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Dr. Peter Lydon

General Surgery
Norwood, MA
40 years experience male

About

Bio

Peter J. Lydon, M.D.,F.A.C.S. has been in the practice of General and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery in Norwood, Massachusetts since 1987. He has been a leader in the development of minimally invasive surgeries as early as 1990. He is a regionally recognized expert in laparoscopic procedures such as cholecystectomy, hernia repair, fundoplication and appendectomy. He is also a Charter Member of The American Hernia Society and Fellow of The American College of Surgeons.

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.

General Surgery

Breast Surgery

Surgery

Licenses

United States: Massachusetts

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

151 Answers
221 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
An : An attempt to dissolve a gallstone in an 11 year old without symptoms is foolish. If he truly has symptoms related to this gallstone, he should have s... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
This : This is a complicated problem. Treatment of rectal prolapse with a wire is outdated. An altemeier procedure (perineal rectosigmoidectomy) is usually t... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
It : It could be. Usually there is a small bulge with slight discomfort and pressure especially with activity. It gets worse the longer you are on your fee... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
Diverticulitis : Diverticulitis can be serious, but most cases are treated with antibiotics and patients recover. It is important to be followed closely by your doctor... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
Probably not: The seasons, in general, do not affect gerd. Sometimes people change their diet with different seasons and this could be the issue.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
Thrombosed hemorrhoi: It is likely a thrombosed hemorrhoid, or a blood clot in a vein at the anus. These are usually self limited and will resolve over a few weeks. If real... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
Not usually: A umbilical hernia this small usually causes no problems. Fat can get stuck in it at times and if, a simple repair should be considered.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
See a surgeon: If it isn't getting better with local measures, you likely need a minor local procedure to relieve a clot in the hemorrhoid. Sitz baths can help as we... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
Not sure: these are vague symptoms and it is not possible to know what is casuing them without the benefit of a complete evaluation and an exam. Check with your... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
No: IVP's are rarely done today and evaluate the kidneys. An ultrasound is safe and the standard of care for evaluation of the gallbladder.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
Tell him the truth: You have a medical condition giving you significant problems. In order to treat this condition, you need surgery to reduce the amount of breast tissue... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
A cyst: It sounds like an epidermal inclusion cyst, commonly known as a wen. They have a tendency to get infected and it is usually best to remove the cyst wi... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
No: It is possible to have constipation after hernia surgery, but it should not cause bloating.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
It can: Sometimes small sensory nerves are divided during a repair. This is especially true with an open repair. It is rarely a significant problem.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
No: A hernia is amechanical problem that won't go away with weight loss. Weight loss before hernia surgery, however, is very important for an effective re... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
No: Not likely. A perforated diverticulitis can cause peritonitis, but this would be more diffuse.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
No: Omentum is commonly found in a hernia but this is not a symptom of cancer.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
Never: The two issues are not related.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: It sounds like a thrombosed hemorrhoid (a blood clot). Early treatment involves surgical removal of the clot in the doctor's office using lidocaine. I... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: Hernia surgery will not limit that activity and will not cause damage to the repair.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
Seroma: It is likely a fluid collection in the space the hernia once occupied. It will resolve over 4 to 6 weeks.
A member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
See a pediatrician: This could be a fissure, see the pediatrician.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: Several things can including a lymph node.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
Dehydration: Just mild fluid loss. Drink plenty of fluids after giving blood.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
1 to 2 times a day: Twice a day should be plenty.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
No: It sounds like a spigelian hernia. Someone your age should not have a spigelian hernia. See a hernia specialist.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
No: Not under any circumstances could this happen.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
Slightly: The injection of xylocaine (lidocaine) to numb the area will sting a bit, but the rest of the procedure should cause no pain.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
Unlikely: Tamoxifen should not do this. You could possibly have restless legs syndrome. Discuss this with your doctor.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
1 week: 1 week should be enough time.
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: No problem unless the hernia is bothering you.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
Likely nothing: Ultrasound and CAT scans finds many small benign lesions in the liver that won't even be seen at the time of a GB removal. Follow up inmaging such as ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
No effect at all: This will have virtually no effect on your posture.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
?infection: It could be a yeast infection. Gently clean it with a q-tip and dilute peroxide and you may want to use lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: There is a possible genetic link between the two.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
50%: Take a bottle of peroxide and mix it 50/50 with either tap water or saline.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
Diet: It is likely something in your diet. Stop using your current toilet paper and use hygienic wipes. Tronolane cream can help as well.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
Possible: If you have jaundice as a result of a stone blocking your liver, it can affect the smell of your urine.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
Small: A colon polyp is usually benign and on a stalk. A lesion implies a growth in the colon such as a tumor.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
Yes, but: It probably won't help. Try the over-the-counter cream tronolane. It helps a bit with the pain.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
See below: A colostomy has an open end of the colon coming out to the skin. An ileostomy has an open end of the small intestine.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
Nothing special: This is a typical location and sounds like a typical fissure. It should improve with the medication.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: An inguinal hernia protruds in the groin along with the blood supply to the testicle. In the process of repairing the hernia, there is some gentle man... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
Normal: This can be normal after a biopsy. Give it a bit more time. If you have a fever, call your doctor.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
No problem: As long as the hernia isn't huge containing colon, a colonoscopy will be no problem.
A member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
A : A skilled surgeon can scope anyone, however, this does not mean that it is the right thing to do. Laparoscopic hernia surgeons are very selective in t... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
Usually none: a previous appendectomy should not have any effect on the ability to have a C-section.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
Yes!: Even one attack from gallstones is a strong indication for surgical treatment. Speak with an experienced surgeon.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
Go to urgent care: Get a doctor to see you and checked for strep and mono. You many need antibiotics.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
Remove it: Most non functioning gallbladders are a result of a stone blocking the GB duct. A laparoscopic GB removal will solve the problem for good.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Lydon is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lydon is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Insightful, short and precise Despite that I myself being a GP wouldn't recommend alcohol consumption for at least 2 weeks post appendectomy.
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Thanks for your quick reply! I'd hate paying for shots if they wouldn't help :) I'll ask about meds
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks, my mom has had this for over a year. This is very helpful.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Boston University School of Medicine, MA
Graduated 1982MD

Awards

Patient's Choice Award 2010
Patient's Choice Award 2011
Patient's Choice Award 2012
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