Dr. George T Tsai

General Surgery
Redmond, OR
29 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

Doctor Q&A

301 Answers
114 Agrees
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Stages?: Early stage colon ca is curable. Recovery varies depends on the extent of your surgery +/- additional treatment. Find a good surgeon and an oncologi... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: Although skiny patients do have hernia issues. Most hernias are more common (hiatal hernia included) with overweight individuals. Simple physic appl... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Absolutely not: A hernia is an anatomical pathology. Acupuncture may cause release of endorphins to make one feel better but it is not going to correct a hiatal hern... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Possibl hernia: Groin bulge with pain that gets worse with activity or position change is very common with infuinal hernia. Get checked, if you do have a hernia, you... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Hernia: Is it more visible when you lift or stain? Ever painful when you cough? If so, you may have a hernia. Get checked.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: As a 50 year old, it is very likely for you to have another stroke if you don't drastically improve your lifestyle for the better.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
No: Gall bladder removal was first done in 1851. Though initially thought to be related to a host of problems, none was proven true overtime ( including ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
It depends: Hernias can be found in many different locations. Particular symptoms are usually site specific. For the common umbilical or groin hernias, you can u... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Pain with fatty food: Many patients report sharp right upper abdominal pain following a rich meal that can "wrap around" the right side with occasional pain between shoulde... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Healthy: Though many patients don't have much problem with their usual diet after gb surgery, many found themselves intolerant of certain foods (fried, rich fo... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Passenger? pilot?: I have had patients (mostly students) who fly home to family the same day or the next day after surgery. I generally tell my patients who pilot plane... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Hematoma: You are likely dealing with a hematoma if you had a recent injury that can account for the cellulitis. Keep the area clean and change the dressing as... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Implant - yes: Implant reconstruction is commonly done for breast cancer. It is sometimes done at the time of mastectomy. Not sure what you mean by new breasts. O... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Acute presentation: Requires a more expeditious diagnostic approach and coordination among the specialists. Who admitted your son? Who diagnosed his crohn's disease? Was... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Depends: The grade of injury, mechanism of injury, associated injury (i.e. Chest, liver, etc, as commonly occurs with mvc...) all figure into the overall morta... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: Small stage one breast cancer - your prognosis is very good. Keep in touch with your surgeon and oncologist and you should do well.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Age of son?: Not sure about DX of sinusitis? Problem communicating with the doc? Mild to mod cases of gerd are usually responsive to otc acid reducers such as anta... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Just sedation: Gastroscopy is an endoscopic exam of your stomach and is generally done under light sedation on an outpatient basis. Modern gastroscope is small and ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Common: If you had a gastric bypass, malabsorption is expected and your bm consistency will change. If you work closely with your support group, dietary and ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Site of surgery?: If it's on the same side of surgery, it should get better. Though most patients are back being themselves after a month, initial surgical site tissue... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: You will have more stones if you don't.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Multifactorial: Pressure ulcers are rare, though possible in the young - as in a 10 hour back surgery. It is more common in the elderly / infirmed with issues like s... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Varies: Your fitness level, systemic stress, medical condition (old and new), seasonal or environmental allergens ( home or during travel) can all play a role... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Subjective: For you or for your sig other? Don' t waste your time to please your partner. It's more important to know what you want. Living a life to please ot... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
It depends: For simple diagnostic laparoscopy - including some division of scar tissue, it is a outpatient procedure that you can recover from within a few days -... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Usually not: If you are having a lap chole for typical symptomatic cholelithiasis, not necessary. If your diagnosis remains uncertain and your doctors want to be ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Laparoscopic: More steps involved with bypass. The current picture shows bypass. The last question i answered for you has the picture of sleeve.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Bowel obstruction: By definition, if you have strangulated bowel in your hernia, you are obstructed. Usual symptoms include pain, nausea, bloating, and later with emesi... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Best to be examined: Start by optimizing your fiber (25-30 grams/ day = 5-6 servings of fruit and vege) and hydration (~ 8 glasses of fluid/ day). Stool softener may be h... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Fiber/H2O, activity: 25-30 grams of fiber daily with good hydration and daily exercise will improve your bowel habit, keep you regular and reduce the risk for diverticulit... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Prolapse: Does it look like the picture? Can you push it back in? You are describing at least a grade iii hemorrhoid and you are not likely to get better with... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
No: Surgery is the only treatment for hernia.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Check with surgeon: Most people are allowed to resume activities as tolerated in a week after an uneventful laparoscopic appendectomy. However, you should always check w... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Many variables: This is a complicated question as your bmi and your current/future medical co- morbidities all play into the overall picture. We do know that patient... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Mostly positive: Most parathyroid surgery is done to correct hypercalcemia. Having excess calcium in your blood can cause a lot of problems: abdominal pain, stomach u... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Yes but: Otc acid reducers help reduce the discomfort of gerd. If you are not drastically better after 2 wks or your symptoms worsen during treatment, you nee... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Not very likey: Many GI problems present with similar symptoms. Rarely is a GI symptom specific for just one problem. Colon cancer is exceedingly rare for a 25 year... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
See a doctor: Don't take a chance with your health. Diy is not a good idea with any medical procedure.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Unlikely: Sounds like hemorrhoid prolapse. If you need to "push back in" your hemorrhoid after a bm, it is time to see your doctor. You may need surgery.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
One less connection: Mgb was originally coined to describe a method of gastric bypass that connects the stomach pouch to a loop of small intestine - rather than a limb of... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Surgery is best: In general, once you start having issue with your gall bladder, it will keep bothering you until you remove your gall bladder. Laparoscopic cholecyst... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Many choices: If you are not better with store shelf products, it's time to visit your doctor. You need to be sure that it is hemorrhoid and not a polyp or tumor t... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
No: It is a technically simple procedure with low morbidity. Most patients can and choose to go home the same day of surgery.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Few hours: Uncomplicated lap chole requires no hospitalization.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Which one?: Are you taking thyroid replacement hormone? Anti thyroid medication? If you are having issues with your medication, you need to talk to your prescrib... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
It will get better: Some pain after ligation is not unusual and most patients get better in a few days. If your pain continues to worsen, check with your doctor.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Surgery: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the standard of treatment for patients who suffer pain from their gall stones. It is a safe and routine outpatient pr... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Mostly okay: I am assuming you are talking about sutures on your incision. I have seen patients with retained sutures for years without any problem but some do ge... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Groin hernia: You have an inguinal hernia when the content of your peritoneal cavity (fat, bowel, ovary, etc) pushes through the abdominal wall - specifically throu... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Possible: Olfactory hallucination can happen as pre seizure aura. It varies with different patients and may be inconsistent - hence not always predictive of wh... Read More
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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
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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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