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Dr. Francis Cannizzo

General Surgery
Springfield, MA, Kuwait
27 years experience male

Locations

Office

Springfield, MA

Address

Baystate Medical Center, 759 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA
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Specialties
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General Surgery

Surgical Oncology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

65 Answers
23 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francis Cannizzo
General Surgery 27 years experience
Very Little: Three months is the standard time for complete healing of most abdominal wall incisions (time to reach >90% of preoperative strength). Infection and re-operation through the same incision affect the healing time adversely, Diabetes, heart or vascular disease, smoking and obesity also impair the normal wound healing process. Check with your surgeon.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francis Cannizzo
General Surgery 27 years experience
Yes, but low risk: There's always a choking risk with food stuck in the throat but most go down without problems. You can help it along by drinking plenty of fluids to wet your throat and encourage the stuck food to pass. The benefit of this approach is while you are swallowing the fluid, you will also swallow the cereal without aspirating (choking on) it. If you have any breathing problems go immediately to the ER.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francis Cannizzo
General Surgery 27 years experience
No: Anal fissures are almost always caused by constipation or anal distension (such as with anal intercourse or anal manipulation). Fissures can also be associated with hypertonic anal sphincter. The treatment centers around trying not to stretch the anus too much: stool softners, less aggressive sexual practices and sometimes relaxation of the anal sphincter by surgery or Botox injection.

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May 21, 2015
Dr. Cannizzo is not only highly qualified, but always has the patient's best interest in mind.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Cannizzo is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Cannizzo is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks. What kind of doctor do you go to, to remove a lipoma
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thankyou very much :-)
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Boston University School of Medicine, MA
Graduated 1994MD
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