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Dr. Michael Paul Harrington, M.D.

Vascular Surgeon

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45 years Experience
Dr. Michael Paul Harrington, M.D.
  • Daytona Beach, FL
  • St Louis Univ Sch of Med, St Louis Mo
  • Accepting new patients

Do spider veins get worse?

They do not become spider vines but do continue to develop over time

Is there a possibility of a patient suffering a heart attack during a vascular surgery?

Yes, blood vessels in the heart have the same pathology as those operated on by vascular surgeons. If the operating surgeon says the risk is low, then I would go with that, however, READ MORE
Yes, blood vessels in the heart have the same pathology as those operated on by vascular surgeons. If the operating surgeon says the risk is low, then I would go with that, however, you can request a second opinion or clearance from a cardiologist. It all depends on what underlying conditions the patient has, diabetes, hypertension, etc.

My mother has been diagnosed with atherosclerosis. What does treatment involve?

Your mother should see a board certified vascular surgeon who can go over her treatment options, usually starting with cessation of smoking, exercise programs, and medication.

Does vascular surgery have an effect on blood pressure?

No, I would mention it to your vascular surgeon and ask if there is any connection to the procedure.

What are the risks involved in a vascular surgery?

Diabetics usually have “nerve” problems in their feet - burning, loss of feeling - a vascular surgeon does not operate for nerve damage alone. Ask him/ her to be more specific. READ MORE
Diabetics usually have “nerve” problems in their feet - burning, loss of feeling - a vascular surgeon does not operate for nerve damage alone. Ask him/ her to be more specific.

What does an angioplasty procedure involve?

You need to go to the surgeon or whoever is going to do the procedure and have them explain the procedure and why it is being done. This is the best way, do not consent to any READ MORE
You need to go to the surgeon or whoever is going to do the procedure and have them explain the procedure and why it is being done. This is the best way, do not consent to any procedure until your questions are answered. Bring a family member along to hear the explanation.

What are the main causes of an arterial blockage?

Some people are predisposed to arterial problems which are complicated by diabetes high cholesterol smoking and genetic factors exercise no smoking diet low in fat can help avoid READ MORE
Some people are predisposed to arterial problems which are complicated by diabetes high cholesterol smoking and genetic factors exercise no smoking diet low in fat can help avoid problems

Can PAD be treated with a surgery?

Yes but medical management first is recommended, exercise programs cessation of smoking.

How are blood clots in the veins diagnosed?

Usually with an ultrasound of your veins

I have been diagnosed with Raynaud's disease. Can it be treated with surgery?

Best medical treatment is a calcium channel blocker and avoidance of cold