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Dr. Rodolfo Furigay

General Surgery
Windber, PA
61 years experience male

Locations

Windber Medical Center

Windber, PA

Address

600 Somerset Avenue, Windber, PA
Directions

Fax

8144673655

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue cross blue shield

Cigna

Coventry

Medicaid

United healthcare

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

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

19 Answers
6 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Furigay
General Surgery 61 years experience
See family physician: First see your primary care physician and between you and her/him decide who the specialist(s) to consult.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Furigay
General Surgery 61 years experience
Breast abscess: You need to see your doctor. It seems that you might developed an abscess and need drained and antibiotics prescribed. Forget mammogram for now, it's ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Furigay
General Surgery 61 years experience
Not true: Not true unless you have a bowel that is about to obstruct completely from a variety of reasons in which case you must see your doctor.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Furigay
General Surgery 61 years experience
It's not a good idea: "popping" your own cyst is not good, it will not get rid of it and it may get infected making it more difficult and moe complicated to treat. See a g... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Furigay
General Surgery 61 years experience
Not unusual: Not unusual unless you are having additional symptoms like too much pain, fever, abdominal distention ...etc. in which case you need to see your surge... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Furigay
General Surgery 61 years experience
It is not normal.: Have your leg checked and make sure you do not have DVT (blood clots in the leg veins). It may be over stretching or pressure on the leg nerve us a re... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Furigay
General Surgery 61 years experience
Gastroenterolgist : You need a good history and a complete physical examination by a gastroenterolgist. You will likely need a colonoscopy.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Furigay
General Surgery 61 years experience
Yes, you should.: Barring any unforeseen complications, you should be able to resume normal activity without any restriction 6 weeks following a hernia repair even for ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Furigay
General Surgery 61 years experience
Rarely: It would be very unusual for a teenager to develop pancreatic cancer which is primarily a disease (like most cancers) of the elderly and to a lesser d... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Furigay
General Surgery 61 years experience
Yes.: Just make sure you have not developed orchitis (an inflammation of the testicle), unrelated to your surgery. Check with your surgeon.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Furigay
General Surgery 61 years experience
No: Ct scan of the abdomen is appropriate testing in your particular instance. There usually is no pain after the test. Relax.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Furigay
General Surgery 61 years experience
You can remove it.: Remove it, wash it well with soap & water, rinse, dry & if dry no need to place any more dressing.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Furigay
General Surgery 61 years experience
Stone in gallbladder: Calcification in the gall bladder may indicate a gallstone and if you have symptoms or if you are diabetic, the gallbladder should be remove.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Furigay
General Surgery 61 years experience
Yes: You need to be examined by a physician and between you and him/her decide what needs to be done especially if condition is acute in nature i.E of rece... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Furigay
General Surgery 61 years experience
Upper GI disorder: Hiatal hernia as cause of your symptoms is to me a remote possibility. You should have an upper endoscopy done (egd) and a ct scan of the abdomen. I ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Furigay
General Surgery 61 years experience
Okay: It's okay but it's better to use only one medication at a time, not both at the same time. What works for you is what you will use. Taking 2 medicatio... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Furigay
General Surgery 61 years experience
See your doctor.: You need to have a good history and a good complete physical examination. Additionally, at a minimum, you will likely need an ultrasound and/or ct sca... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Furigay
General Surgery 61 years experience
Not unusual: Not unusual unless associated with swelling, redness, pain, and especially with fever then you must go back and see your surgeon (possible wound infec... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Furigay
General Surgery 61 years experience
General anesthesia: Appendectomy is generally done under general anesthesia. While I have done them under local anesthesia, it is not in the best interest of the patient ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Furigay is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Furigay is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Could it be anything else as dr did not think it was gallstones (CT showed focal Calcification in gall bladder
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! 40 yr old Soldier too proud to admit something may be wrong. My wife asked me to go yesterday.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Philippines
Graduated 1961MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Johnstown Region, PA - Summer
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Johnstown Region, PA - Summer
2013
Top General Surgeon , First Place, Johnstown Region, PA - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Memorial hospital
Memorial medical center
Windber Medical Center
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