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Dr. Ly Phan

General Surgery
Dexter, MO
23 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
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A 27-year-old male asked:
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Should wait: 6 weeks. Just be mindful that to exercise as tolerated to prevent recurrent.
A 22-year-old female asked:
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Ulcers vs gallbladde: Should seek advice of physician. Could be sign of ulcers related, or gallbladder related. Ur physician will direct you to right place.
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Not necessary: Although if you discover the cyst you can be eval by a surgeon for elective excision of the cyst to prevent future complication such as infection and ... Read More
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Hernia? ??: Maybe sign of hernia particularly umbilical hernia. If it persist and constant location see your doctor.
A 51-year-old female asked:
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Liver dz or pud: Peptic ulcer disease esp duodenal ulcer can give your right side abdominal pain. Undiagnosed a liver problems can also give your right side upper abd... Read More
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Yes: Although some antibiotics treatment may interfere with your alcohol so check with your doc.
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Surgery: Stripping or removing the vein.
A 40-year-old member asked:
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Usually not: They tend to cause more pain than anything. Any persistent nipple discharge should be carefully evaluate by ur doctor.
A 35-year-old male asked:
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Anything : After a few day of recovery you can pretty much eat whatever you want. Provided that you don't have to underline peptic ulcer disease or gerd.
A 54-year-old female asked:
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Not neccessary: If the pneunomia is treated and the cavitary lesion goes away on shorterm follow up then you are good. However, if the lesion persist then further di... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
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Most definitive: You should have no problem under general anesthesia or heavy sedation using propofol. No worry my friend. You are in good hand with ur doc.
A 19-year-old female asked:
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Numerous possibility: Hernia vs lipoma vs cyst vs intra abdominal mass . Please check with ur doctor if it get bigger, causing pain...
A 39-year-old male asked:
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Most certainly : When it come to your help, physician should be up front, honest, and clear as much as possible. If your concern and worry can't be address by a physi... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
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Removal of node : Procedure design to remove an enlarged lymph node in the groin for pathologic examination of the node. Involve small incision over the offending node... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
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Not much: Not much preparation for egd. Make sure tell your doctor about any blood thinner you may take, .
A 44-year-old member asked:
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Gen surgery : If you enjoy hand on approach, and want to see the immediate fruit of your labor, the surgery is where you belong.
A 30-year-old member asked:
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Laparoscopic: Gold standard is laparoscopic approach. Outpatient, quick recovery, minimal risk.
A 39-year-old member asked:
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Depend: Stomach or swallowing pipe biopsy offen with little or no pain.
A 43-year-old female asked:
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See your doctor: It could be minor as chest wall pain or could be as serious as heart or lung related problem. Best seek local doctor for closer eval.
A 34-year-old member asked:
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Upper gi exam: Use to examine intraoral, swallowing pipe, stomach, short section of small intestine.
A 39-year-old member asked:
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Yes: If you have strong family history of breast cancer (mother, sister) and worry about genetic correlation, then talk to your doctor about testing for br... Read More
A 42-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.
A 41-year-old member asked:
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Smoker got it worse: Throat cancer occur with everyone but smoker have an exponential increase compare to non smoker.
A 24-year-old female asked:
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Yes: If it is that long since the last bowel movement. It is advisable to seek help from your physician. Even with severe impaction, we have ways of cleari... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
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Possibly: If you develop transient visual disturbance like curtain coming down your eye, it may well be early sign of carotid disease so see your doc soon.
A 43-year-old member asked:
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Very high: Gold standard for reflux is nissen fundoplication (stomach wrap ).
A 32-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
A 40-year-old member asked:
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Butt pain : A persistent 'pain in the butt' should be eval by a doctor or at least have your butt look at under the light of day.
A 43-year-old member asked:
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Not necessary : Repetitive unnecessary act is of some concern. For your act. Not alarming at this time.
A 74-year-old female asked:
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Hmmmm: Must check with your doctor and your gastroenterologist for a thorough work up of your nausea.
A 47-year-old member asked:
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Hmmmm: Healthier lifestyle may translate to healthier living and reduce the cost of health care in general which can leave more money to improve others thing... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
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Prob not: They only do much room to wiggle in that hard cast so don't think you do much damage in your sleep.However, i'd you are that uncomfortable about the c... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
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Hmmmm: Or could be job stress related too.Just saying :-).
A 29-year-old female asked:
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Most certaintly : If colon cancer grow large, it can cause perforation in that area and cause abscess formation. So be careful.
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Hmmmm : If after you clean it all out and look down with a light and see no debris on the bottom and still some drainage oozing out from the bottom, then you ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
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Hmmmm : Not sure about great abd alone. But if you have great abd along with healthy body, and strong mind and determine to get well, then chance are you will... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
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What: If you are currently having bowel obstruction, taking MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) would be bad, very bad. Think of it like plumbling. If you main dr... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
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Hmmmm: Talk to your doctor about those black for on the rib and ask him or her for plan.
A 42-year-old member asked:
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Yes: If you have persistent vomiting while having a lap band, the concern it that it can cause migration or disruption of the band with excessive movement ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
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Not normally : It may be if it a bad infection causing infection into lower back muscle for instant.
A 39-year-old member asked:
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Watch & wait: When it comes to adhesion more surgery can mean more adhesion. So surgery should be one of the last option for you.
A 40-year-old male asked:
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Hmmmm : There is no blood test that i know of top detect lung cancer. Radiographic studies are used to help with lung cancer diagnose. If youworry about nodul... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
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Hmm no: After the initial pain from needle stic to numb you up, the entire surgery is painless.Yip.
A 42-year-old female asked:
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Hmmmm: Once in awhile, you must remind her who is charge. Parenting is painful but a must. They thank you for it.
A 23-year-old female asked:
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Hmmmm: Prob ache and pain. Esp after marathon. But if pain persist after another week or so. May need to see a doc.
A 43-year-old female asked:
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Hmmmm: How long ago was surgery? When you said repair i suppose it was liver bed bleed and second surgery was for that. Laparoscopic or open surgery? I would... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
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Depend: Is it just lump removal or mastectomy with or without node dissection. All can influence the time back to work. In general, beat surgery is not painfu... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
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Hmmmm: If you'd do have cancer in liver, lung, and spleen, my advice is to talk to your oncologist about how to improve your quality of life rather than imp... Read More

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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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