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Dr. Kathryn Wagner

General Surgery
San Antonio, TX
32 years experience female

Locations

Kathryn A Wagner MD FACS PA

San Antonio, TX

Address

414 Navarro St., Ste 1407, San Antonio, TX
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About

Bio

Board Certified General Surgeon with practice limited to benign and malignant breast disease. Fellow of the Amercan College of Surgeons [FACS], member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the American Society of Breast Diseases, the National Consortium of Breast Centers, My solo pracitce was Ceritfied as a Comprehensive Breast Center in 2009 by the American College of Surgeons branch National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers [NAPBC] which will expire 2/2012 and I did not renew [its alot of work]. I was Certified in Breast Ultrasound by the American College of Surgeons/American Society of Breast Surgeons last month!!!!

Specialties
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General Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

99 Answers
33 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Fibrocystic breasts: Cause is the normal fluctuation of monthly hormones and about 70% of women have it. It is the cystic dilatation of the milk ducts prior to menses afte... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Male breast ca: It's called male breast cancer. Treated the same as in women too.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Breast swelling: Call your doctor today and be seen quickly. Either your primary care physician or gynecologist. If you cannot be seen, go to a minor emergency clini... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Lymphedema specialis: You really need to go to a lymphedema specialist who will be a physical therapist with extra training who can fit with appropriate compression garment... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Plastic surgery: This deformity is characterized by a small breast tissue base with larger arreola in a tube shaped deformity. The treatment is to widen the base breas... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Fibrocystic breasts: If its a real problem oral contraceptives can regulate the hormones and relieve symptoms in a lot of women. Or you could try vitamin E supplements, e... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Cysts: Small cysts are cyclical with menstrual cycle, larger cysts can stay for months and can be aspirated (by a provider) to get them to resolve.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: Breast lumps usually do not interfere with nursing. When you have your annual visit with your gynecologist, you should voice your concerns. Your doc... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Abs: Crunches, belly dancing, zoomba, dolphin swimming, get out the wii fit or sports, pretty much any core muscle activity will strengthen the abs. What n... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Girls puberty: Puberty in girls starts around age 8-9 with hair on lower legs usually first, getting taller next, breast buds next and typically last is pubic hair a... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Gamma: Radiation causes breaks in dna which can lead to cell death. It works best when cells are actively dividing or growing, the faster the better actually... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: It is possible. The milk ducts are an open system and bacteria form the skin or mouth can enter the ductal system and cause infection. Mostly seen wit... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
About 5 yrs: Usually 5 yrs is recommended. There are ongoing trials for longer durations of treatment. Some women who are premenopausal when they start are put o... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Underage patient: Laws vary state to state but in general you need your parents for consent to treat any medical condition. Now if you want to go to a pharmacy and ste... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Male breast cancer: 1 in 100 breast cancers diagnosed are in men. Maybe you just haven't met one yet.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Breast lump: You need a clinical breat exam and either mammogram or ultrasound, maybe both. See a doctor/clinic.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: Few yrs? Surgery: a new recommendation to stop routinely dissecting axillae for nodes, this decreases the risk of lymphedema without effect on os or d... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Breast ca: Yes. Both men and women get breast cancer. The shutting off of the ovaries will decrease the estrogen production but the testosterone shots have th... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Maybe: If you are having fever, aches and chills you should not be travelling but should see your doctor. If you have already been drained with a needle or ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Menses/breast ca: Decreases ovarian cancer risk, [my area is breast and ovarian; don't know about other body types regarding this influence].
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Fibroadenoma: A fibroadenoma [fa] is a benign breast tumor originating from the supportive tissue of the breast not the milk ducts or milk producing cells. They are... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Eating: The bottom line is that if you take in more calories than you expend, your body will save it as fat. Bad food choices coupled with a lack of exercise... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Chest wall blood sup: The ima [internal mammary artery] supplies blood to the anterior chest wall. It's branches supply the chest wall and muscles as well as the breasts. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Armpits: Not sure, need more info such as what is the planned surgery or what is the diagnosis. I'm a breast surgeon and I do the extra breast tissue in the a... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Breast ca: Invasive refers to the tumor cells invading through the originating structure [usually the milk duct in breast cancer] and developing the ability to a... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Tumor genetics: You could request a recurrence score which is a genomic evaluation of tumor cell gene s. 2 common tests in U.S. Are oncotype DX and mammaprint.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Breast lump: Could be from the skin, could be a fatty lump, could be a breast lump. See your doctor and if the doctor agrees, you should start with an ultrasound.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
