Dr. Deepak Sudheendra, MD

Vascular & Interventional Radiology •  Male • Age 46
  
Dr. Sudheendra
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Penn Interventional Radiology

3400 Spruce St Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Dr. Deepak Sudheendra, MD is a Vascular & Interventional Radiology Specialist in Philadelphia, PA. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sudheendra to book an appointment.


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A month ago, Dr. Sudheendra placed a stent in my iliac vein, having diagnosed May-Thurner Syndrome. I won't detail the years-long process that led me eventually to him, but I am thrilled with the improvement in symptoms that I've seen since the procedure. Those symptoms were: severe, debilitating pain in my left flank, left leg and right hip. Extreme heaviness in my left leg and left foot numbness and dragging, making it difficult to walk up stairs or uphill. Some issues with varicose veins, and a lump in my left calf that an ultrasound exam did not definitively diagnose as DVT. All the pain and weakness was on my left side, which was frightening to me. Dr. Sudheendra was extremely patient and honest, took a lot of time to explain, and responded immediately when I called his office with questions or concerns. I am getting my life back, and I am very grateful for his skill and care.
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Rhoda Ryba – Aug 21, 2020
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I had an issue with the calf in my right leg for the past five years.When I would walk for 2 to 3 minutes whether treadmill or outside my right calf would cramp up,wait a minute it would go away. No other pain when just setting down just when walking.Two other vascular doctors recommended to not do anything.Just wait until it got worse.I had heart bypass performed in March 2019.My surgeon told me I had peripheral arterial disease.Testing confirmed I had blockage in both legs from knees down,but only had cramping in the right calf.Dr.Suddi reviewed catscan and felt he could perform surgery ,clean out artery and insert a stent.That procedure was performed on June 5 2020. I can honestly say it was a complete success.I can now walk at a steady pace for a much longer period of time,with no cramping at all.I forgot to mention ,in am 85.I would not hesitate to do it again.Dr.Suddi will explain the pros and cons for doing the procedure.
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Earl Swain – Jul 17, 2020
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I was born with congenital shortness of my left leg and have had over 30 operations to correct the shortness and provide me with a quality of life. Over the course of the past 6 yrs, I have experienced significant and painful swelling, redness and tenderness in my entire left leg. My Primary Care physician as well as several Orthopedic doctors were unable to diagnose the issue and concluded it was probably due to all the surgical trauma the leg had endured over the years. I was referred to Dr. Sudi who diagnosed I was suffering from May Thurber syndrome and DVT. Dr. Sudi performed a serial angioplasty of my left femoral vein and common and external iliac veins and deep venous recanalization w stunting of the iliac vein. Swelling and redness has decreased significantly and energy level has greatly improved. Dr Sudi is awesome! This procedure has improved my quality of life. I highly recommend Dr. Sudi.
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Craig Barton in Philadelphia, PA – Jan 27, 2020
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At 27 weeks pregnant, I was diagnosed with a large blood clot in my leg. My leg was painful, swollen, and continued to feel heavy and fatigued as my pregnancy continued. I also suffered from pain during intercourse. Once I delivered, I underwent a scheduled venogram where a stent was to be placed. It was not done due to not being able to get through the scar tissue from the clot. I was diagnosed with May Thurner Syndrome and sent to Dr. Sudi. Dr. Sudi was very open and honest with me about my situation and gave me several options. He gave me time to think about the choice I wanted to make without feeling any type of pressure. Dr. Sudi then placed a stent in my iliac vein. Two months post procedure and all of my symptoms have nearly gone away. I feel great and it has also helped to alleviate anxieties of another clot forming knowing I'm a little more protected. Dr. Sudi followed up and checked on me and my progress. I couldn't be happier with my experience.
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Ally B. – Aug 14, 2019
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Dr. Sudi (as we patients get to call him) is as warm and charming as he is a brilliant diagnostician and practitioner. For four years I had experienced pain in my vulva, diagnosed by the numerous gynecologists and pelvic medicine doctors as varicose veins. I was told to lie down and put my feet up. Rather hard to go through life lying down with your feet up. The pain, intermittent at first, became worse until it was constant and quite severe, so severe that walking across a room was extremely painful. And then, through an internet search, I found Dr. Sudi. He diagnosed the cause of my pain as May-Thurner Syndrome, a condition little known to most doctors. Once Dr. Sudi diagnosed it and treated it, the pain disappeared completely! He gave me back my active life. I am grateful to him every day and so happy that I found such a knowledgeable and deeply compassionate physician.
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Debra Thomas – Aug 13, 2019
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Before my surgery in December my leg was extremely swollen and painful. I suffer with blood clots that didn't allow me to do much. Depression set in and my weight sprialed out of control. Since the surgery I'm able to walk short distances. I finally have some relief after two years of constant pain. My pain level has decreased. I wish I had the surgery sooner so my road to recovery could have started earlier. I'm starting to lose weight thanks to Dr. Sudheendra surgery and his wonderful team !!!
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Apr 01, 2019
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Dr. Sudi was able to stent my iliac vein and clear clots in my leg and hip more than 2 years after DVT. He is an expert in managing May-Thurner syndrome and complex chronic cases of DVT. He took the time to speak with me on the phone on several occasions to discuss my case as a patient traveling from out of the state for the procedure. Because of his expertise and the time he dedicated to my case, I now have a significant improvement in the quality of my life. Highly recommend!
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dvt_treatment_philadelphia in Wauwatosa, WI – Jun 30, 2018
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Recommended by my brother, I went to see Dr. Sudi when traveling in America. He answered every question I asked patiently and encouraged me to have the faith to have healthy legs again. My legs feel completely different after the treatment. I can carry my little granddaughter walking around gardens now. I want to give my sincere thanks to Dr. Sudi and his working team in Penn Medicine who treated me so kindly and efficiently during the whole procedure and the visits before & after the treatment.
