the aneurysm, you should have ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Vaginal dc: it may be an infection or a change on the pH. Visit your gyn to have it checked
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Ignore: Avoid smoking, diabetes control, blood pressure control, exercise, healthy diet.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Hodgkin: it may just be a necrotic mass due to the therapy. However I would recommend a biopsy to see if there are any alive cells. If yes, then further therap... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Female : usually females grow until the age of 18, but it can happen later on as well
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Tobacco chewing: Pretty unlikely you have oral ca from chewing tobacco only for one year. However, I would recommend you seeing a specialist
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Vp shunt: it's under the superficial skin layer so sometimes you can feel it
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Ask: Ask about taking a stress test, an EKG and an echo. This is a great screening test.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Lung cancer: It is pretty close to someone who has never smoked, but make sure you don't smoke again. Also please note that about 20% of lung cancers occur in non ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Jaw pain: you may have a parotid infection of floor of the mouth abscess. You should visit an oral surgeon
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Heart attack: you do not have to be diagnosed first, since coronary disease may present suddenly and without any prior symptoms. However the typical presentation is... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Aneurysm : unfortunately an aneurysm cannot reduce its size. At best, it may stop growing in cases of strict blood pressure control. An ultrasound may miss it if... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Axillar mass: This must be an inflammation from a blocked sweat gland or an inflamed lymph node. Have your doctor take a look
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Blood thinner: this is a difficult situation because you have to balance between the ulcer and the need for blood thinner. A good choice is enteric coated aspirin. H... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Vaginal bleeding: Based on your age, this can be benign or malignant in nature. You should visit your gyn doc
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Bowel resection: Depends how much of your jejunum was resected. usually diet control should be for the first 2-3 months unless a large part of the bowel was resected
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Sunburn: Repeated 1st degree burns from sun increase dramatically the risk for skin cancer or melanoma. It is imperative to use sun screen before she gets expo... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Period: There may have been a hormonal change in your body. I would recommend visiting a gyn doc to clarify the cause
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Pregnancy test: Yes, so you should repeat the test in a few days or Bo a blood test for bHCG
A female asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Cr: This indicates that your kidneys are in great shape and function!
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Use: Use ice to prevent from edema creation, rest, seek medical advice if extreme pain.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Ice: Ice packs will help reduce or even avoid the swelling. The cornerstone of Rx is rest for 2 weeks.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Ignore: Putting ice packs immediately helps reduce the edema.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Ignore: Do not smoke, do not eat unhealthy Do exercise, do lose weight, do have a cardiologist.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Pectus: the best way to fix that condition permanently is the Nuss bars which are now done with minimally invasive technique. The vacuum is not the most ideal... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen): yes, because Tylenol (acetaminophen) doesn't slow down the gallbladder. However, in high doses can cause liver failure, so caution is advised
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Vaginal discharge: it can mean inflammation that does worth checking with your gyn
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Heart dz: you already have 2 risk factors for heart disease, meaning coronary artery disease: smoking, and hypertension. To reduce the risk you need to stop smo... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Oil burn: This is a big possibility, but you should visit a dermatologist.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Liver ca: Liver cancer that spreads to portal vein is usually stage 4. However he should visit an oncology surgeon as he has to determine the exact location of ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Heart attack: of course because smoking is one major risk factor for coronary atherosclerosis.
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Hot fingertips: This can be a vasoactive phenomenon called Raynaud or just eactive vasodilation. I would recommend seeing a vascular surgeon or a neurologist
A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
AAA: ansolutely it can potentially be a life threatening disease. It can cause severe abdominal or back pain even if it doesn't rupture
A female asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Flutter: i would check two main areas: the thyroid and the adrenals. They can both cause those symptoms you describe

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Dr. Avgerinos is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Avgerinos is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you greatly Dr. Avgerinos! This sort of information could be very important to a lot people..
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good! Thank you doctor so much. You have put my mind at ease.
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) Thank you for answering so quickly!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

National University of Athens Faculty of Medicine, Greece
Graduated 2002MD

Medical/Graduate school

National University of Athens Faculty of Medicine, Greece
Graduated 2014MD

Residency

NEW YORK-PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL

Residency

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Association for Thoracic Surgery
European Society of Thoracic Surgeons
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