AboutDr. Andrew Wechsler, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Philadelphia, PA. He has 49 years of experience. His specialties include Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery and General Surgery. Dr. Wechsler is affiliated with Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Graduate Hospital and Mercy Hospital of Philadelphia. He speaks English.
Dr. Andrew Wechsler has the following 3 specialties
- Vascular Surgery
Vascular surgeons treat and manage disorders in your veins, arteries and your lymphatic system to ensure blood circulation in your heart and in brain is the best it can be. They're well-versed on how your vascular system works with the rest of your body and they can treat conditions that may cause blockages or buildup.
They can perform many of the same diagnostic testing as interventional radiologists can, such as angiography and MRIs. In addition to diagnosis, they provide critical care and treatment for aneurysms, artery blockages and trauma injuries that involve your veins. They can also help patients manage diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol as well as treat artery disease. Treatment for more serious cases might include bypass surgery or surgery to remove plaque.
- Thoracic Surgery
If you need surgery to treat a complication in your chest, which includes your lungs, esophagus, diaphragm and heart, your doctor will refer you to a thoracic surgeon. They’re trained to offer surgical treatment for tumors and abnormalities in these areas as well as respiratory and heart conditions like lung cancer, heart disease and diseases in the diaphragm.
Thoracic surgeons are similar to heart surgeons, except they have additional training in the entire cardiorespiratory system and in how your blood vessels work with your lungs and airways. They’re also trained on catheters used in the chest, as well as cardiac and respiratory support systems that might be part of your treatment plan.
- General Surgery
A surgical specialist is a physician who has additional training in a specific area of surgery.
The American Board of Medical Specialties acknowledges the following surgical specialties: general surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery, colon and rectal surgery, obstetrics and gynecological surgery, neurological surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngological surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, urological surgery, and vascular surgery.
Some procedures are performed by more than one type of specialist. Also, some surgeons may choose to specialize in specific procedures within their specialty area. For example, a plastic and maxillofacial surgeon may specialize in performing rhinoplasty procedures.
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- Aortic Valve Stenosis
- Cardiac Surgical Procedures
- Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB)
- Chest Pain (Angina)
- Coronary Artery Angioplasty & Stent
- Coronary Artery Bypass (Heart Bypass)
- Coronary Disease
- Dilated Cardiomyopathy
- Heart Disease (Myocardial Ischemia)
- Heart Diseases
- Heart Failure
- Heart Transplantation
- Mitral Valve Insufficiency
- Myasthenia Gravis
- Myocardial Infarction
- Myocardial Stunning
- Thymus Gland Removal (Thymectomy)
Dr. Wechsler is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Crozer-Chester Medical Center
1 Medical Center Blvd
Chester, PA 19013
1800 Lombard St
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Mercy Hospital of Philadelphia
1503 Lansdowne Ave
Darby, PA 19023
Hahnemann University Hospital
230 N Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Taylor Hospital - Crozer Chester
175 E Chester Pike
Ridley Park, PA 19078
Delaware County Memorial Hospital
501 N Lansdowne Ave
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital
1400 Lansdowne Ave
Darby, PA 19023
Tenet HealthSystem Hahnemann LLC
Graduate Hospital-Tenet Health System
Medical College/Pennsylvania H
49 Years Experience
New York University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1964
Duke University Medical Center
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