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Dr. Sidney Vinson

Gastroenterology
Fayetteville, AR
27 years experience male

Locations

Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic

Fayetteville, AR

Address

3344 Futrall Drive, Fayetteville, AR
Directions

Practice website

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield

Cigna

Humana Insurance Company

Mercy Health Plans of MO

QualChoice of Arkansas

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

Dr. Sidney Vinson provides colon cancer screenings and care to patients with gastrointestinal and liver problems. A Fayetteville native, Dr. Vinson has a medical degree from the University Of Arkansas School Of Medicine. He did his residency in Internal Medicine at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Fort Gordon, Georgia and completed a fellowship in Gastroenterology at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Dr. Vinson is board certified in Gastroenterology. Prior to moving back to Arkansas, he was a Major in the United States Army Medical Corps and Assistant Chief of Gastroenterology at Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. After completing 12 years of military service, Dr. Vinson, moved back to Northwest Arkansas to be a part of this wonderful family oriented community.

Specialties
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Gastroenterology

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627 Answers
71 Agrees
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
No: Aggressive wiping does not cause hemorrhoids however it can cause anal irritation, pain, bleeding.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Not really: Most GI stromal tumors are sporadic. There are rare cases where there can be familial syndromes. In general having a G.I. Stromal tumor is not associa... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Cramps: Levsin (hyoscyamine) is a antispasmodic which is used to treat crampy type abdominal discomfort. Side effects include dizziness, dry mouth, blurred v... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Colonoscopy is best: Colonoscopy is the best test to detect and remove colon polyps. It examines the entire colon. A sigmoidoscopy examines the last 1/3 of the colon and... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Chronic liver diseas: The most common causes of cirrhosis are chronic excessive alcohol use, chronic infection with hepatitis c, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, hepatiti... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
None: Colon polyps are generally asymptomatic which is why routine screening is recommended at age 50 (or earlier with a family history). Rarely polyps can... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
See below: Leaky gut syndrome is not an established medical diagnosis. If your have gastrointestinal issues i recommend being evaluated by your primary md or ga... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
See below: Levsin (hyoscyamine) is a antispasmodic which is used to treat crampy type abdominal discomfort often associated with irritable bowel. Common side eff... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
It depends: Every hospital is only as good as the physicians which staff it.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Autoimmune hepatitis: This is an antibody marker often present in patients with the diagnosis of autoimmune hepatitis.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Celiac disease?: Generally when referring to flat mucosa during an egd one is referring to the duodenum or small intestine. The intestine generally has hairlike protru... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Congenital issue: While developing as a fetus, your bowel is initially a straight tube but as it grows and changes into the various parts of the gut (stomach, intestine... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Reflus: Esophageal reflux, reflux of gastric acid into the esophagus, is a common cause of chest pain. Gallstones can also occasionally cause chest pain.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Stool change: If you had significant intestinal bleeding your bowel movements would generally turn black and tarry. These are not generally solid but loose. Bleedi... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Yes: Symptomatic gallstones do not necessarily cause abnormalities which would be seen on a ct scan. An ultrasound is more accurate at detecting gallstone... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
See doctor: If she is this ill she should certainly see a doctor. The list of possible causes is long.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Constipation: These symptoms sound like simple constipation. This can be related to diet, too little water intake, too little exercise or perhaps medications or irr... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
See below: Erosive gastritis indicated the presence of small, shallow ulcers in the stomach. This are commonly related to the use of nsaids (ibuprofen, aspirin,... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
No such thing : There is no such thing as a liver detox. The best way to take care of your liver is by not drinking alcohol excessively, not overeating or being obese... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Heartburn: Your symptoms sound like heatburn or esophageal reflux. This can becaused or worsened by pregnancy, thought not generally until later in pregnancy. If... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
In hospital: Without having all of the information, it seems as if this child should be in the hospital. You might consider taking them to another facility.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
No: The spicy nature of the food can make your nose run and eyes water but doesn't hurt either. Over time some desensitization can occur.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Referred pain: Often if you're lower colon is distended with gas or stool, you can feel pressure in your pelvis or low back. This is usually relieved with bowel move... Read More
A 65-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
>75: The diagnosis of a vipoma is established by the presence of an otherwise unexplained high volume secretory diarrhea and a serum vip concentration in e... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Severity: Scarring(fibrosis) of the liver is rate on a scale of 0-4. Stage 4 fibrosis is equivalent to cirrhosis.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Yes: Almost everyone with dermatitis herpetiformis (dh) has celiac disease but most people with celiac disease do not have dh.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
