Dr. Lisa Hogan

General Surgery
Raleigh, NC
37 years experience female

Locations

Office

Raleigh

Address

10940 Raven Ridge Road, Suite 214, Raleigh
Directions

Fax

9198471459

About

Bio

Dr. Lisa Hogan earned both her Bachelor of Science degree in biology and her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC. She completed her residency in general and vascular surgery at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY, including a year of research in vascular surgery. She is board certified in general and vascular surgery, and practiced this specialty in Kentucky for 16 years. Lisa became interested in cosmetic procedures early in her surgical career and obtained training from nationally recognized experts in liposuction and laser therapy. She has 12 years experience in cosmetic procedures and integrative medicine with an established reputation as an expert in the use of cosmetic lasers and a pioneer in aesthetic/cosmetic techniques.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

General Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

116 Answers
22 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
Need diagnosis: Bloody diarrhea is just a symptom of a serious problem. You need to find out why you are having this symptom, so the problem can be addressed. A gastr... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
It doesn't have to: Lip augmentation can be done with a local or regional anesthetic block similar to what a dentist does for work on teeth. With this anesthetic block y... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
Usually not: Laser treatment of leg veins is somewhat uncomfortable, but not intolerable. It is common to use ice or some other form of cooling applied to the tre... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
More variety: Fruits can have a high glycemic index, i.e. They are very sugary & can stimulate Insulin output. One of the effects of Insulin is to increase accumula... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
No: Although chromium influences Insulin and glucose metabolism, it has not been shown to produce sustained weight loss.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
Keep it clean: A "popped blister" is similar to an abrasion & is not a deep inury usuallly. You mainly want to prevent complications such as infection while it heals... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
Probably not: True varicosities will probably need to be treated by endolaser or ligation & division of the saphenofemoral junction followed by sclerotherapy. Neith... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
Normal development: It is completely normal for one breast to begin enlarging before the other breast prior to menstruation. Don't worry, the other breast will also begin... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
Follow equipment: An abg (arterial blood gas) is a specialized type of blood draw from an artery, so you need an experienced medical professional with training/experien... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
Consider thyroid: Hypothyroidism can cause dry, brittle hair, as well as brittle nails. It is easy to get tested for this. Other symptoms might include fatigue, depre... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
Where labs are: A blood alcohol level is just a lab test done on blood that is drawn, so wherever phlebotomy (professional blood drawing) is done the labwork can be a... Read More
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
Many risks: Long term proton pump inhibitors are associated with increased risks in microbial imbalance, nutritional deficits, osteoporosis and depression/anxiety... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
Need medical advice: Causes of erectile dysfunction are many. Ed can be from heart disease, vascular disease, obesity, diabetes, drug & alcohol use, cigarette smoking, pre... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
Stay gluten free: It is really important for you to stay gluten free, & probiotics & prebiotics will help your gut return to good health. By losing the inflammation & m... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
Ignore: Binaural beat auditory technology provides an instant meditative state; biofeedback decreases stress.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
Same for gen health: Depending on your state of health & individual needs, most people benefit from a good multivitamin, probiotics, vitamin d, vitamin c, zinc, coq10, vit... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
Exercise: Exercise your brain to keep it! read, learn something new, work puzzles, stay mentally engaged.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
Retinoids: Some of the factors contributing to acne are hormone imbalances, sebum or "oil" production, reduced skin cell turnover, & bacterial involvement. Exfol... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
Regular: Regular exercise shows you obvious progress in breathing; avoid routines where you usually smoke.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
Vitamin: Vitamin d is important to prevent colon cancer. You can safely take 5, 000 to 10, 000 u per day.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
Skin protection: I feel the most important steps in good skincare are exfoliation, collagen stimulation and sun protection. Some antioxidants stimulate collagen. I als... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
To: To avoid hypertension (high blood pressure) maintain a normal weight, don't smoke and don't stress.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
Skincare recipe: Some things that will help acne & associated miseries: daily exfoliation with glycolic acid cleanser & topical glycolic acid product, daily retinoid, ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
Yes, but it's rare: Hiatal hernia is more likely the older you get ; can exist without symptoms.Hiatal hernia can have symptoms associated with reflux--hearburn, chest pa... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
They don't always: Gallstone pain can be in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen, the upper central portion of the abdomen, the right upper back and shoulder blade ar... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
Consider laser : Follicular macular atrophy is a type of scarring, and most scars respond to either fractional ablative laser treatments or to a series of non-ablative... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
Possibly: Although they would be very rare side effects, Ibuprofen can cause liver problems including hepatitis and jaundice and kidney problems including kidne... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: In diabetics a pancreas transplant is often performed together with a kidney transplant. There is also research into using pancreatic islet cell trans... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
Not enough info: You have not given enough information to answer your question. It would help if you describe the exact location of the lump and some characteristics ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
Get it checked out: Do you can feel a bulge where the umbilical hernia is, so you are sure it has recurred? Symptoms indicating a serious problem would be pain, tendernes... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
Have pre-op consult: You should have a consultation prior to the procedure so your questions are answered & you receive instructions how to prepare for the procedure & wha... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
Need labwork: Women can be perimenopausal for 15 years before actual menopause. Progesterone is the first hormone to decline, but hot flashes & night sweats can be ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
Good & bad calories: It's not just the calories that count but also the quality of the calories. A low glycemic index diet is the healthiest diet. Definitely eliminate pro... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
Usually the opposite: Marijuana has a well-known association with an increased desire to eat (commonly called getting the munchies), and often an increased desire to eat sw... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
Where labs are done: An HDL cholesterol is just a lab test done on blood that is drawn, so wherever phlebotomy (professional blood drawing) is done the labwork can be arra... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
Seek specialist: Pancoast syndrome is due to a tumor of the "top" of the lung causing pressure on vital structures such as nerves and blood vessels. Depending on the t... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
Low glycemic index: The healthiest diet is a diet with a low glycemic index. This means you will avoid simple carbohydrates like processed flour & sugar & foods containin... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
Be honest: Be honest & straightforward--let your loved ones know this is important to you; let them know you are making a positive change to improve your health.... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
BHRT=your hormones: Bioidentical hormones are hormones that are the same as those you make in your body. Hrt can help with symptoms like hot flashes, insomnia, foggy brai... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
Low glycemic diet: A low glycemic diet is the healthiest diet. This is basically a diet low in refined carbohydrates and processed foods; a diet high in fresh vegetables... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
No: Accutane has potential serious side effects. There are alternatives that are less risky. Consider good skincare regimen, retinoids like tretinoin or t... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
Lots of options: Because of the potential for side effects Accutane should be a treatment of last resort. It is for severe acne, & other meds that are effective are th... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
More info please: What was found at the second lap? Fatigue can be typical following any surgery & any general anesthesia (inhalational anesthesia would have been given... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: Your organs can be located exactly through the use of imaging techniques such as ultrasound, ct scanning and mri. Other imaging techniques might apply... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
Serious condition: Uc is serious; stress makes it worse.Definitely avoid gluten ; dairy products as these may aggravate inflammation.Take large doses of probiotics (you ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
Depends: I feel surgery for hemorrhoids is justified if symptoms cannot be controlled with nonsurgical methods. Symptoms would include bleeding, large protrudi... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
Tell your doctor: High TSH usually means low thyroid hormone, so your doctor probably put you on a type of thyroid hormone replacement. If you take the medicine in the ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
Ignore: Organic farming encourages sustainability, independence, health, openness, safety ; integrity.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
Radiologic imaging: An experienced examiner might be able to tell the difference between epigastric pulsation & an abdominal aortic aneurysm, but the surefire way to tell... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 37 years experience
Ignore: Vitamin d3 magnesium and strontium are the most important supplements for bone health ; preservation.
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Testimonials
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Recommendations
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Thank you notes
Nov 3, 2014
A respected expert in General Surgery and Vascular Surgery. Great answers given with a caring attitude. Highly recommend.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hogan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hogan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! My med hx shows I already have IBS & gluetin intolerance. For 3yrs off wheat. This is worse thn usual. Now what
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Thank u, I appreciate ur advice :) it has certainly been a major source of frustration for me!
HealthTap member
Thanks. But is it possible for person 22 yrs old to havr sucha problem

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of North Carolina School of Medicine, NC
Graduated 1986MD

Residency

University of Kentucky

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Raleigh, NC - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Raleigh, NC - Winter
2013
Top General Surgeon , First Place, North Carolina - Winter
2013
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