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Dr. Troy Reyna

Pediatric Surgery
Orange, CA
45 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

Wednesday: 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

Doctor Q&A

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Depends: Most pfo's are harmless and cause no symptoms. If you have not seen a doctor , you should see a cardiologist and ask them.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Difficulty: One can have pain with walking and especially going up and down steps. There may be decrease in range of motion, swelling, effusion. There may also b... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Dehydration: Dehydration and electrolye abnormalities can result.This can affect heart conduction and result in malfunction. Usually it is diagnosed long before t... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Same as other : Addiction to oxycotin can be the same or worse as any addiction. There will be other side effects such as constipation, mood swings. Theh there is dru... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Depends : A lot depends on if the hirschsprung's has been repaired. If not the distension can be recurrent. If surgically treated it should resolve quickly, alt... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Diagnostic: Ct of abdomen can only diagnose the presence or absence of intussusception. It cannot treat the condition. A barium or air contrast enema can DX and t... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Pain, stiffness: There will be some minor discomfort. This will reslove quickly with physical therapy. A llot depends on what was done at time of arthroscopy.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Defect in muscle: A diaphragmatic hernia is a hole in the diaphragm muscle or lack of formation of the muscle. This allows abdominal organs to move into the chest cavit... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: Depends on the weight of your 16 month old. If they are walking, then let them do so with hand support. Wrist splint will help with initial discomfort... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Sitz baths: Sitzs bath which is soaking in a warm tub of water several times a day for comfort, with or without epsom salts. Can also apply any type of diaper cre... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Children: A pediatric urologist treats those conditions of the Urinary system found in children. Simple such as causes of bladder infections to reflux or treatm... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
No: Anal sphincter and prostrate are different organs with separate ennervation.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
No: Pyloric stenosis is common in infants aged 3-6 weeks. Beyond those ages the cause of vomiting would be different and should be worked up. A more commo... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Depends: If the 70 year-old is healthy and mobile then knee replacement. If 70 yo is debilitated then pt.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Diarrhea?: After the gallbladder is removed the bile flows into the intestine on a continual basis. This causes irritation and frequent trips to bathroom. I reco... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Target sign: Ct scan should be done with enterl contrast. It will show possible bowel dilatation and a "target" or "bullseye" sign which is a cross section of the ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Surgery: An omphalocele is a midline abdominal wall defect with heniation of intestine and liver inio the base of the umbilical cord stalk. If large the stalk ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: It depends upon several things, time off ventilator, duration of anoxia, and underlying conditions such as heart, ie myocardial infarction, etc.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Depends: If the hydrocele is in a newborn about 75-80 % will resolve by 12-18 months of life. If it fails to resolve then surgery can treat it. If the hydrocel... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Depends: Depends on how long ago was urgery. If recent give it a little time. If moes than three months since surgery it may be here to stay.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Swelling: There is usually more swelling and defomity and pain with fracture. If pain/discomfort increases rather than getting better over time, have it checked... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Constipation: Constipation is the most common cause of left sided abdominal pain.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Varies: Can be congenital when skin follicle or pore fails to form or can result from minor trauma when skin pore is scarred close. The result is a gland that... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: Burning from reflux may be greater.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Depends: A lot depends on your age. You may beabout to start your pereiod soon. Sometimes there is irregular "spotting" prior to the onset of menses. The again... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: Usually treated in the newborn period. Most patiens are female.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Depends: It depends on the familial genes of the persons family. A child with congenital diaphragmatic hernia who does well with surgery should enjoy a long li... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
No: Bile is green. Babies with pyloric stenosis also have hyperbilirubinemia and this can cause the gastric secretions to take on a yellow hue.
A member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Hernia: It is possible that there may be a small umbilical hernia as a result of partial opening of his umbilical incision, if surgery was done laparoscopical... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Vision issues: Eye strain could cause eyes to water. May be time to get vision checked to be on safe side. History of glaucoma in family?
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Repair bladder: A patent urachus is a fetal remnant that results in a connection between the umbilicus and the bladder. Urine may escape from the umbilicus and lead t... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Abnormal, anatomy: Female with redundant tissue, scarring, or granulation tissue that results in pain, dysfunction and or bleeding.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Needle: A sterile needle is stuck into the cyst through the skin. The thick, viscous fluid is aspirated , emptying the cyst till it is collapsed.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
This complex: People with mild cerebral palsy may have limited affects of certain muscle groups. One could see a neurologist to see if orthopedic surgery might help... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Surgery: If symptomatic, growing bigger and restricting range of motion then surgery is the answer. After surgery, there will be a period of wearing a knee imm... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Surgery: Initially surgery to biopsy and/or remove tumor. Chemotherapy based upon type. Sometimes radiation, and/or bone marrow transplant depending upon exten... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Reversal of organs: Mirror image location of chest and abdominal organs. Usually harmless.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Do not know.: Ganglion cysts are most likely due to use or overuse of the joint. It would be hard for most of use to restrict use of a major joint such as the wrist... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Short: Most discomfort resolves in just a few days.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Surgery: If the ganglion is symptomatic and affecting work/life style that would be indication for surgery.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Sometimes: Due to the surgical site and area, antibiotics may be prescribed afterwards. In somer cases peri care or sitz baths.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Depends: Depends how deep it is and how hirsute the patient. If a baby then how hairy are the parents? A deep sacral dimple may predispose to pilonidal sinus d... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Depends: Would have it examined as certain herpes infections can present in a very similar fashion.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Cysts: Usually epidermal inclusion cysts and or blackheads.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Depends : A lot depends on the size of the pfo and whether there are symptoms. Most pfo's are asymptomatic and do not affect one's quality of life.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Surgery: If simple it can be treated with rest and elevation. If severe with vascular and neurological compromise then surgery to open and decompress the muscl... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: It is rare. More common in horses, but it can occurr in humans. Best treated by surgery.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: Situs inversus is nothing morw than a different arrangement of the internal organs in the abdomen or chest. Ie, heart on the right, etc.
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Surgery: If thyroid is enlarged as in goiter and causing compression as to interfere with breathing then surgery would be a possible choice.

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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.
HealthTap member
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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