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Dr. George T Tsai

General Surgery
Redmond, OR
28 years experience male

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Office

Redmond, OR

Address

1245 NW 4th Street, #101, Redmond, OR
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General Surgery

Languages spoken

English

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301 Answers
114 Agrees
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Gall bladder? Ulcer?: Relation to activity? Certain type of food? Stool discoloration? Predictable pattern over the past wk? If it has not improved or actually worsened th... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Measures pressure: Pa catheter is used in the ICU for precise hemodynamic management of critical patients. When used properly, it can be a life saving tool.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Just need a portion: Living related liver transplant is considered routine at some select transplant centers. It is an excellent option to address end stage liver failure.... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Bleeding from?: Call your surgeon. Persistent " heavy bleeding" after a biopsy should never be taken lightly.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Mostly: The overall mechanism that result in the damages typical of ibd ( crohn's and uc ) is mediated by one's own immune system. Arguments continue regardi... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Food and meds: Start with smaller portion meals, cut out carbonation, chocolate, mint, and eating within 5 hours to sleeping. Add otc meds like zantac, (ranitidine)... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Diet & lifestyle: Meds only reduce the discomfort / injury associated with gerd. Dietary and behavior modification are what's needed to address gerd. Select better fo... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Not really: Breast tissue is on top of your pectoral muscle - won't resolve with whatever wt training technique you use.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Toned down: 1st of all, the quality of life and overall health of most pancreatic transplant patients are dramatically better than their pre transplant state. Th... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Incisional hernia: Incisional hernias can occur along the entire length of a incision - much like a zipper that gradually breaks down along its entire length once a toot... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Unknown: Appendicitis is often treated primarily with antibiotics outside of us - where surgery is the back up plan. Given our legal climate, it is not likely... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
ER: Any trauma involving fractures of left lower ribs with abdominal pain/swelling and dizziness = splenic injury till proven otherwise. Not a conditio... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Stoppage of flow: Aneurysm expands while receiving blood flow - most of the time slowly. To decrease the risk of ongoing expansion and eventual rupture - a bypass dive... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
See a doctor: Perfection is more hype than reality. Many people have asymmetrical features that can appear unusual or even " abnormal". You need to raise your con... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Needs to see a doc: Recurrent n/v/d over 8 wks can be a number of different problems and a doctor's visit is needed to get an exam with specific symptoms defined and appr... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Likely recurrence: Recurrent hernia surgical site swelling following resolution of postop changes is recurrent hernia till proven otherwise. If you have focal discomfo... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
As usual: Much like bathing a toddler being potty trained - accidents will happen but life goes on.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Yes: There are 4 types: 1) sliding 2)rolling 3)sliding and rolling 4) hernia containing abdominal organs such as colon, small bowel or even solid organ suc... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Reconnection: The reversal procedure is to re-establish colonic continuity so the patient can again eliminate via anus. Keep in mind that not all ostomies can or s... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
NO: Only clots within your circulatory system cause problem. No problem expected with menses, nose bleed, hemorrhoid, cuts, etc.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Be careful: Call your surgeon asap. No one else is better prepared to address your concern. If your calf pain is accompanied by swelling of the same leg - you n... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Hernia: Painful lump at or around the umbilicus is usually a hernia, especially if it gets worse with coughing, lifting, straining... Easy to fix but he shoul... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Different needs: Similar to the variety of fishing lines required for different application. Physical considerations such as the strength required, location of use, c... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Yes, but: If you do not have a family history, marfan's, connective tissue disorder or some unusual metabolic disorder, you are too young to have an aortic aneu... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Proper support: Staying in shape, exercise frequently (while avoiding leg trauma), wear supportive stockings - especially when traveling long distance where prolonged... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Depends: Camera port is usually in your belly button. Typically, up to 3 ports along your right rib cage. If appropriate, newer technique utilizes just one t... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Many: Palliative care is designed to preserve and or improve the quality of life. It is done in the setting in which a cure is not possible or realistic. ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
YES: Many people do and live quite normally. Just make sure you have periodic surveillance and report any abnormal bleeding / bruising without delay. Cri... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Yes: Not all pleurodesis are the same. Depends on the agents used, the method of application, and the nature of your pathology, the success rate varies gr... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Possibly: Varicose veins on the inside of your rectum are known as internal hemorrhoids. They and bleed and prolapse when you defecate. Persistent straining c... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Yes: Just make sure you pick an experienced surgeon and do not skip the routine preop evaluations. When the right surgery is done for the right indication... Read More
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A 71-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Depends: Most of the "groin pulls" i see are related to groin hernia. A general surgical consult is a good place to start.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Possibly: Essential thrombocytosis (high platelet count) is associated with increase risk of excessive clotting. The problem is worse if you become dehydrated.... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Yes: Pump, massage, compression garment and certain exercise and being attentive to your lifestyle and body posture can all be helpful. Get your loved one... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Yes: Make sure you do it right with proper instruction and group support. It won't help if you hurt yourself while attempting some moves that are not appr... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Minor discomfort: In addition to surgical site discomfort for a few days (assuming a uncomplicated lap procedure), some patients report minor bloating and swallowing di... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Depends: Some nerve injuries take a long time to recover, and some never do. In general, the younger and healthier you are, your chance of complete recovery i... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
See a doc: A brian tumor can or will give you specific symptoms base on its biological nature and/or location(s). Start with a visit to your medical doctor, he ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Reduce intake: Ideally, if you are able to exercise and eat less, your metabolism will be revved up and excess body fat utilized to provide energy. However, this is... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
? particular symptom: In general, the more specific your question, the better the answer. Is it pain? Swollen glands? Problem with voice? Swallowing?
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Depends: Most hiatal hernia require no surgical intervention. Eating right (right time, right amount, and right food selection), keeping your weight in check ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Find a good surgeon: Left colectomy is a routine procedure with a low rate of complication. It is increasingly done laparoscopically even for cancer. Check around, findi... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Colitis or worse: Recent onset or chronic issue? Abdominal pain with bloody bms is typically a sign of colitis. If you have been bleeding for a while, or a large qua... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
YES: Your bmi is 58. Most insurance company provides coverage for bmi> 40. As your bmi gets closer to 60, your surgical risk is higher. You should get e... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
It depends: There are many technical components and individual variations to take into consideration. Initial discomfort may be over in 1-2 wks if done via scope... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Yes: Most early changes that can progress to cancer are indeed detected and corrected by your healthy immune system. However, once cancer growth starts, y... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
NO: Different anatomic region. Thyroid gland is not part of your digestive tract and is not visualized during gastroscopy.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Surgery is required: Once a hernia is identified - it will never improve without intervention.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
When it bothers you: No one can predict future complication regarding a hernia so most doctors recommend elective intervention to avoid problems such as acute incarceratio... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
YES: All quinolones (avelox, cipro, (ciprofloxacin) levaquin... ) are associated with risk of tendon rupture.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Tsai is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Tsai is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Im scared! IDK what stage of endometriosis I am @ a 27yr old single mom a 21 month old son!!with/ had chocolate cyst about a year ago
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Yes I had the pressure test and it was 124. The deep posterior was 25 both while sitting. Not blood pressure. getting surgery soon! Thank u!
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Upper GI endoscopy scheduled next week - will find out soon. It's pretty weird how tender it is. I was in sweats when he palpate the area.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Drexel University College of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1994MD

Affiliations

Surgical Associates of the Cascades
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