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Dr. Alexander Barkan

General Surgery
Mineola, NY
25 years experience male

Locations

Office

Mineola, NY

Address

120 mineola blvd, Mineola, NY, US
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

About

Bio

Laparoscopic/ Bariatric Surgeon.

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

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

366 Answers
110 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Vomiting : Who is checking your blood so often and why? The increase in alt is not significant to represent any severe disease. Need to look at other liver funct... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Hip pain: First need to decide what cause of hip pain is. Need to see a doctor for that and get some xrays to start with.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: Gastric band and lap band are the same thing. There are two companies that make the band ethicon and allergen. Ethic on makes the realize band and all... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Mets grow: They can increase in size and cause pressure on the brain and if they lie in critical areas then the patient will have a neurological deficits. So to... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Arthritis: Hip necrosis , arthritis, trauma. See a orthopedist for x-rays and consult.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Wait: For at least 4 weeks before exercising.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Dog bite: Go to emergency room, needs a good wash out, rabie shot history of dog needs to be known otherwise you may need prophylaxsis and may need antibiotic... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Lumpy?: Hard to determine based on your description but would reccomend seeing a doctor.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
No: No damage yet but if you will continue to have trouble with drinking you eventually will damage your liver.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Low platlets: It can if you have liver disease from alcohol drinking.
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A member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Under breast pain: Your question is vague. You have to provide more detail so we can give you a useful answer.
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A member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Hair loss: Should not be related to ovarian cyst rupture.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Opposite: Diarrhea is not a sign of dehydration. If you have been on antibiotics you may need to get the stool tested for bacteria that can cause diarrhea . Or ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
No constipation: Not aware that calcium pills make you constipated at all. But may try liquid form if having trouble.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Reflux: Not related to your gallbladder . Need to see stomach dr. And may need endoscopy to look for inflammation in lining of the GI tract.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
2nd degree burn: Use silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) ointment it helps. Don't pop the blisters can get infected.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
At least 6 wks: Of your first timely get away with doing nothing medically. If repeat may need procedure called pluerodesis.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Mesh tear: Unlikely, more likely to move out of position or have a securing stitch brake or scar tissue causing pain or recurrence of hernia.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Too much: Too much is a relative term. It depends on the type of surgery and if anethesia is local or general.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
What Surgey ?: Depending what type of surgery and how long you were in the hospital and if you take water pills? And if you do did they give it to you in the hosp... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
No: If granny needs treatment like chemotherapy then maybe otherwise no.
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Severe bile: From where? Mouth or from below.? Severe bile is not a sign of anything. If she has reflux of bile causing burning in her chest then she needs a work ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
No dysentery : Abdominal pain can be normal after surgey due to the incisions or can be abnormal like a fluid collection in area of surgery or damage to surrounding ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Spine care: Be careful exerting yourself and heavy lifting should be avoided.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
PID: If acute , antibiotics is treatment of choice. If abcess formation drainage is advised if peritonitis or severe abdominal pain surgery maybe option.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Wanna live?: If you qualify for weight lose surgery then you should seriously consider it. In the right surgical hands you will do well. Behavior modification is ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Fever: Low grade temp can be from many causes. If you have an infected gallbladder then yes that could be a source of fever. If you have pain in the area tha... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
What could it be: Could be something like a virus or but your symptoms are non specific enough to give you a diagnosis.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Internal bleeding: Depends where you were bleeding from, how long ago, how bad, what was done for it, and how far out are you from the episode.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Pain: The pancreatitis and gist may have nothing to do with your current symptoms. If you took glee vac or are taking it symptoms maybe related but probab... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Compartment syndrome: Usually not a chronic problem. Associated with trauma or a deep vein thrombosis. Should go to emergency room if concerned.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Ulcers : Ulcers occur in areas where there is poor blood supply. A wound usually has good blood supply to it. Ulcers have clean bases with evidence of poor he... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Pain!: There could be many things including a groin hernia , hip fracture, avascular necrosis of hip , cancer, referred pain from back, or abdomen, trauma, i... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Tubal pregnancy: Lower abdominal pain, vaginal bleeding, history of pelvic inflammatory disease, elevated b-hcg.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Failing heart: May need cardiac stents or open heart surgery or rare cases heart transplant.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Colitis: Maybe recurrence of symptoms or incomplete treatment of flare up or ineffective treatment.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Stabbing pain: Stabbing pain can be muscular can be nerve pain can be associated with infection so need more detail to accurately answer the question.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Sterilization: For males a vasectomy and for females tubal ligation. Both procedures require surgery.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Liver cancer: The side effects are from the effects of chemotherapy and it's immune depressive properties.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
No brains!: Anencephaly means no brain. Hydrocephaly means fluid filled brain.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Faith healing: Most important thing is to make sure there is no infection. Manifested as reddness, swelling, fluid drainage. If yoy have these signs then antibiotic... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Varicose veins: If you are on your feet alot, wear compressive stockings, they really help, with alleviating discomfort.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Colon cancer: Overall very serious, but possibly treatable if favorable pathology and location.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Bowel perforation: Usually associated with severe abdominal pain, the patient is usually not able to move much, and laying still helps decrease the pain. Fever and incr... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Stomach hurts: Can be normal or can be abnormal. It may be associated with total different problem like your gallbladder or maybe due to scaring from your surgery. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Pulmonary embolus: Can be life threatening, need blood thinning medication and urgent doctor and/ or emergency room evaluation, if you are not in a hospital already!
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Laparoscopic surgery: You probably mean laparoscopic surgery and it can be used from anything including knees surgery to thyroid surgery to abdominal surgery to brain surge... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Hernia mesh: Removal can be associated with pain, bleeding, and recurrence of hernia.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Lump: Need to get it evaluated by a doctor. Could be something that can be easily removed.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Weight loss: Hiatal hernia should not be associated with significant weight loss. It is usually assoc with reflux. Wheat allergy may be associated with diarrhea th... Read More
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Testimonials
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Aug 31, 2013
Very talented physician
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Barkan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Barkan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you! I really appreciate your input, this is a very scary time for me and it helps so much to be able to ask questions. Thank you.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you I'm worried because I've had this watery green diarrhoea for 3 days now and can barely eat anything at the moment either
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Thx, Dr. Barkan! I shall add that the spotting & fluid were pre-existing w/adenomyosis & uterine fibroid. My fatigue improved after surgery.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

St george univ
Graduated 1997MD

Medical/Graduate school

St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
Graduated 1997MD

Awards

Top General Surgeon , First Place, New York - Winter
2013
Top General Surgeon , Second Place, New York - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Winthrop University Hospital
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