See below: Leaky gut syndrome is not an established medical diagnosis. If your have gastrointestinal issues i recommend being evaluated by your primary md or ga... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Yes: With proper treatment, liver enzymes should normalize. This is the goal of treatment. Occasionally treatment resistant disease can occur and occasio... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Still relatively low: Though crohn's disease has a genetic component and familial predisposition, the odds are still low you will get crohn's disease. Having a first degre... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
See below: Leaky gut syndrome is not an established medical diagnosis. If your have gastrointestinal issues i recommend being evaluated by your primary md or ga... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Depends on symptoms: Ibs is a heterogeneous disease which can include symptoms of diarrhea, constipation, cramping, bloating and nausea. Relieving factors depend on the e... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Probably: Any spot seen on an us which seems to disappear is likely benign /irrelevant. Fatty liver is often suggested by ultrasound but cannot be confirmed by... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Stage 4=cirrhosis: The prognosis of cirrhosis is highly variable since it is influenced by a number of factors, including etiology, severity, presence of complications, ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
You can't definitive: The only way to make an accurate diagnosis is with blood tests or an intestinal biopsy. Many people will feel better with gluten avoidance, even with... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
See below: Jaundice (yellow eyes and skin) is the first sign of ba. The onset occurs any time from birth up to 8 weeks of age, and it is unlikely to appear later... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Balanced: The best diet to promote healing is one that is well-balanced with fat, protein and carbohydrates and has the appropriate caloric content.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Not worms: There is no such thing as a liver flush. There are many things sold over-the-counter which claim to flush your liver or other organs in your body. Thi... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Probably nothing: A dilated bile duct can indicate passage of stones or pancreatic disease or cancer but a mildly prominent duct may be normal. You should have your st... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Ibs: This is suggestive of an exaggerated gastrocolic reflex and is commonly seen in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). As always, you should se... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
See doctor: None of these symptoms are normal and are suggestive of possibly serious conditions such as crohn's disease. You need to see your doctor or a gastroen... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
No: Nasonex (mometasone) could theoretically increase the risk of upper respiratory infections. It would not have any affect on h.Pylori.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Bile acids: Diarrhea and irritable bowel type symptoms are common after a gallbladder surgery. Bile acids normally stored by the gallbladder can cause these symp... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Functional: This sounds like pain induced outlet dysfunction. Avoid narcotic pain meds. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily until symptoms improve.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Mucous: This is likely mucous. If you have chronic loose stools you should see your doctor.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
IBS: This is a fairly common presentation of postinfectious irritable bowel syndrome or ibs. I think taking prune juice or other stool softeners is certain... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Liver disease: Diffuse itchiness without a rash can sometimes he's a symptom of liver disease. If you have dark urine, yellow eyes or abdominal swelling you should ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Reflux ?: This could be gallbladder disease but unless you have gallstones it is unlikely. Esophageal reflux could cause similar symptoms.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Ibs or outlet dysf: Your symptoms are consistent with constipation predominant irritable bowel. You also have features of pelvic floor dysfunction or outlet dysfunction. ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Lots of possibility: This could be a lot of different things. It could be a gynecologic problem, irritable bowel or other gastrointestinal issue. You should see your docto... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Salivary gland : Amylase is also released by salivary glands. Pancreatic enzymes can often be elevated in absence of significant pancreatic disease. Especially at low ... Read More

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Sep 12, 2013
Gives kind, informative answers. A pleasure to recommend.
Sep 12, 2013
Gives good medical advice and is caring
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Vinson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! this helped me know why my stomach felt this way i already knew i have abdominal pain from a long time and now i know why i have pain right now thanks so much u were ver...Read More
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It was 8yrs ago. But i did see a doctor and it turned out to betrapped gas and the x-ray should no fecal matter. I was given phosphate solution to clean out my abdomen. Thanx foe the reply though.
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This saved my life. Thank You! Thank you so much, this helped me out so much as I didn't know what to eat or drink because of all the wives tales being bought up with.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine, AR
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

EISENHOWER MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Springdale, AR - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Arkansas - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Springdale, AR - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic
Washington Regional Medical Center
ASGE
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