Dr. Troy Reyna

Pediatric Surgery
Orange, CA
46 years experience male

Locations

Pediatric Specialty Faculty, Children's Hospital of Orange County

Orange, CA

Address

505 S. Main Street, Suite 225, Orange, CA
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

7143644051

About

Bio

born and raised in texas. college at united states military academy (west point). served in army for 21 years and retired as colonel. moved to las vegas as a private practice pediatric surgeon. after 18 years in vegas moved to southern california to work at CHOC. Have been a pediatric surgeon since 1989.

Specialties
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Pediatric Surgery

Licenses

United States: California

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Gentle and can betaken once a day on a longterm basis.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
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No: The problem with gallstones is the gallbladder. Stones indicate that the gallbladder is diseased and needs to be removed. It is not the standard of ca... Read More
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
No: Pallister killien is a random defect of the 12th chromosome. It has muliple far reaching effects. It is evidenced by hypotonia, developmental delay, i... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
GI consult: Lifelong constipation in a child is not normal. Certain conditions need to be diagnosed and treated so a normal life can be enjoyed. At a minimum your... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
No: Opsoclonus which is erratic movements of the eye is common to advanced neuroblastoma. It can be confused with nystagmus which is a fast lateral jerk o... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
No: It is more common in early childhood, but remains a rare tumor. 400-500 cases a year in the U.S.
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Fruit juice: You can add fruit juice to baby's diet. Preferable apple, white grape, or pear juice. Start with an ounce a day at first. Sometimes trial and error is... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Fluids: Jkeep up with your water intake. Take low iron prenatal vitamins. Avoid excess dairy products, cheese, etc. Lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. More ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Yes: Depends on the iron content. Try a low iron variety.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Gastroenterologist: A GI specialist is an expert on all issues of the gut.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Four stages: Stages 1-4. One is small tumor involving only single kidney. Two is large tumor crossing midline. Three involves mets to vessels and lymph nodes. Four... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Uncommon: It occurrs about one in 4500 to 5000 live births. All babies are at risk, although there seem to be some areas of the globe that have a slightly high... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Maybe: The colon(large intestine) recycles water from the gut. The less water in ones diet the harder the stool. Increase water in the diet and the colon abs... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Yes: Appendicitis ocurrs quite frequently in the first two decades of life. The younger are less able to convey to their parents how they feel and thus the... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Can: Sodas that contain caffeine promote diuresis which increased urine output which can lead to total body dehydration. Inadequate fluids in the body is a... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
2 - 3 weeks of life: Most newborns vomit. Normal vomiting will respond to simple measures such as changing formula or adding rice cereal to treat reflux. If it gets worse ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Rare: Occurrs about one in 5000 live births.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
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Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Depends : Depends on what stage of treatment. Initial treatment is a colostomy. Second stage is repair. Third stage is closure of ostomy. Recover to bowel funct... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Surgery: First surgery is needed to sample the tissue and confirm the diagnosis. If the mass is small and not involving other structures it can be completely r... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Yes: This is especially true if the umbilical hernia is asymptomatic or if there are only mild symptoms.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Different: The cause of crohn's and appendicitis are extremely different. Appendicitis is localized non immune inflammation. Crohn's is more complex in nature an... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Yes: There is some discomfort after the procedure. Usually pain medication and/or ear drops are prescribed for post op management.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Yes: It is likely an umbilical hernia or epigastric hernia. Both can be easily repaired especially if they cause pain or discomfort.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Olive oil: A couple drops of olive oil in each ear can be quite soothing.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Yes: Cystic fibrosis can present with a myriad of symptoms. You do not have to be of northern european descent to be at risk. A simple sweat chloride test ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Second opinion: Cough is a symptom. There are many causes. If chest xray is normal. One can may sure your child is not aspirating. Many children with reflux have sil... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Yes.: Common things are common. Constipation with hard stools is associated with rectal tears or fissures. You can see your doctor or try MiraLAX (polyethyl... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Check with doctor: With hypothyroidism you should check with your endocrinologist. If your hypothyroidism is under control the constipation should improve.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Surgery: Infants who present with symptoms will need surgery, usually after a stabilization period on a ventilator. This will allow pulmonary hypertension to r... Read More
