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Dr. Shoaib Shafique
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Endovascular Embolization (Overview)

Endovascular embolization refers to intentionally blocking a blood vessel with coils or plugs or some other material. It requires a specialist to do this safely.


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Robotic assisted cornary artery bypass sugery?

Robotic assisted cornary artery bypass sugery?

Remote surgery: Bypass surgery done through tubes or scopes in which the surgery operates by sitting at a console and operates the scopes or tubes remotely. Much less invasive in that the cutting of the sternum or breastbone is not needed. The disadvantage is that it cannot reached all areas of blockage in some patients. ...Read more

Dr. Shoaib Shafique
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Endovascular Embolization (Overview)

Endovascular embolization refers to intentionally blocking a blood vessel with coils or plugs or some other material. It requires a specialist to do this safely.


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What's varicocele embolization?

What's varicocele embolization?

Blocking flow: Varicoceles are caused when the valves that prevent backflow in the spermatic vein fail, causing the veins of the scrotum to dilate because of high pressures. Embolization destroys the spermatic vein (which cannot be repaired), allowing collateral veins with functioning valves to take over the flow and normalize the pressures. ...Read more

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What is percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (ptca)?

What is percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (ptca)?

Heart vessel therapy: Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) is the opening of blocked heart arteries with a balloon. An artery is stuck and a wire is passed in the system until reaching the heart arteries. A balloon is passed over the wire to the area of blockage and inflated. The blockage is flattened but it can return. So most patients actually get stents placed. Stents require blood thinners. ...Read more

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Is coronary artery bypass surgery compatible with varicose veins?

Is coronary artery bypass surgery compatible with varicose veins?

Yes and No: Coronary artery bypass requires some form of conduit for bypass. Superficial veins from the lower limbs have been used for bypass. Smaller arteries from the underside of the chest wall have been used in favor of veins for the left side of the heart. Early enlarged varicose veins can still be used for bypass; however more advanced wall bulges and wall aneurysms Prohibit use of the varicosed veins. ...Read more

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Tell me about myomectomy or uterine artery embolization procedure?

Tell me about myomectomy or uterine artery embolization procedure?

Depends: It depends on the location, number, and size of the fibroids, and whether or not you want to become pregnant. ...Read more

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Anyone done a carotid arteriogram and stenting after carotid artery surgery?

Anyone done a carotid arteriogram and stenting after carotid artery surgery?

Yes: Usually for re-stenosis most surgeon will perform stenting if indicated instead of redo surgery although no true benefit of stenting over surgery in these cases. In acute sitting , yes stenting is being done to repair a post carotid surgery flap or dissection. ...Read more

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Are stents safer than carotid end-arterectomies?

No: Current data suggests you should have an endarterectomy over stenting for carotid stenosis. ...Read more

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Is stenting or carotid endarterectomy better?

Carotid intervention: CEA has lower stroke risk than stent, stent has lower risk of MI and cranial nerve injury. Each suitable at times. Best to go to provider that can do either. CEA generally better for standard risk patients, stent generally best if patient has had neck radiation, tracheostomy, or prior CEA. Can get biased view if provider can only do one or the other. Go to someone that can advise on risk/benefit. ...Read more

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Treatment for bilateral carotid artery calcifications?

Treatment for bilateral carotid artery calcifications?

None: Calcification of any artery, by itself, does not warrant any type of intervention or follow up. If that calcification is associated with a stenosis ("narrowing") of the artery, then that may require follow up and/or an operation. The carotid arteries are very often calcified and if associated with a high grade stenosis, may portend a higher risk of stroke. Discuss with a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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Varicocelectomy laparoscopic. Testicular vein clipped. Is it compatible with MRI?

Varicocelectomy laparoscopic. Testicular vein clipped. Is it compatible with MRI?

Probably ok, but ...: If it's a nonmagnetic clip its ok. If it can be magnetized it distorts the MRI magnet field and may cause streak artifacts or local heating safety problems. The only sure way to know is to look it up the specific clip and check with its manufacturer or manufacturer's literature. It may be listed on www.mrisafety.com which lists many surgical clips, some are safe, others conditional or unsafe. ...Read more

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Is laproscopic tubectomy safer than surgical tubectomy?

Is laproscopic tubectomy safer than surgical tubectomy?

Depends. : This depends on many factors. The complications are not quite the same. For many patients laparoscopy is safer but this is not always the case. Laparoscopy generally has a quicker recovery. ...Read more

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For what artery does minimally invasive robotic bypass best used?

For what artery does minimally invasive robotic bypass best  used?

LAD: The most common robotic operation is a lima to lad bypass graft. This is done through small incisions in left chest on a beating heart. ...Read more

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What are coronary revascularisation procedures?

What are coronary revascularisation procedures?

Revascularization: Coronary revascularization is a term that describes restoring blood flow or delivery to an area of the heart. It may be done with a catheter as in balloon angioplasty or stenting, or surgical techniques such as coronary artery bypass grafting. ...Read more

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How effective is a robotic assisted cornary artery bypass sugery?

How effective is a robotic assisted cornary artery bypass sugery?

Depends: Both on the disease and on the surgeon -- trained surgeons have excellent result with bypass to the lad. ...Read more

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Is vein stripping surgery dangerous?

Is  vein stripping surgery dangerous?

Vein Stripping: Vein stripping is a surgery that requires general anesthesia. Several incisions are made along the length of the vein to remove pieces of it, not allowing blood to flow through it. There is more risk with this compared to newer, less invasive procedures. These risk are use of general anesthesia, more sites that can potentially bleed or get infected, nerve damage compared to laser or radiofrequency ...Read more

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What is portal vein embolization for?

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Pv: We usually use portal vein embolization to preferentially grow a segment of liver that we choose while shrinking a segment of liver we want to get rid of. For instance, if we want to respect part of the liver we can first get the remaing liver to hypertrophy by embolizing the vein that feeds the segment that's coming out ...Read more

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Do interventional procedures cure coronary artery diseases?

Do interventional procedures cure coronary artery diseases?

Coronary: Interventions are meant to relieve symptoms associated with hemodynamically significant blockages but don't remove atherosclerosis already there. Ongoing medical therapy is essential. In short, stents don't make you live longer but can help you live better. ...Read more

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How is coronary artery bypass graft proceudre performed?

How is coronary artery bypass graft proceudre performed?

Carefully: Bypass surgery involves connecting a new tube ( artery or vein) to a coronary artery past a blockage. It is done on a stopped heart using the heart lung machine or on a beating heart by stabilizing the heart with certain devices. ...Read more

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How effective is coronary artery bypass surgery for treating coronary artery disease (CAD)?

How effective is coronary artery bypass surgery for treating coronary artery disease (CAD)?

Coronary artery dise: CABG is very effective at improving the symptoms of CAD in appropriate patients. Generally over 90% get good relief of symptoms sometimes for many years. The actual disease process isn't treated so CABG must be associated with diet, exercise and drug therapy long term. for the best results. ...Read more

Embolization (Definition)

It means stopping flow in artery. Could be done as part of treatment or could ...Read more