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Dr. Samir Gupta

General Surgery
Chicago, IL
30 years experience male

Locations

Rush University Surgeons

Chicago, IL

Address

1725 W. Harrison St. Suite 810/818, Chicago, IL, United States
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My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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About

Bio

Graduated from University of Chicago, MD 92 Residency training in General Surgery at Butterworth Hospital (now Spectrum Health) in Grand Rapids, MI Graduated in 99 Fellowship training in Surgical Critical Care at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI 96-97 Assistant Professor of Surgery, Chief of Division of Surgical Critical Care at University of Illinois, College of Medicine Peoria 99-2014 Director of SICU at OSF St Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL 2002-2014 Section Chief SICU and Acute Care Surgery Rush University Medical Center. Assistant Professor of Surgery. 2014-present. My interests are in hernia, pancreaticobiliary, gastrointestinal, endocrine, and trauma and complex general surgery. Special interests include minimally invasive surgery, wound and hyperbaric therapy.

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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Gupta
General Surgery 30 years experience
Nerve injury: Sometimes patients will have residual nerve irritation/injury after gun shot wounds to the extremities. A pain management specialist may be the only ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Gupta
General Surgery 30 years experience
Absolutely not!: Liver metastases may be treated in several ways. The chance of survival depends on resectability of the metastases from the liver. With some of the... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Gupta
General Surgery 30 years experience
Witch hazel: Tucks pads contain witch hazel as the active ingredient. You can get this in generic form and some cotton pads. This should work fine. Tucks should... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Gupta
General Surgery 30 years experience
Depends on Stage: The staging of rectal cancer is based on ct scanning, endorectal ultrasound, and preop lab testing. Sometimes the staging is determined after surgery... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Gupta
General Surgery 30 years experience
Depends: Your 5 year life expectancy would be based on: the type of cancer you have (primary or metastatic), size of the lesion, number of lesions, whether bot... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Gupta
General Surgery 30 years experience
Weak point in navel: You have a defect at the navel where your umbilical cord was attached. This defect normally closes by the age of 2. However, in some patients this d... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Gupta
General Surgery 30 years experience
Ultrasound: Although ct will provide the best detail if an aortic aneurysm needs to be repaired, an ultrasound will show if you have a significant aortic aneurysm... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Gupta
General Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: Spontaneous pneumothorax can cause shortness of breath and pain. If air continues to build around the lung you can get a tension pneumothorax which c... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Gupta
General Surgery 30 years experience
Chest pain: Hemothorax and tension pneumothorax will both present with chest pain and shortness of breath. Both can also present with severely low blood pressure... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Gupta
General Surgery 30 years experience
Possible hernia: A hysterectomy done through a typical lower abdominal incision can lead to hernia formation and occasionally can be associated with irritation and inf... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Gupta
General Surgery 30 years experience
PPD skin testing: A PPD skin test is the initial screening exam for TB exposure. After that history, a chest xray, and symptoms will suggest other testing to decide wh... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Gupta
General Surgery 30 years experience
Arteries vs. veins: Pvd is due to hardening of arteries of legs with pain due to activity. Venous insufficiency is due to damage to the valves in the leg veins that allo... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Gupta
General Surgery 30 years experience
Your primary doctor: Your initial evaluation should be by your primary doctor either a family doctor, internist, or gynecologist. They will assess you to determine whethe... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Gupta
General Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: Gallbladder polyps can act like polyps in other parts of the GI tract. More than likely this will be benign but because of interval growth i would re... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Gupta
General Surgery 30 years experience
No: All injuries require the body to supply nutrients to support healing. The more injuries the more stress the body will experience and the longer the h... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Gupta
General Surgery 30 years experience
Depends: If you are asymptomatic it can be followed without having to be repaired. Most patients with significant hiatal hernias have reflux disease and are t... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Gupta
General Surgery 30 years experience
Yes, occasionally: Although pleurodesis can reduce the chances of a life threatening pneumothorax, depending on how well the lung adheres to the chest wall after pleurod... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Gupta
General Surgery 30 years experience
Depends: This depends on your diagnosis. Dysfunctional bleeding associated with abnormal cells found on a D&C would be reasonable as most gynecologic cancers ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Gupta
General Surgery 30 years experience
Ovarian usually: Ovarian cancers generally have a better survival then pancreatic tumors but there are several factors to consider the stage at time of surgery, the c... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samir Gupta
General Surgery 30 years experience
Any stress can.: A pheochromocytoma is a rare tumor of the adrenal glands. Although some are extra adrenal . It can occur as part of multiple endocrine neoplasia (m... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samir Gupta
General Surgery 30 years experience
I agree: Most of your symptoms are consistent with gb attack however they can be reproduced by other causes such as gastric reflux irritable bowel syndrome. Y... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Gupta
General Surgery 30 years experience
Hormone responsive: Er positive breast cancer means that the cancer expresses estrogen receptors. This is beneficial because we can hormonally manipulate this type of ca... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Gupta
General Surgery 30 years experience
One is a cancer: Liver cirrhosis is a disease of the liver that leads to severe scarring and ultimate dysfunction of the liver. Liver cancer can occur in the setting ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Gupta
General Surgery 30 years experience
Hemorrhoids likely: During late pregnancy hemorrhoids can and do occur and bleed. However, there are other possibilities including polyps, infectious colitis etc. That n... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Gupta
General Surgery 30 years experience
Depends: If this is done laparoscopically you should have very few issues postoperatively. Pain at the incision sites can last from less than a week to more t... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Gupta
General Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: Ibd is felt to be an autoimmune illness and as such has wide ranging effects on the body. Patients can develop biliary cirrhosis due to involvement o... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Gupta
General Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: This typically results from not eating enough protein. Usually this will get better with supplants of protein. Ask nutritionist at your bariatric p... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Gupta
General Surgery 30 years experience
It can be: Rubber band ligation works well for nonpainful internal hemorrhoids. It requires no sedation or anesthesia and can typically be done in the office se... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samir Gupta
General Surgery 30 years experience
You shouldn't : Although a pet ct will show some types of cancers and is part of a metastatic work up, it will not detect precancerous polyps and can miss small cance... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Gupta
General Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: Painful spleens as can occur with autoimmune diseases, lymphomas, viral illnesses (mononucleosis), and trauma can cause pain. The typical symptom is ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Gupta
General Surgery 30 years experience
Some: The most common symptom with pheochromocytoma is severe hypertension. Some patients will manifest agitation, irritability, headaches, palpitations bu... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samir Gupta
General Surgery 30 years experience
Not yet: Many women can have nonspecific abdominal pain on the right side. There are several etiologies: ovarian cysts, tuboovarian abscess, pid, appendiciti... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samir Gupta
General Surgery 30 years experience
Ignore: Pleasant evening walks, ruined by painful toesies, find good podiatrist.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Gupta
General Surgery 30 years experience
Bloating: If you are having this done laparoscopically or robotically the incisional pain will improve quickly. Most patients having repair of a large hiatal h... Read More

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1992MD

Residency

SPECTRUM HEALTH - BUTTERWORTH CAMPUS

Residency

University of Florida

Awards

Assistant Professor of Surgery Rush University Chicago, Illinois
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