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Dr. Richard Nguyen

Bariatrics
San Jose, CA
21 years experience male

Locations

Dr. Richard T. Nguyen, D.O.

San Jose, CA

Address

2450 Samaritan Dr. Ste 1, San Jose, CA, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00am
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Practice website

Fax

4083564183

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Affinity Health Plan

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Blue Cross of California

About

Bio

Dr. Richard Nguyen was born in Iowa and raised in Southern California. He currently practices General, Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery in San Jose, CA where he lives with his wife and daughter.

Specialties
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Bariatrics

Surgery

Trauma Surgery

Doctor Q&A

37 Answers
11 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Nguyen
Bariatrics 21 years experience
No. : No direct relation to obesity and smell.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Nguyen
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Ween yourself: Ween yourself off it slowly over a few weeks.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Nguyen
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Its based on BMI: Bmi- is the body mass index. Its basically your height divided by your weight. You can find a ton of online calculators for your bmi. If you have a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Nguyen
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Diet and excersize: The standared answer is a good diet and excersize program, depending on the extent of obesity, a good program can go very far. However if that fails ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Nguyen
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Ussually not: Not unless you have very very bad disease.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Nguyen
Bariatrics 21 years experience
You can yes : You can yes. Although heavy lifting may make it worse.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Nguyen
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Pain: Dull pain and bulging in the area.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Nguyen
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Not proven: No prone diet to improve ibs try different diet plans and decrease artificial ingredients and preservatives.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Nguyen
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Tumors or bleeding : Most of the times spleens are removed its for large tumors or bleeding issues from low platelets or direct trauma and bleeding from the spleen itself.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Nguyen
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Bmi should be 20-25: Your bmi should be anywhere between 20 and 25. Which for a 5'10" female should be between 130 and about 170.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Nguyen
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Bowel rest : Ussually not eating and rest. But if you have a real bowel obstruction you need to be in the hospital.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Nguyen
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Just a few pounds. : A few pounds only but that doesent lead to a healthy diet hat you can maintain weight loss.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Nguyen
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Yes and no: Surgery can fix this problem but it not ussually done except for extreme problems.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Nguyen
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Yes: Most times cyst can be taken care of laparoscopically by an experianced gynocologist. Lap surgery generally leads to faster recovery, less pain and s... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Nguyen
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Similar to regular : Risk are similar to regular laparoscopic surgery. Bleeding infection risk of heart attacks or stokes.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Nguyen
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Yes: Even after removal fibroids can return either in the same place or other locations.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Nguyen
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Ussually laminectomy: Laminectomies are ussually preferable as this relieves the pressure on impinged nerves.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Nguyen
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Yes: Yes that is a problem and should be fixed. Depending on how small the opening is sometimes those things can be stretched but surgery is the better so... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Nguyen
Bariatrics 21 years experience
It varies: Migraines can last minutes to hours.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Nguyen
Bariatrics 21 years experience
No: No direct correlation to pimples.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Nguyen
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Only with surgery : Surgery is the only way that can be fixed.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Nguyen
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Yes: Yes some advanced surgeons can do this but not that many. Generally even the surgeons that are capable only do the single incision procedure on specif... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Nguyen
Bariatrics 21 years experience
BMI more than 25: Obesity can be described by a bmi greater than 25.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Nguyen
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Depends on you: It depends on a number of factors. How large is your hiatal hernia? Do you have a hiatal hernia? How often do you have reflux attacks? How many pil... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Nguyen
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Nope : Once things heal you should be able to resume regular activity.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Nguyen
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Bariatric Surgeons: Specialist for lap band surgery are considered bariatric surgeons. You should find a good reputable bariatric surgeon in your area. Looks for board ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Nguyen
Bariatrics 21 years experience
A few weeks: Ussually it takes a few weeks or a noticeable difference.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Nguyen
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Not necessarily: Most hernia repairs are done with synthetic mesh. They last longer and provide better results than biologic mesh. Biologic mesh tend to be made from s... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Nguyen
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Support groups: Find some bariatric support group meetings in your area. They are generally held a couple times a month and include people who have had different typ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Nguyen
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Overtime : Overtime they will lighten and may eventually disappear.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Nguyen
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Ussually not: Depends on the size of the fistula and what's coming though. But inpatient cases you need surgery to repair it.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Nguyen
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Could be fixed: Hernias can be fixed if it bothers you if not you can wait.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Nguyen
Bariatrics 21 years experience
6 weeks: 6 weeks or longer for a full recovery.
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Nguyen
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Surgical Procedures: Statistically, the best options for the treatment of obesity are surgical procedures. Surgeries like gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy give the h... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Nguyen
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Very common : Very common you'll require extensive rehab treatments and it won't feel like your regular leg for at least a year.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Nguyen
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Yes: Surgery for a hiatal hernia can be done. The surgery is called a fundoplication and these days its a laparoscopic surgery that should be small incisi... Read More

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HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Nguyen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Nguyen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks a lot doctor for your time. I m taking 2 tablet nexium 40.
HealthTap member
Thanks I am going to find a surgeon that is willing to do the procedur
HealthTap member
Thank you so much.83 with PD, CKD, DPSD, You made me less worried.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, CA
Graduated 2001MD

Residency

HENRY FORD HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Bariatrician , Second Place, California - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
American Medical Association
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
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