Dr. Jason Sample

General Surgery
null, NY
26 years experience male

Locations

New York Queens Medicine and Surgery - Department of Surgery

Flushing, NY

Address

56-45 Main Street, Flushing, NY
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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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

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

166 Answers
14 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
Lumpectomy: A lumpectomy is what you describe. This may not be an option for all breast tumors, though. It is best to discuss surgical options with your surgeon. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
Get checked out: Without knowing where you were in the car and without information about the circumstances of the accident, it is difficult to form a differential diag... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
Deep breaths: A thrown wad of duct tape will do no damage. The best thing to do is to talk to your dad about why he threw the duct tape. That may help with your str... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
Hypoglycemia: It may be that you are experiencing episodes of hypoglycemia. This could have many different causes. Best thing to do is see your doctor.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
Only live one hour: Outside the body and in the absence of nutritive liquid, sperm live only about an hour. I am not sure that antibacterial soap would shorten this life ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
Takes a while: It takes a while for things to heal after this procedure. Have you followed up with the surgeon? Even if you have, make another appointment to see her... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
Position/activity: During the day, you are more active. you are up, around, doing things. At night, especially when you are in bed, you are less active and lying supin... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
Vaseline and latex: Water based lubricants are better for sexual activity. Furthermore, Vaseline cannot be used as a lubricant for intercourse when latex condoms are use... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
Depends on cause: Ascites, an abnormal build up of fluid in the abdomen, has many causes. Based on your history, I would be concerned that it is associated with liver ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
Low blood glucose: The medical term is hypoglycemia. This is a dangerous condition that can lead to mental status changes, and rarely, death. Work closely with your doct... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
Start with an exam: The place to start is with an examination by a general or colorectal surgeon. That doctor will be able to assess if you (a) have hemorrhoids and (b) n... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
No good ones: The best course of action is to get an examination done by a general or colorectal surgeon. That doctor will be able to prescribe a course of action t... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
100%: Even more important than a multivitamin is to eat a diet rich in fiber and vitamins. A low fat diet may also decrease symptoms.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
Hernia: It sounds like a hernia to me. Get an appointment to see the surgeon who performed your cholecystectomy or another general surgeon. The best course of... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
Depends: I always tell patients that procedure length can really vary from operation to operation. I would guess 2-3 hours. That time will matter more to your ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
It might be: In stroke, time is of the essence. I would get her to a hospital quickly.
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
Uncommon: If by "dog ears" you mean an area of gathered skin near the corner of an incision, then I'd tell you they are uncommon. They can be an eyesore and occ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
Yes. Normal: Like any measurement, sphygmomanometry is only as accurate as the instrument being used and its operator. There is a certain amount of normal variabil... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
No: It will not clear an effusion. Albuterol is a bronchodilator (it opens up smaller airways).
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
You decide: One of the great things abut modern medicine is that the patient gets to decide. In order to make the right decision, you need to ask questions to you... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
Normal-ish: We all get water in our ears when we swim or bathe. That is normal. You are experiencing water getting stuck in your ears. It may be due to the shape ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
Eat less. Exercise.: There are many reason why you may have "man boobs". You can deposit fat in your chest and the only way to get rid of it is with diet and exercise. Y... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
Normal: Nocturnal emissions, colloquially called "wet dreams", are completely normal. While they may be a bit embarrassing, they are not dangerous. I do not t... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
Concerning: Without knowing how far along you are in your pregnancy, this is harder to answer. I am, however, concerned that your hypertension may be associated w... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
Mysterious yawns: I wish that I could tell you exactly why we yawn. For all the research that has been done on this simple little activity, we really don't have a grea... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
It depends: If you have had symptoms from your gallstones, you may want to think about having your gallbladder removed. Having a gallstone is not necessarily a r... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
Highly unlikely: I'd say it is almost impossible. Nevertheless, you should still be practicing safe sex.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
Get examined: The best advice I can offer is to get a history and physical examination by a good doctor. It may be a hernia, the chance of this would increase if... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
No: A healthcare professional cannot prescribe antibiotics without performing a history and physical examination. In your case, a urinalysis and culture w... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
Bulbospongiosus: The bulbospongiosus muscle contracts during ejaculation.
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A male asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
Not understanding: Whenever you "hold it" during climax, you will divert the ejaculate into the bladder. Retrograde ejaculation is a condition where you do not ejaculat... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
Infection?: You may be describing a surgical site infection of your umbilical port site. It may also be a reaction to the tapes that were on your skin until rece... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: Make an appointment to see the surgeon. True, there may not be much to say or do at that visit, but a follow up visit is usually done.
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
Soak it, for now: As someone who has both treated and suffered from paronychiae in the past, I feel your pain. Continue soaking it for now. If it becomes red, swoll... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
No.: Without direct contact or ejaculation (though you can be exposed to sperm in pre-ejaculate) you cannot become pregnant. Regardless, you should prac... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
What about bleeding?: Given your medications and the history, I would worry about bleeding from your gastrointestinal tract. The black stool may go along with this (unless... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
Mydriasis: Mydriasis is a vexing problem for clinicians. It has many causes. You seem to be describing a condition known as Adie's pupil. This is an efferent ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
It should: The answer really depends on the patient. D-dimers will be positive if your body is forming and then breaking down clot somewhere. This is usually p... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
Get checked out: You might want to think about being seen in an Emergency Department sooner. You could wait until Thursday, but the symptoms seem to be fairly disturb... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
Take a deep breath: I can tell you not to worry about it, but I know that will not work. These symptoms do not seem consistent with either of the diagnoses you fear. Re... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
See a Gynecologist: First of all, if you are not trying to get pregnant, you should be using protection. There are many non-pregnancy explanations for your bleeding. Th... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
Worrying won't help: I cannot tell you not to worry. You may do that no matter what I say. It may be a sign of stress or something like that. You might want to make an ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
Neurosurgeon needed: The pineal gland is a small endocrine gland that sits in your brain. It is situated in a part of your brain called the epithalamus, near the center, ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
Wise? No.: I am the wrong person to answer this question, because I am a chicken. There are risks inherent in bungee jumping independent of an ACL reconstructio... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
Not a medical word: Conception is not really a medical word. We could think about it as a multi-step process. Fertizilation is when the sperm and egg meet, a few hour... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
Don't panic: Even in people with regular periods, timing can sometimes vary. Regardless, unless you want to get pregnant or get an STD, you need to be practicing s... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
After operation: Physicians often talk about the "Post-operative" period. The term refers to the time after an operation. I cannot tell you when it ends, because it ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: Your body can become tolerant of certain medications. Some medications may fail to be effective for you. This is not the case with most meds, tho. Ant... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
It can be.: Thrombocythemia (another name for an abnormally high platelet count) can predispose you to both venous and arterial blood clots. As I am sure you can... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
Depends: It is something that should definitely be evaluated. Either you body isn't making enough red blood cells or you are losing them somewhere. The hemato... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Sample is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sample is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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How on earth can a malignancy be declared as benign? If it is a slow growing malignant entity producing hormones and symptoms, how it can be benign?
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I feel so much better hearing that from another doctor. Thank you so very much. it was a very scary situation.
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I got out of a office position and on feet 10 hours a day cleaning vehicles. Lot more physical activity. Lot of bending and turning.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, MD
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

New York Presbyterian Hospital
Completed 2002

Awards

Top General Surgeon , First Place, New York - Summer
2014
Top General Surgeon, Second Place, New York - Spring
2015
Top General Surgeon, First Place, the East Long Island Region - Spring
2017

Affiliations

New York State Trauma Physician of Distinction, 2011
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