Vascular Surgery/celiac artery

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Eilana wrote at 2006-12-02 04:12:22
Barb your question caught my interest since I was recently diagnosed with a 90% blockage of the celiac artery, along with complete blockages in all the other arteries from the abdominal aorta. It was noted that I had alreaady lost a kidney. It is hard to say when this started but  at the beginning of the year it began with weight loss and progressed to abdominal pain, vomiting both solids and liquids, loss of use in my right leg and thanks to my new doctor who surrounded me with a team of drs and nurses did not give up till they found the source. we are trying for a stent this week. I suggest you do not let them put you off it won't get better by itself but will only progress. I am told that nicotine was not the cause by itself but a contributing factor. I smoked for 50 years! now I'm taking a new pill called Chantrix and it Works! Good luck to you


Mandy43 wrote at 2013-05-09 03:09:17
I have been diagnosed with median arculate ligament syndrome...try looking it up...my dr at the mayo is doing open surgery next week to correct this for me...it is also known as celiac artery commpression ...ask for a ultrasound ...that's how they found mine..and also check out the utube videos mayo just posted about this syndrome...it is much different for children than adults...I have lived with this pain for years...and my surgeon at the mayo stated that he sees patients that have had this for over a century by the time they see him...good luck to you...wish u the best;)


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Lauri Ordway

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I can answer your questions related to your circulation, your peripheral vascular system. This includes all arteries and veins except those inside the head and inside the heart. For example, neck (carotid), arms (carotid subclavian bypasses to Thoracic Outlet) belly (aortic aneurysm & occlusive disorders, renal artery stenosis), legs (iliac, femoral, popliteal, peroneal, dorasalis pedis, posterior and anterior tibial) arteries. Aneurysm & occlusive disease, atherosclerosis, leg pain, arterial wounds and gangrene, amputation prevention. Arterial Bypass, Reynaud’s, Buerger's disease (thromboangiitis obliterans), Thoracic Outlet and other circulation disorders. Vein disorders: Blood Clots (DVT), post-phlebetic syndrome, varicose veins, venous stasis ulcers. I can help with vascular wounds from diagnosis to treatments. I have worked extensively with VNUS Closure and EVLT (Laser) for varicose veins and can describe pre and post procedure expectations and describe the procedures themselves. I can't help with spider veins or cosmetic vein treatment, we don't do it. I have 15 years of wound care experience, arterial, venous, trauma and diabetic wounds for example. **I CANNOT answer questions about STENTS or STENTING, heart disease, blood pressure, brain aneurysm although I can help with questions about the arteries that go to and from those organs.

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I am a nurse, I worked for 15 years with two terrific peripheral vascular surgeons, and one of them is also the inventor of very innovative wound care products and surgical instruments to make vascular surgery procedures better and faster. I wrote and manage the clinic website and field questions from patients all over the world. I am now working with another vascular surgeon and wound care expert, which has given me an opportunity to widen my horizons as I learn another excellent physician's preferences and benefit from his experiences in this amazing specialty.

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I am an LPN, licensed in Minnesota

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