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Dr. Jason Bodzin

General Surgery
Algonac, MI
52 years experience male

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General Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

59 Answers
5 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
Chemo and/or radiati: Your case is too complicated for a simple answer. You need to be in a cancer center where your treatment can be tailored to what your specific case r... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
Mucous: The inflamed colon inside layer secretes mucous in excess of usual amount. Usually this mucous is incorporated in the stool. If the rectum is inflam... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
Very safe: Azathioprine a very useful drug in crohn's disease. It is an anti-inflammatory which is steroid sparing. Many patients with cd who are initially giv... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
Straing or rectal ma: Rectal prolapse is not common in men but when it occurs, it is usually from chronic diarrhea and straining at the stool. Rectal prolapse should usual... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
No special time: Vomiting does not always follow abdominal pain and rumbling. If vomiting occurs more than once or twice in this setting, you should see your doctor. ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
About 30% : Effective in about 30%. Effect may be short-lived or long term. Expensive, inconvenient therapy but may allow surgery in a healthier patient. A sur... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
Iatrogenic gastritis: Medications such as asa or ibuprofin are probably the commonest causes, but many others have been implicated. Then there are the peptic ulcer problem... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
PROBABLY NO EFFECT: Generally speaking, if a crohn's patient is healthy, the chances of pregnancy are about equal to the normal population. Once pregnant, the incidence ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
Somewhat: There are numerous families where there are children and /or grandchildren, cousins, etc. With these diseases. If both parents have ibd, the incidenc... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
Variable: It depends on the cause of the peritonitis, if it is associated with peritoneal dialsis, it amy be a matter of a week or two on antibiotics with or w... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
Probably not: Adhesions may go away on their own or may become a firm scar and case obstruction. They can't be seen on any specific test, but the results can be s... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
Yes: Laparoscopic surgery to remove the gallbladder is the standard of care for this procedure and is very safe in the hands of surgeons experienced in thi... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
No: I feel that everyone with documented crohn's disease(cd) should be on therapy with only a few exceptions. If your cd is at the end f the small bowel,... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
May be significant: Abdomenal pain with runny stools in your age group could indicate inflammatory bowel disease(ibd). Blood in stools is always abnormal. You need a co... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
Constipation: It is unusual not to have a bm in five days. Is this a persistent problem? If so, you may have slow transit constipation. Therapy is indicated. Wo... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
Probably muscular: Many people have spasm in the rectus abdomenus muscles when bending over to tie shoes or put on socks. The way to avoid this is to bring the foot up ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
Not serious: If the lesions come back, they may be hydradenitis which can be cured by eliminating the infected source. Disseminated staph or strep can settle in h... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
Extremely low: The incidence of colon cancer is very unusual or even rare under the age of 40. If there is an underlying condition such as colitis or familial polyp... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
Do yor best: Ileostomy is done to protect what is beyond the ileostomy. Get a binder that can support your stoma and work out your upper body the most. You can u... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
See a doctor: Any lump in the scrotum at any age needs evaluation by a doctor. A urologist whould be my preference.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
Use non-narcotic med: If you know you have crohn's disease(cd), you should avoid narcotics as you will get used to them and your body could create pain to get the drug. Th... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
Probably not gallbla: Pain in the left chest in a young person is usually musculoskeletal. In an older patient, consider heart causes. It is unlikely that the gallbladder... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
New chemical: When two or more chemicals are joined together, it is called a compound. Most useful chemicals today are compounds.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
Several different wa: The rx of rectal prolapse(rp) depends on age, muscle strength, and type of rp. In aged people, we do a perineal proctoplasty, removing the prolapsing... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
Patient gets sick: Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the GI track. If the inflammation is not controlled, patients have abd. Pain, diarrhea, possib... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
Don't strain!: Lots of weight lifters develop hernias. Some they were born with and are brought out by the increased abd. Pressure lifting. Others get them from ch... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