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A 79-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Unsure: Can you be more specific as to what is being adjusted. What kind of spring device and how is it applied and where?
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Variety of things: A skin tag is very nonspecific. It can be removed and then the pathologist can tell your surgeon exactly what it is and if any further therapy is need... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Yes: If you are symptomatic, yes. The mass may not be related to the constipation at all.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Fluids and fiber: Increase fluid, water and fiber in diet. Increase fruits and vegetables, preferably fresh. Decrease the amount od dairy products to include cheese as ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Not necessarily: It depends on the extent of the defect and how it affects you. If you consider it mild and of no significant consequence then go with the flow.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
No: Omphalocele is a sporadically occurring abdominal wall defect. Intestine and often liver herniate into the umbilical cord. Surgery can be undertaken s... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
No: Hare lips or cleft lips can run in families, but occurr sporadically and are not related to specific documented prenatal events or diet.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Yes: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is not a laxative as the name suggests. It is a non digestible sugar that pulls extra water into the intestine to soften... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Washcloth: Or as my mother use to say, 'nothing smaller than your elbow'. If you feel you have wax or some inner irritation, try a few drops of warm olive oil.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Simple: Pull back foreskin to the coronal sulcus and wash gently.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Yes: Prenatal ultrasound is done routinely. And if of high quality often can pick up cleft lip defects.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
No: Lymphangiomas are defects of the lymphatic system not to be confused with hemangiomas. Hemangiomas are known to involute as the child grows older afte... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Possibly: Ask him where it hurts. Have him point out the area and demonstrate with a few coughs. If you see a bulge at the navel or the navel is tender then he ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Not really: Most if not all symptoms of appendicitis are internal. If an infant there might be redness to the abdominal wall.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Unusual: Prs or pierre robin syndrome is usually picked at birth or shortly after.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Depends: If you are asymptomatic, forever. That is a normal life span.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Possibly: If an infant has esophageal atresia, they will be evaluated for the vater association. This will rule out issues with imperforate anus and/or duodenal... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
No: Of running after you eat causes constipation then possibly yes. The incidence of appendicitis is higher in patients prone to constipation.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Yes: Depending on the mode of repair and the size of the defect some children will develop pectus excavatum. If this is significant it can be addressed sur... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Ganglion: If the mass is at the wrist level it is most likely a ganglion. These can be hard even though they are cystic. Surgery to remove it is simple if it is... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Hernia: An umbilical hernia could result in severe pain located behind the belly button. Straining at stooling can exacerbate pain. See a surgeon.
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Testimonials
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I recommend you as a well know expert in your field. Dr Jakavick would recommend this Dr To all who seek their expertise.
Oct 18, 2012
I shared patients with Dr. Reyna while he was in Las Vegas. His technical and communication skills are excellent.
Sep 23, 2013
Known Dr Reyna for years and he is an outstanding and caring pediatric surgeon.
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thanks dr. reyna. it just feels so strange...it happens 4-5 times a week...and can feel it literally right under my surgical scar....will keep a look out for he symptoms you mentioned.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I already suspected brain lateralization wasn't linked to organ orientation in situs inversus, but I liked getting confirmation. Thanks for your time!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I want to be tested for it, as a baby and now as an adult i would like a full body exam to find out if i truely have that disease.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Georgetown University School of Medicine, DC
Graduated 1977MD

Residency

Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Residency

Tripler Army Medical Center

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Orange County, CA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Orange County, CA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Orange County, CA - Winter
2013

Publications

Observations of a Pediatric Surgeon in the Persian Gulf War
Emergency Treatment of Epidural Hematoma: Case Report
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