Dr. Cynthia Shortell, MD

Dr. Cynthia Shortell, MD

Vascular Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 60
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Dr. Cynthia Shortell, MD is a vascular surgery specialist in Durham, NC and has been practicing for 25 years. She graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College in 1984 and specializes in vascular surgery.

40 DUKE MEDICINE CIR

Durham, NC 27710

Contact Information

(919) 684-8111

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Shortell performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Varicose Veins
very high
more than 99% of peers
Venous Insufficiency
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Shortell's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shortell "As a surgeon that specializes in the vascular system which is the body's network of blood vessels I appreciate that there are many different ways to significantly help people. I truly believe making a connection with a person is one of the most important aspects in patient care. I dont tell my patients what decision to make about their health. It's my job to understand the priorities in their life and then give them information and guidance to make their own decision. In doing so a stroke can be prevented by repairing arteries to the brain. Fixing an aneurysm which is caused by a weakness in the wall of an artery can save someone from hemorrhaging to death and treating the arteries to the legs can prevent an amputation or help reduce some causes of severe leg pain."
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1  Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Vascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

34  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Heart Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
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21  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Weill Cornell Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Strong Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Strong Memorial Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shortell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shortell's Reviews

2.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shortell to family and friends
16 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (9)

Dr. Shortell's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

This was the worst medical experience I have ever had. Dr. Shortell and her staff are extremely incompetent and not forthcoming with information. I would not in good conscience recommend them to anyone. I do not trust them and am extremely unsatisfied with the results from my surgery.
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