Probably not: It is very unlikely that colonoscopy "caused" a hernia. Did they find the reason for the llq pain? I don't understand what "tsh and umb rcrsrct" mea... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
Gallbladder disease: Gallbladder disease commonly causes RUQ abdominal pain in the usual candidates: female, fat and 40. An ultrasound is diagnostic. Other conditions s... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
Maybe: You are a fairly small woman and a big tummy is not expected this far after a c-section. Do you have nausea or vomiting? In the absence of n & v or... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
Probably not: To examine for uc takes a colonoscopy and for crohn's that would also be a good start. If you think there is something wrong with your anus, it could... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
Yes: Laxatives cause spastic contractions of the bowel which, over time, may cause rectal prolapse. The straining associated with the attempts to empty co... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
Stop smoking: No medication will be as useful as stopping smoking. There are many anti-inflammatory meds available and these can be adjusted for you by a good gast... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
Minimal treatment: Hemorrhoids after childbirth are not unusual. Rarely do they require surgery. The best thing is to avoid straining by taking a stool bulk-former fro... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
Yes, sometimes: If you are losing gross blood, you need to be on stronger medicine. Low HGB is one good reason for headaches. Talk to your crohn's doctor. If your ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
Probably an adhesion: Appendectomy is a relatively simple procedure but occasionally leaves people with abdomenal adhesions, flimsy connections between bowel and peritoneum... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
Make others happy: A joyful life implies good feelings within. The best way to achieve this inner sense of goodness is to do good things for others without any expectat... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
No, rare in childhoo: True hemorrhoids are caused by something that persists over time. Usual causes are pregnancy in younger women, and straining at the stool in most oth... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
Could be problem: Must rule out an incarcerated hernia. If there is pain, you should see a surgeon. Otherwise i agree with the previous answer.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
Short stay bathroom: Hemorrhoids are often caused by straining at he stool for prolonged times. The simple way to get rid of them is to not read magazines or similar act... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
It is effective: It is frequently used in crohn's disease to quiet down inflamatory manifestations. It is not very good for stricturing disease. It is a temporary fi... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
Of course it can be: Yes, try not to strain when you have a bm. That is the main cause. Also if you do a lot of heavy lifting, it will bring them out with that straining... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
Yes you can: The antibody tests are not 100% definitive. There are several other ways to look for crohn's disease such as colonoscopy, GI x-rays, etc. A careful ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
Stomal ulcer: Oral ulcers are fairly common in ibd. The simplest treatment is kenalog (triamcinolone) in orabase. Ask your doc for a prescription.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
Use non-narcotic med: Familial mediteranian fever is an unusual cause of periodic abdomenal pain. The main problem is narcotic addiction from frequent hospital stays. The... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
Problems may occur: There are rare problems caused by gallbladder removal and most of these problems are mild GI dysfunction that corrects itself over time. Splenectomy ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
Depends on risk fact: With no family history of crohn's disease(cd), you have about 1% chance of getting it. That increases by each risk factor like smoking, family with c... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
Probably nothing: The hiatal hernia found on UGI is very common and usually doesn't mean much unless it is associated with significant physical or histologic changes i... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
0-20: This answer depends on many different factors in every crohn's patient. Patients who have a surgically shortened bowel may have several bowel movemen... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
Something or nothing: Bloating is a common symptom of ibs which is usually a self-limiting but annoying gastrointestinal syndrome. The bloating is usually from swallowed g... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
Remove it: The fatty lumps, not just fat itself, should be removed if they cause you any concern. Although nearly all of these are benign, they may get large an... Read More

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Jul 6, 2013
Great responses. Accurate & thorough. Recommend highly.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Bodzin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bodzin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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TSH is tractor or port site hernia rsctst right side colon resection (hemicolectomy) now incisional umbilical hernia hemi2/28/12.Didn't heal
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hi my name Tisha and my doctor put me on pentasa to treat my crohns can that affect my baby
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Wayne State University School of Medicine, MI
Graduated 1970MD

Awards

Top General Surgeon , Third Place, Michigan - Winter
2013
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