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Dr. Terry Simpson

General Surgery
Scottsdale, AZ
36 years experience male

Locations

Office

Scottsdale, AZ

Address

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

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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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
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Lots of stuff: You have a few different issues- and need to see your primary care doctor. Don't know they are all related though.
A 80-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Weeks to months: Typically with that it is weeks to months. Sadly we cannot predict this well, but with those it means that it will not be long. I am so sorry.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Several: There are several bugs and combinations that can cause this problem.
A female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: Having done a number of these procedures it can be done. A gastric bypass simply drains the area and does not prevent reflux. The band is a barrier ag... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Rectal exam: Using a small scope the rectum/anus can be examined to see if there are any issues: hemmorhoids, cancer, etc.
A member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Hernia: Could be a hernia or strain. See a doctor about that cough.
A female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: They have been. It is rare but there have been cures.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Flu: Doubt it is colon cancer- sounds more like you have an intestinal bug that is bothering you, and you need to be followed up for that. The ph level of ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Time: Sorry to hear about that. He may take time because the damage to the lung has to heal. So anticipate another week at least. Talk with the lung doctor.
A member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Jock strap: And ice. It's happens but will get better in a few days. If not see a urologist, .
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
NO: This far out you should not be having those symptoms and I would recommend notifying your surgeon and seeing what is going on
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
No: It is probably not the veins - but it could be from the nerves - it could be the removal of the vein caused some nerve damage.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Could be a hernia: the umbilicus or navel area is far below the stomach where you have the gastritis. It may be that you have a hernia and that should be evaluated by a ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Ice and heat: Use ice on the foot two or three times a day for no more than 15 minutes at a time. You can alternate with heat. Time is the main thing that helps he... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Very rare: There are horror stories for every operation - and while incontinence can happen after any rectal surgery - it is rare.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
No: This happens - so keep the skin healthy with some simple moisturizer and enjoy the baby when he or she comes.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Irritation: It could be from the rib itself which is causing the discomfort - or it could be some internal adhesions. I would see a surgeon and inquire.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
It doesn't: jogging has no effect on gallbladder function - what you are seeing is correlation and not causation. I wonder how the pain will feel once the gallbla... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Ok size: The size of the CBD after gallbladder removal increases. The pain in the back and the abdomen can sometimes represent an internal hernia that can happ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
We don't think so: Two or three are fine. No reason to get more. Instead buy a camera cause when the kid arrives if you take less than 500 photos the first month it's ab... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Old data : Years ago there were two types of weight loss surgery: those that didn't work and those that killed you. Today surgery is far advanced but old issues ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Band is faster: Back to work in 3 days v two weeks.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Maybe: If more than 20 percent of the calories are fat then yes.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: Pain can last for seven days. If it isn't getting better recheck with your doctor.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Not many: Lung cancer is tough. There are some experimental treatments at some universities.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: But without changing lifestyle it is futile. So resolve to change what you eat. How you eat and how much.
A 81-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
No: Certain probiotics work but not the ones you get over the counter.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Not many : Calculate your basal metabolic rate - that's about all you'll burn.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Get to an ER: If you have chest pain get to an er to be evaluated immediately.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 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.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Yes : Possible you are pregnant, get an early pregnancy test and check it out. Good luck.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
YES: Especially if there is a genetic predisposition - or it runs in the family. Always good to have a general surgeon check if you are worried about any l... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Yes : The bacteria causing the irritation need to be treated. It will take a week or two for the pain to improve after you start treatment.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Maybe: Better to get rest. No good studies show that meditation does any more than quietly relaxing.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Think of others: When you think and act for another that is a relationship. When you don't there is nothing.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: In england this is the preferred method.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Best diet: One rich in vegetable and lean meats.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Pain and nausea : Best to get the hernia repaired. Small hernias are the most dangerous.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Surgeon: Rare event. We see the nerves and wouldn't cut them. See your surgeon with your symptoms.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Carotid for stroke: Mostly because the artery has plaque and that can become loose and cause a stroke.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
No: It does depend on what was done to your diaphragm- because the pain comes from irritation of the diaphragm, and for just the carbon dioxide, it usuall... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Take your vitamins: The most important thing is folate, (folic acid) since the defects found in children from people with gastric bypass could have been prevented with ta... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Surgery: Sometimes you need to have a surgeon look inside to see if there is any scar tissue.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Water is: Lemon water does nothing but flavor water and make it taste better. A few vitamins and such, but not too much.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Stretch/Yoga: You need to strengthen your muscles, and do a lot of stretching. See a physical therapist for specific exercises - and consider yoga.
A member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: Please be careful, and know that condoms are one source of protection, see your gyn regarding getting on the pill if you can take it regularly.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Fever pain zip : Could be anything. Get an x ray if you're worried.
A member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Discoloration : A number of causes including a mole or just discoloration. Have a dermatologist check it.

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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
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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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