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Dr. Miguel Rodriguez

Gastroenterology
Miami, FL
39 years experience male

Locations

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Miami, FL

Address

8525 SW 92nd Street, Suite C10, Miami, FL
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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.

Gastroenterology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Malabsorption?: Usually excess fat in the stool will result in very foul smelling depositions and shiny (covered in oil) stool. Qualitative stool fat test is a good s... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Mixing drinks: First, is not a good idea to mix drinks, you will get a miserable hangover. Alcoholic beverages relax the muscle at lower part of the food pipe that p... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Anal sex and HIV: Yes and yes, there is friction during intercourse that can lead to breaking off the skin and that is the port of entry for the virus. It has nothin... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Yes, probably reflux: Chronic unexplained cough could be associaterd with acid reflux as well as bronchial asthma. You should ask your physician about a trial of medication... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Liver failure: It will depend which one of her medical conditions is the dominant one. If liver, the survival rate for end stage liver disease is 50% within the firs... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Liver donation: Worst risk is liver failure. That is why patients who are thinking in becoming living donors are very, very carefully screened to avoid risks.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Anal fissure: Yes, that is possible, especially if the fissure was deep.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Abnormal liver test: Clearly there is a liver process going on. Would extend the valuation to autoimmune and metabolic causes of liver disease.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Pain and diarrhea: Possibilities include diverticulosis, colitis, among others. Fatty liver may have no meaning at all regarding this condition. Seek the help of a gastr... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Blood in paper: Since you were constipated, the stools have dried and irritated the lining of the rectum as you had a bowel movement. If you start having more ble... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Chest pressure: It could a whole host of things from allergies, to cheart issues and reflux. Visit your doctor agoain.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Hepatitis & tattoos: If the needle and the ink are contaminated with blood from someone with hepatitis c, the answer is yes.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Liver biopsy: You rest for approximately four to five hours after the biopsy and then go home. At home, do not lift more than 15 lb for the next 5 days and no aspir... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Diet after BCIR: Probably no. I would start with bland foods and advance slowly. I am sure there willbe a nutrionist in the hospital for nutritional counseling. High a... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Bellyache: Not really. Perhaps, it is a case of adhesions pain. Adhesions is scr tissue on the inside. Since beer is full of gas, as you drink beer, the intestin... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Maybe: This medication can make the person gain weight and that by itself could increase the storage of fat in the liver and result in fatty liver.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Causes of fatty live: Many things. They range from inborn metabolic disorders to just plain eating too much. The liver is the only organ capable to produce fat, everywhere... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
IBD treatment: Make sure that you follow up regularly with your gastroenterologist and take your medications as prescribed.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
IBD and surgery: It will depend which part of the bowel is affected, for how long you have had the disease and what other conditions or complications may exist. Once y... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Antacid: The aluminum hydroxide salt in mylanta neutralizes the acid in the stomach.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
IBD and digestion: As the name says, inflammatory bowel disease. This group of diseases produces inflammation of the lining in the gastrointestinal tract. Therefore, th... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Reduce fatty liver: Weight loss and aerobic exercise will mobilize fat out of the liver. There are no medications that will help you get rid of the fat.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Antibiotic treatment: Is a group of antibiotics used to treat the bacteria h.Pylori. It does require a combination of antibiotics because it can develop resistance very fas... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Stomach bloating: No. Stomach bloating can have multiple causes starting with diet, food indiscretions, to conditions such as gastroparesis and irritable bowel.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Anal itch: There are many causes for anal itch including hemorrhoids, parasites, hot and spicy foods, so it will require an examination. Please see your physicia... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Acid reflux: These are symptoms of acid reflux and should be treated. Perhaps a short course of a medication like Pepcid (famotidine) (over the counter) may impo... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Coke and Antacids: Regular coke and diet coke are very acid drinks. It may be better not to consume them and avoid the need for antacids.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Liver enzymes: Ovarian cancer, could produce elevation of the liver enzymes for several reasons, spread to the liver, chometherapy effect, vascular congestion due to... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Aspirin and lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine): Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) does not have aspirin, but Bismuth Subsalicylate is a sslt of salicylic acid that is the main component of aspirin... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Anal swelling: It is possible that you may be pushing really hard while having a bowel movement and hemorrhoids are forming.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Liver enzymes: Liver enzymes are in the different parts of the organ with no specific anatomic location. Some enzymes are located in the membrane of the hepatocyte,... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Not really: Thease are different diseases without a known genetic link.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Liver donation: As everything in life, there is no risk free ride. You have complications from any surgical procedure such as infection, anesthesia related, pain, etc... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Therapy for Reflux: Sometimes, is necesary to use two drugs for the management of reflux. It is safe.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Nausea: Atrophic gastritis is not likely to give you nausea. Please get back with your physician for additional testing.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Fibrospect/Fibrosure: It is a surrogate test for determination of scar tissue in the liver (fibrosis). Tests are processed in the United States. They reliable at both end o... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Change your diet: More fruit, vegetables and cut the dairy and processed meat.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Liver failure: Advance liver disease, cirrhosis and near liver failure.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Not a good idea: Baby oil is not to be ingested. It can be aspirated into the lungs and cause serious harm.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Not enough water: Coke and similar beverages have caffeine. Caffeine has diuretic effect making you urinate more. You could dehydrate if you drink too much coke and not... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Esophageal spasm: Is a term to define abnormal contraction of the esophagus during times that the individual is not eating. It could be triggered by food at temperat... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Moderation: Assuming that you do not develop chronic hepatitis. You should have your liver profile in blood checked by your physician before you decide to drink a... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Probiotics and IBD: One of the different theories about the mechanism of disease in ibd is the interaction of the gut flora and the lining of the bowel. There are instanc... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Liver disease: The most important function of the liver is the clearing of toxins from the blood as well as produce substance that are necessary for daily living. A ... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Acidity and Heart: Because increase acid can sometimes imitate the symptoms of a heart attack.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Liver biopsy: A needle is introduced between the ribs into the liver and a very small core of tisue is removed after the best spot has been located with an ultrasou... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Nutrition: If you are having diarrhea, you should stop eating solids for at least 4 hours in order to decrease the frequency of depositions. Then start any form... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Intestinal transplan: It is a surgical procedure, where the liver, small bowel and usually the pancreas that are malfunctioning, are replaced with the same organs from a do... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Details: During a colonoscopy, it is possible to examine the colon in detail and obtain biopsies or remove the polyps if found. A barium enema, provides an ima... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Depends: As long as the infection stays present. Some cases it will improve spontaneously in others it may require antibiotics and further care.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Rodriguez is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rodriguez is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I'm pretty sure this answer will save my friend some very miserable pain and hopefully myself from a whole lot of worry.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you sir I will act upon your kind advice. May you always remain happy.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I know it can take 6-10 weeks to heal which it hasn't been. Thanks!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena, Dominican Republic
Graduated 1983MD

Awards

Top Gastroenterologist , First Place, Florida - Winter
2013
Founding Rx Editor, First Place, National - Winter
2015

Affiliations

Miami gastroenterology consultants
Miami Gastroenterology Cnslts
South Miami Hospital
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