Dr. Scott Welker

General Surgery
Zephyr Cove, NV
29 years experience male

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Specialties
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General Surgery

Licenses

United States: California, Nevada

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

438 Answers
64 Agrees
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
Not so much.: I think acupuncture is voodoo. It can be harmful in that people go to their acupuncturist in good faith, and they dishonestly portray their methods a... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
Almost any liquid: In fact, you can fed fed via enemas; this was common before we invented IV nutrition (parenteral nutrition). Enemas are very useful when the constipa... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
No.: This type if hernia can be seen only on radiologic images or with a scope.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
Go for lower GI food: The lower the glycemic index, the less your blood sugar will swing up and then down. Here's a good search engine: http://www.Glycemicindex.Com/foodse... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
No!: The operations should be kept separate. The complication rate for both is higher if you combine them.
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A member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
See a doctor: It's not safe to "treat" this yourself, bleeding can be very dangerous! go today!
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
Pretty likely...: Another test in a few days can confirm 100%. Time to see a doctor for prenatal care! congratulations :-).
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: Ginger is highly recommended for prenatal nausea. You might do well with ginger candy or ginger ale.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
Not that bad: It's over in seconds, and not as bad as you might think. Something along the lines of having blood drawn from your arm, or a shot of dental anesthesi... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
No.: Condoms come out of the package sterile, they contain no bacteria, viruses, or yeast. A condom should only be used once of course!
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
Dry it: Use a hair dryer on the lowest setting and blow it into the gaps. Careful not to burn yourself!
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
Don't worry: Those problems are pretty severe; if the pain is gone now you'll probably never know what it was. The symptoms from aortic problems are usually felt ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
Not likely: The anterior compartment is the tightest, and when you're having pain there you usually stop exerting yourself, reducing the pressure there and in all... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
Hormones: Any hormones you take as pills can cause changes like acne. Try a different pill, every woman is different and you should be able to find one that do... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
Could be an abscess: I recommend a follow up visit to either the surgeon or the er. An abscess after surgery is a very common complication of appendectomy.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
Athlete's foot : Is the first thing i would suspect. The fungi eat skin, and can leave holes. Tinea pedis (to sound nerdy) is easily fixed with a topical anti fungal, ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
No.: This is not going to be possible. Why would you want only one tonsil removed? And in the end, your voice returns to normal.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
Menorrhagia: You sound like you're bleeding too much. This can be treated in several ways, but the first thing is to see if you're anemic? See your regular doctor ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: The uterus often contracts during intercourse and if menstruation is near, it can start as a result.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
Yes, gently.: In fact, semen is known to soften the cervix in preparation for delivery with its prostaglandins.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: You may have minor symptoms like that for a couple of years. Many small nerve fibers are cut in an operation like yours and they grow back very slowly... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
Ultrasound: Is the best way. So you have to see a doctor for that. You can go back to the doctor who did the embolization! you should!
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
Good BMI: You body mass index is 16.4. This is very good, you are not too fat or too thin.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
Probably not: I assume you were told this by your obstetrician? If they had found anything serious, they would have told you. Many women have spotting in early pr... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
Can take 1-2 weeks: But call your pediatrician with your concerns. This is a sign that the treatment isn't working, and it may be something else.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
"Vaginosis": The gardnerella bacteria is the most common pathogen. Easily treated with antibiotics. Douching is not recommended!
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: This is perfectly normal. Almost all men have it.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
Incurable.: Vitiligo is not curable. There are treatments available, though, and you should turn to medical professionals, not "alternative" providers. See he... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
Paternity test: It sounds like you need to determine who the father is...And there is no way to know the exact date of conception. It sounds unlikely that you conceiv... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
Ask for a biopsy: Clearly you are very worried about this lump. Breast lumps come and go, and as a surgeon i've seen many "lumps" that were really just normal tissue th... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: Your baby responds to sound at a very young age. It is proven that most infants can recognize their mother's voice when they're born because of this.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: It's raw fish and shellfish like oysters and mussels you need to watch out for.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
Progressive: Yes, you described it well. New treatments are becoming available all the time, and they could extend your life! get treated!
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
They: They are usually more expensive, and they don't taste as good.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
It's: It's better to eliminate than to substitute. But the healthiest oil is extra virgin olive oil.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
Buying: Buying organic: is it worth it? Does it make me healthier?
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
Sometimes: Sometimes you don't need them. If you get enough calcium in your diet, you don't need a supplement!
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: Blood from your period can gather on the outside of the tampon as clots, and the clear fluid of the blood, aka plasma, can seep inside.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: Yes the two are often prescribed together.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
Can't see previous Q: Each question has to be complete for its own sake - and you have to choose the doctor to see your health file. Did you already choose one? If so this ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
Unknown; meditate: We don't know what causes it, but mind-relaxing techniques such as meditation, yoga, self-hypnosis and the like may help. If you don't succeed, thoug... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
Good diet: Your hair growth slows a great deal when you don't eat enough. Also, it's made of protein, so you need plenty of good-quality protein in your diet.
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
Not any more: The sutures dissolve.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
Spine changes: Compression deformities are very common, but you might want to get your bone density checked. Osteoporosis is very common in women, and spinal compres... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
A few weeks, and no.: You should feel fine in 4-6 weeks, and no, the cyst will never come back.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
No: The water absorbed from your bowels is pure. It can then go to the kidneys. You don't absorb the charcoal, and it doesn't show up in your urine.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
Yes, unless bad: If your symptoms are worsening, it's a bad sign. Hard to know. You have a surgeon though! go to them for follow up!
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
Not zero: Sadly, the recurrence rate of breast cancer is impossible to get down to zero. Ask your oncologist to develop an estimate for you. The key to treatin... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
No.: The process of cooking is going to do the same thing as soaking. Soaking can shorten the cooking time, same as it can with beans, but they digest the... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: When you eat salt, your body retains water, and this is heavy.
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Aug 21, 2013
Dr Welker is a knowledgeable general surgeon who is providing a invaluable service to the public on Healthtap. He is also a really nice guy. I endorse Dr. Welker.
Aug 20, 2013
A brilliant, experienced highly engaging surgeon. Highly recommend.
Sep 16, 2013
Thanks for your contribution at Health Tap
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! I get my tablets in a bottle. There is no package insert. Could you tell me if long term use of Prednisolone can cause poor muscle tone?
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Symptoms seem to be worsening as I grow older... Surgery will be suggested to my Doctor,,,Thank you!
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This saved my life. Thank You! Found out I'm anemic, hemoglobin was 7.7, thank u for your quick reply

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

USUHS
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

Surgery
Completed 1999

Awards

Top General Surgeon , First Place, Sacramento, CA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Sacramento Region, CA - Summer
2013
Top General Surgeon , Second Place, Nevada - Summer
2013
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