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Dr. Daniel Reichenbach

General Surgery
New Bern, NC
23 years experience male

Locations

CarolinaEast Surgical Specialists

New Bern, NC

Address

701 Newman Road, New Bern, NC, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Blue cross blue shield

First Health PPO

Aetna

About

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

Licenses

United States: North Carolina

Doctor Q&A

30 Answers
12 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
General Surgery 23 years experience
Sure: If it's just crampy gas pain (no fevers over 101, vomiting or severe/worsening constant pain in abdomen) then simethicone is a safe over the counter a... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
General Surgery 23 years experience
Yes: Emergency medicine doctors do procedures in the er, but do not operate on patients. Trauma surgeons are general surgeons who may or may not have d... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
General Surgery 23 years experience
Yes: If your surgery was uncomplicated, you should be fine to go back to school whenever you feel ready. You should not do any lifting/straining for 4 week... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
General Surgery 23 years experience
See a surgeon: Surgery may be indicated. Often it can be repaired laparoscopically. Unfortunately, there is still a high rate of recurrence after surgical repair.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
General Surgery 23 years experience
Likely benign: Thyroid lesions are classified as solid or cystic or a combination of both. If its over 1 cm in size, it should have a needle biopsy with ultrasound ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
General Surgery 23 years experience
Yes: Most come with an applicator to get the cream an inch or two inside the anus where internal hemorrhoids are located.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
General Surgery 23 years experience
Usually small amount: Typically anal fissures will produce a small amount of bright red blood on the toilet paper after a bowel movement. Hallmark symptom is a burning, st... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
General Surgery 23 years experience
No good ones!: Once gallstones become symptomatic, meaning they cause pain, nausea and bloating, the only effective treatment is removal of the gallbladder. This wil... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
General Surgery 23 years experience
No: If it is a true polyp and over 10mm, there is a very small risk of it developing into gallbladder cancer. That's when we recommend removing the gallb... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
General Surgery 23 years experience
Usually: Biliary dyskinesia is the second most common reason (behind gallstones) for removal of the gallbladder. If the diagnosis is correct ( low ejection fra... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
General Surgery 23 years experience
Good question: Mesenteric panniculitis is not well understood. It is a diagnosis made on a ct scan showing nonspecific inflammatory changes in the fatty tissue that ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
General Surgery 23 years experience
Several: Pain for a week or two after surgery. Bleeding after surgery. Stenosis (narrowing) from scarring. Infection (rarely). Recurrence of hemorrhoids i... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
General Surgery 23 years experience
Not necessarily.: An "ng" tube is often placed to help determine where in the GI tract the bleeding source is and how much blood loss there is. It will not stop the bl... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
General Surgery 23 years experience
See your doctor!: Maroon stools indicate a significant amount of blood in your stool. That can happen for other reasons besides colon cancer, but you will almost certa... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
General Surgery 23 years experience
Transplant your skin: A skin graft is used to cover a burn or large wound where all of the layers of skin have been lost. It is taken from one area of the body to cover th... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
General Surgery 23 years experience
Yes: The spleen often becomes enlarged because of the virus that causes mono. An enlarged spleen is more likely to rupture if you are struck in the abdomen... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
General Surgery 23 years experience
Yes. : Surgical scrub tech or nurse. Anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
General Surgery 23 years experience
Be patient. : As long as you're not having nausea and vomiting, a bit of abdominal distention is normal. It will get better in a few days. Being up and walking as m... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
General Surgery 23 years experience
May need colonoscopy: If this is a change from normal for you, consider talking to your doctor about a colonoscopy. Especially if there is any family history of colorectal ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
General Surgery 23 years experience
Similar: Both can cause leg swelling. Symptoms with DVT tend to be more abrupt in onset, but not always. The only effective way to differentiate the two are ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
General Surgery 23 years experience
Both: Break or sprain can both be very painful, swollen and bruised. If it doesn't improve with ice in the first 24 hours, i would recommend an x ray, whic... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
General Surgery 23 years experience
No: The only way to get rid of a hiatal hernia is with surgery. Losing weight may however help reduce or eliminate acid reflux, which often goes along wi... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
General Surgery 23 years experience
Maybe: If it is a large tumor, it will likely show up on a ct. Many colon cancers do not. The best test to check for colon cancer is without question a col... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
General Surgery 23 years experience
Bad idea: Bleeding from an ulcer can be life threatening! alcohol will impair healing and make it more likely that you will have serious, even life threatening... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
General Surgery 23 years experience
Gastrointestinal : Stomach ulcers, cancer in the GI tract, diverticulosis of the colon are some examples. Cirrhosis of the liver can lead to life threading bleeding fro... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
General Surgery 23 years experience
Bile ducts: These symptoms, especially pale stools, are worrisome for problems involving the bile ducts that drain bile from the liver to the intestine. This can ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
General Surgery 23 years experience
No: A bowel obstruction indicates a blockage and no gas or stool passes. Accompanied by bloating, abdominal distension, vomiting green bitter liquid and ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
General Surgery 23 years experience
Yes: If it is in fact a ganglion cyst, which arises from a joint, most often the wrist, it may rupture or be drained, but they usually eventually return. ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
General Surgery 23 years experience
Acid Reflux: Bad heartburn, fullness/pain in upper abdomen/chest (worse after eating), regurgitation of bitter fluid (especially when lying flat or bending over), ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
General Surgery 23 years experience
5 years: Risk of recurrence is highest in the first two years and declines. After 5 years and no sign of recurrence, you are considered cured of that cancer.

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Testimonials
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Dec 18, 2014
Dr. Reichenbach is an experienced and knowlegeable general surgeon. His answers are clear, concise and medically sound. As a general surgeon he is known for colorectal, thyroid and gall bladder proc...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Reichenbach is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Reichenbach is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! my dr. had me make an appt. for a colonoscopy,never had this problem until perscribed lactulose after hemrohoid prob.wants me to continue.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I do have other issues that can have IBS I didn't even think if that.
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) thank you so much for your time and knowledge- it gave me peaceofmind

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

NEW HANOVER REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Top General Surgeon , Third Place, North Carolina - Summer
2013
Top General Surgeon , First Place, North Carolina - Summer
2014
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