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Dr. Pankaj Patel  - Vascular Surgeon, Mumbai

Dr. Pankaj Patel

MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Vascular fellowship

Vascular Surgeon, Mumbai

32 Years Experience  ·  1000 - 1500 at clinic
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Dr. Pankaj Patel MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Vascular fellowship Vascular Surgeon, Mumbai
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Dr. Pankaj Patel is a Vascular Surgeon in Mahim, Mumbai. Dr. Pankaj Patel practices at Ameya Clinic in Mahim, Mumbai, Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre in Bandra West, Mumbai and Fort......more
Dr. Pankaj Patel is a Vascular Surgeon in Mahim, Mumbai. Dr. Pankaj Patel practices at Ameya Clinic in Mahim, Mumbai, Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre in Bandra West, Mumbai and Fortis Hospitals in Mulund West, Mumbai. He completed MS - General Surgery and FICS.
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MBBS - Lokmanya Tilak Medical College, Mumbai - 1985
MS (General Surgery) - Lokmanya Tilak Medical College, Mumbai - 1989
Vascular fellowship - Leeds University - 1997
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Raheja Hospitals

Raheja Rugnalaya Marg,Mahim. Landmark: Near Police Quarters Colony, MumbaiMumbai Get Directions
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Ameya Clinic

#147, Pandurang Naik Road, Raja Rani Travels Lane, Shivaji Park, Mahim West. Landmark:Opp Sarswath Bank, MumbaiMumbai Get Directions
1500 at clinic

Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre

#A - 791, Bandra Reclamation Landmark : Opposite Mumbai Educational TrustMumbai Get Directions
1200 at clinic

S L Raheja Fortis Hospital

Raheja Rugnalaya Marg, Mahim (W)Mumbai Get Directions
  4.3  (26 ratings)
1000 at clinic

Fortis Hospital - Mulund

Mulund Goregaon Link Road, Mulund-WestMumbai Get Directions
  4.3  (47 ratings)
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I have varicose veins problem in left leg. Its really painful. I am not able to stand up in my job. Please advise.

General Physician, Pune
Prolonged standing without adequate exercise cause varicose veins. See a surgeon and follow his advise. If he advises surgery, then take second opinion of the family doctor before going for surgery.
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Hi! on behalf of my mother I want to ask you that how to treat spider veins? Natural treatment is possible or not?Please tell.

General Physician, Nashik
If you have symptoms or are concerned about the appearance of spider veins, treatment options include: sclerotherapy. In this procedure, your doctor injects the veins with a solution that scars and closes those veins, causing the blood to reroute through healthier veins.
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I am suffering from Pulmonary embolism and Deep veins thrombosis and is currently taking oral medicines PRADAXA and homochek. I want to know whether I can continue with below medications which I used to take earlier with PRADAXA and homochek. Eye medicine: 1. INDOFRESH E/D 2. TAB NEURO LV 3. BIMAT LS EYE DROPS 4. CAP EYEVITAL Neuro medicine: 1. TAB TRYPTOMER 10 2. TAB NAPRA D Anxiety medicine: 1. CLONAFIT 0.25 MG ***My concern is that these medicines should not have any reaction with PRADAXA or homochek. If these medicines are safe to take along with my current medications then only I will continue them. Please suggest. Thanks :)

MBBS, Dip.Cardiology, Fellowship in Clinical Cardiology(FICC), Fellowship in Echocardiology
Cardiologist, Ghaziabad
Yes you can safely takes all these with pradaxa an homochek some information for pradaxa ( dabigatran ) which is your main medication. Why is this medication prescribed? Dabigatran is used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). It is also used to reduce the risk of a DVT and PE from happening again after initial treatment is completed. Dabigatran is used to help prevent DVT and PE in people who have had hip replacement surgery. Dabigatran is also used to help prevent strokes or serious blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body, and possibly causing strokes) without heart valve disease. Dabigatran is in a class of anticoagulant medications called direct thrombin inhibitors. It works by preventing blood clots from forming in the body. How should this medicine be used? Dabigatran comes as a capsule to take by mouth. When dabigatran is used to treat or prevent DVT or PE or to prevent strokes or serious blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation, it is usually taken twice a day. When dabigatran is used to prevent a DVT or PE after hip replacement surgery it is usually taken 1 to 4 hours after surgery, and then once a day for another 28 to 35 days. Dabigatran may be taken with or without food. Take dabigatran at around the same times every day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take dabigatran exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the capsules whole with a whole glass of water; do not split, chew, or crush them. Do not open the capsules and sprinkle the contents on food or into drinks. Dabigatran will help prevent strokes and blood clots only as long as you continue to take it. Continue to take dabigatran even if you feel well. Make sure to refill your prescription before you run out of medication so that you will not miss doses of dabigatran. Do not stop taking dabigatran without talking to your doctor. If you suddenly stop taking dabigatran, the risk that you will have clot or a stroke may increase.
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I am suffering from varicose veins in legs. It gets bleeding sometimes. Provide guidelines.