None: Hopefully no bone loss! DEXA scan needed at baseline or start of ai then as needed after that.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
BRCA: Probably not. The patient to be tested is the cousin due to age at diagnosis. You do not qualify because you're risk of having the gene is so low. Tha... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Nursing n wt: It takes more energy to nurse than to grow that baby which is why you're so hungry. This is the time to begin exercising and eat the healthiest that y... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Chest wall: The ima [internal thoracic artery or internal mammary artery] branches supply the chest wall structures including the ribs, muscles, breasts continuei... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Buds: Some? There should be only two, one behind each nipple area and the swollen look is normal for the early development phase. You can google tanner st... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Maybe: It's not the implants that have changes it's the rest of your native breast tissue. The implants are likely behind the pectoralis/chest wall muscle w... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
No: No. Very bad idea as the active ingredient thc can cause elevations of blood pressure and tachycardia stressing the heart. Surgery and anesthesia ar... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Lymphedema: Check out www.Lymphnet.Org the national lymphedema network's site.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
BC clinical ttials: Try these two links, there can be local trials also so you could contact local university programs or cancer organizations http://clinicaltrials.Gov/... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Mexico cancer tx: No. It's your health and your body. But do not expect to be followed by a doc here in us if your treatment was in mexico. And you may have trouble fi... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Breast bone: This is a bone like any other in your body and will grow in proportion to the rest of you. Pecs are the pectoralis major muscles and do not cause bon... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Fibrocystic breasts: No, it's actually very common. 70% of women have fibrocystic changes of the breasts.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
No: Excercise will increase the size of the underlying pectoralis (chest wall) muscle but not the actual breasts. Implants.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Unlikely: Unlikely but breast cancer can go anywhere. Primary thyroid cancer would be much more likely.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Pleurotomy: No, during open heart surgery a chest tube will reinflate the lung and it usually heals rather quickly.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Breast cancer risk: Maybe: some breast cancers take up estrogen as a sort of growth hormone to encourage growth, so too much estrogen can speed growth of these cancers. ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Push ups: There's a reason push ups have been used by pretty much every exercise guru and the military for eons. They work when done correctly. You can vary wh... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Chemotherapy: Most chemo is IV however some is in pill form. You'll have to ask the medical oncologist which treatment is best for the particular type of cancer.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Plantar warts: Yes, but otc treatments work well if the warts are small. A foot doctor can also treat in the office or prescribe if necessary.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Hiatal hernia: This cannot be felt on physical exam so some sort of test is needed to diagnose, ex: x-ray swallow or upper GI endoscopy. This should be diagnosed an... Read More
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Prolactin: Elevated prolactin levels have been linked to an increase in breast cancer risk, however most women who are not breastfeeding but are producing milk g... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Emergent C section: Sure. Whatever it takes to get the baby out alive and well.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Orthotics: Improperly fitted orthotics can cause problems with the feet, knees, hips and back. See a podiatrist or foot specialist if otc is not working, you ma... Read More
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HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Wagner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wagner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
thanks alot doctor..as for your questions the pain only occurs when i touch that area. on a scale of 1 to 10 it is only about a 3 or 4 it is not very bad. i am 23 years old. no back pain, normal skin,...Read More
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) I have a hard irregular fixed lump under my clavicle. Ill get checked
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you. It eased the mind of my elderly aunt who forgot one dose

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, TX
Graduated 1990MD

Residency

Oklahoma City

Awards

Best Doctors San Antonio several years
Best Doctors Texas several years
Top General Surgeon , Third Place, Texas - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Cancer Care Centers of South Texas
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