Dr. Terry Simpson

General Surgery
Scottsdale, AZ
37 years experience male

Locations

Office

Scottsdale, AZ

Address

9377 E. Bell Road, Suite 207, Scottsdale, AZ, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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Fax

(480) 500-5081

Insurances accepted

UnitedHealthcare

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Arizona

Cigna

Aetna

About

Bio

Weight loss and wellness surgeon. Blog through YourDoctorsOrders.com . Primary interest in weight loss surgery, lap-band surgery, and gastric sleeve.

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

Doctor Q&A

754 Answers
253 Agrees
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
Infusion issues: Can cause allergic reactions, infusion issues, can damage the heart, can cause scar of the lung - depresses the immune system. Fever and chills nause... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: But it is better to wait because you won't heal well with radiation.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
Common: Here are the band ones: Herceptin (trastuzumab) can cause serious heart problems, including: a decline in heart function irregular heartbeats high ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
Five major: Rny (also called gastric bypass) - lap band- sleeve- plication- stapling - and lots of variations.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
Variety of ways: Because they are not filtered by the spleen they will have different looks to them under the microscope- and it is one of those things that those of u... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
YES: Lots of reasons a joint bleeds- but it is important to stop it, and sometimes surgery is the best way.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
Cancer meds: Drugs used for specific types of cancer.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: Often so be careful about birth control and if you become pregnant start taking vitamins early. Check with the weight loss surgeon and your ob.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
No: Generally little discomfort with that- just severe bleeding that can cause problems. See your doctor if you are worried.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: Several types can cause the spleen to enlarge including lymphoma, leukemia. It can also enlarge with stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer - but the main ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
No: That is from something else. Good luck.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
Old injury: Could be an old infection or an old injury to it that causes the calcium deposits to be there.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
Blocks hormones: It blocks some hormones that have been found to increase the risk of breast cancer.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
A neurotransmitter: Dopamine is a chemical that is used for a number of things: from the brain, to being used to help support blood pressure.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
Company : They have the same goal but with different approaches. No one is better- but check with your neurosurgeon.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
Reactions : You should go through the reactions. Read the drug insert first and go through a list of questions.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
Bleeding infection: Few - sometimes people have some bleeding after the surgery and sometimes people develop an infection.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
Cancer: This is a potent cancer drug for the treatment of ovarian cancer. It is complicated, and if you are prescribed it you should go through all the reacti... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
14-18: Most insurance won't cover before 18 but some programs go to 14.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
Not really: Food isn't magic, so eat a normal, healthy diet- do not overdo with sugar and avoid soda, and high calorie drinks. Modest protein.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
What u live with: See what you can live with after surgery and the best tool for you.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: If you also change your lifestyle to eat healthy.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
No: Unless it involves heavy lifting.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
4-20 hours: Depends where it is and what structures are near.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
Depends: Silicone feel the most natural - saline has a slosh to them. They look like small bowls of fluid. There is a distinct feel to breast implants - but of... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
Diet, drugs: Some drugs can cause it- as well as diets that are high in carbs or fructose or high fructose corn syrup.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
Nerve blocks: If a nerve is blocked well with a local like Lidocaine phenol can provide longer relief.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: First, make certain they are hemorrhoids, and have a doctor look. Second, get some tucks (witch hazel) pads - and follow instructions. Third, get som... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen): It will improve over time- it is uncomfortable because it is quite a large device under the skin, but your body will get use to it. Until then just ty... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
1-4 weeks: Depending on how much they had to do, how active you are, and what the pathology is- could be anywhere from one to four weeks- or longer if there is a... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
Parathyroid : Over active parathyroid gland. Or infected bones or some broken bones or joint issues.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
Sometimes: It has helped in some circumstances- not all- and not completely.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
Organ failure: Fevers. Pain. Organ failure. Jaundice.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
Pretty safe: Short term risks depend on the condition of the patient and the surgeons volume. Generally an experienced surgeon with healthy patients has a 2.7% ris... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
Nerve damage: Damage to the nerves to your voice box and the gland that regulates calcium.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
See your lapband dr: You need an unfill soon. Probably from too tight a band or eating too fast.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
Yes : All options are open. Good luck.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: The hernia can be large enough to displace lung tissue and inhibit deep breaths. But if you are short of breath see your doctor.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
Probably not: There is not a relation between the two of them, that we know of. That could change tomorrow. Get your colonoscopy according to recommendations, and ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
Surgery: Once the gallbladder doesn't work it is time to remove it. Nothing can change that although there are some expensive medicines that can help them diss... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
Severe symptoms: If it interferes with your life then you are a candidate.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: Clear studies show that heart bypass surgery increases longevity over not doing surgery.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
Symptomatic: When they have symptoms, or it is causing issues with the blood pressure.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
Reflux and ulcers : Reflux or gerd can be as well as ulcers.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: It is highly carcinogenic and often swallowed.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
Normal feeling: The band is the safest of all weight loss operations and if you use it correctly will be a great tool.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
Stress and protein: Surgical stress and inadequate protein. It will come back.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: Bruising can happen with compartment syndrome. Good luck.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
Hemorrhoids: Piles are the most common by far. They can cause a bit of leaking. Least common is rectal sarcoidosis.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
Colic type: Could be irritable bowel or a hernia or diverticular disease or muscle strain.
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HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Simpson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Simpson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Simpson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I'm on disability, Medicare. I currently weight 400 and stand 5'10". I'm only 23 years old. I'm glad there's hope for Medicare to help. :)
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! I'm seeing my Primary Mon & will follow up w/gastro. Told i had fatty liver once. Hope to catch nything early
HealthTap member
thanku doc for the reply. its weird, the urination is DRAMATIC (12x in an hr) if i have even a little bit of coffee. freq urination on n off

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1986MD

Residency

VIRGINIA MASON MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Most Influential, Third Place, Phoenix, AZ - Winter
2013
Top General Surgeon , First Place, Arizona - Winter
2013
Top General Surgeon , First Place, Arizona - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Affiliated Surgical Associates
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