MD - Consultant Physician, Doctor of Medicine, MD
General Physician, Ahmedabad
Avoid standing wear long socks leech therapy for ulcers consult surgeon for surgery and lazer therapy.
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I am suffering from takayasu arteritis diagnosis. What should I do What is the remedies for it what is treatment of it.

General Physician, Mumbai
Takayasu arteritis is a large vessel vasculitis disease which leads to narrowing of main blood vessels arteries and it can be controlled with prednisolone tablet or surgery.
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Vein Thrombosis

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Diploma in Food & Nutrition & Diabetic Educator , B.Sc. - Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Vein Thrombosis

To prevent deep vein thrombosis, some common preventive measures include the following:

  • Take any prescribed medications as directed. If you're having surgery, such as orthopedic surgery, you'll probably be given blood thinners while you're in the hospital. Your doctor may also prescribe aspirin or other medications that help prevent clots to be taken for a while after surgery.
  • Avoid sitting still. If you've had surgery or have been on bed rest for other reasons, try to get moving as soon as possible. If you're sitting for a while, try not to cross your legs because this can limit blood flow. If you're traveling a long distance by car, stop every hour or so and walk around.

    If you're on a plane, try to stand or walk occasionally. If you can't do that, at least try to exercise your lower legs. Try raising and lowering your heels while keeping your toes on the floor, then raising your toes while your heels are on the floor.

  • Make lifestyle changes. Lose weight and quit smoking. Obesity and smoking increase your risk of deep vein thrombosis.
  • Get regular exercise. Exercise lowers your risk of blood clots, which is especially important for people who have to sit a lot or travel frequently.
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Am suffering from varicose vein problem. Am getting pain in my left leg. My age is 33 yrs. What is the permanent solution for this.

General Physician, Chandigarh
Permanent solution for varicose veins is surgery only you can take symptomatic treatment like tying the leg with crepe bandage nor standing for very long time and if required applying sime pain reliever whenever required.
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My wife 51 years having leg bottom heal pain. When get up painting, after starting walk reduces. Little varicose pain on her right thigh, may be 3 inches. Taking Homiyo treatment for 3 months, no relief. No sugar, blood pressure, but gasping is there. Hight 5.3 ft, normal body, walking normally for post office RD collection. Health is normal, no other treatment.

Physiotherapist, Mumbai
Hello your wife may have plantar fasciitis. Stretching is the best treatment for plantar fasciitis. It may help to try to keep weight off your foot until the initial inflammation goes away. You can also apply ice to the sore area for 20 minutes three or four times a day to relieve your symptoms. Do following exercises- in one exercise, you lean forward against a wall with one knee straight and heel on the ground. Your other knee is bent. Your heel cord and foot arch stretch as you lean. Hold for 10 seconds, relax and straighten up. Repeat 20 times for each sore heel. It is important to keep the knee fully extended on the side being stretched. Another exercise, you lean forward onto a countertop, spreading your feet apart with one foot in front of the other. Flex your knees and squat down, keeping your heels on the ground as long as possible. Your heel cords and foot arches will stretch as the heels come up in the stretch. Hold for 10 seconds, relax and straighten up. Repeat 20 times.
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I have varicose veins since n its increasing What can be done as a prevention for more.

General Physician, Jalgaon
Common reason for varicose veins are increase in blood column pressure in veins due to long standing. It is potentiated by lack of exercise. They occur mainly in lower limbs. Please kindly Avoid long standing Do regular exercise Have habit of doing regular walk Take salads and fruits more Take Chyawanprash daily as it contain vit c which is must for blood vessels Please wear stockings of good quality.
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I am 22 years old. I have varicose veins in my left leg. Its very small part of it but I am going to appear in the defence medical exam next month then then what should I do.

Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, Wear medical Compression Stockings which are specially designed for varicose veins. Avoid standing for long hours together. Walking is the best option as maintains blood circulation. Always sit with some support under your legs to raise them up. While sleeping, keep 2-3 pillows under your ankles to raise legs up. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicine - Calcarea fluor. 12x/ and Hamamelis 200 - both thrice a day for 1 month. Then revert me back.
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Homeopathic Remedies for Varicose Veins

Homeopath, Lucknow
Homeopathic Remedies for Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are known to be a very common problem, which result in the inflammation of veins in the body. Veins are the blood vessels, which are responsible for the transfer of deoxygenated blood from the different parts of the body to the heart. Because the blood does not contain oxygen, it has a bluish tinge. As a result varicose veins are most likely to appear bluish when swollen. 

This condition is quite common in old people and some are even likely to develop slight ulcers in the vein.

Homeopathic treatment for varicose veins

Certain Homeopathic drugs are said to work wonders for this condition, as they not only offer pain relief, but also make the veins more elastic. This helps with effective circulation and thus, the swelling reduces. The following is a list of some homeopathic medicines that work best to cure varicose veins.

  1. Hamamelis: It is known to be the best cure for varicose veins. It effectively stops any sort of bleeding from the veins. It also offers relief from pain and from a sensation of heaviness of the legs. 
  2. Pulsatilla: This medicine is greatly recommended for women who develop varicose veins during the course of their pregnancy. It immediately does away with the pain. The medicine especially works well for swollen veins of the legs and the hands. Application of a cold pack also helps relieve the pain and reduce swelling. 
  3. Calcarea: It is generally recommended to patients who have varicose veins, but do not suffer from any pain. In case the patient feels chilly and suffers from various other symptoms like some sort of burning sensation in the veins or cold hand and feet, calcarea is a good cure. 
  4. Graphites: It is known to be a great cure for varicose veins that is accompanied with some amount of itching and cramping. 
  5. Arnica: This homeopathic medicine effectively deals with varicose veins accompanied with symptoms like soreness and bruising.
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I want to reduce weight. I do yoga for ann hour daily. Try to manage my diet with sprouts n oil free food but I am not successful yet. I am 40 year old female and my veins in both legs have. Started paining. Weight is 75kg n height 5.2. Can you please suggest me something effective.

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda, Gulbarga
U start non surgical liposuction and in lega veins r prominent r what. And you avoid sweet foods and chocklates and I send you diet and exercise try it for 1month minimum2-3 kg wt loss in months.
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Last month, 18th Jan 2015. One stent is transplant in my main arteries. Will it always appear in ECG chart. I am asking because there are many organization who are taking pre employment checkup.

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Your stent will not cause ecg changes. However the changes from an old heart attack or fibrosis will always be seen.
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I am 30 years old have DVT since 09 years. Any homeopathy medicine can help in long term.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Tell me the how you develpoed dvt and which side of body is affected. Till then you can also try for desi treatment such as ginger, lemon, cloves, sour fruits, etc.
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I am 52 yrs old woman have varicose vein in both legs long hrs of standing or sitting makes painful swelling with difficulty while walking. What to do pl. Advise.

PG Hom, London, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Hello varicose veins is a very difficult condition to cure. In case you are suffering from severe varicosities, you will have to undergo surgery for it. Milder varicosities can be kept under control by wearing stockings which are specially made for varicose veins. These stockings are to be worn from your toes till the thigh and in both the legs. You can wear the stockings for the entire day or for as long as it is possible for you. At night you must keep two pillows under your feet and keep the legs elevated.
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I am a deep vein thrombosis patient to both my legs with varicose non healing ulcers suffering from the year 1988, pigmentation around both legs below knee, just surviving with daily dressings, unable to walk. My age 54 years, male, from Hyderabad. Regards.

General Physician, Cuttack
I am a deep vein thrombosis patient to both my legs with varicose non healing ulcers suffering from the year 1988, pi...
1. You have to undergo sclerotherapy/ laser surgery or vein stripping. 2. Consult a good surgeon for advice and treatment.
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I am suffering from varicose veins. My skin doctor prescribes me leg elevation. But please tell me more leg elevation and surgical crepe bandage Please clear my doubts I.e. 1) at what height I should leg elevate 2) when sleeping, wear crepe bandage when leg elevation or not 3) how many times leg elevate is done 4) crepe bandage is used when I walk, else or not. Please help me Last question if I do leg elevation with crepe bandage. The varicose veins disappeared or not I go for operation because I have low varicose veins in legs.

PhD, Human Energy Fields, Diploma in PIP, EFI, Aura scanning for Health evaluation; Energy field assessment, Fellowship Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiac Rehabilitation, MD (Ayur - Mind Body Med), Mind Body Medicine
Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Pune
Dear lybrate-user, 1) The height of the legs should be such that the blood does not accumulate in the legs, so above chest level. 2) when sleeping, it is preferable that you do not use any bandage, since normal circulation to the rest of the leg should become normal. 3) depends on how large and disfigured the varicose veins are, you can extend the time. It should be done only to reduce the accumulation, but not all the time. 4) bandages is ok when you need to be standing or walking for long hours. At your age, 26, if you are going to be doing all this, it will be difficult for you to enjoy any outing. Please see lasertherapy. There are options that can help you recover to a great extent from varicose veins. Regards.
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