Dr. Cynthia Shortell, MD
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Vascular Surgery | Female

40 DUKE MEDICINE CIR Durham, NC 27710 Get Directions

Care Philosophy

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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Biography

Dr. Cynthia Shortell, MD is a vascular surgery doctor who practices in Durham, NC. She is 59 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Dr. Shortell is affiliated with Duke University Hospital.

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Dr. Shortell's Performance
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    GOOD
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    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
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  • Scheduling
    GOOD
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    VERY GOOD
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    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
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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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Dr. Shortell's Care Philosophy

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.

Dr. Shortell's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Vascular Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery and Vascular Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

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
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency

Education

  • Medical School
    Weill Cornell Medical College

    Graduated in 1984

  • Residency Hospital
    Strong Memorial Hospital

    Completed in 1989

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Strong Memorial Hospital

    Completed in 1993

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Visceral Aorta
  • Heart Surgery
  • Lung Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure