Dr. Ly Phan

General Surgery
Dexter, MO
24 years experience male

Locations

Missouri Delta med center

sikeston, MO

Address

1008 N Main st, 1008 N Main st, sikeston, MO
Directions

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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

CHAMPUS

Medi-Cal

Medicaid

Missouri HealthNet

Dexter hosp

Dexter, MO

About

Bio

General surgeon specialize in laparoscopic surgery, including single incision laparoscopic surgery. The only interest that we should consider is the patient best interest.

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

Surgery

Languages spoken

Vietnamese

Doctor Q&A

192 Answers
100 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 21-year-old member asked:
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Lymph node drainage : Usually breast cancer surgery associate with lymph harvesting. Depending on how extensive the lymph node dissection is, you may experience pain and s... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
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4-6 weeks.: This will allow tissue formation, scar remodeling and strengthening.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
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Procedure: Balloon dilatation is short term solution to stretch out the stricture. But like rubber band stretching, it will go back to its original shape. May... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
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Scar vs stomach : Could be stomach related pain such as ulcer. Or liver problem or scar related like adhesion or even hernia if gallbladder surgery door open. Talk to ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
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Surgery option: Gallstones can't easily be dissolved. The advanced of laparoscopy make gallbladder surgery an outpt procedure with low risk of complication. So if yo... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
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It is understandable: Going through surgery is tough for everyone. But it is a necessary thing in order to take care of your problem. We as physician, surgeons, put you th... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
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Conscious sesation: Under conscious sedation, a flexible scope pass into the mouth and advance down swallowing pipe and into stomach and short section of small intestine ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
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No: It only take pic from mouth through first section of colon on right colon then it stop because once in colon. The stool prevent any chance of getting ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Although some chemo agents may interfere with your alcohol so check with your doc. Obviously obsessive drinking is not advise.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
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Antibiotic: Usually use to treat colon infection such as diverticulitis or c diff colitis.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
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Very safe: With advanced skill and instruments, laparoscopic gallbladder surgery is an outpatient same day surgery with recovery from days to a week or two.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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Your doctor: Your doctor will determine whether you have abscess or not.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
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See your doctor: Upper abd symptoms can be many cause. Stomach ulcer, acid reflux, gallbladder, irritable bowel syndrome. See your doctor for proper DX and treatment... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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Exam and test: A diagnose of cholecystitis is combination of history and exam (upper and right upper abd pain, pain after eating ) and rafipgraphic study (ultrasound... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
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Infection: You have an infection of these pocket call diverticuli. Treament is antibiotic.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
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Yes.: You may have underlying blood disorder. It is best to talk to your doctor to begin investigation. Sometimes a hematologist may need to be involve if... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
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Normal: Your number is within normal range. Obviously, if the number go up or down in short period of time, then it is advisable to seek medical attention.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
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See your doctor: This may be early sign of carotid disease. As the carotid narrow blood squeeze through a tight area faster resulting in a bruit that we hear.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
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Quite routine: Lot of time when an egd is done, there is high index of suspicion so there are more often stomach, esophageal, duodenal bx to confirn our suspicion.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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Melanoma kill: Not sure what you mean by early stage. Early stage melanoma can not reliably diagnoses clinically. Pathologic diagnose is required. Once this is do... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
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Nondiscriminatory: Breast cancer occur in all ethnic group. Dietary play very little if any.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
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Upper gi exam: Use to examine intraoral, swallowing pipe, stomach, short section of small intestine.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
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Completely normal: It part of the surgery process to reduce the hernia and fix it. All bruising and swelling will subside in no time.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
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Sign of PVD: May sign of arterial or venous problem. Seek your doctor advice.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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Conscious sesation: Under conscious sedation, a flexible scope pass into the mouth and advance down swallowing pipe and to site of food impaction. Through the scope inst... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
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Constipation: Extra long colon can serve to obsorb more water but also slow down fecal transist time leading to potential constipation.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
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Not much: If you have adequate sedation you should not feel much at all.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
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See ur doctor: Most gynecomastia is benign. If if you have symptom of pain or mass underneath the beast then it time for surgical evaluation.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
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General surgery: Any general surgeon will do this type of hernia for you.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
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Not at all. : If you have biopsy, it should stop now. Are you on aspirin, plavix, coumadin (warfarin)? This prolonged bleeding is quite abnormal. Must see your d... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
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Should: If you have diaphragmatic hernia, it should be repair to prevent to prevent abdominal content to get stuck over the disphragm. On the other hand, if y... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
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Lots: Rib cage pain, colon problem, stomach problem, spleen problem, diaphragm problem, abd wall problem, hernia problem.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
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C ur doctor : Please go see your doctor or a breast surgeon 4 an opinion on this mass thank thank you.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
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Not to worry : With advance technique and instrument hemorrhoid surgery is not add scary as it used to be. In general the cure should not be worse than the disease :... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
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Antibiotic: Usually use to treat colon infection such as diverticulitis or c diff colitis.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
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Late sign: Pain associate with breast cancer is a late sign. However there are more patient with breast pain that is not associate with breast cancer. Please c... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
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Minimal: Agree with doctor rosen. After surgery, complications such as infection, bleeding into the lumpectomy cavity can occur. So wear a support bra can he... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
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Cta: Ct angio is better. You remove operator skill variable out if the picrcture. However, the interpretation of ur radiologist is another variable that ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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No: Rubber band ligation is use for internal hemmorrhoid. If use for external hemmorhoid it cause lot of unneccessary pain for the patient in general.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
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No: If you have infection (diverticulitis) iiiyour doctor may put you on light diet untill the infection resolve then back to normal diet for dicertictulo... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
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Hmmmmmmm: Most ruptured cyst are benign. However, the sure way to tell if something other than benign cyst ruptured is to follow with your doctor/ob doctor post... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
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Depend: If it large enough to let your intestine into the hernia sac or it is painful most of the time then yes it should br fix before unpleasant problem occ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
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Follow your doctor: Please follow the advice of your surgeon. Your surgeon should dictate above the rest. Because there is no consensus.
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A 65-year-old male asked:
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Not enough sedation: You prob didn't have enough sedation and pain control.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
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Mesh or not: Usually 4-6 weeks. And the key component is as toletated. Meaning dont overdo it when you first start to exercise.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
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Mammogram abnormalit: If nammogram showed microcalcification that could be early sign of breast cancer.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
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Tia, visual chsnges: If you develop transient visual disturbance like curtain coming down your eye, tia, it may well be early sign of carotid disease so see your doc soon.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
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Lump =doc visit : Any lump that you feel and not comfortable with equal a visit to doctor office. Howevet, cancerous lump tend to be more irregular. Somewhat fix or te... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
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Not usually: If you have new persistent onset of chest pain esp on left side, it is crucial that you inform your doctor soon to grt a throughout evaluation.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
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Depend : All depends on what stage the cancer is at time of diagnose and treatment.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Phan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Phan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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4yrs ago had cancerous polyps removed, developed severe STC, living off of miralax and milk of magnesia when needed. Colon wore out over tim
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Thankyou so very much for your answer and time,wish there were more doctors that new about this rare but real condition,much appreciated!!!
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Thank you very much Dr. That eases my nerves. I said Gnrl Anesth , assuming that's what is used for an EGD. I hope your answer hold true!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Ross University School of Medicine, Dominican Republic
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS

Awards

Vice Chief of Staff
Top Doctor, Second Place, Cape Girardeau, MO - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Cape Girardeau, MO - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Missouri Delta Medical Center
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