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Ping Wang – Jun 21, 2018
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Recommended by my brother, I went to see Dr. Sudi when traveling in America. He answered every question I asked patiently and encouraged me to have the faith to have healthy legs again. My legs feel completely different after the treatment. I can carry my little granddaughter walking around gardens now. I want to give my sincere thanks to Dr. Sudi and his working team in Penn Medicine who treated me so kindly and efficiently during the whole procedure and the visits before & after the treatment.
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Ping Wang in Philadelphia, PA – Jun 19, 2018
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Dr. Sudi has an outstanding bedside manor, one that a pt who is nervous about a procedure, will help to calm you down just by explaining everything that will take place. He also will answer any question that you ask even if you amy not want to know the answer
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mark lyons in yardley, PA – May 25, 2018
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Hello All, I wanted to write this to tell you a little story. I have had a chronic DVT for going on 12 years now. I just went through multi surgeries with Doctor Sudheendra, and I am thrilled to say the leg is much better, not fixed but much better. The main reason that I am writing this is I hope to get to all the people that have a DVT and have been told that there is nothing that can be done, that this is just not true and I wish that I had found Doctor Sudheendra 12 years ago. I
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Mike Hertel in Manassas VA – Apr 30, 2018
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I am very fortunate to have found a trustworthy, compassionate doctor in Dr. Sudheendra. Going here for a second opinion was the best decision. Dr. Sudi saved me from the money hungry doc I saw down in south jersey that wanted to immediately stent me when it was not needed. Dr S will not do unnecessary treatments for money, & he spends ample time with you answeing any & all concerns. He genuinely cares and wants to help. He's willing to help at any time you need him. Definitely an A+ from me!
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Kelly in Atlantic City, NJ – Apr 15, 2018
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After suffering for months from DVT, I cannot believe the difference the simple procedure Dr. Sudheendra performed has made. There is no evidence of any of the swelling, skin condition and, especially, no pain. He continues to monitor my issues with DVT, and I know I'm in good hands.
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M.E. in Philadelphia, PA – Mar 09, 2018
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Dr Sudheendra gave me treatment for my DVT in Philadelphia at Penn! He was incredible. He is extremely knowledgeable and takes the time to explain everything to the patient. I have never felt rushed at an appointment. He explains things in a way that’s easy to understand and makes sure you know what’s going on. When other doctors told me there was nothing they could do- Dr Sudi was knowledgeable and educated enough to know there was. He truly gave me my life back.
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Elizabeth in Millsboro DE – Jan 12, 2018
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Dr. Sudi cleared blockages in the femoral vein near the calf. The vein behind the knee was clear so re-entered the femoral vein above the knee. Cleared the vein thru to the groin. Between the angioplasty and actual removal of clotted material the femoral vein is now clear. The procedure was a success. The entire staff at U of P were exceptional. Dr. Sudi is remarkable. He came to my room for 45 minutes the next day to show us the results of the procedure. Very caring Dr.. Gave me a future
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Sam Kier in Bastrop, Tx – Dec 29, 2017
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Dr. Sudheendra, a world-class specialist in venal reconstruction surgery, was consistently thorough, concerned, and compassionate throughout a series of surgeries aimed at increasing the blood flow in my legs. I had suffered seven DVT's and two pulmonary emboli over a four-year period and developed advanced post-phlebitic syndrome as a consequence. My surgery substantially stabilized my legs and eliminated the sudden loss of sensation in my lower leg which had previously caused me to fall.
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David Limmer in Jenkintown, PA – Dec 07, 2017
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On 7/15 I was diagnosed with extensive blood clots the whole lower half of my body due to the IVC filter that was still in place. With his procedure of minimal intervention. He was able to go directly to the vein and attack the clots directly, leading to a greater rate of recovery. minimal scarring greater chance for no disruption? to my walking. Dr. Sudheendra gave me all the fact, risk and made me as comfortable as possible. No one ever could give more education to help you make a decision?.
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Caprice Shortell in Oxford, PA – Sep 02, 2017
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Years ago I had surgery to repair a varicose vein in my neck. The repair was not successful and I suffered with pain and discomfort until a plastic surgeon referred me to Dr. Sudaheendra. I had never heard of interventional radiology prior to the referral. Dr. Sudaheendra performed angioplasty which relieved me of all of my pain and discomfort without surgery! I highly recommend consulting with an interventional radiologist prior to undergoing a surgical procedure.
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Patricia in Lancaster, PA – Jun 05, 2017
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I was diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma a few months ago. My Interventional Radiologist, Dr. Sudi, indicated that I would be a good candidate for chemoembolization. He spent a lot of time with me during my consultation. He explained the issues, his recommended treatment plan and what I could expect during recovery. He was not only very professional, but also very pleasant and answered all of my questions in detail. The entire staff treated me wonderfully. Most important, it worked.
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Chris Miller in Freehold, NJ – May 08, 2017
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Dr. Sudheendra visited me in my hospital room at University of Pennsylvania while being treated for internal bleeding. At almost the same time I suffered severe DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) in both my legs, from my feet through top of my thighs. While normally 150 lbs. my weight ballooned to 185 lbs, fluid in my legs. Surgery was performed and in two to three weeks my legs returned to normal. Special thanks to Dr. "Sudi" for being an exceptional surgeon, but also a "people person".
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Tom Morrissey in West Chester, PA – Feb 12, 2017
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Care Philosophy

