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Can you recommend and expert in temporal arterites who can

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Can you recommend and expert in temporal arterites who can perform a biopsy this week in near putnam county new york
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.

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Dr Pence is a surgeon with over 18 years of experience. She can be reached at:

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Mount Kisco Medical Group Carmel
185 Route 312 Fl 201
Brewster, NY 10509
845-278-7000

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Most ophthalmologists also do temporal artery biopsies, myself included; Dr Braun has almost a decade of clinical experience. He can be reached at:

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MKMG Ophthalmology at Putnam Hospital Center
664 Stoneleigh Ave., Suite 200
Carmel, NY 10512


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While it is not really necessary for a temporal artery biopsy, a top-notch vascular surgeon is available at Westchester County Medical Center:

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Dr. Rick : Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.
Dr. Rick : Dr Pence is a surgeon with over 18 years of experience. She can be reached at:
Dr. Rick : Mount Kisco Medical Group Carmel
185 Route 312 Fl 201
Brewster, NY(NNN) NNN-NNNN Rick : Most ophthalmologists also do temporal artery biopsies, myself included; Dr Braun has almost a decade of clinical experience. He can be reached at:
Dr. Rick : MKMG Ophthalmology at Putnam Hospital Center XXXXX, Suite 200
Carmel, NY 10512
Phone:(NNN) NNN-NNNN
Dr. Rick : While it is not really necessary for a temporal artery biopsy, a top-notch vascular surgeon is available at Westchester County Medical Center:
Dr. Rick : http://www.westchestermedicalcenter.com/drfranciscarrol
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your quick response can you please explain why you gave this opinion below. Do you have another suggestion. Putnam hospital didnt have the equipment to do a temporal artery doppler. Anything you suggest will be appreciated


 


While it is not really necessary for a temporal artery biopsy, a top-notch vascular surgeon is available at Westchester County Medical Center:

Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.
Larry,

I actually trained at WCMC in the 80's. It's a small world, eh?

Some patient think a vascular surgeon would be best for this type of surgery since it is a blood vessel, so I included the vascular surgeon just to be complete. In my opinion, using a vascular surgeon for a TxBx is like using a special forces squad to catch a 14 year old shoplifter...it will work, but it's kinda overkill.

I do not usually use a doppler when doing TaBx, even if there is no palpable pulse. It is a fairly easy vessel to find as long as you are comfortable with the anatomical landmarks.

I wish you the best of luck.

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