Dr. Paul Harper

General Surgery
Londonderry, NH
54 years experience male

Locations

Office

Londonderry, NH

Address

Suite 5, 1A Commons Drive, Londonderry, NH
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 11am - 3:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(603) 434-4833

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Massachusetts

Cigna

CIGNA Health Care

Harvard Pilgim Health Care

TUFTS Health Plan

Paul J Harper MD LLC

Londonderry, NH

About

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

Licenses

United States: New Hampshire

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

372 Answers
468 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Almost none.: Most of these cysts can be done under local and present very little risk. There are certain problems some patients can have with local but it is rare.... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Usuallly: A ct of the chest is a really accurate way to see an aneurysm. Not always 100% accurate but pretty good. I have always been a sceptic of the belief th... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Yes: This may depend on the cause and the extent of the compression. Those kind is issues can be very serious if in the neck than in the back. You should b... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
See your doctor: This could bea sign of something serious going on inside your belly. It's hard to tell with the info you gave. Pain is nothing to beembarassed about, ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Yes: A sports hernia is a much more significant injury than a standard run-of-the-mill inguinal (groin) hernia. The damage is usually much more significant... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Lots can happen: It depends on what kind of hernia it is. Nothing can happen or you can get an organ or part of an organ stuck in it. Twisting in the hernia can cut of... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Could be: The surgery can be very difficult and has the potential to be fraught with complications. It is well known that the greater the experience of the surg... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Yes: Diarrhea decreases bowel transit time, so any condition that causes diarrhea can result in green stool. Celiac disease can cause diarrhea (decreased t... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
No: I am not aware that this treatment for advanced breast cancer causes abdominal pain. I have had several patients on this medication and have not seen ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Don't know: Generally speaking these types of drugs are given for 5 years. However they have some side effects which may shorten the time they can be taken.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
See a doctor: I'm not sure what you mean by 4 symptoms of breast cancer. If you have anything that makes you worried about that disease get to a doctor asap. You ma... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Sure: That depends on what they are for. If you come in with appendicitis and then show up 3 days later with a gun shot wound the operations are safe and re... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Yes but....: A true lipoma is not malignant (cancer) but there are some cases in which the lesion is a liposarcoma and is malignant. General rule i was taught was ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Common or not.: Doesn't matter. Anal leaking can be a sign of anal cancer but there are many more causes of this sympotm. See your doctor and have this issue evaluate... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
They don't. : Estrogen pills do not ause breast cancer. They can however make a cancer grow if the tumor is sensitive to estrogen. The lenght of time you can take t... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Get it fixed: This kind of problem is very serious and dangerous. If you have a piece of bowel in a hernia, it needs to be fixed asap. Don't wait until the blood su... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Trouble swallowing: Pharyngeal pouches occur most commonly in elderly patients (over 70 years) and typical symptoms include difficulty swallowing or painful swallowing, r... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Yes: 10 doesn't seem too young to have periods these days. Clots (they are not really clots but that's another issue) are unusual and should be looked into... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Anything.: The most important thing is to get a diagnosis. Radiating pain on the left side demands ruling out a heart problem. One of my professors of medicine ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Depends (No pun): Since i don't know his age it's hard to be specific. There are many reasons for constipation including lack of proper nerves in the bowel wall. You ne... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Depends: Calcifications do not change the treatment of cancer. Finding them on a mammogram or other imaging study can lead to the right diagnosis (not always ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Maybe: Maybe but probably not. You should see your surgeon asap. There is a chance that you "stressed" the suture line but it is not likely. A disruption of ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Trauma.: A ganglion cyst is usually the result of trauma, even many years ago. As far as I am concerned it is a surgical lesion. You either leave it alone or r... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Depends': The stage of the illness determines the outcome of treatment.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
You can add...: There is a condition called zenker's diverticulum that needs to be evaluated as well since this can cause these sympotom. This is a small pouch (usual... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Integra: I use removal of the keloid followed by use of integra with a vac dressing. This is followed by a skin graft. Works ok but not 100%.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
I don't know: As far as i know there is no way to assure that removal is permanent.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
None of them: Yogurt does not have lactose in it (or at least not a considerable amount). This is because it is made with bacteria cultures, which feed on the lacto... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
I don't think so: Not sure what this means. Clay colored stool usually means bile is not entering the bowel. This can be do to a blockage from the gall bladder to the i... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Depends.: Where was the adenoma? Can't say much unless i know where it is.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Trauma: Usually some type of injury.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Do: Do tell your doctor and don't do it.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
No: There is not enough info to be more specific now. No biopsy is necessary. It sounds like you might have a yeast infection. See your doctor.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Rare: I have been doing surgery since 1972. In that time I have seen 2 patients under 30. If you have a breast issue see your doctor.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Essure: This is the least invasive. Is it the best? I don't know. Lupus is not relevant to the question as far as i know.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Depends.: If the stone is not bothering you most would say leave it alone. Others (me as well) would tell you that gall bladder cancer is rarely found without s... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
You get examined.: This type of pain you describe probably is not an ulcer. You need to have your doctor check this out.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
The: The biggest one is " if it hurts, don't do it".
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Sure is.: Lots of my cancer patients have a dog and get great comfort from them.
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A female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Hard to say.: Do you use drugs? Are you on medication? For this you need to talk to your doctor. He may suggest you see a specialist. Good luck.
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A female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Not really: This procedure can be a very complex procedure. Local can be used, but not humanely. I would never try it on an awake patient.
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A member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Positive: No one knows where this is going but i think it will be positive.
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
NO: The port sites for removal of the gall bladder do not involve the chest.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Varies: It can take minutes or years. How do you know you have this hernia? If you are having problems you need to be seen asap by your doctor. Strangulation ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Artery problem: You may have an extra rib in your neck. You have to get this checked out by your doctor.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Right: You have chronic cholecystitis . Your gall bladder needs to be removed.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Yes.: Your surgeon is correct. Surgery will often get rid of the pain associated with adhesions. However the adhesions will almost certainly return.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Yes: The flu shot does not protect you from all types of flu.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
What is your ?: I doubt that masturbating 3 times a week has anything to do with sperm motility. See your urologist. He/she can help find out what is going on, if any... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
You can't: What you are presenting does not indicate gall bladder disease. Something else is going on. Let the doctor decide.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Harper is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Harper is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Went to the ER and no bleeding was found, but then again was given morphine which constipates me. Told I have stomach flu? A bit skeptical.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Not addicted took myself off after this post, no withdrawals on codeine only now n in wheelchair to avoid pain n broken bones
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Thanks for your quick reply! I don't know. I am waiting on full lab results. A1c was done in office. Blood glucose and fasting glucose was always normal with pregnancies

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

NJ College of Medicine
Graduated 1969MD

Residency

Jersey City Medical Center

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, New Hampshire - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, New Hampshire - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, New Hampshire - Winter
2013
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