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  • Cardiovascular DIseases and Lesions, Lung Cancer and Other Lesions, Peripheral Vascular Disease

  • Why consult with me? Because I know what it is like to be a patient; because I have been treated for some of the same diseases I treat myself! So I can speak fist-hand as to the questions you may have as a patent as a doctor and as a patient. I recognize that most patients never get all their questions answered - either because they are afraid to ask or the doctor just doesnt answer. I face that problem all the time with my own family. Too often patients are concerned about the diagnosis, overwhelmed with the information they are given, and they have questions they forget to ask. Recognizing that they feel better asking someone who they feel more comfortable chatting with in a less stressful situation. I have found that by providing a "comfort zone" where patients can ask questions, no matter how silly they might think them to be is a great benefit AND leads to better outcomes. After all, an informed patient makes better decisions, participates more in his or her care, and usually has better outcomes. Besides - I have been through many of the procedures in which I have expertise, so I speak with the knowledge and experience of someone who has been on both sides of the equations!

  • Coronary Artery Disease, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Carotid Artery Disease, Pneumothorax, Lung Cancer, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA), Renal Artery Stenosis, Barlow's Syndrome, Heart Valve Disease, Pulmonary Embolism

  • J P Spiers MD JD, JP Spiers PLLC

Professional

  • I am interested in the least invasive methods of treating diseases effectively and safely. This is why I began exploring minimally invasive surgical techniques and percutaneous (endovascular) techniques so long ago.

  • I love talking with someone who has a keen interest to consider alternatives, with lots of questions, and recognizes that the ultimate responsibility for their care lies with them - not any doctor.

  • General Surgery, Traumatic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

  • Industry & Research

  • Currently I perform in a consulting capacity (due to an injury) helping physicians, patients, attorneys and hospitals improve healthcare delivery and results. Prior to my injury, I performed a host of operations to treat thoracic and cardiovascular disease, including heart bypass operations, heart valve operations, aneurysm surgery, carotid artery surgery, lung cancer resections, and operations for thoracic trauma. In addition, I treated many lesions percutaneously, using stents, angioplasty and stent grafts - useful for treating aneurysms through the smallest incisions possible. The practice of cardiovascular and thoracic has been one of the most gratifying things I can imagine, allowing me to witness miracles close at hand while helping patients and their families through incredibly difficult times.

  • While a resident, I was named the outstanding clinical professor in surgery. I am not sure why a resident was chosen, and boy was I flattered...

Education Details

  • University of Tennessee College of Medicine

  • General Surgery, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, Tennessee

  • Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine / Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Houston, Texas

Personal Details

  • Sporting Clays, Skiing, Fishing, and community service projects

  • English

Tags

    • Chest discomfort
    • Gradual onset of chest pain
    • Chest tightness
    • Chest pain
    • Ripping sensation in the chest
    • Traumatic Chest injury
    • Tearing sensation in the chest
    • Acute heartburnlike chest pain
    • Chest pressure
    • Life threatening mediastinal causes of chest pain
    • Flail chest
    • Great vessels causing life threatening chest pain
    • Sudden onset of chest pain
    • Substernal chest pain
    • Pain in one leg worsened by exercise
    • Constant leg pain
    • Cramping pain in both legs
    • Leg pain on walking
    • Bilateral stroke
    • Shortness of breath from exercise
    • Shortness of breath
    • Chest pain without shortness of breath
    • Chest pain with shortness of breath
    • Cardiac syncope
    • Cardiovascular syncope
    • Vascular syncope
    • Syncope and dizziness
    • Syncope
    • Heart arrhythmia
    • Arrhythmia
    • Cardaic arrhythmia
    • Heart arrhythmias
    • Sudden onset of lifethreatening arrhythmias
    • Cardiac arrhythmia
    • Arrhythmias
    • Lifethreatening arrhythmias
    • Aneurysmal dissection
    • Dissection syndromes
    • Dissection of an aortic aneurysm
    • Aneurysms
    • Dissecting aortic aneurysm
    • Aneurysm
    • Carotid artery stenosis
    • Tracheal Stenosis
    • Lung cancer
    • Bronchial cancer
    • Coronary Artery Disease (Heart Disease)
    • Poor Circulation (Peripheral Vascular Disease)
    • Arteriosclerosis (Peripheral Vascular Disease)
    • Peripheral Vascular Disease
    • Atherosclerosis (Peripheral Vascular Disease)
    • Carotid Artery Disease
    • DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis)
    • Pulmonary Cancer (Lung Cancer)
    • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
    • Blood Clot in the Lung (Pulmonary Embolism)
    • Cancer of Lung
    • Aneurysm (Vascular Disease)
    • Aneurysm of Aorta (Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, AAA)
    • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
    • Aneurysm Of Belly (Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm)
    • Renal Artery Occlusion (Renal Artery Stenosis)
    • Atherosclerotic Renovascular Disease (Renal Artery Stenosis)
    • Aortic Stenosis
    • Ischemic Renal Disease (Ischemic Nephropathy, Renal Artery Stenosis)
    • Barlows Syndrome (Mitral Valve Prolapse)
    • Biological Valve (Heart Valve Disease Treatment)
    • Valvular Heart Disease (Heart Valve Disease)
    • Mitral Valve Prolapse
    • Heart Valve Disease
    • Click Murmur Syndrome (Mitral Valve Prolapse)
    • Lanoxin Injection (Digoxin Injection)
    • Digitek (Digoxin Tablets)
    • Digibind (Digoxin Immune Fab)
    • Clopidogrel Bisulfate (Plavix)
    • Aggrenox (Aspirin, ExtendedRelease Dipyridamole)
    • Norgesic (Orphenadrine Citrate with Aspirin and Caffeine)
    • Robaxisal (Methocarbamol and Aspirin)
    • Empirin Codeine (Aspirin and Codeine)
    • Equagesic (Meprobamate and Aspirin)
    • Esmolol (Brevibloc)
    • Persantine (Dipyridamole)
    • Carotid Endarterectomy / Carotid Angioplasty with Stenting
    • Aortic Angiography
    • Angioplasty and Vascular Stent Placement
    • Pulmonary Angiogram
    • Stents (Coronary Angioplasty)
    • Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA) and Stent Placement
    • Abdominal Angiogram
    • PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention ,Coronary Angioplasty)
    • Balloon Angioplasty Of Heart (Coronary Angioplasty)
    • CT Coronary Angiogram
    • Cardiac Catheterization (Coronary Angiogram)
    • Cerebral Angiography
    • Angiogram Of Heart (Coronary Angiogram)
    • Renal Angiogram
    • Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts
    • Bypass Surgery, Heart (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft)
    • Minimally Invasive Bypass Surgery
    • Robotically Assisted Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
    • Heart Bypass (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft)
    • CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft)
    • Endovascular Aorta Treatment Thoracic
    • Off Pump Bypass Surgery, Coronary Bypass Grafting
    • Homograft Valve (Heart Valve Disease Treatment)