My practice philosophy centers foremost on the physician-patient relationship. Straightforward & honest communication is not only vital to achieving...Read more

Biography

As the Founder and Director of the DVT & Complex Venous Disease Program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - Perelman School of Medicine,...Read more

Specialties

  • Vascular & Interventional Radiology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Critical Care Surgery
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Vascular Radiology

Board Certifications

  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Interventional Radiology & Vascular Radiology

Education

2011
George Wshington University Medical Center (Vascular & Interventional Radiology)
Fellowship Hospital
2010
University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Diagnostic Radiology)
Residency Hospital
2006
National Institutes Of Health (Interventional Radiology Research Fellow)
Residency Hospital
2004
Washington Hospital Center (General Surgery)
Residency Hospital
2002
Washington Hospital Center
Internship Hospital
1996
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Undergraduate School

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Dr. Sudheendra's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
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Dr. Sudheendra performs Vascular Transcatheter Embolization more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Sudheendra performs this procedure more than 84% of his peers

Port Placements or Replacements
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Dr. Sudheendra performs Port Placements or Replacements more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Sudheendra performs this procedure more than 81% of his peers

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Dr. Sudheendra treats Venous Insufficiency more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Sudheendra treats this condition more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Sudheendra's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Aneurysm
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholecystoenterostomy
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Embolization of Tumor
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Glossectomy
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
  • Percutaneous Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Renal Nutcracker Syndrome
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • SIR-Spheres®
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Sclerotherapy

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Penn Interventional Radiology

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania3400 Spruce St Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)
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