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About Dr. Faheem Akhtar MD
Dr. Faheem Akhtar, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Reno, NV, with another office in Salt Lake City, UT. He has 17 years of experience. His specialties include Surgery and Vascular Surgery. Dr. Akhtar is affiliated with Renown Health Regional Medical Center. He speaks English.
Dr. Faheem Akhtar has 2 locations
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Dr. Faheem Akhtar has the following 2 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.
Dr. Faheem Akhtar has the following 6 expertise
- Vascular Disease
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Varicose Veins
- Diabetes Complications
- Vascular Malformations
Dr. Faheem Akhtar is Board Certified in 2 specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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Self-verified patient of Dr. Faheem Akhtar - Posted on April 23rd, 2016
I have to agree with the first people he takes quite a long time calling back with results I waited almost 2 1/2 weeks to get my results which was not fun I could not sleep. The office staff was friendly on the phone but I was upset that it took so long for my results, I think now would it have been better to just schedule an appointment???????
Younger vascular surgeon
Self-verified patient of Dr. Faheem Akhtar - Posted on February 26th, 2016
I recently went in to see this vascular surgeon. This office is very friendly and compassionate. The wait time was a bit long and so is the check in process, they require paperwork on a small computer, for us older folks we know this can be a pain.The front desk gals were very helpful and provided me and my wife some good conversations and provided us with some good coffee, the medical assistant for Dr. Akhtar, a hispanic young lady is very friendly and very helpful as well and the doctor and her work very well. He has a good bed side manner and a very funny sense of humor. He's a younger vascular surgeon but he sure knows a lot. I had to get an ultrasound and I had to wait quite some time to hear back but I know that if something was wrong he would have called sooner.
Best vascular surgeon
Self-verified patient of Dr. Faheem Akhtar - Posted on December 9th, 2015
Dr. Akhtar is one of the most kind hearted doctors I have met in a very long time. He has taken very good care of me. I needed surgery right away and his office was able to schedule me immediately. He has saved my life. The entire office was amazing. Everyone was friendly and helpful. His assistant was very helpful and friendly as well. I have recommended him to friends. There's no other surgeon I could have asked for.
Dr doesnt get back with patient when tells you he will
Self-verified patient of Dr. Faheem Akhtar - Posted on November 9th, 2015
Dr .Akhtar did surgery on my husbands leg, after awhile it turned out fine. Now his other leg is bad, dr gets 2 ultrasounds done thinking its blood clots. they find no blod clots which is great but now still having bad leg problems. was told after last ultrasound that the Dr would contact him. that was 4 days ago, he could loose his leg but does the dr care? I would say no, if he did would have check in and let us know what to do about husbands leg. might be cellulightes, who knows. Thanks for Nothing Dr akhtar.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Faheem Akhtar - Posted on July 24th, 2015
I have never met such an uncaring doctor, it was my first time meeting him he shook my hand and explained how the other doctor didnt do the right thing and most people like me end up dead! Nice bedside manner! Went to another doctor who gave me a total different diagnosis and told me his behavior was shameful.
Dr. Akhtar is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
17 Years Experience
University Of Nevada School Of Medicine
Graduated in 2001
Dr. Faheem Akhtar Accepts the Following Insurance
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
More about Dr. Faheem Akhtar
Dr. Akhtar attended college and medical school at the University of Nevada in Reno. He completed his residency in General Surgery at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, then completed his Vascular fellowship at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City in 2008. He became Board Certified in General Surgery in January of 2008.
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