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what type of doctor should I see for abtominal aortic aneurysm

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
If you already know: You have one, a vascular surgeon can decide if an operation or endovascular procedure is best for you.
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Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Vascular surgeon: One who does open or endovascular repair to follow if small or intervene if sizable or increasing.

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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: Ascending aortic aneurysms are treated once they reach 6cm in diameter. They are treated to prevent rupture. Typically they are monitored by ct angiog ... Read More
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Dr. Matt Malkin
15 years experience Anesthesiology
Likely yes: Ascending aa usually get eval by cardiothoracic surgeon and cardiologist. There is risk of rupture that increases with size and risk of involvement of ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Yes: Cardiothoracic surgeon!
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: If the reason you are getting the ct of the abdomen is to rule out an abdominal aortic aneurysm then i would proceed to the table. The benefit of doc ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Hoffman
34 years experience General Surgery
Yes ; Yes: The ct scans of your head have no real affect elsewhere. It's safe to have the abdominal one. The ct is the best method to see the overall size of an ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
X-ray: Well sometimes it can be palpated if it is in the abdomen. Or in some cases and abnormal pulsation can even be visualized. Xrays, especially a ct scan ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
20 years experience Geriatrics
Ultrasound: An abdominal ultrasound will show if there is an abnomality of you aorta. It takes just a few minutes to perform and is very accurate.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Could it be: abdominal aortic ectasia? That is mild dilatation of the vessel, but not to the level of an aneurysm.
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A female asked:
Dr. Joshua Buckler
18 years experience Cardiology
The : The short answer is that an echocardiogram can sometimes find an ascending aortic aneurysm if it is relatively close to the heart. It is a good place ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Yes: Ask your doctors to communicate and to develop a treatment plan. That way everyone knows what to expect.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
Yes: This needs to be routinely monitored, as when it reaches a certain size, it is at risk for rupture, which would have a high chance to be a life ending ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
No: Chest x-ray does not look at abdomen. X-ray of the abdomen cannot evaluate such vascular disease either.

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